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Fair swings into action Sept. 21

Staff report
The Rowan County Fair starts two weeks from today.
The agricultural fair will be held Sept. 21-26 at the fairgrounds off Julian Road, and discounted all-day-ride wristbands are available.
Powers Great American Midways is offering the all-day ride wristbands through the Rowan County Fair Web site at www.rowancountyfair.net for $15 and $1.50 service fee.
All-day wristbands purchased after the fair begins will cost $20.
The $15 wristbands may be purchased until midnight the day before the fair begins and will be good for any day of the fair.
Fairgoers will be able to print their all-day tickets from their computers, then present the printout at the fair’s ticket office to receive their all-day bands at that time.
The Powers company will be offering more than 30 rides and attractions, including the new Vertigo 90-foot tower swingride, Swing Buggy and Vortex, among others.
The A.R.M. Vertigo ride was built in Ohio. It lifts 24 riders 76 feet into the air and rotates them in a large swinging motion.
The tower is decorated with the latest color-changing LED lights, showing dozens of patterns up and down the tower.
The lights also allow spectators to follow the high-speed motion of the ride at night.
The Vortex, also with extensive LED lighting, rotates eight riders 98 feet into the air on the ends of two long arms.
Riders can experience up to 3.6 G’s of force.

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