Growing up less than mile from the Cattaraugus County Fair Grounds in western New York, I know a thing or two about the joys of county fairs. So the report from NPR's Don Gonyea on today's All Things Considered about the politicking going on at the Stark County Fair in northeastern Ohio got my attention.
Especially this section, where Don talks about how "the county fair is the place to be" for many Americans this time of year. As you'll hear, he captures the sound of a carny trying to lure folks in to see "a real live girl" who may or may not have a head.
Listen along for a true bit of Americana.
Don did pay his $2 to go inside, by the way.
We don't want to give away any secrets. But he says it was not the best $2 he's ever spent.