All area schools are back in session, the weather is getting cooler and the Panhandle South Plains Fair is headed back to town in a few short weeks.

This year the fair will be in town from September 23 thru October 1. And as in years past, now is the time to buy your Megapass or be prepared to pay dearly to ride all your favorite rides.

This year, a Megapass, which is a picture ID that will get you on unlimited rides every day of the season + the Sept. 22 preview night, will set you back $70. But that's really chump change if you consider how much you'll pay for a single ticket (and keep in mind most rides are at least three tickets).

Information on buying your Megapass can be found at the official South Plains Fair website.