Georgia-Carolina State Fair opens: What you need to know

Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 4:56 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - With the 2021 Georgia-Carolina State Fair starting, here’s what you need to know.

The fair organized by the Exchange Club of Augusta is scheduled for Oct. 15-24 at the fairgrounds near Third and Hale streets.

The fair will be open from 5-10 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with rides running until 11.

Advance tickets are $5 for entry only or $25 for entry plus unlimited rides.

Anyone under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult, fair organizers said.

This year’s fair will include:

  • Numerous food booths operated by commercial vendors will be spread across the fairgrounds, selling such items as Asian foods, burgers, hot dogs, sausages, popcorn, funnel cakes, pizza, candy apples and ice cream.
  • Rides provided by James E. Strates Shows will include thrill rides as well as family rides.
  • The livestock and plant identification competitions.
  • The Richmond County Health Department will offer COVID 19 vaccinations weekdays from 5-7 p.m. and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Free fair admission will be available to anyone when they get their COVID 19 vaccine on site.

For more information and to buy advance tickets, visit

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