Historic High Country / Dalton

Prater's Mill Country Fair

Dates : 10/10/15 - 10/11/15
Prater's Mill Historic Site
5845 GA Highway #2
Dalton, GA 30721

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Prater's Mill teems with life as crafters and entertainers gear up for this quality arts and crafts show held in the atmosphere of an old-fashioned country fair. The mill, built in 1855, grinds corn during the fair. Articles will be displayed ranging from handmade knives and baskets to fine oil paintings. Children under 12 are free with an adult.

Funds raised at the fair are used to preserve the three-story grist mill. From a dilapidated building with holes in the roof and floor, peeling paint and rotten beams, Prater's Mill is now a gleaming red building with white trim, a new tin roof and a repaired floor.

Often featured in Brown's Guide to Georgia, the Prater's Mill Country Fair has been recognized by the American Bus Association as a Top 100 Event and is frequently listed as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. The festival has been visited by Senator Herman Talmadge, Georgia Governor Lestor Maddox, a multitude of politicians and officials.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $7

    Children 12 and under $0

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Restaurant on Site

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Antique, Craft & Hobby, Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Family Friendly, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature