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Get your tickets now, East Texas Fair is back for it’s 96th year


The 96th East Texas State Fair opens on Sept. 22, but tickets are already on sale at area Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores.


The East Texas State Fair is offering early-bird dis– counts on gate tickets and unlimited ride armbands through Sept. 21. Save big with gate tickets (all ages) only $5 and unlimited ride armbands only $20 when purchased in ad- vance. Armbands are valid Monday-Friday, one-day use for unlimited rides. On-site prices: child’s ticket $5, adult ticket $8, weekday armband $25.


“The East Texas State Fair is a fun, family tradition. We want every family in East Texas to experience all the thrilling rides, great music and attractions this year,” said Heather Pickett, director of presentation and development.


The East Texas State Fair has announced the amazing attractions slated for 2011.


Get up close and personal with a Cotamundi, Scotch Highlander and Jacob’s Ram at the Eudora Farms Petting Zoo. This is not your average petting zoo, experience animals like never before while learning about their habitat and history. The Swifty Swine will be racing back into the fair grounds to show off the speedy pigs at PorkChop Downs Speedway.


Some artists use paint but, Burt Fleming will be wow- ing crowds with his artistic chainsaw skills as he turns local pine into works of art.


Everyone’s favorite sand sculpture is back. The award- winning duo from Sandscapes will be creating a masterpiece out of 75-tons of sand outside on the fairgrounds.


This year the Fair brings QuestionQuest, an educational scavenger hunt throughout the fairgrounds with big prizes.


Don’t forget the food. Everyone loves fair food. On Sept. 27 the fair is offering Tasting Tuesday. Food vendors will offer smaller portions of favorite fried fair food or food on a stick to snack on. Plus new this year are expanded and enhanced dining areas to provide more places to enjoy meals.


The 96th celebration of the East Texas State Fair will kick-off at the fairgrounds on Sept. 23 with innovative new attractions, free concerts and exciting rides and will run through Oct. 2.

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