Your guide to the 2017 North Georgia State Fair

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:

Brass tacks

Parking is $5 and admission tickets ahead of time cost $3.50 for those age 11 and older.

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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.

A map of the fairgrounds (North Georgia State Fair)


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.

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