Amazing State Fairs

Check out some of the best moments from state fairs and festivals around the country.

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Matt DeBacco, of Rocky Hill, Conn., stands with his record-breaking pumpkin at the Durham Fair. The pumpkin weighs 1,766.5 lbs., a new state record. Click to see more amazing state fairs.
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Alyssa Holloway, 6, takes a big bite out of her smoked turkey leg at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colo., on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Click through to check out some of the best moments from state fairs and festivals around the country.
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This undated photo provided by the American Dairy Association shows the All-Ohio State Fair youth choir as part of the 2013 butter sculpture display at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio. The display celebrates the 50th anniversary of the All-Ohio Youth Choir and pays tribute to its founder, Glenville D. Thomas.
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Fritos chefs prepare the World's Largest Fritos Chili Pie at the State Fair of Texas, on Oct. 1, 2012 in Dallas. The pie weighed in at 1,325 pounds, and was created to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Fritos Corn Chips.
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Adam Richman inspects the winning Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll at the State Fair of Texas during the Bounty Select-a-Size "Tastiest Mess in Texas" Contest on October 20, 2012 in Dallas.
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David Cook displays vegetables entered in competition at the Tennessee State Fair in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 11, 2008.
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Nora Gilbert of Lewisburg, Tenn., views vegetables entered in competition at the Tennessee State Fair in Nashville, Tenn.
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Princess Kay of the Milky Way, Audrey Mohr of New Ulm, Minn., had her likeness carved in butter by Linda Christensen on Aug. 24, 2006, at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn.
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Two girls watch as a baby alligator emerges from its shell at Gatorama's "Alligator Hatching Festival" on Aug. 19, 2012 near Palmdale, Fla. The animal park got 3,233 alligator eggs from this year's harvest of more than 37,000 eggs gathered by state sponsored hunters.
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A competitor is unable to hold in a mouthful of food in the 2009 World Burrito Eating Competition hosted by the International Federation of Competitive Eating at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sept. 18, 2009. "Humble Bob" Shoudt of Royersford, Pa., won the contest, eating 33 and a half beef, bean and green chile burritos in 10 minutes.
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Plates of cream puffs are ready to be sold at the Wisconsin State Fair on Aug. 4, 2005, in West Allis Wis. The pastry had lost popularity in the United States due to the diet craze, gained enormous affection with the Japanese and is now making a resurgence here for a whole new generation of sweet tooths.
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Steve Wright, with the Kentucky Pork Producers Association, flips pork burgers during the opening day of the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 16, 2012 in Louisville, Ky.
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Jerry Boone of Bardstown Ky., removes a sample of ham for judging of the 4H Ham competition for children 12 years old, during the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 16, 2012 in Louisville, Ky.
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Members of the Baptist Disaster Relief Team, Muskogee Baptist Association, prepared lots of beef stew as part of 1,700 meals they were cooking out at the Muskogee State Fair grounds on Jan. 16, 2007.
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Frank Fritz, a famous treasure hunter from HISTORY Channel's "American Pickers," enjoys a corn dog while partnering with U.S. Cellular to surprise Iowa State Fair attendees with VIP rewards iat the Iowa State Fair on August 9, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Cole Nelson, nine months, held by his mother Deborah Nelson, inspects President Barack Obama's face as during a visit to the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 13, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa. The president was on a three-day campaign bus tour through Iowa.
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Janette Chapman, right, and Elizabeth Buckner make their way through a table filled with jams and jellies competing for blue ribbons at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 13, 2012, in Louisville.
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Sam Bauer, 5, of Sioux Falls, S.D., loads another pumpkin into his wagon during a harvest festival at the Country Apple Orchard in Harrisburg, S.D. on Oct. 6, 2012.
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