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2013 Western Carolina State Fair Kicks Off Thursday

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The 2013 Western Carolina State Fair will be opening Thursday, October 17th and will run through Saturday, October 26th.

The fair will be held at the Aiken Fairgrounds, which is located at 561 May Royal Drive, in Aiken, just off U.S. Highway 1.

You can find the Fair's schedule of events and ticket information below:

Thursday, October 17 - "Opening Day"
Gates Open 5PM
USC Aiken Rodeo 7PM in the Bridgestone Arena
*(Daily Shows Listed Below)

Friday, October 18 - "Midnight Madness"
Gates Open 5PM
Unlimited Rides 9PM-Close ($20 including admission)
USC Aiken Rodeo 7PM in the Bridgestone Arena
*(Daily Shows Listed Below)

Saturday, October 19 - "Harvest Fun Saturday"
Gates open 12 noon
Diaper Derby 2PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
K9s for Veterans Speaker 3:00PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
King Arthur Cupcake Challenge Judging 3:30PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
Oatmeal Cream Pie Eating Contest 4PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
K9s for Veterans Speaker 5:00PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
Twin Dragons Martial Arts 6PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
Southern Thunder Cloggers 7PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
*(Daily Shows Listed Below)

Sunday, October 20 - "Military Appreciation & Senior Day"
Gates open 12 noon
50% off gate admission for Retired and Active duty Military w/ valid ID
50% off gate admission for seniors over 55 with valid ID
FREE admission with church bulletin Noon – 2 pm
Gospel Music all day at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
*(Daily Shows Listed Below)

Monday, October 21 - "Car Load Monday" **
Gates open 5PM
$50 per carload up to 7 people – MUST be legally seat belted sponsored by Wayne's Automotive and Towing Center
**Includes parking, admission, and unlimited rides
*(Daily Shows Listed Below)

Tuesday, October 22 - "Ten Buck Tuesday"
Gates open 5PM
$10 unlimited rides plus $6 admission sponsored by The Chandler Law Firm
Musician Lindsey Clayton 7PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
*(Daily Shows Listed Below)

Wednesday, October 23 - "We Care Wednesday"
Gates open 5PM
FREE admission with 5 non-perishable food items per person (Donated to Christ Central)
Southern Express Cloggers 7PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
Musician Lindsey Clayton 8PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
*(Daily Shows Listed Below)

Thursday, October 24 - "Thundering Thursday"
Gates open 5PM
Aiken Chamber Business After Hours (Chamber Members Only) 5PM-7PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
Demo Derby 7PM in the Bridgestone Arena
*(Daily Shows Listed Below)

Friday, October 25 - "Facebook Friday"
Gates open 5PM
$1 off Admission with Facebook coupon
Musician Eli Montgomery 7PM-9PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
*(Daily Shows Listed Below)

Saturday, October 26 - "Super Saturday"
Gates open 12 noon
Junior Goat Show 1PM in the Bridgestone Arena
Bluegrass Band Crying Wolf 3PM-5PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
Wood Carving Auction 6PM at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage
Demo Derby 7PM in the Bridgestone Arena
*(Daily Shows Listed Below)

*Daily Shows:
•    Mark Yuzuik Hypnotist 6PM and 8PM
•    Horses! Horses! Horses! 6PM and 8PM
•    Barney of Mayberry during fair hours on the Midway
•    Ackmonster's Chainsaw Art during fair hours
Free entertainment daily at the AllStar Events Pavilion stage

New food this year includes:
•    Red velvet funnel cake
•    Turkey legs
•    Baked potato
•    Roasted Corn on the Cob

New Rides: The Stinger and Vertigo

Contests will be held using:
•    Twitter (@wcstatefair)
•    Instagram (#WCSF13)
•    Facebook (Western Carolina State Fair Foundation)
•    Text Club (AIKEN FAIR to 95454 to join the Text Club and get updates sent to your phone)

Ticket Prices:
You can purchase advance tickets here. You can also click here for a list of ticket outlets.

Mega Pass (must be purchased by October 16) - $25 includes admission and unlimited rides
Magic Pass (available daily during the fair) - $35 plus $6 admission includes unlimited rides
General Admission - $6

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