The fair runs from Oct. 2 to Oct. 11, said Fair Manager Bill Wages.
“During the week, we open at five o’clock (in the afternoon) and we run until almost 11,” Wages said.
On the two Saturdays during this period, the fair will open at 1 p.m. and run until 11 p.m.
The fair will be open on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 2 to 7 p.m.
He said on Oct. 11, there will be a drawing for a $5,000 prize.
“We’re probably the only fair that’s still giving away what we call our ‘grand prize,’” he said.
People can become eligible to win it simply by showing up - half of their ticket is placed in a barrel. Oct. 11, at the end of the fair, there will be a drawing of ticket stubs.
“You have to be present to win,” Wages said.
Belle City Amusements, which has provided the carnival rides and midway for the last five years, will do so again. The new Kiwanis building will provide space for stage entertainment, which Wages said is included in the ticket price. The stage events are local musical entertainment, including country and gospel. Wages estimates that there will be 50,000 attendees at the fair this year, roughly the same as last year.
Those interested in finding out more information can call the fairgrounds at 770-228-2814.