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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 8:37am

Georgia State Fair Opens Tomorrow

The Georgia State Fair opens tomorrow morning in Macon, but questions about its future are looming.

With smaller crowds and increased competition, the Macon Exchange Club, which operates the fair, began last year to host the event in the spring.

Though last years rain kept many away, Fair Director Don Johstono expects a bump in fairgoers.

With many Georgia music acts, over 30 rides, and a redesigned midway, Mr Johstono thinks this could be a turnaround year.

Though half of the proceeds go to local charities, the director warns that unless more people visit, the Exchange Club may decide to closedown the 160-year-old event.

Despite the uncertainty the fair has already gotten a good sign: local weather forecasts suggest a beautiful week ahead.