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The Best Fall Fairs in America

With fall upon us, states and cities across the country are harvesting some of the most delicious, flavorful, and vibrant produce and other bounty. From bright orange pumpkins, to crisp red apples and plump turkeys, there’s no question the season brings out the best in local food and other products.

This fall, take a culinary tour of our wonderful country. Stop in for some grub and good times at one of these excellent fall fairs.

Big Tex.

Sept. 25 – Oct. 18, 2015

The official state fair of Texas, Big Tex also takes the crown for being the biggest fair in the US. Take a ride on the tallest ferris wheel in North America, or pay a visit to Big Tex himself, a 52-foot tall statue. With an incredible amount of things to see and do, everyone in the family will surely be satisfied. Enjoy everything from auto shows, to livestock sightings and education, food stalls, wine and beer gardens, arts and crafts, and so much more.

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Georgia State Fair.

Oct. 2 – 11, 2015

Located at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the annual Georgia State Fair is not to be missed! Drop in to enjoy all the fall fair necessities, including delicious food, a tiger display, petting zoo, circus, pig races, helicopter rides, and much more!

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National Apple Harvest Festival.

Oct. 3-4 & 10-11, 2015

In its 51st year, the National Apple Harvest Festival in Biglerville, Pennsylvania, is a fabulous fall tradition year after year. The festival truly has something for everyone, with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, live music, and other entertainment.

Arizona State Fair.

Oct. 16 – Nov. 8, 2015

From farm tours and petting zoos, to copious amounts of food, and rides aplenty, the Arizona State Fair is a classic fall fair. This year’s concert series is chock full of heavy hitters like Bret Michaels, Meat Loaf, Rick Springfield, Sheryl Crow, and many others.

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Circleville Pumpkin Show.

Oct. 21 – 24, 2015

Nothing says fall fair like a giant pumpkin weigh-in, a prettiest pumpkin award, a little miss pumpkin parade, and giant pumpkin sculpting competitions. Find all this and so much more at the Circleville Pumpkin Show, an Ohio tradition that all began back in 1903.

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This fall, experience the best of what the season has to offer. Pack up the family, or grab a few friends, and stop by one of the country’s beloved fall or state fairs. Our affordable extended stay accommodation options will help you along the way.