We’re heading into the second weekend of the Kentucky State Fair, and while the sights and sounds might be familiar to many, there are always first-timers.

WFPL’s Ja’Nel Johnson and Ashley Lopez are both relatively new to Louisville: Ja’Nel is from Gary, Ind., and Ashley grew up in Miami. We followed along as they experienced the fair for the first time.

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects.