As a suburban kid we went to the Allegheny County fair in the Pittsburgh area for the entertainment ( Bobby Rydell was one I reacall), the sewing building and the flowers. When I moved to Frederick, MD in 1971 I was given tickets to the Great Frederick Fair...I was sorely disappointed at the lack of flowers. Since then I have become a huge fan of the fair. I love the animals and the large farm equipment that they let the kids climb all over, the canning and sewing displays, the 4H projects. The food- country ham sandwiches, ice cream. Horse racing. Jousting.