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It's fair time! Georgia National Fair runs Oct. 3-13

It’s fall. Sure, the temperatures in much of Georgia are still in the 90s, but the calendar doesn’t lie. No, really. It doesn’t.

How do we know? In Perry, the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter is about to roll out its signature event. The 30th Annual Georgia National Fair.

Families from across the state will head to Perry during the Oct. 3-13 run of the fair, and once they get in the gates, they’ll find something for everyone.

Ag will be center stage. Youth from across the state will show their lambs, goats, cattle and hogs during the fair. Georgia Farm Bureau is a premium sponsor for the livestock shows and will present the grand champion prizes in each species competition.

For the second year, the Georgia Grown Baby Barn will give fairgoers a front-row seat to the miracle of calves and piglets being born. The fair will host horse exhibitions and barrel races. The Georgia Grown Building features displays from many of the state’s commodity groups, cooking demonstrations, the Faces of Agriculture photo exhibit and Georgie’s Farm, an interactive exhibit that guides children ages 2-12 through an adventure following their food from the farm to the fork.

The Georgia National Fair’s concert lineup includes Little Anthony and the Imperials on Oct. 3, Great White on Oct. 4, the Marshall Charloff Purple Experience on Oct. 5, Southside Worship on Oct. 6, the Oak Ridge Boys on Oct. 7, the Gin Blossoms on Oct. 8, George Clinton and Parliament on Oct. 9, Diamond Rio on Oct. 10, Confederate Railroad on Oct. 11, the Grapevine on Oct. 12 and Rumba Latina on Oct. 13.

The fair offers a wide variety of other entertainment acts, and the always popular Midway Rides.

For those who are hungry, there is fair food! Let your nose be your guide to feasts of funnel cakes, grilled and barbecued meats and much more!

Single-day tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors ages 60 and up. Children under 10 are allowed in free with a paying adult. Two-day passes are $16 and season passes are $65. Ride tickets are 18 for $10.

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