Fair Preview

Pictured, from left, are Kiwaniannes Charlotte Johnson, Laura Smallwood, Julia Howard and Elaine Grubbs. The Kiwaniannes will be operating the Korn Dawg booth at this year’s Kiwanis Spalding County Fair.

After a one-year absence, Korn Dawgs will again be available at the Kiwanis Spalding County Fair.

Due to the pandemic, the Kiwaniannes opted not to work at the fair last year, denying fair-goers the chance to purchase the hearty treat.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the fair, which will be held at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds at 1025 S. Hill St. The fair will run from Friday, Sept. 24 to Saturday, Oct. 2. Gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays, 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to the famous Korn Dawgs, there will be plenty of other food options for fair attendees, Fair Manager Ralph Jones said.

Ryan’s Pig Pit will be selling barbecue at the old Kiwanis food booth, Jones said.

Jason Ollis, also known as “Big Daddy,” will be selling boiled peanuts, and Spalding County 4-H will be selling hamburgers, french fries and chili.

Modern Midways will be operating the midway for the second year in a row.

Modern Midways will have several new rides this year, including the “Wave Swinger,” a ride with a 42-person capacity that has an LED light show. Another new ride this year will be “Zero Gavity,” a “super-fast” ride which holds 33 passengers and tilts to a 90-degree angle.

The price of admission to the fair is $7. The cost of Mega Tickets is $25.

Two promotions will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Attendees who bring at least six canned goods items will receive free admission. Additionally, anyone who purchases an arm band, which allows for unlimited rides, will receive a second arm band for free.

The demolition derby will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

“That should be a crowd pleaser,” Jones said. “We only had two cars last year, and everybody at the fairgrounds came over to watch.”

The lawn mower races will take place Saturday, Sept. 25.

Jeep Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, the last day of the fair.

Jones said he expects between 200 and 300 Jeep enthusiasts to display their vehicles on Jeep Day. Jeep drivers will also compete in a drag race in the mud.