Thursday, August 12 - Preview Day
This is the unofficial start of the fair! Gates open at 7:00 a.m.
Preview Day will feature the twilight parade, discounted carnival rides and a FREE concert on the Rising Star Stage. The Twilight Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. from Lincoln Park. The Rising Star Stage performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. . Carnival Midway and Adventure Village will be open late Thursday afternoon following a complete ride inspection.
- State Fair Ribbon Cutting
- Twilight Parade
- Junior Poultry Shows
- Society Horse Show
- Discount Carnival Rides