- Ben Brasch The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Break out those stretchy pants because the fair is back, y’all.
The 85th North Georgia State Fair will run from Sept. 21 to Oct. 1 at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road SW, in Marietta.
Below is your fairly fair fair guide:
Parking is $5 and admission tickets ahead of time cost $3.50 for those age 11 and older.
The rides cost tickets, which cost real dollars. Individuals tickets cost $1.25; 21 tickets cost $20; 55 tickets cost $50; and 120 tickets cost $100.
Children’s rides are usually cost two tickets while the rollercoasters will take up to four tickets, said Erin Fongster, a member of the fair's office staff.
She said food vendors will take cash.
There’s a new way for you to save some money: $2 Tuesday. That means $2 parking, $2 rides and $2 for select food.
Check out the schedule for other daily specials.
Thursday, Sept. 21: 4-11 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 22: 4 p.m.-midnight
Saturday, Sept. 23: 10 a.m.-midnight
Sunday, Sept. 24: 12:30-10 p.m.
Monday to Thursday, Sept. 25 - Sept. 28: 4-10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 29: 4 p.m.-midnight
Saturday, Sept. 30: 10 a.m.-midnight
Sunday, Oct. 1: 12:30-10 p.m.
In addition to those from previous fairs, there will some new attractions this year:
Firemen High Dive Show — a stunt diving team
Kachunga and the Alligator Show — a long-time alligator education awareness show from — where else — Florida
Horses, Horses, Horses — ...
Cowboy Woody — a cowboy in stilts doing things with a lasso
Walking TreeMan — a 12-foot-tall walking tree man
There’ll be lots of country and Christian acts, all starting at 8 p.m.:
Friday, Sept. 22 — Colton Dixon
Saturday, Sept. 23 — Lauren Alaina
Wednesday, Sept. 27 — Trace Adkins
Thursday, Sept. 28 — Colt Ford
Friday, Sept. 29 — Chris Janson
Saturday, Sept. 30 — Zach Seabaugh
All concerts start at 8 p.m.