Turkey legs and carnival rides. It is time again for the Panhandle South Plains Fair. On Wednesday, many continue to work to finish last minute preparations.
This year there are nearly 60 rides to choose from, which is an increase from last year. Organizers tell NewsChannel 11 inspectors started looking over the rides on Monday. We're told inspectors will stay throughout the fair to monitor ride safety.
However, the midway isn't the only thing that's grown. There are also more than 175 vendors but that's not all fairgoers will find. "(We've) got a great coliseum line up this year. We've got Night Ranger, Emerson Drive. We've got the Gin Blossoms and we have a special opening act for the Gin Blossoms that we'll announce a little later," Herb Higgs, Director, Panhandle South Plains Fair said.
Last year more than 185,000 people visited the fair. Higgs says he hopes to see that many people, if not more, this year. The fair kicks off with Buck-A-Ride night Thursday. That's from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday night. Admission is free and there are no parking fees.
The 91st Panhandle South Plains Fair officially opens Friday and runs through September 27. Adult tickets are $7 and children are $2. Parking is $3. No tickets are needed before 1 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends.
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