Highlights at the fair today — and what’s coming up tomorrow. Find a complete schedule at thestate.com/statefair.
The 2012 State Fair runs through Oct. 21.
Admission: $10 ages 6-54, $7 ages 55 and older, $2 ages 2-5, free for those younger than 2. After 5 p.m., those younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at least 21 years old. No admission after 10 p.m. daily
Parking: Free in the fairgrounds parking lot.
Daily gate promotion: Free admission for active and retired military and their dependents (with proper identification) and all Girls Scouts wearing the official Girl Scout tunic, shah or vest and membership pin.
Hours: Gates open at 9 a.m., buildings 10 a.m., Midway hours - 9 a.m.-midnight
Rides: Two people ride for the price of one, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Grandstand entertainment: O.A.R. 7 p.m. $25
Hours: Gates open at noon, buildings noon to 10 p.m., Midway hours - noon-midnight
Grandstand entertainment: Hezekiah Walker, 4 p.m. Free with gate admission
Tickets to Grandstand shows are available at the Grandstand ticket booth from 5:30-7 p.m. each show day except Oct. 21 Sunday, when they will be on sale from 4:30-6 p.m. Grandstand tickets also can be purchased online at scstatefair.org and tickets purchased on line include fair admission.
Sea Lion Splash
The journey of Sea Lion Splash returns to the fairgrounds this year as guests can learn about the habits and nature of sea lions as two of the mammals perform a variety of tricks – from catching and retrieving objects to doing handstands – all with a comedic touch. They can be found performing daily at the South Gate.
Compiled by Bertram Rantin