There is nothing more similar with summer in the country than market fairs. A typical American tradition, these events attract thousands of visitors, locally and internationally. Goers keen to play carnival games, eat absurd foods and participate in a wide variety of contests to the nearest state fair to feel like children again.
The state fair that we know today started as a market fair of the 1800s. Initially, these events are for families and rural farmers to educate themselves with the most current machinery and equipment. The first market fairs were usually for the purpose of agriculture and education.
Today, 47 states in America have their own fairs, including Michigan! Although most of these fairs focus on agriculture, it surely did evolve to something significantly different and more incredible.
In state fairs alone there are so many attractions (and food!). This is why a lot of individuals like to participate in this kind of events.
So if you are worried that you will get bored, you will definitely not! There are literally a lot of things you can do in a market fair. Therefore, do not despair and just have fun!