It's that time again! The 2014 Mississippi State Fair kicks off - - Jackson, MS

It's that time again! Mississippi State Fair kicks off Wednesday

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The 155th Mississippi State Fair kicks off this week and the whole state is anxiously waiting to set foot on the fairgrounds.

The fair will last from October 1 - 12. 

Gates open to the public beginning on October 1 at 5 pm. You can Sneak-a-Peek with unlimited rides for $25 only on opening day!

General admission is $5 and children under 6 are free.

The Mississippi State Fair always has some great deals. If you're able to come on weekdays from 10 am to 1 pm, parking and admission are free! 

You also have until October 1 at 5 pm to purchase the Trustmark Advance Gate Admission tickets. If you choose this option you can buy 6 tickets for $18 - that's a $30 value!

There are several dates that the fair is offering specials where you can pay $25 for UNLIMITED rides. What a deal!

The entertainment will be held in the Budweiser Pavilion on the Midway. Admission to the pavilion is free.

Find out which bands are playing at the Mississippi State Fair this year. 

Many events are taking place at this year's fair. If you think you look like a certain celebrity, you can sign up to participate in the Celebrity Look-a-Like contest. 

Or if everyone tells you that you and your mom look just alike, be sure to sign up for the Mother/Daughter Look-a-Like contest on Sunday, October 5. 

The finest youth talent in the state will be featured in the Mississippi State Fair at the Talent Contest. All the participants will be recognized and several of them will win some amazing prizes. 

Some other notable attractions at the fair are:

The Farm Bureau Petting Zoo
Circus Maximus
FFA Children's Barnyard
Pony rides
Antique car show
Antique Tractor Pull

Everyone's favorite biscuit booth is back this year. Brought to you by Kroger, the employees of the MS Department of Agriculture and Commerce bake fluffy, mouth watering biscuits with syrup.

And speaking of food, there's much, much more. Everyone's favorite thing to do at the fair is to, of course, EAT! And there is plenty to go around.

At the Mississippi State Fair you can find everything from fried oreos to Gator-on-a-Stick, from Pronto Pups to turkey legs, funnel cakes, cotton candy, shish kabobs, and some mouth watering ribeye sandwiches.

We could go on and on. 

There is much more going on at this year's fair, so go to the Mississippi State Fair Commission website for more on this year's events! 

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