Oak Mountain Fair returns to Pelham

The Oak Mountain Spring State Fair has returned to the Oak Mountain Amphitheater, and will run through May 3. (Contributed)

The Oak Mountain Spring State Fair has returned to the Oak Mountain Amphitheater, and will run through May 3. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

PELHAM – Live music, rides, games and attractions will fill the parking lot around the Oak Mountain Amphitheater through May 3, as the Oak Mountain Spring State Fair kicked off on April 23.

The fair opened its gates at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, and will run through Sunday, May 3. The fair also will open at 5:30 p.m. on April 24 and April 28-May 1. The fair will open at noon on April 25, April 26, May 2 and May 3.

The fair is closed all day on Monday, April 27.

Tickets are $8 per person each night of the fair, and parking is $5 each night except April 23, April 28, April 29 and April 30, during which parking will be free. April 28 and April 29 are “buddy nights,” during which admission tickets are buy-one-get-one-free.

Children 35 inches tall and below are admitted free.

A mega admission pass is $15 per person, and grants admission each night of the fair. The mega admission pass is non-transferrable.

Each day, the fair will feature attractions such as a live alligator-wrestling show, a live stingray encounter and shows by Grandpa Cratchet, rides such as the swing tower and Nitro Blitzer and several types of games.

The event also will feature plenty of food and live music from Los B-OK, Nena Guzman and Sonora Tropicana on April 26.

To learn more about the fair, visit Oakmountainstatefair.com.