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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Sunny skies greated the opening of the South Carolina State Fair Wednesday afternoon as the 12-day run began.

Opening Day admission price $1.00, and it's Pay One Price Ride Day, for $25.00 ride all the rides all day long.

Fair officials are promoting a new ride called "Speed." Daredevils will be spun at 13 revolutions per minute 125 feet above the ground.

The fair also will include all of the typical agriculture displays, contests and games.

Stop by the WLTX Tent any day of the fair for the free SC State FairSouvenir Penny Press!

Admission is $10 at the gate and $7 for people 55 and over. Children ages 2 to 5 are $2, while children under age 2 and active and retired military members get in free for all 12 days.

The State Fair has taken place in the same location south of downtown Columbia since 1904.

Visit scstatefair.org for the full daily schedule.

Schedule of events for Opening Week inside the WLTX Tent:

Wednesday, Oct 10th

Hypnotist Ronnie Diamond
Double Vision magic show by identical twins

Thursday, Oct. 11thGates Open: 10am

Hypnotist Ronnie Diamond
Double Vision magic show by identical twins
Famously Hot Chef Showdownstartsat 5pm

Friday, Oct. 12th,Gates Open: 10am

Hypnotist Ronnie Diamond
Double Vision magic show by identical twins

Saturday, Oct. 13th,Gates Open: 9am

SC State Fair Princess & Prince Pageantstarts at 9:30am
Hypnotist Ronnie Diamond
Double Vision magic show by identical twins

Sunday, Oct 14th,Gates Open: 12pm

Hypnotist Ronnie Diamond
Double Vision magic show by identical twins

Check back with WLTX.com for more.

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