SC State Fair goes pink for breast cancer starting Wednesday

Source: SC State Fair on Facebook
Source: SC State Fair on Facebook

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WMBF) - There's a lot more than just rides, food and fun happening at this year's South Carolina State Fair.

For the first time in its 145-year history, the fair that gets underway on Wednesday in Columbia is taking on a tinge of pink as organizers focus on bringing awareness to breast cancer through a variety of activities.

Organizers say this is the first state fair in the country to be devoted in such a way. An army of volunteers - many of whom have been personally affected by breast cancer - will be donning pink wigs and manning info booths to spread the word.

The fair will of course have all the rides, attractions, musical acts, vendors, and events you've come to expect. On Opening Day, this Wednesday, gate admission is just $1, and parking is free.

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