June 18, 2009
State Fair Ride, Kansas
Photograph by Joel Sartore
This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Culture Photos
A glowing top in a dizzying spin, the Remix II dazzles patrons wandering the Kansas State Fair midway after dark. Though state fairs sprang up as agricultural and educational venues, carnival rides are now must-haves. The state fair is the largest annual event in Kansas, and assistant fair manager Lori Mulch says it offers "a perfect blend of old-time favorites and new high-tech scream machines."
See more photographs from the June 2008 feature story "State Fairs."