WAVE 3 team takes in the sights, smells and faces of the fair

Published: Aug. 18, 2013 at 4:09 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2013 at 4:19 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - WAVE 3 News turned out to the Kentucky State Fair on Saturday.  All the WAVE 3 News personalities attended the festivities, signed autographs and met with fans.

The State Fair is a staple in Kentucky.  Fair officials said, "attendees and exhibitors contribute over $16.8 million annually in economic impact."

The 11-day event celebrates "agriculture, history, heritage and culture of the Bluegrass State."

Thousands showed up to enjoy rides, drinks and funnel cakes on Saturday.  Before the fair wraps up on August 25th, more than 600,000 people are projected to attend.

According to the fair's website, it is "America's largest indoor fair" and there are a variety of blue ribbon competitions.

"Talented bakers, crafters and farmers enter their finest wares to vie for coveted

blue ribbons and cash prizes, said a Kentucky State Fair spokesperson. "Last year more than 50,000 entries were judged and with new classes being offered this year, there's something for everyone."

Attractions include: deep-fried Kool Aide, a bacon cheeseburger on Krispy crème donut buns, corn dogs, cotton candy, deep-fried oreos and more.

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