Things to do in Middle Georgia: The Georgia National Fair (2021)

The arrival of autumn brings cooler temperatures and a change in seasons but it also signifies The Georgia National Fair has arrived!  This year, from October 7th-17th, 2021, Perry Georgia will be the center of activity in middle GA as it hosts the 32nd Georgia National Fair.  This 11-day event opens its doors from 10am to 10pm, so come out and enjoy all the fair has to offer!

Visitors will be entertained this year with a variety concerts, rides and games, exhibits, family entertainment, nightly fireworks, food, horse shows, livestock, rides, petting zoo, street entertainers, Georgia grown products, and plenty of commercial vendors selling their unique wares. The Georgia National Fair

 


Prices and Daily Schedule for The Georgia National Fair

Adults pay $15 and kids 10 and under get in FREE with a paying adult.  Military and their immediate family members get in FREE on Patriotic Day on October 11th (with military ID cards).

Seniors pay only $10 and groups of 25 or more adults pay $14.  Group tickets must be reserved by September 17th at 5pm. Check at the gate for advance pass prices.

Parking is FREE.

Ride Armbands are $25 on October 7-th-8th and October 11-15th, and $30 on October 17th, and are good for unlimited rides (some restrictions apply).  Come out on Terrific Tuesday (October 12th) and pay only $10 for gate admission. College students can take advantage of College Night on Thursday, October 14th with $10 admission (with valid student ID).

The rides (60+) start up at noon during the week and 10:00am on the weekends.  They run until 10pm each day.

Daily Schedule

Admission: Purchase Tickets Here

Gate Times: 10am – 9pm

Food & Outside Vendors: 10am – 10pm

McGill Marketplace:

  • Monday – Friday, 12pm – 10pm
  • Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm

Georgia Grown Building, Heritage Hall, and Miller-Murphy Howard: 10am – 10pm

Midway:

  • Monday – Friday, 12pm – 1opm
  • Saturday – Sunday, 1oam – 10pm

The following schedule includes the dates October 8th – 17th, and excludes opening day of October 7th. Gates will open at 3pm on October 7th.


The Georgia National Fair Midday for Seniors

Seniors aged 60+ can take advantage of the midday for seniors special, which provides discounts during non-peak hours on weekdays.

Admission for Seniors:

  • Thursday, October 7th- Sneak-A-Peek Day: $1o
  • Tuesday, October 12th- Terrific Tuesday: $10
  • Wednesday, October 13th – Wow! Wednesday: $10

Special Attractions for Seniors:

  • Daily Free Entertainment
  • Home and Fine Arts Competitions
  • Horse and Livestock Shows
  • Free Parking
  • Fair Food

The Georgia National Fair Special Admission Schedule

Thursday, October 7th- Sneak-A-Peek Day

Gate Times: 3pm – 9pm

Discounted Admission:

  • Adults & Seniors (60+) – $10
  • Children with Paying Adult – Free
  • Pay One Price Armband – $25

Free Outdoor Concert : 7:30pm,  featuring Gary Puckett & Union Gap


Monday, October 11th- Patriotic Day

Gate Times: 10am – 9pm

Ride Times: 12pm – 10pm

Discounted Admission:

  • Military & Immediate Family: Free
  • Children with Paying Adult – Free
  • Pay One Price Armband – $25

FREE Outdoor Concert : 7:30pm,  featuring Darryl Worley

All military personnel (Active, Reserve, Retired, Veterans) and their immediate family members are admitted free with military ID.


Tuesday, October 12th- Terrific Tuesday

Gate Times: 10am – 9pm

Ride Times: 12pm – 10pm

Discounted Admission:

  • Adults & Seniors (60+) – $10
  • Children with Paying Adult – Free
  • Pay One Price Armband – $25

FREE Outdoor Concert : 7:30pm, featuring Sawyer Brown


Wednesday, October 13th- Wow! Wednesday

Gate Times: 10am – 9pm

Ride Times: 12pm – 10pm

Discounted Admission:

  • Adults & Seniors (60+) – $10
  • Children with Paying Adult – Free
  • Pay One Price Armband – $25

FREE Outdoor Concert : 7:30pm,  featuring The Commodores


Thursday, October 14th- College Day

Gate Times: 10am – 9pm

Ride Times: 12pm – 10pm

Discounted Admission:

  • College Students with Valid ID – $10
  • Children with Paying Adult – Free
  • Pay One Price Armband – $25

FREE Outdoor Concert : 7:30pm,  featuring 98 Degrees


Monday, October 17th- Last Blast!

Gate Times: 10am – 9pm

Ride Times: 10am – 10pm

Discounted Admission:

  • Children with Paying Adult – Free
  • Pay One Price Armband – $30

FREE Outdoor Concert : 5pm,  featuring Rumba Latina

Please note that armbands do not include gate admission, speed, non-mechanical rides, Agri-lift, boat rides, or Euro Slide.


The Georgia National Fair Entertainment

Entertainment at the Georgia National Fair includes concerts, horse and livestock shows, a circus, The Nerveless Nocks Extreme Water Ski and Stunt Show Spectacular, nightly fireworks, petting zoo, stilt circus, sea lion show, racing pigs, story tellers, human/animal stunt shows, and plenty of gifted singers and performers.  There is truly something of interest for every family member!


Featured Events

Cirque Ma’Ceo

The Cirque Ma’Ceo is family oriented entertainment that includes ten exotic breeds of horses featuring bareback riding, trick riding, and tumbling.

Show Times:

  • Thursday, October 7th- 6pm and 8pm
  • Friday, October 8th- Sunday, October 17th- 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm

Location: South Gate


Eudora Farms Petting Zoo

Eudora Farms Petting Zoo is an exotic animal exhibit featuring more than 55 animals from Africa, South America, Australia, and Asia. Animal feed will be available for a nominal fee.

Zoo Times:

  • 10am – 10pm Daily

Educational Show Times:

  • Thursday, October 7th- 6pm
  • Friday, October 8th- Sunday, October 17th – 11am, 1pm, and 6pm

Location: South Side Reaves Arena


The Nerveless Nocks Extreme Water Ski and Stunt Show Spectacular

This water ski and stunt show features a team of highly trained water skiers and stunt performers performing to the theme of Red White and Blue salute to America.

Show Times:

  • Thursday, October 7th- 6pm and 9pm
  • Friday, October 8th- Sunday, October 17th- 3pm, 6pm, and 9pm

Location: Main Lake

The following featured events do not include all of the events that are available. Visit Georgia National Fair Schedule for the entirety of events. 


Robinson’s Racing Pigs

Watch these world-famous racing pigs that have been featured on NBC’s Tonight Show.

Show Times:

  • Thursday, October 7th- 6pm and 9pm
  • Friday, October 8th- Sunday, October 17th- 3pm, 6pm, and 9pm

Location: South Side Reaves Arena

The following featured events do not include all of the events that are available. Visit Georgia National Fair Schedule for the entirety of events. 


Sea Lion Splash!

Watch this hilarious and educational sea lion show as they balance balls, catch rings, and perform gymnastic tricks.

Exhibit Times:

  • 10am – 10pm daily

Show Times:

  • Thursday, October 7th- 6:30pm, 8:30pm
  • Friday, October 8th- Sunday, October 17th- 4:30pm, 6:30pm, and 8:30pm

Location: South Side Reaves Arena

The following featured events do not include all of the events that are available. Visit Georgia National Fair Schedule for the entirety of events. 


The Georgia National Fair Free Outdoor Concerts

Thursday, October 7th- Sneak-A-Peek: Gary Puckett & Union Gap

Friday, October 8th: Riverstreet

Saturday, October 9th: Hotel California

Sunday, October 10th: Southside Worship

Monday, October 11th- Patriotic Day: Darryl Worley

Tuesday, October 12th- Terrific Tuesday: Sawyer Brown

Wednesday, October 13th- WOW! Wednesday: The Commodores

Thursday, October 14th- College Night: 98 Degrees

Friday, October 15th: Clay Walker

Satuday, October 16th: The Grapevine

Sunday, October 17th- Last Blast: Rumba Latina

Outdoor concerts free with paid gate admission.


The Georgia National Horse and Livestock Shows

Horse and Livestock Shows Schedule

Thursday, October 7th

  • 8am: Draft Horses Move-In, HB2
  • 8am – 8pm: Barns Open for Junior Livestock, All Barns
  • 5pm – 7pm: Junior Heifer Check-In, Practice Ring 3
  • 5pm – 7pm: Junior Market Beef Weigh-In, Practice Ring 3
  • 7pm: Junior Market Beef and Heifers Due, Beef/Dairy Barn
  • 2pm – 7pm: Junior Market Goats Weigh-In, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 1

Friday, October 8th

  • 8am: Junior Market Goat Showmanship (Grades 12-1), New South Arena
  • 10am & 5pm: Draft Horse Show, Perdue Arena
  • 10am: Junior Beef Showmanship (Odd Grades) (Ring 1), Sutherland Arena
  • 10am: Junior Beef Showmanship (Even Grades) (Ring 2), Sutherland Arena
  • 2pm (following Showmanship): Junior Market Goat Show (Wethers), New South Arena
  • 4pm – 7 pm: Junior Breeding Ewes Due & Checked-In, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 2
  • 4pm – 7 pm: Junior Market Lamb Weigh-In, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 2
  • 7pm: Junior Breeding Ewes & Jr Mkt Lambs Due, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 2

Saturday, October 9th:

  • 8am: Junior Heifer Show (1 Ring), Sutherland Arena
  • 8am: Junior Market Goat Show (Does), New South Arena
  • 8am: Junior Breeding Ewe Showmanship & Show, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 2
  • 9am & 5pm: Draft Horse Show, Perdue Arena
  • 12pm: Junior Market Lamb 1st Year Exhibitor Show, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 2
  • By 10am: Junior Comm. Dairy Heifers Due, Beef/Dairy Barn
  • 10am – 1pm: Junior Comm. Dairy Heifer Weigh-In, Foster Rhodes Arena
  • 2pm (following Junior Market Goat): Junior Market Lamb Showmanship (Grades 1-12), New South Arena

Sunday, October 10th:

  • 9am: Junior Market Lamb Show, New South Arena
  • 9am: Junior Comm. Dairy Heifer Showmanship & Show, Foster Rhodes Arena
  • 9am & 5pm: Draft Horse Show, Perdue Arena
  • 10am: Junior Market Beef Show, Sutherland Arena

Monday, October 11th:

  • 10am: Miniature Horse Demonstration, Practice Ring #2
  • 1pm – 5pm: Dairy Goats Due, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 2
  • 1pm – 5pm: Boer Goats Due, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 1

Tuesday, October 12th:

  • 9am: Open Dairy Goat Show, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 2
  • 9am: Open Boer Goat Show, New South Arena
  • 10am: Miniature Horse Demonstration, Practice Ring #2
  • 9am: Feathered Horse Show, Sutherland Arena

Wednesday, October 13th:

  • 8am: Feathered Horse Show, Sutherland Arena
  • 8am – 5pm: Dairy Arrivals – Beef/Dairy Barn

Thursday, October 14th:

  • 8am – 8pm: Dairy Arrivals, Beef/Dairy Barn
  • 7am- 3pm: Market Swine Arrive & Weigh In, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 1 and 2
  • 7am – 3pm: Junior Breeding Gilt Show, Swine/Sheep/Goat Barn 1 and 2
  • 8pm – 7pm: Steer and Heifer Junior Invitational Arrivals, Multipurpose Bldg.
  • 4pm- 7pm: GNF Barrel Blast, Perdue Arena
  • 5pm:  Junior Swine Showmanship (12th-9thGrade), New South Arena

Friday, October 15th:

  • 8am- 12pm: Steer and Heifer Jr. Invitational Arrivals, Multipurpose Bldg.
  • 8am: Junior Swine Showmanship (8th-Preclub), New South Arena following Showmanship Junior Breeding Gilt Show, New South Arena
  • 10am: GNF Barrel Blast, Perdue Arena
  • 10am – 8pm: Llamas Arrive, Horse Barn #2
  • 10am – 12pm: Junior Invitational Check In/ Weigh In (Steer Classifying), Practice Ring 3
  • 2pm: Open/ Junior Dairy Shows (Classes 1-9), Foster Rhodes Arena
  • 2pm: Junior Invitational Showmanship (4th – 12th), Sutherland Arena

Saturday, October 16th:

  • 8am: Junior Market Hog Show, New South Arena
  • 8am: Llama Show (Performance), Practice Ring 2
  • 8:30am: Rabbit & Cavy Show, Multipurpose Bldg.
  • 9am: GNF Barrel Blast, Perdue Arena
  • 10am: Junior Dairy Showmanship, Foster Rhodes Arena
  • 1pm: Junior Invitational Market Beef Show, Sutherland Arena
  • 2pm: Open/ Junior Dairy Shows (Classes 10 – 24), Foster Rhodes Arena

Sunday, October 17th:

  • 9am: Cowboy Church, Perdue Avenue
  • 8am: Georgia Grown Hog Show, New South Arena
  • 9am: Llama Show (Halter), Practice Ring #2
  • 9am: Junior Invitational Heifer Show, Sutherland Arena
  • 11am: GNF Barrel Blast Finals, Covered Horse Arena

Everyday, October 7th- 17th:

  • All Day: Rabbit/Cavy Exhibits, Multipurpose Building

The Georgia National Fair Information

The Georgia National Fair Rentals

  • Wheelchair (Regular or Oversized) – $25
  • Scooter – $50
  • Stroller – $15
  • Double Stroller – $15
  • Wagon – $15

Rentals are available at North, South, East and West Gates, and unless otherwise noted, rentals are good for the entire day. To reserve a rental it is advised to call (888) 441-7575.


Ride Requirements

All Children under 36″ may ride the following without an adult:

  • Dizzy Dragon
  • Crazy Bus
  • Jumping Jumbo
  • Tea Cups
  • Rock n Roll Fun House
  • Raiders
  • Bumble Bees

Kiddie Ride Requirements

  • Boot Camp Challenge: 44″ Minimum / 80″ Maximum
  • Bumble Bees: 36″ Minimum
  • Circus Train: 36″ Minimum
  • Delta Force: 44″ Minimum / 80″ Maximum
  • Dizzy Dragon: 36″ Minimum
  • Flying Tigers: 36″ Minimum
  • Hero Zone: 36″- 42″ with Adult or 42″+ without Adult
  • Hot Wheelz: 42″ – 48″ as Passenger or 48″+ as a Driver
  • Ice Palace: 36″ – 42″ with Adult or 42″+ without Adult
  • Jumping Jumbo: 36″ Minimum
  • Kite Flyer: 42″ Minimum and 3 Years and Older
  • Magic Bus: 36″ Minimum
  • Mini Carousel: 30″ Minimum
  • Mini Tea Cups: 36″ Minimum
  • Mini Wave Swinger: 42″ Minimum for Outside Seat, 36″ Minimum for Inside Seat
  • Nascar Speeway: 36″ Minimum
  • Ride Your Dragon: 36″ – 42″ with Adult, 42″ Minimum without Adult
  • Rock n Roll Funhouse: 36″ Unless with Adult
  • Rio Grande Train: 36″ Minimum and 3 Years and Older
  • Sky Race: 36″ Minimum
  • Snowball Express: 36″ – 42″ with Adult or 42″ without Adult
  • Tug Boats: 36″ – 42″ Minimum or 42″ without Adult
  • Wacky Mouse: 36″ – 42″ with Adult or 42″ without Adult
  • Wiggle Wurm: 36″ unless with Adult

Adult Ride Requirements

  • Air Race: 48″ Minimum
  • Artic Blast: 42″ – 48″ Minimum with Adult or 48″ without Adult
  • Century Wheel: 42″ – 54″ Minimum with Adult or 54″ without Adult, No Single Riders
  • Crazy Outback: 42″ Minimum
  • Enterprise: 42″ – 48″ with Adult, 48″ Minimum without Adult
  • Euro Bumper Cars: 42″ – 48″ Minimum as Passenger, 48″ Minimum as Driver
  • Fire Ball: 48″ Minimum
  • Fun Factory: 36″ – 42″ with Adult or 42″ Minimum without Adult
  • Galaxy Coaster: 48″ – 51″ Minimum with Adult or 51″ Minimum without Adult
  • Giant Wheel: 42″ – 54″ Minimum with Adult or 54″ without Adult, No Single Riders
  • Grand Carousel: 36″ Minimum with Adult in Chariot or 42″ Minimum without Adult, 200 LB Limit
  • Haunted Mansion: 36″ or More Unless with Adult
  • Indy 500: 42″ – 48″ with Adult or 48″ Minimum without Adult
  • Magic Maze: 36″ or More Unless with Adult
  • Merry Go Round: 36″ Minimum with Adult in Chariot or 42″ Minimum without Adult, 200 LB Limit
  • Music Express: 42″ – 52″ Minimum with Adult or 52″ Minimum without Adult
  • Orbiter: 48″ Minimum
  • Pharoah’s Fury: 48″ Minimum
  • Rock n Roll: 36″ or More Unless with Adult
  • Scooters: 42″ – 48″ Minimum as Passenger or 48″ Minimum as Driver
  • Sizzler: 42″ – 52″ Minimum with Adult or 52″ Minimum without Adult
  • Sky Flyer: 42″ – 48″ Minimum with Adult or “48” Minimum without Adult
  • Speed: 48″ Minimum
  • Stinger: 52″ Minimum
  • Starship: 42″ – 48″ Minimum with Adult or “48” Minimum without Adult
  • Super Himalaya: 48″ with Adult or 52″ without Adult
  • Super Fun Slide: 36″ – 42″ with Adult or 42″ Minimum without Adult
  • Super Slide: 36″ – 42″ with Adult or 42″ Minimum without Adult
  • Surf City: 42″ – 48″ with Adult or 48″ without Adult
  • Tango: 55″ or More
  • Tidal Wave: 42″ Minimum
  • Tilt A Whirl: 46″ Minimum
  • Tornado: 42″ – 48″ Minimum  with Adult or 48″ Minimum without Adult
  • Wild Claw: 48″ Minimum or 77″ Maximum
  • Wild Mouse: 42″ – 48″ Minimum with Adult or 48″ Minimum without Adult
  • YOYO: 42″ Minimum
  • Zero Gravity: 42″ Minimum with Adult or 77″ Maximum
  • Zipper: 48″ Minimum

For more information about the Georgia National Fair information contact the event staff at:

General Questions: Lori Dunn, Receptionist, (478) 987-3247

Commercial Sales & Rentals: Ashley Brown, Commercial Sales Director, (478) 988-6511

Box Office & Ticketing: Joyce Mann, Box Office Manager, (478) 988-6437 or Ticket Purchasing, (478) 987-3247

Horse & Livestock Rentals: Michael Tsusaki, Program Coordinator & Rentals, (478) 988-6523

Sponsorship & Special Programs: Marketing Department, (478) 988-6483

Mailing Address: Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry Georgia

The information herein is deemed reliable, and is provided as a service. It is recommended that anyone seeking additional information or clarification contact the Georgia National Fair directly. 

The Georgia National Fair (2021)

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