Ferris wheels, midway thrills, 4-H and deep fried everything ... each year states from sea to sea celebrate their history, heritage, culture and cuisine at state fairs, but not all of these festivals are created equal. For the past four weeks, USA TODAY 10Best readers have been voting for their favorite state fair, and the results are in!
The top 10 winners in the category Best State Fair are as follows:
- Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul
- Iowa State Fair - Des Moines
- Eastern States Exposition - West Springfield, Mass.
- State Fair of Texas - Dallas
- Great New York State Fair - Syracuse, N.Y.
- California State Fair - Sacramento
- Indiana State Fair - Indianapolis
- Ohio State Fair - Columbus, Ohio
- Arizona State Fair - Phoenix
- North Carolina State Fair - Raleigh, N.C.
Additional nominees for the title of Best State Fair included the Alaska State Fair, Colorado State Fair & Rodeo, Illinois State Fair, Kentucky State Fair, Nebraska State Fair, Oklahoma State Fair, Oregon State Fair, Washington State Fair, Western Idaho Fair and Wisconsin State Fair.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners.
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