California State Fair 2013, a set on Flickr.The State Fair opened yesterday, 12th July, and runs until 28th July, and includes, as always, the "Magical Midway" fairground. It's huge: several big wheels, many vomit-induciing upside-down-round-and-round-very-very-fast rides, the beautiful giant chair-o-plane; more gentle rides for children, houses full of snakes and monkeys (monkeys???), fairground food, fairground music.
There's something magical about a fairground: whether you ride the rides, try to win a giant stuffed toy, eat the food, or just simply want to run away with them when they leave.
I will be adding more fairground photos to this set on Flickr between now and the end of the fair: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alisontoon/sets/72157634618123973/