Governor helps kick off Georgia National Fair

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The 2015 Georgia National Fair is underway!

Thousands of people are expected to be in Perry over the next 11 days for food, fund and rides. Governor Nathan Deal officially kicked off all the activities Thursday afternoon.

“We wanted to see the circus. We’re hoping to maybe seem some concerts and just some different shows. Just have some fun,” fair goer Kim Johnson said.

“What’s your favorite part about the fair?” 41NBC’s Amanda Castro asked. “Riding rides,” fair goer Janie Martin said.

Other fair goers love the food.

“We come for the funnel cakes,” Johnson said.

Fair goers 41NBC spoke to were excited to ride rides, eat carnival food, and listen to good music.

Governor Deal adds the fair shows just how great Georgia is.

“We have so many visitors that come here. It’s a good way to display what goes on in the agricultural community in Georgia,” Deal said. “[The fair is] also a great opportunity for young people to come and have some entertainment at a fair.”

Fair officials are expecting 500,000 people to attend this year’s event.

Gates are open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. through October 18th. General admissions is $10 per person. Ride tickets start at $10.

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