I didn't get to go to the fair this year - but maybe I couldn't have afforded it anyways. I've heard quite a few comments from friends and coworkers that they spent more money this year than previous years.

The fair can really add up if you take the admission price, a few deep fried delicious foods, pay the extra money to see the big pig, play a few carnival games and then go to a concert, rodeo, or the monster trucks. Some people spent over $100 per person!