Georgia State Fair

Georgia State Fair for Two, Four, Six, or Eight on September 29th to October 8 at Georgia State Fair (46% Off)

The Georgia State Fair tradition began in 1846 by the Southern Central Agricultural Society. The purpose of the fair was to create an event that would promote Georgia Farmers and agriculture interests throughout Georgia and into the adjacent states, with this in mind, the first Georgia State Fair was held at Stone Mountain. Due to the large response to the fair it was moved to Atlanta in 1850. After seeking a more centralized location, they settled at the fairgrounds in Macon a year later. The Seventh Street fairgrounds housed the fair until the Civil War, which was then transformed into Camp Oglethorpe. Post-Civil War, the fair was held in different cities throughout Georgia.

By 1871, the 273 acre Central City Park was transformed into the permanent location for the fair. This project included creating the entrance gate, buildings to house the expositions, main stage, race track, and even a terrace on the river bank. The Georgia State Fair’s ownership changed many times throughout the next 100 years, and by 1982 the Macon Exchange Club Fair Association (MECFA) was formed to purchase it. 1990 brought the appearance of another fair being held in the fall and in close proximity to the Georgia State Fair, which resulted in in the fall dates of 2009 being postponed to the spring of 2010. Unfortunately, the spring time fair was not able to continue in the agriculture and livestock programs and after a few years of running the event at a loss, the MECFA voted to discontinue the tradition of the fair.

In 2011 the MECFA contacted a Tennessee based company, Universal Fairs, to come discuss taking ownership and continue this great Georgia tradition. Universal Fairs purchased the Georgia State Fair in 2011 and in 2012 decided to hold the spring fair as well as add a fall fair hosted at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The focus of Universal Fairs is to return the Georgia State Fair back to its former glory and rebuild the agriculture and livestock programs that the first fair was founded upon.

Admission & Rides

Admission :

All Shows/Special Events are included in the price of Admission.
All seating is General Admission – Festival Style.
FREE PARKING! (VIP paid parking Available)

Adult Ticket
Adults(13 and older)
$10.00 at the gate
Youth Ticket
Youth (5 – 12)
$5.00 at the gate
Child Ticket
Children (4 and under)
Free
Senior Ticket
Seniors – (60 and older)
$5.00 at the gate

Ride Wristbands:
(Good for unlimited rides on the Midway)

$25 all ages Everyday
Everyday is wristband day at the Georgia State Fair.

Wrist Bands will be valid from opening until closing.

Hours

Friday, September 30: 4 p.m. – Midnight

Saturday, October 1: 10 a.m. – Midnight

Sunday, October 2: Noon – 10 p.m.

Monday, October 3: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Thursday, October 6: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday, October 7: 4 p.m. – Midnight

Saturday, October 8: 10 a.m. – Midnight

Sunday, October 9: Noon – 10 p.m.

Directions

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Atlanta Motor Speedway is located approximately 30 miles south of Atlanta on U.S. Highway 19 & 41 in Hampton in Henry County.

The track’s physical address is 1500 Tara Place, Hampton, Ga 30228.

Traveling South

If you are driving south towards Atlanta Motor Speedway, there are two exits off I-75 for reaching the track and both are comparable distances.

Traveling south on I-75, fans can take Exit #235 (11.1 miles south of downtown Atlanta) and continue south on Highway 19 & 41 for 15 miles.

Fans can also take Exit #218 while traveling south on I-75 (27.7 miles south of downtown Atlanta). Once on Highway 20, head west for 10 miles and follow signs to the track.

Alternate routes to the track are available, but are not as direct.

Traveling North

Fans can exit at three locations off I-75 when driving north towards Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Traveling north on 1-75, fans can first take Exit #205 and head west on GA 16 West into Griffin. Then take U.S. Highway 19 & 41 north towards Atlanta Motor Speedway (approximately 10 miles).

Fans can also take Exit #212 off I-75 and head west on Hampton-Locust Grove Road to GA 20. Take GA 20 west for approximately two miles to Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Traveling from the south, fans also have the opportunity to take Exit #218. Take GA 20 west to the Speedway (10 miles).

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