Central Texas State Fair kicks off Friday

Posted at 10:22 AM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 11:51:36-04

The Central Texas State Fair will open its gates Friday afternoon.

Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. The fair runs through Sunday.

Visitors can expect to see professional bull riding and a demolition derby, which was brought back this year.

There will also be opportunities to test-ride UTVs and take a picture with a Texas longhorn.

An all-new carnival and the Cowboys of Color Rodeo will make their debut.

"We went to the movies the other night. It cost us $26 just for popcorn and soda. You can come here for less than $26 and have a good time," Central Texas State Fair manager Keith Smith said.

There also will be plenty of fried-food choices and live music all three days of the fair.

Smith said they're expecting more than 30,000 people throughout the weekend.

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