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Tickets on sale now for 2016 Greater Gulf State Fair

(Source: WPMI) Tickets are on sale September 2 for the 2016 Greater Gulf State Fair

The Grounds will host the 62nd annual Greater Gulf State Fair from Oct. 28 – Nov. 6, 2016. Tickets are available now online HERE and at all area Walgreens locations beginning September 28.

This year’s Fair will feature a new theme “The Fair Takes Flight” with a full schedule of flight-themed entertainment and design. In addition to celebrating all things exciting about flying through the air, the Fair will feature 30 adult rides, 30 kid rides, and a must-see entertainment line-up! The all-new entertainment line-up will be showcased in “The Grounds Experience,” an exclusive entertainment area designed to host different entertainment each year of the Fair. This year, “The Grounds Experience” will highlight unique entertainment experiences that embrace all things flying including:

• Monster Energy Tour Motocross Stunt Show - watch professional motocross riders perform death defying stunts while soaring over 40 feet high
• Venardos Circus of Flight - Kevin Venardos, former Ringling Brothers Ring Master, will return with an all new cirque show custom designed for this year's theme
• Pirates of the Sky - highwire and trapeze act
• Wendy's Tropical Birds - an educational bird show highlighting some of your favorite tropical birds species
• Barbie - Little girls will squeal with glee when they get to meet a live action Barbie and receive a complimentary photo

“The 2016 Fair is focused on remaining a clean and safe, family-friendly environment, that offers our community and surrounding areas great entertainment at an exceptional value,” said John Calderone, president of the board of directors for The Grounds. “We are very proud of the efforts put forth to create a supreme regional event with superior guest service. We intend to continue to enhance that standard each year.”

Returning from last year’s Fair are the unlimited ride armbands, the Midway Access Pass, Noah’s Way Petting Zoo and the PCA Stampede and Rodeo!

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