A day at the fair

Tommy Howe (center) constructs the Zyklon roller coaster at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair, which begins today.

The Georgia-Carolina State Fair returns for an 89th year with old favorites and new attractions and is one of many things to do across the area this weekend.

WHEN: The fair opens at 5 p.m. today through Oct. 23. Gates open at 5 p.m. during the week and noon on weekends.

WHERE: 308 Hale St. Parking is available in a secured lot on Fourth Street, between Hale Street and Laney-Walker Boulevard, for $5 through the Exchange Club.

COST: 25 cents opening day today; $6 general admission; $3 for children 5 and younger; $18 for unlimited rides; $1 for individual rides

OTHER WEEKEND EVENTS

SOUTHERN SOUL & SONG: PAM TILLIS: 7:30 p.m. today; Imperial Theatre; $24, $19, $13; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

BOSHEARS SKYFEST WINGS AND WHEELS: Gates open Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m., opening ceremonies, 1:30 p.m.; Daniel Field; $15 advance, $18 at gate, $10 military with ID, ages 12 and younger free when accompanied by an adult; (706) 733-8970, www.augustaaviation.com

COLONIAL TIMES: A DAY TO REMEMBER: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Living History Park, 299 West Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; www.colonialtimes.us

SCIENCE EDUCATION ENRICHMENT DAY: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, 471 University Pkwy., Aiken, hands-on activities or exhibits; rpsec.usca.edu/SEED, (803) 641-3474

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