Kiwanis Coweta County Fair

Deadline for MegaPass is Wednesday

by Sarah Fay Campbell

The 2013 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair opens Thursday, and it's time to get those fair exhibits ready and entered.

Time is also running out for making MegaPass purchases. The advance purchase-only passes are good for admission and unlimited rides any day of the fair. They are $25 each and must be bought by Wednesday.

Standard fair gate admission is $5, and unlimited ride armbands are $25, but they aren't available on Friday and Saturday nights.

Free admission tickets are given out to school students in Coweta and surrounding counties, and are good Thursdays, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Exhibits, including arts and crafts, baked goods, preserved foods, candies and agriculture, can be checked in today from 1 to 6 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the exhibit hall at the fairgrounds on Pine Road.

Check-in for horticulture exhibits is Monday, Sept. 23.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. on Thursdays, and the fair will close at 11 p.m. The Friday hours are 5 p.m. to midnight. Saturday hours will be noon till midnight, and Sunday from 2 to 10 p.m. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, hours will be 5 to 11 p.m.

The 4-H petting zoo closes at 9 p.m. each night and the exhibit hall will close at 10.

Entertainment this year will include Open Mic Atlanta and Competition Alley, local bands, a BMX bike show, Eudora Farms exotic animals, Muttville Comix, Puppetone Rockers and the Torres Family Circus.

MegaPasses can be purchased online at Coweta-CountyFair.org, at the Powell and Central libraries, the Coweta Convention and Visitors Bureau and at several local business.

For more information visit www.cowetacountyfair.org or call 770-254-2620.

The fair is hosted each year by the Newnan Kiwanis Club with help from other local Kiwanis Clubs. The club then awards significant grants to local organizations with money raised at the fair.



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