Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia

Georgia's Fall Fairs

Known for fun food, thrilling rides, concerts and animal shows, these homegrown fall events are must-dos in Georgia!

No fall is complete without a trip to a fair! Spending a day playing games, taking rides, seeing animals, watching performers and eating fun fair food is one of the best ways to celebrate the season.

Check out these fairs around the state for some classic family fun this fall. Find more fall fun on our calendar of events, and sign up for our email newsletters to receive updates directly in your inbox.

Carnival rides at the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, Georgia
Carnival rides at the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, Georgia

Georgia Mountain Fair, Aug. 18-26, 2023

Look forward to the 72nd annual Georgia Mountain Fair, held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee. With first-class musical performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, unique attractions, and a glimpse into North Georgia’s rich history and culture, the fair provides something for every member of the family!

Chattahoochee Mountain Fair, Sept. 8-16, 2023

Spend a special week back in the good old days at the Chattahoochee Mountain Fair at the Habersham County Fairgrounds in Clarkesville. Enjoy homemade treats, handmade crafts, a farm animal petting zoo and carnival rides galore!

Gwinnett County Fair in Lawrenceville, Sept. 14-24, 2023

Come for the rides and food then stay for the shows. The annual Gwinnett County Fair will feature the King BMX Stunt Show and Victoria Circus, as well as concerts, livestock shows, pageants and carnival rides.

Kiwanis Coweta County Fair in Newnan, Sept. 14-24, 2023

At the Kiwanis Coweta County Fair, see livestock shows, comedians, moto freestyle show, a reptile rescue exhibit, and live entertainment in addition to the traditional fair experience.

North Georgia State Fair in Marietta, Sept. 21-Oct. 1, 2023

The second-largest fair in Georgia sets up at Jim Miller Park this autumn. Nearly 300,000 people are expected to attend the North Georgia State Fair and enjoy a variety of typical fair festivities. The fair also hosts a number of free concerts each year.

Spalding County Fair in Griffin, Sept. 22-30, 2023

In addition to the traditional fair activities, don't miss the special events at the Spalding County Fair this fall, including performances by a chain saw artist, a reptile show, a petting zoo, and a demolition derby.

Georgia State Fair in Hampton, Sept. 29-Oct. 8, 2023

The grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway fill with the sights and sounds of one of the state's largest fairs each year. Animals play a big role in the fun at the Georgia State Fair, including a petting zoo and a white tiger display.

Performers at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia
Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia

The Georgia National Fair in Perry, Oct. 5-15, 2023

For 11 days each autumn, The Georgia National Fair brings rides, concerts, agricultural exhibits and competitions, food stands, arts and crafts, and horse shows to the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter. The best part? Fireworks each night!

Cumming Country Fair & Festival in Cumming, Oct. 5-15, 2023

Just 40 minutes north of Atlanta, the Cumming Country Fair & Festival combines rides with amazing entertainers, the Miss Cumming Pageant, concerts, and festival fare for 10 days of fun.

Georgia-Carolina State Fair in Augusta, Oct. 13-22, 2023

For the 2023 Georgia-Carolina State Fair, expect more rides than before in addition to livestock competitions, arts and crafts, the Miss Georgia-Carolina State Fair competition, and fun fair food.

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro, Oct. 16-21, 2023

The 61st annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair will feature education, heritage, business exhibits, food, entertainment and rides throughout its run.

Elberton 12-County Fair in Elberton, Oct. 19-29, 2023

Voted "One of the 10 Great Places for Blue Ribbon County Fairs" by USA Today, the Elberton 12-County Fair features a carnival midway, nightly prize drawings, handmade goods competitions, and enough rides to fill your day and night with fun.

Dublin Fall Fair in Dublin, Oct. 25-28, 2023

Take to the Civitan Fairgrounds as merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels, and rides for the whole family await at the Dublin Fall Fair. Stroll under the bright lights of the carnival midway with fun games and exciting rides like Viper, Wipe Out, Drop Tower, Fireball, and lots of kiddie rides.

Games at the Columbia County, Georgia, Fair
Columbia County Fair in Grovetown, Georgia

Columbia County Fair in Grovetown, Nov. 2-12, 2023

In addition to typical fair festivities, the Columbia County Fair usually features bull riding, a demolition derby, daring entertainment, and musical performances.

Published: July 2023
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