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Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter Travel



There’s scarcely any place better to be in October than the Georgia State Fair.  We try to go every year because there’s always so much to see and do.  It’s not just about the rides.  They have a lot of animal shows and the food is every bit as perfect as you’d expect the fair food to be.  From melt in your mouth cotton candy to grandma’s apple dumplings.

And of course, for the shopaholics like me, there’s something to suit every budget and fashion preference.  My favorite handbags were purchased from the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry Georgia.  From competitions to crafts, I can’t stress enough how fun it is to attend the Georgia National Fair.

I always enjoy the music and bands and look forward to hearing them play while we’re walking around taking in the scenery.  And the comedians, oh my gosh! They’re hilarious. We always try to go on armband days because it’s more affordable and the kids can ride unlimited rides (who and I kidding, it’s so I can ride unlimited rides too).

If you missed it this year, schedule it in for next year:  October 4-14, 2018.  See you there.

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26 thoughts on “Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter Travel”

  1. robin rue says:

    We love a good carnival. My boys could spend hours going on the rides. This sounds like such a fun place to visit.

    1. The Wanderer says:

      The kids love the rides. I have to be very careful of what I ride because of back issues but there’s something for everyone, even folks like me.

  2. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I have passed these fairgrounds so many times on a trip to the beach and always say we will come back to the fair! It looks like our entire family is missing out by not attending.

    1. The Wanderer says:

      It’s a really nice fairground. There is so much to take in, I’ve never been able to see it all in one day.

  3. Alli Smith says:

    I was born and raised not far from Perry and I have two aunts who live in Perry. Thanks for prompting some special memories of going to the fair with my mom and dad. Love it!

    1. The Wanderer says:

      The Georgia national rodeo is in February 2018. Your parents or even you might want to attend. I’m sure I’ll be there, yee haw, lol.

  4. Doria says:

    Whoa it looks like quite the fair! We’ve never been, but perhaps one of these falls when we make our way down we’ll have to try to check it out. :)

    1. The Wanderer says:

      I think you will find it worth the trip.

  5. Amber Myers says:

    How fun! I just love state fairs. When we lived in Oklahoma we’d go, but now we’re in Texas and it’s like 4 hours away. I miss it though. The food is my favorite!

    1. The Wanderer says:

      I have family in Texas. The food is my favorite too, lol.

  6. Janet says:

    This looks like so much fun! It’s been years since I went to a state fair and will have to ask my GA friends if they’ve been to this.

    1. The Wanderer says:

      I’d love to know what they think about it.

  7. Crystal says:

    Oh so fun! These are the things I love taking my kids to because they will carry those memories forever!

    1. The Wanderer says:

      So true. Alyssa broke her tooth on one of the rides and had to get a cap so I’m sure she won’t forget that visit, lol. She had a blast though.

  8. Joely Smith says:

    Wow I never thought about shopping fairs for fashion! What a cool idea. I will have to check this out myself. Thank you for sharing it looks like you had a blast!

    1. The Wanderer says:

      They have the cutest things from jewelry to clothes. I love shopping there.

  9. Sarah Bailey says:

    I used to love going to the fair when I was younger, there was something thrilling about getting on the rides, this look slike such a fun place to go.

    1. The Wanderer says:

      I’ve never outgrown the fair. I have been alone when the grandkids had other plans. I’m a kid at heart.

  10. This looks like such a fun carnival. My kids have been to a few carnivals and they always have such a great time. BEtween the rides and snacks, it’s always so much fun!

    1. The Wanderer says:

      I have to agree 100%. Tyler learned the hard way not to indulge in the sweet foods before a wild ride though.

  11. Mommy Moment says:

    We love attending fairgrounds! Something for everyone in the family. Looks like SO much fun!

    1. The Wanderer says:

      It is. I love the sights, sounds, smells and just the entire excitement in the air.

  12. Liz Mays says:

    The Georgia National Fair did sound like a good time! The rides would definitely be a highlight for the kids.

    1. The Wanderer says:

      They are super fun. The kids are little daredevils and ride them all.

  13. Fellow shopaholic here and I will admit that I am seriously considering adding this destination to my bucket list.

    1. The Wanderer says:

      Well, cool deal. You’ll love the shopping then.

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