Screams, cheers and laughter filled the sunny Santa Maria air on Wednesday, as thousands of Central Coast families and children flocked to the Santa Maria Fairpark for the 127th Santa Barbara County Fair. Featuring a cornucopia of fried foods, thrilling rides and numerous attractions old and new, eager fairgoers waited up to an hour before gates opened to be the first in line for the"Cowboys and Carousels" edition of the fair.