A day at the fair

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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.

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

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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