The Bangor State Fair has been a mainstay since at least 1849 and is regarded as one of the oldest state fairs in the country. As many as 50,000 people are expected to attend this year’s fair, which will include a number of rides, 4-H events, food vendors, live music and more. And while the times may have changed, the Bangor State Fair hasn’t, as shown from pictures documenting the fair’s long history.
Lindsay Putnam is a senior editor for sports and features at the Bangor Daily News. Lindsay previously worked as an editor and reporter at the New York Post. She's a York Beach native and Colby College... More by Lindsay Putnam