Between rides, food, and souvenirs, fun at the fair can add up fast. But there's no need to avoid this summer tradition in fear of overspending when you can visit a state fair that offers more for the money. These 18 fairs have fun freebies and features that are included with the price of admission -- generally under $15. (This does not include food or rides, just the special entertainment options noted.) Also on the list are fairs with special days when groups such as kids, seniors, and military personnel can get in for free.
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