Skowhegan State Fair Preview 

109 years and still running. The Skowhegan State Fair started in 1818.Gates open Thursday once again to keep the tradition going.Adrienne Bennett has a preview.”He’s pretty much the ring leader of all the goats.” Meet Gramps… and Twigs…and Jeffrey…”Oh yeah, they’re very gentle.”From goats and giraffe’s…to llamas and wallabes — these are a few of the sights you’ll see at the Skowhegan State Fair.But they’re not the only act in town. Back by popular demand, Circus Hollywood will have daily shows under the big top.”It’s the only entertainment left that you can bring the entire family to. You don’t have to worry about seeing anything bad, you know, with everything going on today it’s still for young and old.” There’s plenty of free entertainment and shows with paid gate admission.”We got Confederate Railroad from Nashville on Monday.” Admission prices range between 6 and eight bucks depending on the day— with one exception. “Thursday is dollar day, to get in and each ride is a dollar. Last year we had rain but this year we should have better weather. Channel 5 says we’re going to have good weather for the whole ten days so we gotta go with that!”Adrienne: “So you’ve got the food, the free shows, the circus, but what is a fair without the rides and this year there are some new ones that are sure to give you the thrills and chills you’re looking for.” There are more than thirty rides for the young…or the young at heart.But they won’t be around long. The fair wraps up August 22nd. “What fun, excitement, you gotta be there, bring your family friends for the best time anywhere.”For a complete list of what’s going on at the fair you can visit their website at