The music is playing, the ferris wheel is whirling, the cows are mooing.
The smells of hot sausage sandwiches and roasted peanuts are in the air.
The Belmont County Fair has started.
This fair was founded in 1849, and the 163rd year is now under way.
This is their third year at the new fairgrounds on Roscoe Road.
And if you have a craving for fair food, this is the place.
They have smoothies, homemade ice cream, roasted peanuts, fried veggies, lemonade, sweet tea, Italian sausage, fries, nachos, snow cones, elephant ears and something called a "hot roast beef sundae."
"It's mashed potatoes covered with roast beef, with another scoop of mashed potatoes on top, covered in gravy, sprinkled with cheese and it's got a cherry tomato on top," explained Jeremy Burch of Max's Concessions.
Wherever you look, they've got a new twist on an old food.
"I had pulled pork nachos," said 10-year-old Isaac Lash of Colerain. "It was nachos and cheese and they had pork on top of it and they had barbecue sauce on top of the pork. It was pretty good."
In the livestock area, they have horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry and rabbits.
On the midway, the rides range from the ferris wheel and merry-go-round to the Twister and the Mega Bounce.
And every night the entertainment starts at 7.
"Wednesday night will be the demolition derby," said Malissa Campbell, Fair Board Treasurer. "Thursday evening is a local karaoke contest, Friday and Saturday evenings a truck and tractor pull, and Sunday we're going to wrap up again with a final demolition derby."
To find out more, log on to belmontcountyfair.org.