Fair 'mega pass' advance sales through Wednesday

By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL sarah@newnan.com The Coweta County Fair starts Thursday; and only two days remain for purchasing of the "mega pass," which includes admission and unlimited rides for $20. The mega passes for the annual Newnan Kiwanis Club-sponsored fair can be bought at the Coweta County Extension Office on Pine Road, at the entrance to the fairgrounds, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday. Passes may also be purchased at the Powell Library on Hospital Road in Newnan, Scott's Book Store in downtown Newnan or at United Bank, McIntosh Bank or First Choice Community Bank offices.
Or, you can buy passes online, until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, at www.cowetacountyfair.org . Today is the second and final day to enter arts and crafts, agricultural exhibits, and canned and baked goods. Items may be brought for entry between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds. New this year, horticultural exhibits will be entered next Monday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. That's in an effort to have high-quality exhibits throughout the 10-day run, said Stephanie Ray Butcher, Coweta's extension coordinator. The weather forecasts call for a zero percent chance of rain on Thursday. The gates open at 5 p.m. Admission for the first day of the fair is just $1. All rides are $1 on Thursday, as well. The fair runs until 11 p.m. Thursday. Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday; admission is free with a ticket stub from that night's local football game. Saturday, the fair is open from noon to midnight. Saturday is also the busiest day, with several contests and demonstrations, including the always-exciting Lumber Jack competition. Regular-priced admission is $5. Children under 6 are free. For more information on the fair, visit www.cowetacountyfair.org or call 770-254-2620.


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