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The 74th annual Spalding County Fair returns this month with new additions and precautions.

New this year will be a demolition derby where local drivers can compete for a share of a $2,000 cash purse and trophies. Drivers will compete in their own four- or six-cylinder, front-wheel-drive car for the chance to be named the first-ever Spalding County Fair Demolition Derby winner.

Event organizers are actively seeking drivers to participate. To learn more or to register, go to www.stoneyroberts.com.

Another new feature of this year’s fair is the addition of Modern Midways. Modern Midways offers rides for children and families and thrill rides for all ages. The company will also bring games and classic fair foods.

Also, new this year are safety precautions as it relates to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Fair workers and volunteers will wear face masks and Brightmoor nurses will take visitors’ temperatures at the gates. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the fairgrounds, and ride operators will wipe down rides between guests.

Event organizers say that masks are recommended but not required for fair attendees.

The fair will be held from Sept. 25 through Oct. 3 at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds on South Hill Street. Gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays, at 1 p.m. on Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 for all ages. Children 5 and under attend for free.

Check future editions of The Griffin Daily News for more details and information.