Rochester, New Hampshire has a local county fair that dates back to the 1800s. There were many agricultural fairs at the time and there are still a good many to this day. A lot has changed over the years. In 1890 the fare for adults was 50 cents with a focus on agriculture. As the years have passed the fair has morphed into more of an amusement and event driven experience.
A typical day at the fair is a tour of the farm animal stalls and vegetable buildings, watching the kids on the rides and partaking in the fair food that is plentiful and readily available. As you enter the main fair entrance you will immediately pass by on the main drag the rides and carnival attractions. Save room for the bacon on a stick which is down towards the stadium portion of the fairgrounds. The animals are halfway between the midway and the stadium.
One of the highlights of the fair are the stadium shows which are available for an additional cost. Events such as demolition derby, monster truck or last car standing races are especially fun for the gearheads or kids.
A great way to spend a fall afternoon if you are in the area.