In our small town it was the primier event of the summer. There would be things we had never seen like the bearded lady, the strong man, the conjoined babies. There would be foods mom didn’t serve like cotton candy, sugared waffles, hot dogs on a stick etc. Our friends might be there.
We went for the same reason that people go to a Trump rally. It’s a show! The President is the main draw, and Governor DeSantis is the side show. They want to see the odd TV show host somehow become President. They want to see who else will be there.
THAT’S WHY PEOPLE GO.