By Anna Meany–

The 2012 Kentucky State Fair brought crowds of thousands to enjoy the food, entertainment, competition and fun during the last two weeks of August. Of the most memorable items on the menu are the deep-fried Girl Scout cookies and the infamous pork-chop sandwich – two foods that are very accessible throughout the grounds. Alongside the countless stands selling deep-fried goods were stands that sold lemonade and beer – the latter becoming a much more popular drink towards the end of the day. The south wing of the fair featured informative displays, including booths from numerous counties of Kentucky, as well as educational demonstrations from law enforcement and health officials. The Midway brought many young adults entertainment – including two ferris wheels and scream-inducing rides. Overall, the fair showcased the talents of Kentucky and offered a wide variety of entertainment for the crowds.

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