Remember 1890? Me neither. But that's how long the Orange County Fair has been around: 120 years.
On Friday morning, the gates at the fairgrounds were thrown open once again and the first of a bazillion visitors rushed inside — not knowing where to turn, what to do or what to eat first — just wanting to have fun. They needn't worry. It's all there — exhibits with every type of thing in the universe, animal, vegetable and mineral, and a few things that don't fit any of those.
There are big-name performers, like ZZ Top and Faith Hill, and free performances by people you've never heard, playing instruments you've never seen before. I used to try to run down the entire fair schedule for you, but it's impossible, especially with the fair now running four weeks instead of three.