Visitors get early taste of state fair

August 23, 2002

The State Fair doesn't officially open until today, but children had a chance to try the rides and games last night.

In top photo, Brittany Manyweather, 11, of Baltimore tries to climb the "Indian Rope Ladder" to sound a buzzer to win a prize. She fell onto an air cushion about halfway up.

At right, Angel Sparrow and sons Frank (left), 11, and Daquan, 10, enjoy a ride.

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