Those 6 to 54 years old, $7
Seniors 55 and older, $5
Children 2 to 5, $2
Children younger than 2, free
No gate admission tickets sold after 10 p.m. daily
Youth admission policy: To be admitted after 5 p.m., those younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at least 21 years old.
Gates open: 9 a.m.
Buildings open: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Midway hours: 9 a.m. to midnight
Rides: Two rides for the price of one, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Grandstand: Mercy Me, 7:30 p.m.
Gates open: Noon
Buildings open: Noon to 10 p.m.
Midway hours: Noon to midnight
Grandparents: Greatest Grandparents Contest, 2 p.m. in the Grandstand
Grandstand entertainment: Josh Turner, 4 p.m.
CHECK IT OUT: The works of some of South Carolina’s most talented and upcoming artists can be seen at the fair’s student art exhibit. Do you have young proteges in your home? If so, bring them out and check out artwork from the state’s younger crowd. It’s all upstairs in the Cantey Building.
— Bertram Rantin