Davenport, Iowa (July 25, 2010) -- Special days and special carnival ride rates are planned again this year for the Great Mississippi Valley Fair, set for Tuesday through Sunday, Aug. 3-8, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport.

The special days, devoted to select groups of people, are the first three days of the fair.

Tuesday, Aug. 3 is Special Needs Day, with free admission for those with special needs until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, is Kids' Day. Children age 12 and under are admitted free that day until 5 p.m. Then Thursday, Aug. 5,  is Senior Day, with senior citizens admitted to the fair for just $5 until 5 p.m.

Wristband ride specials for the huge Evans United Shows carnival are slated for Wednesday, Aug. 4; Thursday, Aug. 5; and Sunday, Aug. 8.

Evans United Shows is selling wristbands those days for just $15, and they're good for unlimited rides from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"The special wristband ride prices are quite popular, particularly among families and young people," said fair manager Bob Fox.

Individual ride tickets still will be sold, he noted, for those who don't want unlimited rides.

Aside from the reduced admission rates on Special Needs Day, Kids' Day and Senior Day, daily admission tickets to the Mississippi Valley Fair, good for viewing exhibits and grounds attractions, are $10 for adults and $3 for children 4-12. Children 3 and under are admitted free.

Fair Fun Cards, which cover daily admission to the grounds and each night's 8 p.m. grandstand show, are $40 each and are for sale at Hy-Vee stores, Taco Bells, the fair office and online at mvfair.com. Grandstand show admission is by Fun Card only.

For more information, click on www.mvfair.com or phone (563) 326-5338.

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