September, when quiet creeps back into the state as the tourist season ends. The days are getting cooler, the daylight is getting shorter, and the smell of fried dough fills the air. Yes, September is the month of county fairs in Maine.
If you haven’t been to a county fair, and I do mean a “county fair” which is more agriculture based than a carnival with rides, you need to give one a try. Think of those fairs you’ve seen in the movies, where they judge pigs and cows. The kind Wilbur and his artistic spider friend attended in Charlotte’s Web.