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March 20, 2013

Food, family-fun and festivities make fair a great event

BEAUMONT — The YMBL’s South Texas State Fair returns for another fabulous 11-day run of thrilling rides, fantastic food, exhibits, rodeo, games and plenty of great music as well.

Daily specials such as Kid’s Day on Saturday, Ladies Night on Tuesday, Buddy Night on Wednesday and Cantastic Sunday offer patrons of the fair some of the best bargains for those on a budget. Regular admission prices are $8 for Adults, $4 for students ages 11-17 and senior citizens ages 65 and older, and children ages 10 and younger are admitted free. On opening night, Carnival Americana offers special unlimited ride wristbands for just $20 until 9 p.m.

The YMBL Rodeo takes place at 7 p.m., Friday, March 22, and 5 p.m., Saturday, March 23 and features Don Gay, the four-time world champion, handling the “play-by-play” action each day.

This year’s line-up features an array of local and regional artists that will surely keep the good times and tunes flowing from the Patio Stage.

Artists scheduled to perform are:

Thursday, March 21

7 p.m. Longneck Road

Friday, March 22

7 p.m. Twangster’s Union

9 p.m. BB and Company

Saturday, March 23

2 p.m. Curtis Breaux and the Cadillacs

5 p.m. David Joel

7 p.m. Gregg Martinez and the Delta Kings

9 p.m. Al White and Chapparal

Sunday, March 24

Noon Night and Day Orchestra

3 p.m. Christy Sheffield

5 p.m. Jerryatricks

7 p.m. JAG

Monday, March 25

5:30 p.m. JAG

Tuesday, March 26

8 p.m. Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun

Wednesday, March 27

5:30 p.m. JAG

7:30 p.m. High Street

Thursday, March 28

7 p.m. Ken Marvel Band

9 p.m. Time Travel Band

Friday, March 29

2 p.m. Rachel Honza

5 p.m. Curtis Breaux and the Cadillacs

7 p.m. Mixx Fixxer

9 p.m. Jerry Nichols and Texas Thunder

Saturday, March 30

1 p.m. 3CG (3 Car Garage)

3:30 p.m. High Street

5 p.m. Section 51

7 p.m. David Joel

9 p.m. Bag of Donuts

Sunday, March 31

2 p.m. Bayou City Rollers

4:30 p.m. Port Arthur Playboys

Visit www.ymbl.org for more information.

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