BIRMINGHAM: The Alabama State fair kicks off with music, food, and fun at the fairgrounds in Birmingham this passed weekend. Folks from all over the state ride rides, munch on sticky funnel cakes and caramel apples and sip ice-cold lemonade. Those who missed the fun this weekend have until Sept. 25, with discounted ride wristbands for $15 on Tuesday and Thursday. Visit www.alabamastatefair.com for more details.