“We are excited to continue our growth and are looking forward to a great fair this year,” said Bud Owens, Vice-President for the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair.
Dixieland Carnival Company of Phenix City, Alabama will be bringing over 30 rides and attractions to the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair featuring the giant Skywheel and the South’s first and highest swinging sensation, the 100 foot high Vertigo. Unlimited rides will be available during this year’s fair and a huge line up of entertainment is ready for the fairgoers to enjoy.
Competitive exhibits by local homemakers, artists and crafters will be accepted on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and will be displayed for every fairgoer to enjoy. Judging on those entries will be held Monday morning as well as the baking show and flower show. For more information on how to enter competitive entries into the many categories, please go to www.northwestgeorgiaregionalfair.com.
The Grand Parade will be held downtown Calhoun on Saturday September 11 at 11 a.m. with floats, beauty queens, tractors, bands and walkers. The parade is always an exciting attraction for all to enjoy.
The regional fair has made every effort to bring you the finest in free entertainment, the very best in livestock and agricultural shows and a family operated carnival that has an impeccable reputation. Dixieland Carnival Company offers clean and modern rides, games and attractions and they conduct daily and hourly safety checks. The staff is family friendly and professional. In addition to carnival rides, they will have food to suit every taste and games that result in numerous prizes for those playing.
“This is truly a family operation and we are proud of the way we operate our business” say’s Billy Tucker, President of the entertainment company. Tucker states “our family will be on the grounds constantly assuring the guests at the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair that we are here to provide the best entertainment for this community event. We oversee every area of our family operation.”
The fair is all about family fun for our patrons, but perhaps more importantly, the proceeds of the fair are to benefit numerous area charities. Scholarships, prizes, awards and donations make the fair an important part of the community.
“Last year’s event was a great success in spite of the rain that stretched over five nights of the nine night fair,” according to Betty Hegwood, board president.
The fair is operated totally by local volunteers who care about the tradition and mission of county fairs. “We have an even greater level of volunteer participation in putting on the 2010 Fair,” according to Hegwood.
As always, the 4H, FFA and Young Farmers will have livestock competition in the Livestock Pavilion. Community competitions for baked goods, arts & crafts, fine arts, canned goods, handicrafts and numerous other areas will take place in the Sherman Shephard Community Building. Saturday will feature the Teen Miss and Miss pageants and Monday through Thursday will highlight the children pageants. There is no additional charge to watch the competitions, so come, enjoy and show your appreciation to these who work so hard to show their talents. The last Friday night will feature the annual Tot Roost children’s fashion show and this year will be bigger and better than ever before. Q 102 Radio will host the “North Georgia Dance Off” on Monday night and South 107 will host the “Redneck Beauty Pageant” on Friday September 19th. You don’t want to miss these two fun events with big prizes!
Entertainment will be held nightly on four stages featuring Magician Mike Fuller’s Magical Revue, celebrity entertainer Tommy Ray Gurley and his Oldies Rock-n-Roll Show, nightly country, bluegrass and gospel talent, dancers, cloggers, high school bands, choruses and many local favorites such as the North Georgia Ramblers and the Nathan Sexton Band.
Mark your calendars for this huge upcoming event in Northwest Georgia! Get there early and parking in fair lots is free! Enter the fairgrounds from Rome Road/Highway 53 onto Liberty Road and directly into parking lots or you may park offsite at Trinity Baptist Church or Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church with a short walk to the fairgrounds.