Author: Amelis Long, Enable Outreach Specialist, First National Bank of Omaha

Despite the soaring temperatures, I live for summer! I love the smell of sunscreen mixed with fresh cut grass, and nothing can compare to the feeling of plunging into a refreshingly cold pool on a sunny afternoon. However, no matter what I do to prolong those dog days of summer, my favorite season always inevitably transitions to cool mornings and back-to-school rituals.

But, summer is not over yet! We have one last hurrah: the fair. Alabama fairs and festivals give attendees a moment not just to celebrate summer, but to celebrate what makes your state unique and special. Whether it’s a huge hog, an intricate butter sculpture, or fried food on a stick, one thing is certain: trips to fairs and festivals are sure to create fun family memories, summer after summer.

Whether you plan to attend the Alabama National Fair, the North Alabama State Fair, or another upcoming fair or festival in Alabama, we’d love to hear about your summer fun! Feel free to share your favorite fair moment with us on our Facebook page.