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Cumming Country Fair carries on the tradition

Once again, the neon glow from the Cumming Country Fair & Festival will light up the fairgrounds for two weeks in October and practically pulse with the excitement of some good, clean fun.

The highly anticipated fair is a fall staple in north Georgia. Food, rides, entertainment, family-friendly activities and special events all make the Cumming Country Fair & Festival one of the most popular events in the Atlanta area.

Since 1995 the fair has been thrilling visitors with its homage to the past and ability to stay current in today’s technological culture.

This year – Oct. 8-18 – the fair continues its longstanding traditions.

Over 40 rides and games by the James H. Drew Exposition traveling carnival company will provide hours of intense thrills, spills and heart-pounding exhilaration for adrenaline junkies. Each ride requires between 2-4 tickets (one ticket $1; 22 tickets $20; 55 tickets $50).

Another particular highlight of the fair is the annual concert series. This year the series features; Lorri Morgan (Oct. 9), Jason Michael Carroll (Oct. 13), Downhere (Oct. 14), The Charlie Daniels Band (Oct. 15) and Ray Price (Oct. 16).

Beyond the main stage, entertainment includes: Brian Ruth “Master of the Chainsaw,” the Skin & Bones Comedy Circus, Frisco Brother Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, the Tiger Encounter, Elephant Show, OSCAR the Robot and the High Dive Show.

When you’re not tapping along to the music, taking in an act or strapped into a carnival ride, check out the Heritage Village. The working village not only brings you back to a bygone era, it also operates throughout the fair schedule. Get your hair cut at the barber shop, which came from Chicago and is thought to have possibly hosted Al Capone at one time. At the blacksmith shop demonstrations will take place nightly and the products they make are available for purchase. The village also consists of a cider press, cotton gin, doctor’s office, general store, post office, printing press, quilting party, saw mill, shingle mill, syrup mill, water wheel corn mill, grist mill, dentist office, steam engine shed, Baptist church, Methodist church, one-room school house, chicken house and Indian village.

Posted on August 25, 2009 by Christine Foster
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