Flying high at the fair

Mallory Garrison (left), 14, and Bryanna Patterson, 15, take a spin on the Sizzler. The 46th annual event will run through Nov. 12.



WHEN: Runs through Nov. 12 (optional day in case of rain is Nov. 13); gates open daily at 5 p.m., noon on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sunday

WHERE: Columbia County Fairgrounds on Columbia Road across from Patriots Park

AT THE FAIR: Midway and rides by Drew Expositions, food, live entertainment, a petting zoo, the Bear Mountain Show, Oscar the Robot, the Sea Lion Splash show and a master chain-saw carver.

COST: General admission is $5.


Columbia County Fair to open Thursday
Fair hours, specials

Admission is $5. For more details, see

Saturday, Nov. 5: Noon to midnight. Kids Day, all rides free from noon to 1 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6: 1-11 p.m. $1 off admission with a church bulletin. Unlimited rides for $18

Monday, Nov. 7: 5-11 p.m. Military Appreciation Night, $2 admission with military identification. Unlimited rides for $18

Tuesday, Nov. 8: 5-11 p.m. Student Night, $3 admission. Unlimited rides for $18

Wednesday, Nov. 9: 5-11 p.m. Free admission with donation of one new toy for Toys for Tots. $15 unlimited ride special

Nov. 10: 5-11 p.m. Unlimited rides for $18

Nov. 11: 5 p.m. to midnight

Nov. 12: 5 p.m. to midnight. Kids Day, all rides free from noon to 1 p.m.