A fair, usually held annually in some central location (or important city) in a U.S. state. (The South Carolina state fair, for example, is held for about ten days in the fall, usually October, in Columbia. The Florida state fair is ten days in February in Tampa.) Generally they are substantially bigger than a county fair.

State fairs usually have agricultural exhibits and competitions, such as the 'Swine Show' mentioned on the Florida State Fair website, carnival-type rides (nothing so big that it can't be removed from the fairgrounds later so that they can hold a rock festival there), lots of food concessions selling things like elephant ears and cotton candy, booths selling souvenirs, booths where you can in theory win stuffed animals, and small shows and concerts on some evenings. Fun for all in a non-sophisticated sort of way.