I spent yesterday at the county fair. According to the rules posted online and the signs on the gates, it was a designated GFZ. Except for the “Only Ones” who walked around in their costumes, armed as usual. I even saw a plain-clothes OO carrying in a SERPA. I didn’t know the security procedures prior to arrival, so I left my firearms at home. I did have a couple knives on my person, but I opted for small ones just in case there were real security measures in place. (My EDC knife is on the edge of legal in this locality for concealed carry, and I didn’t want to have to answer any uncomfortable questions – or worse.) If I get suckered into going again, that won’t be the case. There are no metal detectors or other methods to detect weapons, so as long as I am discreet, there will be no issues.
I ended up watching as the kids rode rides, and a couple times I got suckered into riding with them. I only got a cursory look at the tractor display on the way in, and never made it to the truck and tractor pull or the livestock exhibits. But I made major points with B, so it was worth it.