As the largest fair in metro Atlanta, the Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair once again returns in 2018 to the Jim R. Miller Park Sept. 20-30. The fair attracts nearly 300,000 people every year from north Georgia and neighboring states. The Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair features live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment, and delicious fair foods. There are also games and rides on the Great James H. Drew Exposition midway – one of the largest carnival midways in the United States, featuring the Wildcat Rollercoaster, Georgia Mountain Lift and the Mega Slide.
A covered arena guarantees concerts rain or shine, including appearances by great country and contemporary Christian artists. Headlining the Carl Black Kennesaw Concert Series this year are: Crowder on Friday, Sept. 21; Dylan Scott on Saturday, Sept. 22; Colt Ford on Wednesday, Sept. 26; Easton Corbin on Thursday, Sept. 27; Montgomery Gentry on Friday, Sept. 28; and Riley Green on Saturday, Sept. 29. Concerts are free with fair admission.
Drew Exposition, often referred to as America’s Amusement Park on tour, features the North Georgia State Fair Mega Slide - at 50 feet high and rippling out another 170 feet, the yellow and green Mega Slide will be one of the most iconic structures at the fair. New acts in 2018 include David Smith "The Human Cannonball", the Grizzly Experience, Frisco Tiger Encounter, and Robo Cars.
Returning acts in 2018 include, Robinson’s Racing Pigs and Paddling Porkers, Lady Houdini, Atlanta Puppet featuring master Puppeteer Peter Hart, Eudora Farms Petting Zoo, Brian Ruth “Master of the Chainsaw”, North Georgia Animals Petting Barn, and Olympic High Dive! Other long-time traditions will continue, including sanctioned flower shows, non-commercial exhibits, and more than 40 amusement rides and games courtesy of the Great James H. Drew Exposition.
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. ATM machines are located on the midway. Advanced online prices are $5 for admission and $11 for a book of 21 tickets. Visit the fair website to order advance tickets.
See website for daily specials, including: $15 Pay-One-Price Ride Special on Monday, Sept. 24, $20 Pay-One-Price Ride Specials on Thursday (opening day) Sept. 20, Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Thursday Sept. 27, $25 Pay-One-Price Ride Special on Friday Sept. 21, and $30 Pay-One-Price Ride Specials on Saturdays, Sept. 22 and 29 from 11am to 3pm (good till close).
For more information, see the North Georgia State Fair website. Fair hours are as follows: 4pm-11pm, Mondays-Thursdays, 4pm-midnight on Fridays, 10am-midnight on Saturdays and 12:30pm-10pm on Sundays.