- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina State Fair is opening its 148th edition in Columbia.

The fair opened at noon Wednesday and will run through Oct. 22.

This year’s fair includes more than 60 rides. The featured new ride this year is the Bullettrain roller coaster.

There are a number of daily shows, as well as exhibits.

The concert series this year includes ZZ Top, appearing Oct. 18.

Last year, nearly 465,000 people attended the fair.

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