Looking for some entertainment? Check out the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo!

It's back for it's 88th year of rides, rodeo and of course, food.

The Annual Tri-State Fair and Rodeo kicked off it's nine day long run this past Friday and for fair-goers this year, there's a whole lot to look forward too.

"We've got pig races during the day, we've got a pirate show, we've got Jerry Harris our hypnotist that comes every year. More popular things would be the food of course and then the rides", said Marketing Director for Tri-State Fair and Rodeo, Angela Ragland.

General admission ticket prices for adults 13 years and up are $10 and ticket prices are $5 for kids ages 6 to 12. Parking at Gate 4 is also going to cost you five bucks but, good news, you can park at Gate 1 for free.

You can bet, once you're in, it's sure to be a good time.

"The kids love the rides. This is the first time we've actually brought the boys out and they're having fun just playing out here", said local fair-goer as she stood with her family, Brenda Foster.

As if the rides, games, rodeo events and concerts aren't inviting enough, we know there's always one fair favorite that will sucker you in every time -- the food.

"Fried food is a big deal at the fair", said Ragland.

"My favorite part...the food", laughed Foster, "we already had our corn dog and you can get anything you want fried out here".

B ut a full tummy certainly won't be the only thing fai r- goers take with them when they leave.

"You need to come to the fair and you need to come as a family and bring your kids because these are experiences that you can come out and have together and they're things that you'll do as a family and you'll never forget", continued Foster.

For more information -- pricing, event times, locations -- check out the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo's website.