WATCH The Wackiest County Fairs Contests You Can See In America  

Rebecca High

County fairs can be wild events where fun erupts and decorum goes on the run. This video explores some of the strangest contests county fairs have inspired.

You may think county fairs hearken back to simpler pleasures (cow beauty contests), simpler foods (all fried), and simpler society (holding hands), but county fairs have grown even bolder and weirder with changing times.

Don't believe it? How about a fair competition in which volunteers take to the mic for "husband and wife calling," which is like bird calling only far, far less useful and much, much more pointless.

Now watch this video for some of the best county fair contests across America, then check your Farmer's Almanac for the next state fair in your neck of the woods.