All of the 2018 summer fairs you have to check out near Pittsburgh

Eat fried food, play games, and get nostalgic until your heart’s content.

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MJ Slaby

There’s something about a warm night at the fair, playing carnival games and riding the ferris wheel, that gives us the picturesque summer vibes.

And while there’s no fair in Allegheny County, it’s the perfect excuse to take a short road trip out of the city for fried food, animal shows and more. Fair season picks up later in the summer, but that’s not stopping you from marking your calendar.

Here’s what you need to plan your trip: