The 2012 State Fair runs Oct. 10-21. Here are a few key reminders about the 143rd anniversary fair.
Get your tickets
Tuesday is the last day to buy advance discount admission and ride tickets.
Buy admission tickets at www.scstatefair.org or at any Bi-Lo store. Admission is $7 in advance, $10 once the fair opens for ages 6-54. Admission is $7 for seniors ages 55 and older and $2 for children ages 2-5 throughout the fair. Active and retired military and their dependents (with proper identification) admitted free throughout the fair.
Advance ride vouchers are $20, available at Bi-Lo stores through Oct. 9. Beginning Oct. 10 vouchers will be $25 and will be available at the fair. Vouchers purchased in advance can be exchanged any day of the fair for 28 ride coupons. Vouchers purchased after the fair opens can be traded for 22 ride coupons. Kiddie rides require two or three tickets; adult rides, three or four. All vouchers can be exchanged for a pay-one-price wristband on weekdays.
In the Grandstand
This year’s musical lineup includes Thompson Square, Hot Chelle Ray, Love Fellowship Choir featuring Hezekiah Walker, Boys II Men, Newsboys, Doobie Brothers and Jake Owen. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.scstatefair.org. Concert prices vary, and all online purchases include fair admission. Tickets also will be available at the Grandstand box office 90 minutes before each show.
Did you know?
Parking will be free in the State Fairgrounds parking lot..
A stroll down memory lane
The State would like to hear about some of your favorite State Fair memories. Email your comments with your name and hometown to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share some of them with our readers on Wednesday.
Compiled by Bertram Rantin