Cooler days ahead for York State Fair visitors: What you need to know

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

The first few days of the York State Fair were blisteringly hot — but relief seems to be on the way as a cold front and sporadic rain will cool temperatures.

York County's premiere summertime fair, scheduled to run through Sunday, will feature a wide variety of events and attractions. Like most years, the fair is offering special discounts and promotions during its run.

Be sure to follow The York Dispatch for everything you need to know as you head to the fair this week.

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Here are the daily promotions being offered:

Monday: PeoplesBank Dollar Day will return, with admission on Monday only costing $1 per person. Strates Show rides also will cost $1.

Tuesday: Free admission will be offered to senior citizens with a Medicare card from noon to 4 p.m. 

Wednesday: Free admission will be offered to Weis customers who have a Weis Markets card. The free admission will provide entry for the card holder and up to four guests.

Thursday: Free admission will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to one adult and a preschool-age child. Additionally, Kiddie Kingdom ride bands will cost $5 on this promo day.

And here's the weather forecast for the rest of the fair:

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 4pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday​​​​​​​: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph.

Tuesday night​​​​​​​: A chance of showers, mainly between 8pm and 5 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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Wednesday​​​​​​​: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday night​​​​​​​: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday​​​​​​​: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.