North Georgia State Fair
September 21 - October 1
As the largest fair in metro Atlanta, the North Georgia State Fair attracts over 300,000 people every year from north Georgia and neighboring states. The Fair features live music, a variety of free attractions including world-class ground acts from around the globe, not one but two petting barns featuring barnyard and exotic animals, flower shows; blue ribbon competitions for handmade goods and items, fruits, vegetables and artwork of all kinds; local entertainment, and delicious fair foods including all of the traditional fair, as well as lots of unexpected culinary delights. The family-owned and operated Great James H. Drew Exposition Midway, one of the largest carnival midways in the United States, features a wide assortment of carnival games, entertainment, and exciting rides for thrill-seekers of all ages, including the Wildcat Rollercoaster, the Georgia Mountain Lift and the Mega Slide.