April 25, 2012
Anderson, SC---Great Anderson County Fair opens May 2, with a full scheduled of attractions
Anderson County comes alive with the inaugural Great Anderson County Fair. Upstate South Carolina will celebrate the ultimate family event when The Great Anderson County Fair opens on May 2. This is an affordable, family-friendly event not to be missed. Daily admission and ride specials guarantee everyone will have the opportunity to celebrate this fantastic event. The Great Anderson County Fair is pulling out all the stops with amazing concerts, delicious fair food, free ground acts and The Great James H. Drew Midway, one of the largest fair midways in the country. Featuring these rides and more: The Super Slide, Carousel, Circus Swing, Cyclops, Ion, Pirate Ship, Tilt-a-Whirl and Sizzler.
Opening Day is May 2, and the celebration begins with free admission and $15 unlimited rides. The fun continues on Thursday with "Student Day" free admission for students 18 and under and $12 unlimited rides. Friday the fair is recognizing senior citizens with free admission for everyone 55 and older. Saturday, everyone come enjoy "Family Fun Day" with free admission and rides for everyone from 10 to 11 a.m. The "Last Blast" of the fair is Sunday with $15 unlimited rides.
The Great Anderson County Fair will feature top-notch free entertainment with amazing acts including:
Eudora Farms Exotic Petting Zoo – Come face to face with some of the world's most fascinating and exciting animals. You'll experience close encounters with a giraffe, baboons, zebras, African Serval Cats, Binturongs, and many more amazing creatures. Camel and pony rides too.
Keith King BMX Stunt Show – This BMX stunt show is proven entertainment for kids and adults alike. Performances feature high-flying aerial stunts and mind boggling technical moves.
Horses, horses, horses — Lisa Dufresne will delight and entertain the entire family. She has taken her lifelong love and passion for animals and transformed it into a stunning performance of animal mastery.
Come experience the sights, sounds, food and rides of The Great Anderson County Fair at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Complex, where there is plenty of free parking. The fair is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m., Friday 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 12:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission is $5 adults, $3 students 7 to 18 years old, children 6 and under are free. Ride tickets are $1 each, $20 for 22 tickets and $50 for 55 tickets. All rides require more than one ticket.