August’s ebb in Connecticut is usually associated with back-to-school for the state’s children, but it also means the agricultural fair season is getting underway. Starting this weekend with three fairs – Brooklyn, Chester and Terryville – there will be no shortage of opportunities to experience the state’s rich agricultural heritage, browse through crafts and eat fair food, famous for it’s unabashed calorie-laden offerings. The season will wind down with the Portland Fair in mid-October. Here are some scenes from fairs around the state in recent years. For a complete listing of all the state’s agricultural fairs, click here.