Not because of the autumnal equinox, which isn't until later this week.
Not because the weather has cooled off a little, and the AC is finally off.
Not because the school year has started again, or even because my last child has moved out (I'll miss you, LG!):
No, our official sign of fall is a visit to the county fair. (Do not even get me started on the local system that holds the county fair long after the State Fair.)
I watched Duck Races,and bought a duck (a Candy Corn Duck, no less);
we watched sheep showing off,
and another complaining (loudly!) about his missing coat;
There may have been funnel cake, but there is no photographic evidence.
Annual, traditional fun (and the prettiest weather we've had since spring).