BENTON FAIR.  Every summer millions of Americans flock to their nearest county fair. For over a century, in small agrarian communities, the fair has become the largest social event of the year, a timeless place to witness small town pride. Originally the county fair was designed to present agriculture as both curriculum and entertainment. Now days fair goers can expect a livestock show, a trade fair, friendly competitions and a variety of entertainment. In Minnesota,The Benton County Fair is as revealing as most of them.  These photographs are a portal to this ageless place, where time is insignificant. 

BENTON FAIR. Every summer millions of Americans flock to their nearest county fair. For over a century, in small agrarian communities, the fair has become the largest social event of the year, a timeless place to witness small town pride. Originally the county fair was designed to present agriculture as both curriculum and entertainment. Now days fair goers can expect a livestock show, a trade fair, friendly competitions and a variety of entertainment. In Minnesota,The Benton County Fair is as revealing as most of them.  These photographs are a portal to this ageless place, where time is insignificant. 

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  BENTON FAIR.  Every summer millions of Americans flock to their nearest county fair. For over a century, in small agrarian communities, the fair has become the largest social event of the year, a timeless place to witness small town pride. Originally the county fair was designed to present agriculture as both curriculum and entertainment. Now days fair goers can expect a livestock show, a trade fair, friendly competitions and a variety of entertainment. In Minnesota,The Benton County Fair is as revealing as most of them.  These photographs are a portal to this ageless place, where time is insignificant. 
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BENTON FAIR. Every summer millions of Americans flock to their nearest county fair. For over a century, in small agrarian communities, the fair has become the largest social event of the year, a timeless place to witness small town pride. Originally the county fair was designed to present agriculture as both curriculum and entertainment. Now days fair goers can expect a livestock show, a trade fair, friendly competitions and a variety of entertainment. In Minnesota,The Benton County Fair is as revealing as most of them.  These photographs are a portal to this ageless place, where time is insignificant. 

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