Today at the fair, Oct. 18

October 18, 2013 

Hearing, Seeing, Tasting, Feeling and Smelling. The South Carolina State Fair has something for each of the fairgoers senses. As a matter of fact, it may throw them into overload. All in a fun way. Here, a visitor gets a taste of honey from the SC Beekeepers Association booth. The fair is winding down for 2014 with three days left.

TIM DOMINICK — tdominick@thestate.com Buy Photo

The S.C. State Fair continues through Sunday at Rosewood Drive and George Rogers Boulevard in Columbia. Here are some things to know.

General information

Admission: $10 ages 6-54; $7 ages 55 and older; free for children 5 and younger.

Parking: Free in the Fairgrounds parking lot.

Daily gate promotion: Free admission for active and retired military and their dependents (with proper identification).

Youth entrance policy: Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent to be admitted to the fair after 7 p.m. each day.

Today’s highlights

Hours: Gates open at 10 a.m.; Midway opens at 11 a.m.

Rides: Pay-one-price ride day

Lunch promotion: From noon to 2 p.m., exchange $5 for a token at the entrance and grab lunch at the fair; then return the token for a $5 refund when you exit the gates by 2 p.m.

Grandstand entertainment: Needtobreathe, 7 p.m. $15. Tickets available at the Grandstand ticket booth from 5:30-7 p.m. or online at scstatefair.org. Tickets purchased online include fair admission.

Compiled by Bertram Rantin. Follow @bertramrantin on Twitter.

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