This is the first weekend of the State Fair, and many of you need to read no further. Turkey legs and fried Snickers bars await.
This week’s column is for those families who want to avoid the crowds and expense of the fair on opening weekend. Here are a few quieter and more affordable options, for those of you who can persuade your children to skip the fair:
Also, dress your dog up in a Halloween costume and bring him along. At 3 p.m., the crowd will vote for the best-dressed dog. After the awards, join in a dog costume parade.