Today is the last day to buy advance discount tickets for the 2009 S.C. State Fair, which opens Wednesday and runs through Oct. 25.
Advance adult admission tickets are $5. Those tickets will be $8 once the fair begins.
Prices for other age groups will remain the same throughout the fair - seniors ages 55 and older, $5; ages 2-5, $2; and younger than age 2, free.
Advance discount tickets can be purchased by phone at (800) 514-3849; online at www.scstatefair.org; or at participating Bi-Lo stores. The grocery also will continue to sell tickets at regular price throughout the fair's run.
OPENING DAY BARGAIN
There may be rain in the forecast for Wednesday's opening, but there's a good bargain on tap, too.
On Wednesday, there is a special one-day $1 gate admission for all ages. The fair opens at 3 p.m. that day.
Advance discount pay-one-price ride vouchers are $20. They will be $23 once the fair begins. The voucher grants admission to all rides for the day.
There will be pay-one-price days every day except Saturdays and Sundays during the fair's 12-day run.
AND, FINALLY, PARKING
One thing you won't have to open your wallet for during the fair: parking. It's free throughout the fair.
- Bertram Rantin