Highlights at the fair today — and what’s coming up Saturday. Find a complete schedule at thestate.com/statefair.
The 2012 State Fair runs through Sunday.
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, sash or vest and membership pin.
Hours: Gates open at 10 a.m., buildings 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Midway 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
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: Newsboys with Building 429, 7 p.m.; $20
Hours: Gates open at 9 a.m., buildings 10 a.m., Midway 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Rides: Two people ride for the price of one, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Grandstand entertainment: Doobie Brothers, 7 p.m.; $20
Tickets to Grandstand shows are available at the Grandstand ticket booth from 5:30-7 p.m. each show day except 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 online include fair admission.
Michelle’s Magical Poodles
This is some doggone fun entertainment. This family-oriented dog trick show is entertaining and educational and includes a fire safety routine, classic dog tricks and poodle magic. You’ll even receive some inside training tips. The show takes place daily on the WIS Stage.
Compiled by Bertram Rantin