Discounted State Fair tickets still available

From Staff ReportsOctober 15, 2009 

RALEIGH -- There’s still time to buy discounted advance tickets to the State Fair.

Online sales of advance tickets continue through midnight tonight at

If you want to buy them in person, and avoid online convenience fees, those tickets are available until 6 p.m. at the following locations: State Fairgrounds Gate 9, the State Farmers Market and Triangle Town Center in Raleigh; Northgate Mall in Durham; University Mall in Chapel Hill; Burlington Square Mall in Burlington and Wilson Mall in Wilson. Advance tickets will be sold at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh until the museum closes at 5 p.m.

The advance tickets are a relative bargain — $5 per adult compared to $7 the day of the fair. Children ages 6 to 12 are $1 in advance and $2 the day of the fair. Children 5 and younger and adults 65 and older are free.

The real savings, though, come with the ride tickets. A sheet of 18 tickets is $10 in advance, compared to $18 the day of the fair. That adds up when you’re parting with up to 6 tickets per ride.

The fair opens at 3 p.m. today and runs through Sunday, Oct. 25.

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