Last weekend my wife and I took a trip to the Texas State Fair.
I did a little research beforehand, and after finding out that you can bring everything coolers of food to concealed handguns into the fair, I figured that a low pro recording rig wouldn't cause much of a fuss. Sure enough, I got in without much of a fuss despite looking like I was carrying a weird plastic tube weapon.
The thing about the sound of the state fair is that there is music pumping and blaring everywhere and in almost every building, which doesn't leave much room for commercially usable recordings. After about half a day I came back with a few things, but not really a whole lot of unique and distinct sounding things.
The midway was probably the most interesting sounding space, since there were rows of miked up carnival barkers calling races and hawking games to passersby.
Overall we had a great time despite not getting a whole ton recorded. I also got that stylin hat.