The Summer’s Most Unique State Fairs

State FairAs summer winds down it’s time to load up the car for the annual family tradition: The State Fair. GEICO is committed to both quality family time and safe driving, so whether you go for the live music, blue ribbons or over-the-top food creations, we’ve got your guide to some of the country’s most unique State Fairs.

Pro West Rodeo Show: The Evergreen State Fair

August 27–September 7, Monroe, WA

One of the largest annual events in the Pacific Northwest, The Evergreen State Fair is a cowboy’s dream come true. Sure, you can enjoy music performances, pie eating contests or even the International Lumberjack Show, but at Evergreen, the rodeo rules. The Pro West Rodeo treats fairgoers to classic rodeo events like barrel racing, calf roping, and of course, bull riding.

Dairy Day: The Great New York State Fair

August 28–September 7, Syracuse, NY

Each year The Great New York State Fair attracts one million visitors over 12 days. There’s a midway, agricultural attractions and even a cow-birthing center. People come to celebrate amazing food and lively musical entertainment, but they stay for Dairy Day. On August 31, celebrate the state’s official beverage: milk. Sign up for the milkshake contest, bid at the cheese auction or grab a front row seat at the celebrity milking contest.

Thoroughbred Horse Racing: Maryland State Fair

August 28–September 7, Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Attended by over half a million visitors each year, the Maryland State Fair is an 11-day festival of fun. This year, families can enjoy exciting rides, animal exhibits and even a photo op with GEICO’s very own Gecko. Home to a 5/8-mile oval track, this fair brings live thoroughbred horse racing excitement to the grandstands.

Giant Cabbage Weigh-off: Alaska State Fair

August 27–September 7, Palmer, AK

At the Alaska State Fair, choosing the state’s biggest cabbage is serious business and serious fun. This annual competition has strict contest rules as well as cash and prizes for the winner. Past winners have grown massive cabbages weighing up to 126 pounds, making this oversized event a one-of-a-kind State Fair experience.

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