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 noon, buildings noon to 10 p.m., Midway hours - noon-midnight
Grandstand entertainment: Hezekiah Walker, 4 p.m. Free with gate admission
Hours: Gates open at 10 a.m., buildings 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Midway hours 11 a.m.-midnight
Lunch at the fair: Between noon-2 p.m., pay $5 at the gate and get a ticket to be exchanged for $5 back when you exit the fair by 2 p.m.
Rides: Pay-one-price ride day
Grandstand entertainment: No show Monday
Head by the Ellison Building where you can see this year’s sand sculpture come to life right in front of you. The popular attraction is a work in progress and is crafted with 75,000 tons of sand. This year sculpture pays a tribute to the four seasons.
Compiled by Bertram Rantin