Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fun beats costs

Glenda Davis of Plainview, left, receives a $5.00 cheeseburger order at the Finney New Jerusalem Baptist Church food stand Wednesday afternoon at the South Plains Fair. Adam McDonald of Lubbock thinks its great he and his wife could get good food at the fair without paying the parking and entrance fees. (Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
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As with most other things these days, you may have to dig a little deeper into your wallet for a family visit to the Panhandle-South Plains Fair.

Parking is $3 and admission is $7; double that if you bring your wife. Don't forget the kids - children under the age of 13 have a $2 admission fee.

Still, a sampling of Wednesday's fairgoers revealed that most feel the event is worth the price because it only comes around once a year... (Continue reading the related article: Some Lubbock fairgoers say fun outweighs cost of visit & view more photos)
Carlos Garza and his wife Maria retreive some of their tickets so their children Maddox, 4, Angelina, 6, and Analise, 2, could ride the merry-go-round Wednesday afternoon at the South Plains Fair in Lubbock. The Garza family spent $40 on ride tickets for their entire family. (Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
Six-year-old Angelina Garza, of Lubbock, smiles at her father Carlos as she circles the merry-go-round at the South Plains Fair Wednesday afternoon. (Geoffrey McAllister/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)