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Come To The Georgia Mountain Fair!

07/06/2018 | by Kirsten Cooper

This summer will be the 68th annual Georgia Mountain Fair, held at the historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, Georgia.  Thousands of visitors from all over the region will descend on the town of Hiawassee to experience the excitement and nostalgia that the fair has to offer.  With first class musical performances, arts & crafts, carnival rides, unique attractions and a look into North Georgia’s rich history and culture, you will be sure to have a great time and build many lasting memories with your loved ones.  The fair provides something for everyone, young and old.  Opening Day is July 20th and runs through the 28th.  Below are a list of some of the events and musical performances.


Friday, July 20th – Opening Day!

Flower show opens at 2

Music Show 2 & 8 pm – Bellamy Brothers and Steve Bryson Band

Saturday, July 21st

Georgia Mountain Fair Parade 11 am

Music Show 2 & 8 pm – Joe Diffle and Mountain Home Music Band

Sunday, July 22nd

Interfaith Worship Service 11 am

Gospel Music Show 2 pm – The McKameys, The Primitives and The Inspirations

Monday, July 23rd

Music Show 1 & 6 pm – Malpass Brothers and Across the Wide

Miss GMF Pageant 8 pm

Tuesday, July 24th 

Military Day – Free admission for Veterans or Active Soldiers

Photography Exhibits Open 10 am

Music Show 2 & 8 pm – Etta May and Andrew Chastain Band

Wednesday, July 25th 

Music Show 2 & 8 pm – T Graham Brown and Hunt-r-Greene

Thursday, July 26th 

Bluegrass Day 2 & 8 pm – Flatt Lonesome, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Trailblazers

Friday, July 27th

Music Show 2 & 6:30 pm – Jim Wood& The Georgia Mountain Fair Band

Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone

Saturday, July 28th

Music Show 2 & 7 pm – Jimmy Fortune, Jim Wood & The Georgia Mountain Fair Band

There were also be additional events and attractions such as the:  Human Cannonball Daredevil Show which performs 3 shows daily, Crafts and Exhibits, “Old Ways” Demonstrations which will take you back to the “old ways” as local folks show how moonshine was made, corn milling, shake making, cider squeezing, pork skin frying and much more. There will also be a Pioneer Village which is a replica of how the ole mountain towns used to be.  A mercantile store with products and goods that only your grandmother might recognize.  An old, one room schoolhouse, a log home with furnishings just like it was in the 1800’s.

So if you’re planning a trip or maybe you will be now, come north to the mountains and experience this award winning fair.  For more information on the fair, click Georgia Mountain Fair

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