Today at the fair

GETTING TO THE FAIR: 750 W. County Road 200S, near Southside Elementary School, on the west side of Columbus. General admission is free.

PARKING: $5 per day on fairgrounds property, or $25 per week when purchased at fair office; $7 a day on paved parking lot at Southside Elementary, operated by Columbus FFA, every day except Sunday. Fees collected starting at 1 p.m. daily except Wednesday, Kids Day, when fees are collected starting at 10 a.m.

MIDWAY: Opens 5 p.m. today with rides, games, food booths operated by Burton Brothers Amusements of Shirley. Ride tickets through 10 p.m. today are $1 each, 20 for $18 or 60 for $50. Rides takes three to five tickets. Wristband specials 10 p.m. today to 1 a.m., $12; 5 p.m. to close Sunday, $23. Games cost $1 to $5 in cash. Food booths also take cash.

4-H ACTIVITIES: 4-H Horse & Pony English Halter & Performance Show, Arena by the Horse Barn, 8:30 a.m. today; Lil’ Wrangler and 4-H Dairy Shows, Pavilion, 10 a.m. today, Pavilion; Lil Wrangler Goat Show, 12:30 p.m. today, Pavilion; Pedal Tractor Pull, east of Farm Bureau Building, 5 p.m. today; Lil’ Wrangler Rabbit Show, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Pavilion.

FREE ENTERTAINMENT: Share the Fun 4-H skits, musical numbers and novelty acts, 2 p.m. today, Elvis impersonator Ron Hobbs, 7 p.m. today at David Boll Theatre; Wild Azalia Blue, 7:30 p.m. today, Farm Bureau Building; Jack & Jill Pageant, 1 p.m. Sunday at Farm Bureau Building.

GRANDSTAND: Demolition Derby and Auto Cross, 7 p.m. today ($10 adult, $5 for children 12 and younger); Columbus FFA Antique Tractor Pull, 1 p.m. Sunday, Farm Stock Tractor Pull, 6:30 p.m. Sunday ($5 adult, $3 children 4-12, free for children 3 and younger).

INFORMATION: Fair office: 812-372-6133. Fair website: