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Going to the fair? Don’t forget to bring your wallet

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Going to the fair? Don’t forget to bring your wallet
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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The fair is here. And if you didn't make it out today, there are five more days to enjoy it. 

But don't forget your wallet; the full fair experience could set you back a few dollars.

We are here on the merry-go-round which of course is one of the many rides out here this week.

We decided to take a look at what it might cost for one adult to get the full fair experience.

Getting your fill of the fair might take a little budgeting.

"I try saving up money, I put aside at least $20 every day,” says Josiah Agylei who saved up for the fair.

It starts right at the gate - admission is $8 for people 12 and up.

Once inside, you might set your sights on the midway's biggest attraction: the rides.

To spend the afternoon twirling and flipping around, you can pick up an unlimited ride pass for $30.

When you start to get a little dizzy, it might be time to check out some of the games.

Four tries at this one for $3 a pop and now you've spent $50.

"You get here and the games are like oh it's only $5, cheese curds here, rides there, it can really add up,” says Katie Welle who set a fair budget.

Now that you've worked up an appetite, take a stroll down to the concession stands.

A corn dog and cheese curds will set you back $10 and you might wash it down with a $5 lemonade.

Fortunately, if you want to end the night with a concert, that's free with gate admission.

At the end of the night, you're at a grand total of $65 for one person.

That's more than the budget Katie Welle set for her whole family.

"We decided to set a cap at $60 and we have actually a little to spare so I'm pleasantly surprised,” says Welle.

So, that was one day at the fair add 5 dollars more and you can get unlimited rides and admission with their mega pass.

That's $70 and available at Casey's General Store locations.

Becky Parker

Becky Parker - Becky Parker joined the WDAY 6 News team in July of 2012. She was born and raised in Williston, North Dakota.  She graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.   At NDSU, Becky served as News Director for ‘SU TV News, the university’s first ever student-run newscast. She was also an anchor and reporter for the organization.   Before coming to WDAY, Becky was reporting for Lakeland Public Television at their Brainerd, MN bureau. She also spent internship hours at WDAZ in Grand Forks and KVRR Fox in Fargo.   If you have story ideas or questions, please e-mail Becky at

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