Some things after 166 years are just old. Some things just keep getting better. The Fryeburg Fair, in the eponymous tiny town on the New Hampshire border (a bit over an hour's drive northwest of Portland), is in the latter category. And not only but better the second largest agricultural fair in the United States).
I first visited the fair many years ago as a young boy with my parents, and over time I have been back many times and probably enjoying it more than ever. Many we met had been coming for multiple years and some since childhood like myself.
Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic always held the first week in October, is a harvest of agricultural adventures as well as myriad gastronomical choices to the delight of almost anyone’s taste. Not just fried food anymore! (Although still plenty of those choices.) We had Mexican, pizza, lots of french fries, egg sandwiches for breakfast, giant turkey legs are available, Gyros sandwiches, bacon anything, stuffed potatoes, meatball or sausage heroes and a few dining halls. Actually, there is a food booth of some kind every few yards.