The 2004 East Texas State Fair officially opened Saturday.
Thousands of folks showed up for the first official day of the fair. Organizers say this year could bring some of the largest crowds ever.
The East Texas State Fair is open daily through October 2nd. It costs $6 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 to 12 and it's free for kids under 5.
Admission is also free before Noon Monday through Saturday, and before 1 p.m. on Sunday.