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Skowhegan Fair Kickoff 

This year, the fair is bringing a new midway to town, and will have more than 30 rides.

The Great American Frontier Show will present its animals, including bears, wolves, and mountain lions.

Fair-goers can also catch a full schedule of entertainment in the grand stands. Including a demolition derby and the annual battle of the bands.

Opening day is also WABI day, with admission reduced to just one buck.

The chair of the fair says: &quot:We’re so sure everyone’s gonna love our new midway, [that] the first 100 children under 15…coming through the Walmart gate [Thursday], I will be there at 11:30 and I will pay for the first 100 kid’s admission myself in honor of WABI Day.&quot:

The fair runs through Saturday, August 18th.