TUESDAY AT THE FAIR
Watch for fair schedules and other tidbits from the State Fair, running daily in Go Columbia through Oct. 25.
Gate admission: $10 ages 6-54, $7 ages 55 and older; free for those ages 2-5, as well as active and retired military and their dependents with proper identification.
Youth admission: All youth under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent at least 21 years old to be admitted after 6 p.m. daily. Those 18 and older may be asked to show a valid driver’s license after 6 p.m.
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Parking: $5 cash only in the fairgrounds parking lot.
Hours: Admission gates and buildings 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Midway hours noon-11 p.m.
Special gate promotion: Free admission for all Future Farmers of America students with FFA membership card.
Rides: Pay-one-price ride day
Lunch promotion: From noon to 2 p.m., exchange $5 for a ticket at the ticket booth and receive a $5 refund when you return your ticket to the booth by 2 p.m. Cash only.
Grandstand entertainment: No show
Provided by the State Fair
TUESDAY, OCT. 20
>>> AT THE MUSEUM
SECOND SHIFT TWOSDAYS: 6-8 p.m Tuesday at the State Museum. In a celebration of the history of its building and the mill workers who decades ago worked the second shift, the State Museum extends its Tuesday hours. Each Tuesday the museum will feature something different, which may include programs, planetarium shows, 4-D movies, lunar observing, exhibit previews, food and beverage events, discounts and more. 301 Gervais St. (803) 898-4921, www.scmuseum.org
SCIENCE CAFE – FILM TOURISM: 6-7:30 p.m. at Speakeasy. Have you ever visited or recognized a location where a movie was filmed? Tourism aficionado Simon Hudson, endowed chair for the SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development at the University of South Carolina, will discuss “destination placement” and more about film tourism at Science Café. Free. 711 Saluda Ave. Presented by Sagacious Partners; on Twitter, https://twitter.com/SagaciousTeam | #ScienceCafeCAE
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21
>>> SPECIAL EVENTS
BLYTHEWOOD FARMERS’ MARKET “HAY DAY”: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at The Blythewood Farmers’ Market. The Reggie Sullivan Band will be in concert. Hay ride, face painting, kiddie-train ride, games and candy. Pumpkin painting contest and costume contest. Great food and vendors at Blythewood’s marketplace for homegrown groceries. 171 Langford Road, Blythewood. www.facebook.com/events/532793073563317/
THURSDAY, OCT. 22
>>> ON THE WATER
BLUZ CRUZ: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Murray. Lake Murray Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray for a soulful cruise. Featuring the electrifying blend of hot, rockin’ blues and hip-shakin’ soul of Rickey Godfrey plus the soulful harmonica of the one and only Freddie Vanderford. Pre-cruise party, 5-6:30 p.m. at Frayed Knot’s new “Tiki Bar,” 1701 Dreher Island Rd. Chapin. Post Cruise party back at Frayed Knot, 8:30-10:30 p.m. $40, person; $75, couple. 317 State Rd. S-40-1680, Ballentine. (803) 356-2151, www.lakemurraycruises.com
A RAISIN IN THE SUN: 8 p.m. Thursday at Wood Auditorium, Camden. Lorraine Hansbury’s classic comes to the Wood Auditorium stage performed by Camden Community Theatre. $15, adult; $10, student and seniors. The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, 810 Lyttleton St. Camden. (803) 425-7676, www.fineartscenter.org
SATURDAY, OCT. 24
>>> FAMILY FUN
BLUEDAY AT EDVENTURE: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at EdVenture. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina invites South Carolina residents to enjoy a day of free admission as a Halloween treat to the state. Entrants will be given a “passport to health,” which may be stamped at several stops located throughout the museum. Completed passports may be redeemed at one of the South Carolina Blue mobile units for a goodie bag and a chance to win tickets to the Clemson vs. Carolina football game. 211 Gervais St. www.edventure.org
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Finlay Park. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an uplifting experience uniting the community in a display of strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. In addition to the 1.5-mile walk, participants will join in a ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Participants are encouraged to fundraise or donate. Funds raised will provide care and support services to the 80,000 residents of South Carolina living with Alzheimer’s, while also supporting research. www.alz.org/sc/walk.