09/30/2010 03:27 pm ET Updated Sep 19, 2011

County Fair Weekend Getaways Near New York

New York City can often make you feel totally disconnected from the rest of the country. Slow things down this weekend by visiting a local country fair. Only a short drive or train ride out of the city, you can see tractor-pulls, eat winning pie and get in touch with your inner farmer with halls full of livestock.

From fairs representing the entire East Coast to smaller, more local events, visiting a country fair is the perfect fall getaway.