Nothing says spring like the annual American Legion fair. And while the weather may be a little cooler than usual this time of year, the fair is still going full steam ahead.
The only fundraiser for the American Legion Post 32, the fair is currently underway at Legion Field just off Newton Drive behind the Covington Y. Traditional rides and games are available, as is regular fair fare, like funnel cakes and the legion's famous BBQ. This year the fair has some new rides, including the Wave Swinger and the X-Factor - a 18-person gondola tat revolves, tips and comes complete with water jet fountains.
The cost for adults and children older than 5 is $2 at the gate. For children 5-years-old and younger admission is free.
Ride ticket deals are available as well. Today and Thursday for $15 you can purchase and all-you-can-ride pass.
There are also coupons given to all public school students in Newton County that take the price down to $12 through Thursday. No coupons will be accepted Friday. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. all rides are free and from 4 p.m. to close there are unlimited rides for $15.
Gates open through Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. The fair will close at approximately 11 p.m. today and tomorrow and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
All money raised by the American Legion from the fair stays in Newton County. They provide annual scholarships, help out in local schools and with Newton County veterans.