The rides are going up for the Salem Fair, which opens Thursday. Miranda Adkins supplies this photo gallery of what’s taking shape. You can view her photos in the slideshow above or in this gallery format.
Here’s a link to our previous post about the new sea lion exhibit at the fair.
And here’s what you need to know about this year’s Salem Fair in terms of schedules and what not:
2009 Salem Fair
Saturdays and Sundays: 12 p.m. through 11 p.m.
Weekdays: 4 p.m. through 11 p.m.
Carnival Ride “Pay One Price” Promotions
Thursday July 2
-$10 WSLS night; must be purchased before 6 p.m.
Fridays July 3 and July 10
-$22 WSET TV 13 night; must purchase before 6 p.m. (or until 7 p.m. with coupon from west.com)
Saturdays July 4 and July 11
-Pepsi days afternoon pop wristband $15 between noon and 5 p.m.; must purchase before 4 p.m.
-All day promotion $27 good between noon and 11 p.m.; must purchase before 6 p.m. sharp
Sunday July 5
-All day promotion good between noon and 11 p.m. $17 if purchased before 6 p.m., $22 after 6 p.m.
Monday July 6
-Merchant’s night $17
Tuesday July 7
- Spirit FM/Fox 21-27/Salem-Roanoke County Food Pantry Night. $17 with donation of two items of nonperishable food, $22 without.
Wednesday July 8
-Q99/Pepsi night; $17 with two Pepsi proofs of purchase or $22 without
Thursday, July 9
-Star Country/StellarOne night; $17 if purchased by 6 p.m., $22 after 6 p.m.
Friday July 10 same as Friday, July 3
Saturday July 11 same as Saturday, July 4
Sunday July 12
-WDBJ 7/K92 and Kroger final day at the fair; $15 if purchased by 6 p.m., $22 after 6 p.m.
2009 Salem Fair Entertainment
Musical Entertainment and Stage Schedule
Nightly at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
July 2: Cimmaron
July 3: Cimmaron
July 4: Crobar Cane
July 5: Crobar Cane
July 6: Cimmaron
July 7: Cimmaron
July 8: Glen Shelton
July 9: Cimmaron
July 10: Crobar Cane
July 11: Acoustic Endeavors
July 12: Cimmaron
2 p.m. July 4 & 11: Five Seconds Later
2 p.m. July 5 & 12: Dominion Trio
4-H & Open Competitive Events
Commercial Exhibits and Kroger Sampling Area
Sea Lion Splash
Hedrick’s Racing Pigs
Jessie & James & Mutts Gone Nuts
Dairy Farm on Wheels
Small World of Agriculture
Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean
Hedrick’s Petting Zoo
Kandu Magic Show
Wild and Wacky Game Show
Wide World of Animals