Do you like your Oreos deep fried? Does the concept of a Donut Burger get you going? Is your world incomplete without chocolate covered bacon? Well, my friend, I have the place for you: the 158th annual Ohio State Fair. Once again, the Ohio Expo Center has metamorphosed into an agronomical universe of midway rides, carnival games, marching bands, parades, fireworks, butter cows, butterflies, petting zoos, pig races, sheep shows, sand sculptures, concerts, floral design contests, homebrewing competitions, art exhibits, Civil War encampments, youth choirs, handcrafted marketplaces, jugglers, lumberjacks, cooking demonstrations, one spunky strong woman, and so much more. If you’re feeling particularly rambunctious, I recommended splurging on three tickets to ride the Crazy Mouse. This purely Ohio tradition with gargantuan history runs through August 7. Click here for information about daily discounts, and here for more photos.