The 2013 Salem Fair is all set for its mid-summer return to the Salem Civic Center/Taliaferro Complex this July with new rides and attractions.
America’s largest free gate fair has attracted nearly 300,000 patrons each of the past few years and, despite the recession, has proven itself to be an affordable outlet for family fun.
Deggeller Attractions returns to the 14-acre midway this year with more than 40 rides guaranteed to satisfy thrill seekers of all ages. Nightly ride promotions that allow fair-goers to purchases discount wristbands are once again offered, and unlimited ride passes also will be available at all local Kroger locations.
There are more than 30 different food vendors scheduled for this year’s fair, who will be dishing out everything from crab cakes to fried gummy bears! The free shows on the midway this summer include the Elephant Encounter, Kachunga and the Alligator, Grandpa Crachet, Richard Barker – the Incredible Hypnotist, the always popular Hedrick Racing Pigs, the Kandu Magic Show and much more.
The musical stage also will once again feature some of the top bands and solo acts from the region – absolutely free! In addition, fireworks will be part of the festivities on the evening of July 4.
As always, gate admission and parking, and the popular Blue Ribbon Exhibit areas are also free at the Salem Fair.
You can get more information at www.salemfair.com and keep up with the latest fair happenings on Facebook and Twitter.
– Submitted by Mike Stevens