Get a sneak peek of the State Fair on Thursday

From staff reportsOctober 14, 2009 

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Theron Maybin, left, and Marvin Stodghill, both of Hendersonville, N.C., set up their apple display at the Exhibition Hall at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The N.C. State Fair officially opens Friday, but a preview will be held Thursday.

STAFF PHOTO BY CHUCK LIDDY

The official opening of the State Fair is Friday, but a preview day is planned for Thursday.

Admission for preview day is $5.00 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under and adults 65 years and older.

The gates will open from 3 p.m. to midnight and the midway will be open from 3:30 p.m. to midnight.

Fireworks will begin at 9:45, weather permitting.

Check newsobserver.com for fair stories throughout the event, which runs through Oct. 25.

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