The Kiwanis Club of Griffin will again host the 71st annual Kiwanis Spalding County Fair beginning
October 6th -14th. Gates open at 5 :00 on the 6th.
Mega tickets will be available to purchase online beginning in August on the Kiwanis Club of Griffin website, www.kiwanisofgriffin.com. They are $20.00 and are good to get you in the gate and on all carnival rides for any one day. Mega Tickets will be available at all local bank branches of FNB, United Bank and Georgia Banking Company, the Chamber of Commerce office, and the Kiwanis office under the big blue roof at the fairgrounds.
Free gate admission tickets are given to kindergarten thru 5th grade at their school.
Ticket are $6.00, kids 6 & under are free admission, credit and debit cards can be used for ticket purchases.
.Parking is free, parking direction/assistance will be provided by the Griffin High and Spalding High JROTC cadets.
Handicap parking will be the areas nearest the front entrance, ask the parking attendants for assistance.
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday October 6th and Monday the 9th thru Friday the 13th, both Saturdays at 1:00, Sunday the 8th at 2:00.
Belle City Amusements will provide the midway rides and games. All rides are inspected for safety by the Georgia Office of Insurance and the State Fire Marshall’s Office prior to opening to the public. All Belle City ride supervisors are certified with the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Official certification.
The City of Griffin Fire/Safety Department will inspect all buildings and host the Fire Pavilion which will serve as the first aid/EMT center, “lost parents”, as well as general community safety information.
The Spalding County Fire/Rescue Department will be on site. The Firemen will be available to answer fire safety questions, as well.
The Spalding County Sherriff’s Department will provide security inside the fairgrounds.
The City of Griffin Police Department will provide traffic control on Hill Street and security at the gates.
The VFW will again be decorating the main entrance and the outdoor stage with American flags and banners.
Letters will be sent out to the schools notifying the students to get started on their art work exhibits.
Local vendors are exhibiting in the main entrance building.
All school children are given book marks at school that have an attached card to fill out and deposit at the entrance for a chance to win one of 2 bicycles
There are exhibits of adult needlework as well as ceramics exhibits, 4-H craft exhibits including artwork, crafts, needlework, handmade items, canned fruit and vegetables as well as the 4-H Food Booth.
Georgia Forestry will again be exhibiting. Smokey the Bear is expected.
.Please come to the fairgrounds and enjoy your famous Korn Dawg provided by the Kiwanianne Club.
Bingo will again be provided by the Kiwanis Club of Spalding County.
Special Friends Day will be Friday October 6th at 10:00-1:00. Belle City Amusements will open the children’s rides for free for the special needs children only. The 4-H Food Booth will provide hamburgers and drinks for the kids. The Kiwanianne Club will provide Korn Dawgs.
We will have a lawnmower race on the first Saturday and Sunday afternoon in the arena. Contact Chris Parker for entry questions, 678-378-8149. They will have a “run what you brung” category.
We will have a chain saw artist “Artistry in Wood”
There will be a Pickleball clinic and tournament.
Joe Emert will have the New Life radio trailer on site to do live broadcast.
There will be a petting zoo brought in by the All American Petting Zoo, a family owned and operated business for the past 15 years. They are USDA certified and have an on site hand wash station. They will offer camel and pony rides for a small extra charge.
Gates open at 1:00 on both Saturdays. Senior admission is $3.00 from 1PM till 5PM on both Saturdays. 2 armbands are available, 1PM till 6PM, or an all day arm band
Gates open at 2:00 on Sunday the 8th. Arm bands are available and good till 7PM.
Monday is “$1.00 ride tickets” night, good on Monday only.
Tuesday is Food Depot arm band day, go to Food Depot and get a $5.00 off coupon.
Wednesday Free admission with a “ 6 cans of food donation”, all food will go to the Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry. Please no expired or dented cans.
Thursday is Akins Feed and Seed arm band night, go to Akins Feed and Seed and get a $5.00 off coupon.
Wade Tractor is going to put on a zero turn skills race course. This will be on Saturday October 14th.