Hillsborough County students have a day off from school today, Oct. 19, which is reason enough for the 2012 Hillsborough County Fair to offer student-ride specials at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in Dover.
Also on tap today, among the regularly featured events, is a Battle of the Bands competition and a rodeo show, for which a rodeo ticket is required. The Desert Moon band is set to perform.
General Admission to the fair costs $7 for adults and $5 for students, ages 6 through high school. Children ages 5 and under are admitted for free. There is no charge for parking.
Gates open at noon and close at 11 p.m.
The five-day fair opened Oct. 17, at 5 p.m., and is scheduled to close Oct. 21, at 9 p.m. Each day features "continuous shows in the entertainment tent with Donny and Sandy and a talent showcase of variety acts."
Also at the fair: exhibits, shows, vendors and a midway.
2012 Hillsborough County Fair Schedule Highlights — Oct. 195 p.m. Gates Open
Continuous Shows in Entertainment Tent
3, 6, 7:30, 9 Robinson's Racing Pigs 3:30, 6:30, 8
4, 7, 8:30
Horses Got Talent Too 6 to 10
Battle of the Bands
Desert Moon Band
7 Ranch Rodeo (Ticket required)
2012 Hillsborough County Fair Events And Competitions
(For more information, click the "Events" or "Competitions" links)