When was the last time you’ve been to an old fashioned fair with rides, livestock, concerts & pie judging? It’s been a very long time for me, I was a little kid the last time I went to one. Well, just about 100 miles south of Atlanta on I-75 is Perry, GA home of the Georgia National Fair!
This October make the Georgia National Fair “Your Family’s Playground!” It’s one of the state’s best family-oriented, entertainment values. It’s the 19th annual state sponsored fair. It’s October 2-12. Fairgoers are educated and entertained at the Georgia National Fair. The Fair provides a showplace for arts and crafts, agriculture, and entertainment while at the same time providing an educational platform. See the Virtual Tour.
As a celebration of Georgia, the Georgia National Fair centers around livestock and horse shows and competitive exhibits. In addition, the Fair features food, midway rides and games, commercial vendors, major concerts, street performers, family entertainment, circus performances, and laser shows with fireworks. The Georgia National Fair offers an opportunity to reconnect with our roots which are steeped in Georgia’s rich agricultural heritage. See what’s going on with the Fair Cam.
This Fair has won a ton of awards. It’s been designated a “Top 50 Fair” by Amusement Business magazine and Carnival Warehouse. The Fair has won 78 awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions for its livestock and horse events, competitive exhibits, and communications programs. The Fair has been designated a Southeast Tourism Society “Top 20 Event for October” 11 times. It has received one “Special Events Directory and Events Business News Top 200 Event” award. The Fair was designated one of Southern Living magazine’s “Our Best 202 Things About the South First-Prize Fair.” OK, do you think it might be worth seeing yet?
Gate Admission (free parking)
Daily Adult: $8; free same day reentry with hand stamp
Children: 10 and under free with paying adult
Senior Citizen: $7 (60 years and older)
Advance Gate Pass: $7.00* 2-Day Fair Pass: $12.00* 3-Day Pass: $20.00* Season Pass: $50 for 11 days (includes Sneak-a-Peek)*
*Passes and Advance Gate Admission available at Box Office September 2 through October 12.
October, 2 - gates open 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
October, 3-12 - Gates open 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
October 9 13 WMAZ Political Forum 7:00 p.m. Reaves Arena (tentative) Candidates for U.S. Senate and the 8th Congressional District debate the issues.
October 7, 8, 9 Reithoffer Midway (Pay one Price: $15.00) 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Unlimited rides; does not include Fair gate admission. (Does not include SPEED, non mechanical Midway rides, Agri-Lift, or boat rides.)
October 10 Health Fair presented by Houston Health Care 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Miller Murphy Howard Conference Rooms A,E,F,& G. Free screenings and information will be available.
October 12 Last Blast! Pay-One-Price Pay one Price: $15.00 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Unlimited rides; does not include Fair gate admission. (Does not include SPEED, non mechanical Midway rides, Agri-Lift, or boat rides.)
Location: 401 Larry Walker Parkway • Exits 134 and 135 at I-75 • Perry, Georgia 31069
There is great live music and entertainment throughout the fair. I’ll be heading down there and enjoying the exhibits with my family. I hope you’ll enjoy it too.