The annual state fair will start its ten day run on Friday. Discounted tickets are on sale at Walgreens for two dollars less than tickets available at the door.
Advance tickets will no longer be available past the first day of the fair, and will have to be purchased for full price at the gate, a change made this year.
Mary Smith, Director of Marketing for the fair, says the event is an economic boost for the area.
Smith says new food items will be introduced this year, including deep fried pineapple upside down cake.
Musical acts will include The Charlie Daniels Band, Everclear, and Ginuwine.