Get on down to the Crawford County Fair

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Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 8:14 AM
Get on down to the Crawford County Fair by Ryan Smith

For me, having come up way out in rural McKean County, some kinda strange magic has always lingered in the air -- and in the dirt on the grounds -- at county fairs.

Annual late-summer traditions, those county fairs are major agricultural events (and big business, too) pretty much everywhere across the region, and the Crawford County Fair down in Meadville, well, it bills itself as the largest one (in terms of agriculture on display) in all of the fine state of Pennsylvania.

That alone -- the sheer numbers of cows, pigs, sheep, goats and assorted menageries of other livestock animals present -- makes the Crawford County Fair quite a sight to behold. And then, there's all the weird magic of the midway -- quite something in itself as well.

Having already hosted big crowd-draws like performances by country stars Lee Brice and Hunter Hayes, tractor pulls, competitions, exhibitions and other events you're only gonna find there, the fair -- now in its 69th year -- started last weekend and wraps up today.

With all the weird (in a good way) and wild (well, more domesticated) stuff there, that's still time enough to take plenty of it in.

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