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66th Annual Georgia Mountain Fair Arts & Music Roundup

Jul 14, 2016 07:04PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Georgia Mountain Fair. Photo courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fair Facebook Page.

The 66th Annual Georgia State Fair is coming to town! Starting July 15th, the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds will be hosting this family-fun event, and there are plenty of things to see and do!

Below is the schedule of Arts & Music events.

Admission $12.00
Children 12 & Under Free
Free Parking


Friday, July 15

Arts & Crafts 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Music Show - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Asleep at the Wheel
 
- Hot Rod Lincoln
- Route 66
- Cotton-Eyed Joe
The Good Routes

Saturday, July 16

Arts & Crafts 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Georgia Mountain Fair Parade - 11:00 AM

Parade Route begins at Park Sterling Bank and ends at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Music Show - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Please Note: Mel Tillis has cancelled due to sickness
Exile

- Super Love
- O Heaven
- Too Proud To Cry
The Berrongs & Crew featuring Jimmy Hooper & Billy Nicholson


Sunday, July 17

Arts & Crafts 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Interfaith Worship Service - 11:00 AM

Jerry Goff

Gospel Music Show - 2:00 PM

The McKamey's
The Primitives
Archie Watkins & Smoky Mtn. Reunion
(The Original Inspirations) 


Monday, July 18

Arts & Crafts 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Music Show - 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM

 Connie Smith
- Once a Day
- I Never Once Stopped Loving You
- Burning a Hole in My Mind
Bourbon Borderline

Miss Georgia Mountain Fair Pageant 8:00 PM


Tuesday, July 19

Arts & Crafts 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Midway Rides Dollar Day - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
(Gate Admission Required)

Photo Exhibit - 10:00 AM
Click Here for Photo Exhibit Application

Music Show - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Bellamy Brothers
- Let your Love Flow
- Old Hippie
- Dancin' Cowbows
- Lovers Live Longer
Little Thunder


Wednesday, July 20

Arts & Crafts 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Music Show - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Gibson Brothers
- They Called It Music
- Long Time Gone
- Bye Bye Love
Wyatt Espalin


Thursday, July 21

Arts & Crafts 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Bluegrass Day - 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Grascals


Friday, July 22

Arts & Crafts 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Music Show - 2:00 PM
Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band

Music Show - 3:00 PM & 6:30 PM
 Shenandoah
- Two Dozen Roses
- Sunday In The South
- The Moon Over Georgia

Single Acts - 8:00 PM
Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band

Saturday, July 23

Arts & Crafts 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Music Show - 2:00 & 8:00 PM

Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band

Music Show -3:00 & 7:00 PM
The Association
- Cherish
- Never My Love
- Along Comes Mary

Single Acts- 8:00 PM 
Jim Wood and The Georgia Mountain Fair Band

For a list of other vendors and activities, you can visit their website here. 


A Little History

In 1950, Towns County held its first annual Georgia Mountain Fair, which was a three-day agricultural exposition in the local high school recreation field. With just 2,000 attendees for the first fair alone, the event would soon exponentially grow, making the high school too small to host the event. By the 1970s, the Georgia Mountain Fair had nearly 100,000 people attending each year, and fair representatives decided that the event would need to be moved to a larger venue. With local support of the Towns County Lions Club, organizers purchased a large amount of land next to the picturesque Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia, and in 1978, the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds hosted its first Georgia Mountain Fair.

Since its opening, the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds has served as the premier event venue for the North Georgia region. It serves as host to countless events including art festivals, world-class bluegrass, country gospel and rock ‘n’ roll performances, visiting conventions and dance shows. In addition, there are 189 camping and RV sites for overnight guests. These sites, which offer modern conveniences such as water, electricity, telephone and cable service, are open year-round and most offer spectacular views of Lake Chatuge. The Fairgrounds, or sections of the fairgrounds, are also available to be rented for private functions.


Content courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Website

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