19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Dispatches from the Steele County Fair

Attendees make their way around a ride during the Steele County Fair. With their roots tracing back to mid-1800 rural farming communities, county fairs are a uniquely American phenomenon that have both transformed yet held steady over time. Conservatism and youth culture, patriotism and globalization, traditionalism and kitsch spectacle--the cross-currents of all of these elements and more are at play.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Owatonna, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: X100V
Copyright: © Tim Evans