Coweta County Fair

Get those exhibits ready

by Sarah Fay Campbell

The Coweta County Fair is less than a month away, and it's time for potential contestants to get working on their fair exhibits. MegaPasses, which include unlimited rides any day of the fair, and gate admission are already on sale online, and soon will be on sale at local stores. The MegaPass is $25 and must be purchased before the fair begins. Typically, an unlimited ride armband is $25, and admission is $5. Additionally, arm bands aren't available on Friday and Saturday nights.

This year's fair runs from Thursday, Sept. 19 to Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds south of Newnan on Pine Road.

Student passes, which are given to students at local schools, are good on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and now will be accepted on Sunday.

"We're gearing up," said Scott Cortner, fair chairman for the Newnan Kiwanis Club, which hosts the annual event.

New entertainment this year includes the Eudora Farms exotic animals and petting zoo, and a BMX show for the last five days of the fair. Returning entertainment includes Muttville Comix, the Torres Family Circus, and the Puppetone Rockers. Open Mike Atlanta and Competition Alley will return as well, and there will be local bands playing every night.

In addition to the midway rides and shows, food, and entertainment, there will be the classic county fair exhibits, including canned goods, cakes and pies, the finest veggies from the garden, arts and crafts, and horticultural and agricultural exhibits.

There's a category for almost everything, in both youth and adult classes — and cash prizes.

There will also be the 4-H livestock shows, various competitions — including the steak cook-off and egg prep contest, gingerbread and cake decorating — the always popular lumberjack competition, and even Master Gardener Family Feud.

The Kiwanis Club takes the profits from the fair and reinvests the money in the community.

"We're looking forward to another record year," said Cortner.

And hoping for dry weather.

"We think that we provide great entertainment for the money, a great opportunity and a place for families. And the weather needs to cooperate so we just keep praying," Cortner said.

You can get more information at www.CowetaCountyFair.org. The website is in the process of being updated for 2013, and not all information on it is current.

You can also get more information by calling the Coweta County Extension Office at 770-254-2620.



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