HARRINGTON — One hundred years, a name change and many different types of entertainment acts later, the Delaware State Fair is still as vibrant as ever.
This year’s fair began Thursday during one of the hottest days of the year so far with more than 90-degree weather and a heat index of over 100 degrees.
“As I walked up this afternoon, I saw Secretary [Michael] Scuse and he looked at me and said, ‘It must be fair week, it’s over 90 degrees.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, and if it’s raining tonight, then we really know it’s fair week,’” Gov. John Carney said Thursday afternoon.
But avid fairgoers braved the summer heat to visit the fair on opening day during its centennial year.