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.


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 Tickets purchased online include fair admission.

Compiled by Bertram Rantin. Follow @bertramrantin on Twitter.

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