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Gwinnett County Fair 2018: When to go, what to do, how to get tickets

It’s time for fried food, prized livestock and exciting rides. The Gwinnett County Fair is back.

The annual event kicks off on Sept. 13 and lasts through Sept. 23, with a variety of shows, competitions and attractions at the fairgrounds on 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville.

Admission is $10 for adults (age 12 through 64), $5 for youth (age 6 through 11) and seniors (over 65) and free or kids age 5 and under. There’s free admission on Sept. 13 in honor of the fair’s opening day. If you buy tickets online before Sept. 13, you can save up to 50 percent of the cost. 


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Pay for rides by buying packs of ride tickets, or by paying a flat rate for unlimited rides. The unlimited ride passes cost $20 Mondays through Thursdays, and $25 on Saturdays and Sundays. You can get a ride pass for $18 if you bring a non-perishable food item to donate on Sept. 13 and Sept. 17 through 20. 

Carnival hours are 5 to 11 p.m. on weekdays, 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays, and 1 to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Exhibit halls are open from 5 to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Here is the full schedule of events: 

Thursday, Sept. 13
11 a.m. - Dairy Goat Show
6:30 p.m. - Gwinnett Baby Miss Pageant (0 to 18 months)
6:30 p.m. - Gwinnett Young Junior Miss Pageant (9 and 10 years)
6 and 8 p.m. - The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Flores Circus Thrill Show 

Friday, Sept. 14
5 p.m. - Combined Showmanship, Market Lamb Show, Breeding Ewe Show 
7 p.m. - Gwinnett Toddler Miss Pageant (19 to 35 months)
7 p.m. -Gwinnett Young Miss Pageant (11 and 12 years)
6 and 8 p.m. - The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Flores Circus Thrill Show

Saturday, Sept. 15
11 a.m. - Wool Judging
11:30 a.m. - Market Goat Show
7 p.m. -Miss Gwinnett Pageant
4, 6 and 8 p.m. - The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Flores Circus Thrill Show  

Sunday Sept. 16
11:30 a.m. -Fleckvieh Show, Combined Breed Showmanship, Simmental Show,  Simmental Percentage Show
1 p.m. -Gwinnett Wee Miss Pageant (3 and 4 years)
1 p.m. - Gwinnett Tiny Miss Pageant ( 5 and 6 years)
2 p.m. - Gwinnett Little Miss Pageant (7 and 8 years)
2 p.m. -Gwinnett Junior Miss Pageant ( 13 and 14 years)
2 p.m. -Gwinnett Teen Miss Pageant (15 through 17 years)
4, 6 and 8 p.m. - The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Flores Circus Thrill Show

Monday, Sept. 17
4 p.m. -Santa Gertrudis Show
5 p.m. - Hereford Show, Combined Breed Showmanship, Angus Show
7:30 p.m. - In Concert Ronnie McDowell
6 and 8 p.m. - The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Flores Circus Thrill Show

Tuesday, Sept. 18
7:30 p.m. - In Concert T. Graham Brown
6 and 8 p.m. - The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Flores Circus Thrill Show

Wednesday, Sept. 19
5 p.m. - Open Sheep Show
7:30 p.m. - In Concert John Berry, 
6 and 8 p.m.: The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Flores Circus Thrill Show 

Thursday, Sept. 20
5:30 p.m. -Charolais Show, Red Angus Show, Chi-Influence Show, Other Registered Breed Show, Combined Breed Showmanship, Gelbvieh Show, Shorthorn Show
7:30 p.m. - In Concert The Grains of Sand
6 and 8 p.m.: The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Flores Circus Thrill Show

Friday September 21
5 p.m. -Commercial Heifer Show, Combined Breed Showmanship Show, Steer Show
7:30 p.m. -In Concert Waylon & Willie Tribute (with Hokey & Casey)
6 and 8 p.m.: The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Flores Circus Thrill Show

Saturday September 22
1 p.m. - Dairy Heifer Show
4, 6 and 8 p.m. - The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.- Flores Circus Thrill Show

Sunday September 23
8 a.m. - Sunday School (In the barn)
9 a.m. - Swine Show Small Arena
4, 6 and 8 p.m.- The Edge 2-Wheel Action Show
4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Flores Circus Thrill Show


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