From an unamused cow to a 155-foot-tall ferris wheel, the state fair has a bit of everything. For 10 days only, there's funnel cakes and stuffed animal prizes bigger than the children who so desperately want to win them.
The fair ends on Oct. 27. The Chronicle's photo and video staff take you inside the fair before it leaves town.
Features Photography Editor Aaron Zhao captured the bright lights and hot grease of the state fair with his best photos from the action.
Explore the sights and sounds of the fairgrounds with Tessa Delgo, Erin Blanding and Bre Bradham's video of the festivities.