51st Greater Baton Rouge State Fair gets underway; fire marshals inspect rides

51st Greater Baton Rouge State Fair gets underway - 6:30 a.m.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The 51st Greater Baton Rouge State Fair kicks off Thursday, October 27 and goes until Sunday, November 6.

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office set out to inspect some of the rides earlier Thursday to make sure the fair remains safe and fun for everyone.

Investigators searched for any sign of electrical or mechanical problems and so far, the fair has the green light to welcome visitors.

Admission tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Parking is free, right outside of the main fairgrounds.

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