Santa Maria -- The Santa Barbara County fair opens today in Santa Maria and organizers are expecting big crowds. Along with the popular carnival rides, games, and fair food on the midway there will also be a new additional kiddie carnival for the very young and their parents, it's called Cub Country.
Last year more than 160-thousand people attended the fair and organizers expect even bigger crowds this year.
The fair opens this morning at 11 o'clock. It is dollar day that means admission is a dollar and rides are a dollar. Tomorrow is senior day, so seniors get in for a dollar. There is a rodeo on Friday and Saturday is military and law enforcement day. Members of the military and law enforcement can get in free with a valid ID. Saturday night you can watch the Destruction Derby and then it's Fiesta Day Sunday with a big concert.
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