The Grand Stand at the Alabama State Fair Grounds---Lots of good shows and exhibits there during the State Fair and lots of Friday night dates to the races there when it was BIR---Birmingham International Raceway. Just last week, my son said, "Mother, did you know that even the grandstand at the Fairgrounds is gone?" I hate some change. (Slj)
Texas State Fair- Loved going here, just made october that much better! The crazy food, the texas-shaped nachos, the farm animals, the car shows, the rides, the cool weather!
The Big E is New England’s largest fair that takes place every September at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds in West Springfield, Mass., (this year, 2012, Sept. 14-30): http://visitingnewengland.com/blog-cheap-travel/?p=2996