Several states hold an annual state fair. It's a wonderful time for food: funnel cakes and deep-fried Twinkies. Plus, with fun events like pie-eating contests, there is something for everyone.
A dog competes in an air jump competition at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, CO.
Contestants race to the finish line during the outhouse race at the Iowa State Fair. Participants create their own boxed vehicles for the race that’s held annually, just outside of downtown Des Moines, IA.
A brave soul competes in the log-rolling competition at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, MN.
The guys go all-in during the adult pie-eating contest at the Arizona State Fair, which takes place each fall in Phoenix.
And the creative juices continue to flow at the Minnesota State Fair. Here's a contestant from the llama costume contest.
Chugalug, chugalug … contestants compete during the "Milk Chug-a-Lug" contest at the Minnesota State Fair.
A child holds on for dear life while competing in the mutton-busting competition at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, CO.
Paula Deen has nothing on these contestants. Butter is formed in the likeness of a pig, during the "Battle of the Butter" sculpting contest at the Iowa State Fair.
Again. Having creativity at a state fair is key. Behold. The trophy for the winner of the outhouse race at the Iowa State Fair.
Native Spirit dancers, a group representing various Native American nations from across the US and Canada, perform at the Arizona State Fair.