Update: Tuesday marks day one of West Virginia Interstate Fair

MINERAL WELLS, (WTAP) - The West Virginia Interstate Fair fair kicks off Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The fairgounds won't close until 11 p.m., so you have plenty of time to come and see what's happening. It runs from now until Saturday.

Fair organizers expect a total of about 30,000 people to stop by. The festivities got started with beauty pageants and 4-h exhibits.

Carnival rides start at 6 p.m. Later at 8 p.m., an ACDC tribute band called Thunderstruck will take the stage.

Each day has a theme and Tuesday's theme is Senior Citizen's Day.
Admission Tuesday through Thursday is $9.

Friday and Saturday, it costs $10.

A slashed budget isn't stopping the West Virginia Interstate Fair from putting on great entertainment.

Fair board members say the fair's budget this year was cut in half. That's because of cuts to fairs on both a state and county level.

Some board members used money of their own to pay for the entertainment. That way, no one who attends the fair this year will miss out.

"It's all one price. For $10, you come out here and all day long, you're entertained. You can't do that anywhere anymore," said Russ Collins, vice president of the West Virginia Interstate Fair.

It starts Tuesday, July 18 and runs until Saturday, July 22, 2017.

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