West Alabama State Fair to occur at Munny Sokol Park

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West Alabama State Fair to occur at Munny Sokol Park

Munny Sokol Park will host the West Alabama State Fair from Oct. 19 to Oct. 23.

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Ben Stansell

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The West Alabama State Fair will open its gates this Wednesday at Munny Sokol Park.

Regular admission tickets cost $5 and parking is donations accepted. In order to ride the fair rides, an armband or tickets must be purchased. The armbands are $20 Wednesday and Friday, $25 on Saturday, and $18 on Sunday. Armbands will not be sold Thursday.

WHO: The fair is open to everyone.

WHAT: The West Alabama State Fair will feature a variety of rides, entertainment acts and food, including a petting zoo managed by the Tennessee Valley Zoo and local musical performers such as Cody Tilley. Bull riding and Barrel racing will be on display Friday and Saturday night. Tuscaloosa food vendors Pastor’s Food Truck and Urban Pop’s Popsicles will be open for business on the fairgrounds as well.

WHEN: The fair will run from Oct.19-23. It will open at 5 p.m. on weeknights, noon on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Closing times vary depending on the day.

WHERE: Sokol Park in Northport, Alabama

In addition to the normal fair festivities, patrons will also be supporting the United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama with the event’s proceeds. United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for people with disabilities.

“At UCPWA, we have an array of services we offer for people with disabilities. The proceeds we receive from the fair help to offset our costs of providing these services to people with disabilities,” Randy Mecredy, the director of development, told the Tuscaloosa News.

The state fair is the biggest fundraising event for United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama.