Three days left of Coweta County Fair
by Sarah Fay Campbell
The 2013 Coweta County Fair is drawing to a close. The final day to bring the family to the local fair is Saturday — only three days remain to get your “fair fix.”
The fair will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. today, 5 to midnight on Friday, and noon to midnight on Saturday.
The ever-popular Lumberjack and Lumberjill competition will be held Friday at 7 p.m. The competition was rescheduled from Saturday, when the fair closed early because of heavy rain.
Fair Chairman Scott Cortner of the Newnan Kiwanis Club said the fair was closed Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Anyone who purchased an unlimited-ride armband or paid admission on the rainy day was given the option to return at no charge on another day, Cortner said.
Tonight's events include the mobile dairy classroom at 5 p.m. and the Egg Prep contest at 6:30 p.m.
Friday will be the last night for the Coweta County 4-H petting zoo, which closes at 9 p.m.
Saturday's events include the dairy heifer show at noon, the Showmanship Sweepstakes at 5:30 p.m. and the Cattlemen's Steak Cookoff at 6 p.m.
Admission is $5. Children under 6 will be admitted free, with paid adult admission. Saturday is military appreciation night and all active duty and retired military personnel will receive free admission with valid ID.
Despite the early hours on Saturday because of rain, there was record attendance on Sunday and it’s been higher-than- normal attendance overall, said Cortner.
Tuesday was special needs day.
There was some rain, but "they were playing in the rain," he said of the special needs attendees.
"The comments have been extremely positive and everybody seems to be having a good time," he added.
For more information on fair programs, visit www.CowetaCountyFair.org .