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

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