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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 10:50am

Fair Fever Returns to Houston County

Updated: 3 years ago.
The annual Georgia National Fair kicks off its 22nd year in Perry, Georgia Thursday. (photo courtesy of Jessica Lynn)

The annual Georgia National Fair kicks off its 22nd year in Perry, Georgia Thursday.

The event is expected to have economic impact in Middle Georgia and beyond. Michele Treptow is Director of Communications for the fair:

“The Georgia National Fair has a huge impact on the entire state. The arms of the fair reach out to all corners of the state.”

Attendance often depends on the weather. Treptow is optimistic.

“Last year we had over 465,000 with eleven days of good weather and this year we expect all of those people to return.”

The fair runs until October 16th.

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