North Georgia State Fair
The 82nd Annual Superior Plumbing North Georgia State
Fair will take place Thursday, September 18th
, through Sunday, September 28th, at Jim R.
Miller Park in Marietta. Attracting nearly 300,000 people
throughout metro Atlanta, North Georgia and surrounding
states, the Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair
is the largest fair in metro Atlanta and the second
largest in Georgia.
Exciting concerts are lined up for this year's fair.
The Georgia Lottery Concert Series for the 2014 Superior
Plumbing North Georgia State Fair under the covered
- Francesca Battistelli on Friday, September 19th, at
- Mark Wills on Saturday, September 20th, at 8:00pm
- Jo Dee Messina on Wednesday, September 24th, at 8:00pm
- Travis Tritt on Thursday, September 25th, at 8:00pm
- Kenny Rogers on Friday, September 26th, at 8:00pm
- Craig Campbell on Saturday, September 27th, at 8:00pm
New for 2014 is the Sky Flyer ride. The tower of the
ride is a sky-scraping 100 feet high! It has 12 arms
on which the seats are held. Each seat holds two riders.
Once passengers are safely loaded, the main tower slowly
rotates and the arms and chairs are lifted in the air,
giving a smooth and enjoyable experience. The ride gives
a wonderful feeling of weightlessness.
be new live shows that are free with paid admission
include Robinson's Racing Pigs & Paddling Porkers
– come cheer on the funniest racing experience ever!
Pig racing gets even better when celebrities like Britney
Spareribs and Lindsay Slowham are vying for the coveted
Oreo prize. Other new shows include 'Sandscapes', performance
art the whole family will enjoy. You will want to bring
the whole family back again and again as the Sandscapes
sculptors transform 50 tons of sand into a specially-themed
work of art throughout the run of the fair. The nationally-known
Puppetone Rockers perform to millions of fans every
year. The Puppetone Rockers captivate audiences with
laughter, audience participation, super-positive messages
and a great cast of characters.
favorite shows and attractions back again this year:
Sea Lion Splash!, The Tiger Encounter with Felicia Frisco,
and Brian Ruth “Master of the Chainsaw” will be back
to transform raw logs into true works of art with only
a chainsaw. Oscar the Robot, the entertaining roaming
robot with razor wit and famous stroller races will
also be returning to the fair this year. Wit Carson's
Petting Zoo and the fair petting barn at the south entrance
of the fairgrounds provide a fun and educational experience
for children and adults alike. Pony rides also will
be offered. Other long-time traditions will continue,
including sanctioned flower shows, non-commercial exhibits,
and more than 40 amusement rides and games courtesy
of the Great James H. Drew Exposition.
Advance tickets can be purchased for $5.00 for adults,
and $11.00 for a book of 21 ride tickets – which is
50% off. There is a $1.00 fee for postage and handling.
Advance tickets are on sale, just visit our website
to order tickets by credit card at www.northgeorgiastatefair.com
or send a check or money order to: North Georgia State
Fair, P.O. Box 777, Kennesaw, GA 30156. Orders must
be postmarked by Wednesday, September 10th.
Regular tickets can be purchased at the gate at $7.00
for adults, with children 10 and under free. Ride tickets
are $1.25 each, $20.00 for 21 tickets, $50.00 for 55
tickets and 120 tickets for $100. Parking is $3.00.
ATM machines are located on the midway. Discount tickets
will be available at all Metro Atlanta Walgreens through
To visit the Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair,
take Interstate-75 North to Exit 260 (Windy Hill Road)
and go west. Go approximately five miles on Windy Hill
Road, turn left on Austell Road then turn right on Callaway
Road. Jim R. Miller Park is on the right. For information,
call (770) 528-8989, and visit www.northgeorgiastatefair.com
shred documents and donate shoes at KCB event
have the opportunity to have their household documents
securely shredded and donate gently-worn shoes to help
people in need. Keep Cobb Beautiful will host a free
Document Shredding Day and Shoe Collection 9:00am-12:00pm,
Saturday, September 13th.
event will be held at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont
Road, Marietta. Only paper products will be accepted.
Plastics, CDs, floppy discs, electronics, cardboard
and large binders with metal rings or clips will not
be accepted. People are also asked to bind or tape shoes
in pairs. For more information, call (770) 528-1135.
Join Cobb PA.R.K.S. and Watershed Stewardship on Saturday,
September 13th for the annual River's
Alive Clean-up. This year we will return to Rottonwood
Creek in Marietta to clean the waterways from Life College
through a city of Marietta Park as well as Cobb's Larry
Bell Park. Check in is at 8:00am with a safety discussion.
Clean-up is 8:30am–11:30am with lunch provided at 11:30am–12:00pm.
Participants need to bring work gloves, bug repellent
and sunscreen. Clean up supplies will be provided as
well as extra gloves if needed. Participants may actually
get into the creek (but not required) so wear closed
toed shoes good for walking and getting wet. Please
bring a reusable water bottle for each participant.
River's Alive is a national program to keep America's
waterways free of trash and debris.
event is sponsored by Cobb P.A.R.K.S. Keep Cobb Beautiful
and Natural Resource Management with Cobb Water's Watershed
Stewardship Program. Groups, families, and individuals
are welcome. We recommend children be 7 years old and
older – parents or group leaders will need to stay with
children. At 12:00pm, there will be an educational program
about Georgia venomous snakes. Registration is requested,
please contact Kaye Wilson (770) 528-8824 or firstname.lastname@example.org
'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest
you are out enjoying Cobb County Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Affairs parks and activities, be sure to bring
your camera and capture the fun and memories of your
sports activities, the beauty of nature and wildlife
in the parks, and anything else that shows why you enjoy
your day at the park. The 10th Annual "Fun in the Park'
Photo Contest will be accepting entries throughout the
summer. Enter up to 10 of your best shots for fun and
awards! Open to all photographers. Digital and print
photos accepted. See rules and download entry form below
at the photo
contest web page.