As the largest fair in metro Atlanta, the 87th annual Superior Plumbing presents North Georgia State Fair will be Sept. 19-29 at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road SW in Marietta.
The fair, attracting 300,000 people every year from north Georgia and neighboring states, features live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment and fair foods. There are also games and rides on the Great James H. Drew Exposition midway – one of the largest carnival Midways in the U.S., featuring the Wildcat Rollercoaster, Georgia Mountain Lift and the Mega Slide.
A covered arena guarantees concerts rain or shine, including appearances by country and contemporary Christian artists. Headlining the Carl Black Kennesaw Concert Series this year are Jeremy Camp on Sept. 20; Mitchell Tenpenny on Sept. 21; Lee Brice on Sept. 25; Tyler Farr on Sept. 26; Lanco on Sept. 27; Caleb Lee Hutchinson opening for Travis Denning on Sept. 28.
New for 2019
♦ K-9’s in Flight — A non-stop, action-packed performance showcasing the top amazing K-9 sports, including K-9 high jump and Frisbee all in a high-flying atmosphere.
♦ King BMX Stunt Show — A BMX stunt show featuring high-flying aerial stunts and mindboggling technical moves.
♦ Ninja Experience — A team of martial arts experts featuring high-flying, jaw-dropping performances that showcase a display of extreme breaking and theatrics. This team has been featured on America’s Got Talent.
♦ Sandscapes — Performance art for the whole family. The Sandscapes sculptors transform 50 tons of sand into a specially-themed work of art throughout the run of the fair.
♦ Drew Exposition — The Great James H. Drew Exposition is even greater this year with the addition of The Barnyard – a new family attraction for all ages, and later in the year — a new Giant Wheel.
♦ Several new food vendors will be joining the fair this year.
♦ There will also be a new special needs beauty pageant. The Fair will celebrate the second year of this event, which will include Special Populations Night on Sept. 24.
♦ Sept. 26 will be College Night where all college students receive free admission with a valid ID.
Gate admission is $7, children 10 and under are free. Ride tickets are $1.25 each, $20 for 21 tickets, $50 for 55 tickets and $100 for 120 tickets. All rides require more than one ticket. Parking is $5. Concerts are free with fair admission.
Online advance discount tickets can be purchased for $5, a book of 21 ride tickets can be purchased for only $11. Online tickets go on sale July 1.
For more information, visit www.northgeorgiastatefair.com.