Trip Ideas

Georgia's Fall Fairs

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

  • Georgia National Fair

  • Northwest Georgia Regional Fair, Calhoun (Sept. 9-16, 2017)

    The Cherokee Capital Fairgrounds host the annual Northwest Georgia Regional Fair, where attendees will find agricultural, livestock, 4-H and FFA exhibits, a variety of food, clowns, puppets, carnival rides and nightly entertainment in a traditional fair environment.
  • Gwinnett County Fair, Lawrenceville (Sept. 14-24, 2017)

    Come for the rides and food then stay for the shows. The annual Gwinnett County Fair will feature the Santa Gertrudis Show, Flores Circus Thrill Show, XPOGO Stunt Show, The Lucky Show, and concerts by Jimmy Fortune, Sylvia, T. Graham Brown and Country River Band.

  • North Georgia State Fair, Marietta (Sept. 21-Oct. 1, 2017)

    The second largest fair in Georgia sets up for the 85th year 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. 2017's lineup incudes Colton Dixon, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, Colt Ford, Chris Janson and Zach Seabaugh.
  • Kiwanis Coweta County Fair, Newnan (Sept. 22-Oct. 1, 2017)

    At the Coweta County Kiwanis Fair, see livestock shows, comedians, a hypnotist, a reptile rescue exhibit, police K9 demonstration, and live entertainment in addition to the traditional fair experience.
  • Georgia State Fair, Hampton (Sept. 29-Oct. 8, 2017)

    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 2017 Georgia State Fair, including a petting zoo, camel rides, racing pigs and pony rides.
  • The Georgia National Fair, Perry (Oct. 5-15, 2017)

    For 10 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, Cumming (Oct. 5-15, 2017)

    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, Elberton (Oct. 12-21, 2017)

    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, Augusta (Oct. 13-22, 2017)

    For the 2017 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 typical fair food.

  • Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, Statesboro (Oct. 16-21, 2017)

    The 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair will feature education, heritage, business exhibits, food, entertainment and rides throughout its run. And, yes, before you ask, the Pancake House is set to return.

  • Columbia County Fair, Grovetown (Nov. 2-12, 2017)

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

  • Southwest Georgia Regional Fair, Albany (Nov. 7-12, 2017)

    A hypnotist, mobile petting zoo, demolition derby, and traditional troubadours provide added fun for the usual festivities during the annual Southwest Georgia Regional Fair.

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  • Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Find more festival recommendations from Eileen on