On opening day of the 199th edition of the Skowhegan State Fair on Thursday, admission was a dollar and an all-day ride bracelet cost $12.

On the swings kids could spread their arms and fly. Jessica Whithee of Monmouth was ready to help customers to maple flavored sweets. Kevin Averill of Village Farm in Milton was prepping his llama for competition. A pop-up storm provided Silver Peregrin, 4, of Wilton, a chance to cool off in a kid-sized puddle.