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Cumming Fair brings out family-friendly fun, concerts, food



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People line up to buy tickets to the rides, $18 gives you unlimited rides. ALDO NAHED/Staff. (click for larger version)

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Meredith Tallant and her 3-year-old Leah Bryan after a ride on the ponies at the fair. ALDO NAHED/Staff. (click for larger version)

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Kaleigh Gittens, Emily Smith, Dawn Gittens holding Jaden, 2, Catherine Swanson and Chelsea Gittens at the fair. ALDO NAHED/Staff. (click for larger version)
October 09, 2013
CUMMING, Ga. — Thousands have already made their way to the Cumming Country Fair and Festival, organizers say.

The 11-day event wraps up this Sunday, Oct. 13, when anyone who brings in seven non-perishable canned goods will receive free admission.

There's still time to catch live musical performances and fair food favorites like cotton candy, fresh popcorn and decadent deep-fried chocolate bars.

This marks the 19th year that the fair makes its way to 235 Castleberry Road in Cumming. The traveling festival was last in Marietta and before that in Indiana.

With more than 40 rides and numerous games, each night offers fairgoers something new and exciting said Cumming Fairgrounds Administrator Dave Horton.

Last year, about 141,000 people came out to take part in the festivities.

Several country musical acts have performed and Oct. 10, Kellie Pickler, an American Idol who won Dancing with the Stars, is performing. Concerts are included in the admission cost.

For more information, visit www.cummingfair.net or call 770-781-3491.

If you go:

What: Cumming Country Fair and Festival

When: Through Oct.13

Where: 235 Castleberry Road in Cumming.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 4 - 10 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m. Midnight; Saturday 10 a.m. Midnight; Sunday 12:30 - 9 p.m.

Cost: Adults $7; Students (5-18) $3; Children 4 and under are free.

Parking: $3

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