October 19, 2014

State Fair begins Wednesday

The 143rd South Carolina State Fair starts up in Columbia Wednesday.

This year the fair is offering a new ride called “Speed”, which goes up 125 feet and spins at 13 revolutions a minute. This particular ride is also new to North America this year and is one of only a handful that now exist in the country.

The new food options this year are fried cheese curds, San Jose Mexican, and Wacky Burgers.

There are also a few big names in the fair’s concert lineup which include the Doobie Brothers, Boyz II Men, and Hot Chelle Ray.

Gates open at 3 PM Wednesday. Tickets are only $1 for the opening day.

For more information visit the SC State Fair website.

South Carolina Radio Network’s Tripp Girardeau contributed to this article.