10-day run begins tonight for Coweta County Fair
By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
The Coweta County Fair opens tonight for a 10-day run.
The gates open at 6 p.m. and the fair will close at 11 p.m.
And armbands for unlimited rides, normally $25, are just $18. They’re even cheaper with a $5 discount from a coupon in the Sunday, Sept. 16 issue of The Newnan Times-Herald or a printout from cowetacountyfair.org .
Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. weeknights. The 4-H petting zoo is open until 9 each night, and the exhibit and ag buildings will be open until 10.
Armbands aren’t available on Friday or Saturday nights, but can be purchased for any other night. Two new rides will be on hand this year, according to Scott Cortner, fair committee chairman for the Newnan Kiwanis Club. They are the Flying Dutchman and High Energy.
There will be live entertainment every night, as well as various shows and competitions, displays and community exhibits.
Open Mic Atlanta is hosting a singer/songwriter competition. Performances will be from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight, Friday, and Saturday. Visit coweta.competitionalley.com for more details.
Saturday is family fun day.
The Saturday events include the popular Lumberjack Contest, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the livestock arena. There will be a K-9 police dog demonstration at 4 p.m. And the 4-H Horse Show will take place at 5 p.m. at the W.C. Adamson Horse Arena, located near the entrance to the fairgrounds located on Pine Road.
There will also be “science in action” at the exhibit hall from 3 to 7 p.m.
Sunday’s events include “Master Gardener Jeopardy” at 5 p.m., the Trent Ewing Band from 7 to 10 p.m, and the 4-H K-9 Klub dog show at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Coweta Extension Service offices at 770-254-2620.