Georgia National Fair

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.

aerial view of Gwinnett County Fair
Gwinnett County Fair

September Fairs

Gwinnett County Fair in Lawrenceville, Sept. 16-26, 2021

Come for the rides and food then stay for the shows. The annual Gwinnett County Fair will feature the Ninja Experience Show, Pirates of the Columbian Caribbean Show, and concerts by Malpass Brothers, The Swingin Medallions, Wilson-Fairchild and Kasual.

Kiwanis Coweta County Fair in Newnan, Sept. 16-26, 2021

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. 23-Oct. 3, 2021

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. 2021's lineup includes We Are Messengers, Jon Langston, Chris Lane, Chase Rice, Gabby Barrett and Mark Wills.

Spalding County Fair in Griffin, Sept. 24-Oct. 2, 2021

In addition to the traditional fair activities, don't miss the special events at the Spalding County Fair this fall, including performances by chain saw artist “Artistry in Wood” and Rust and Flame Blacksmith, lawnmower races, and a demolition derby. $25 Mega Tickets include entrance into the fair and unlimited rides!

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

October Fairs

Georgia State Fair in Hampton, Oct. 1-10, 2021

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 with the 2021 Georgia State Fair, including a petting zoo, circus, racing pigs and pony rides.

The Georgia National Fair in Perry, Oct. 7-17, 2021

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. 7-17, 2021

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

Elberton 12-County Fair in Elberton, Oct. 14-24, 2021

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.

Georgia-Carolina State Fair in Augusta, Oct. 15-24, 2021

For the 2021 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. 18-23, 2021

The 59th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair will feature education, heritage, business exhibits, food, entertainment and rides throughout its run.

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


Columbia County Fair in Grovetown, Nov. 4-14, 2021

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

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Published: June 2021