Georgia National Fair schedule

October 2, 2008 

Here's a daily schedule for the Georgia National Fair:

Thursday, Oct. 2 Sneak-a-Peek

Gates Open: 3 p.m. Admission: Adults and seniors, $4 children 10 and under, free with paying adult Pay-One-Price Midway: $12 Pay One Price Oct. 2 only. Rides open at 3 p.m.; unlimited rides; does not include fair gate admission. (Does not include SPEED, non mechanical Midway rides, Agri-Lift, or boat rides.) Opening Ceremony: 4 p.m., Reaves Arena Food: Outside Commercial Vendors, Exhibit and Commercial Buildings, Open 3 p.m. Miller-Murphy-Howard, Heritage Hall, McGill Marketplace, Georgia Building Music: Free outdoor concert Featuring Kraig Parker

No Horse/Livestock shows are scheduled for this date. Shows run Oct. 3-12 only Parking: Free

SPECIAL EVENTS 3 p.m.: Sneak-a-Peek entertainment schedule at gates and Clock Tower

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 4 p.m., 5 p.m.: Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Introduction to Orchids," Don Grill, HH 5 p.m.-10 p.m.: Charity Bake Sale "Cooks Who Care," MMH

Oct. 3-12

SPECIAL EVENTS The Telegraph Day. $1 off adult admission only with coupon in paper.

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 8 a.m.: Eagle Brand Great Baking Bonanza, MMH 12 p.m.-8 p.m.: Baby Lock Sewing Machine Demonstrations, Young at Heart, Griffin, MMH 12 p.m.–10 p.m.: Charity Bake Sale "Cooks Who Care," MMH 1 p.m.-10 p.m.: "A Star-Spangled Salute" Standard Flower Show, MMH 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.: "Eggs: Your Family's Playground," Jewel Hutto and Holly Hidell, Georgia Egg Commission, MMH 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.: Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Edible Herbs," Diane Stephens, HH 4 p.m.: "I Love Eggs" Breakfast Contest, MMH 6:30 p.m.: 4-H Scarecrow Contest, southside MMH

LIVESTOCK & HORSE SHOWS 9 a.m.: Junior Beef Showmanship (preclub – 8th grade), BDA 9 a.m.: Junior Beef Showmanship (9th – 12th grade), MPB 10 a.m.: Market Lamb Showmanship (1st – 12th grade), NSA 1 p.m.: State Champ FFA Tractor Driving Contest, OHA 4 p.m.: Junior Breeding Ewe Showmanship and Show, NSA 5 p.m.: Barrel Race, CHA 7 p.m.: Bo Peep Costume Class, NSA

Saturday, Oct. 4

SPECIAL EVENTS 10 a.m.: Farm City Days Parade, downtown Perry to Fairgrounds 7:30 p.m.: Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan Concert, RA (ticket required)

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 8 a.m.: FFA Horticulture Plant ID Contest, North Concourse, RA 9 a.m.: 4-H Junior Omelet Contest, MMH 9:30 a.m.: 4-H Cloverleaf Public Speaking Contest, MMH, Room F 9:30 a.m.: 4-H Senior Public Speaking Contest, MMH, Room E 9:30 a.m.: Promote 4-H Contest, MMH 9:30 a.m.: 4-H Junior Variety Show, Georgia Stage 10 a.m.: FFA Tree ID Contest, South Concourse, RA 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: National Spinning & Weaving Week "Spin-in," MMH 10:30 a.m.: 4-H Junior Public Speaking Contest, MMH, Room F 10:30 a.m.: FFA Floral Design Contest, HH 10:30 a.m.: 4-H Senior Omelet Contest, MMH 12 p.m.-8 p.m.: Baby Lock Sewing Machine Demonstration, Young at Heart, Griffin, MMH 1:30 p.m. 3 p.m., 4:30 pm: "Eggs: Your Family's Playground," Jewel Hutto and Holly Heidell, Georgia Egg Commission, MMH 1:30 p.m.: Fair Bear Writing Awards, Georgia Stage 1:45 p.m.: 4-H Cotton Boll Speech Contest, HH 2 p.m.: Stick with Canola Oil — Fry it for the Fair Contest, MMH 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.: Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Words in Stone: Making Garden Bricks," Sharon Horne, HH

LIVESTOCK & HORSE SHOWS 8 a.m.: Junior Heifer Show, BDA 8 a.m.: Junior Market Lamb Show, NSA 8:30 a.m.: Rabbit & Cavy Show, MPB 9 a.m.: Junior Heifer Show (Commercial), MPB 9 a.m.: Barrel Racing, CHA 10 a.m.: Boer Goats Show, SS #2 4 p.m.: Junior Market Goat Showmanship, NSA

Sunday, Oct. 5

SPECIAL EVENTS Toys For Tots Day: Bring a new toy and the U.S. Marines will give you a coupon for a $6 adult gate admission good for Oct. 5 only. One coupon per person. Not good with any other offer. www.wildsanta.org 4 p.m.: 38 Special and Molly Hatchet Concert, RA (ticket required)

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: "A Star-Spangled Salute" Standard Flower Show, MMH 12 p.m.-8 p.m.: Baby Lock Sewing Machine Demonstrations, Young at Heart, Griffin, MMH 12 p.m.: 4-H Senior Chicken Barbecue, Southeast corner near MMH 12:30 p.m.: 4-H Senior Variety Show, Georgia Stage 12:45 p.m.: Soap Carving Contest, MMH 1 p.m.: Christmas Tree Decoration Competition, HH 1:30 p.m.: 4-H Cloverleaf Peanut Contest, MMH 1:30 p.m.: 4-H Wild Game Dish, HH 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.: Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Tips & Tricks for Container Gardening Using Recyclables," Diana Stephens, HH

LIVESTOCK & HORSE SHOWS 9 a.m.: Junior Steer Show, BDA 9 a.m.: Junior Market Goat Show, NSA 9 a.m.: Dairy Goat Show, SS #2 9 a.m.: Junior Commercial Dairy Heifer Showmanship and Show, MPB 11 a.m.: Saddlebred Horse Show, CHA

Monday, Oct. 6

SPECIAL EVENTS Patriotic Day: Active, retired, reserve military admitted free with ID; family members pay gate fee. Reduced Youth Admission: 11-18 years old, $4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; children 10 and under free all day Midway Discount: One coupon off rides requiring at least two coupons, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.*

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 9 a.m.: TSA Challenges: Membership Recruitment, Structural, Transportation Modeling, Dragster, Mousetrap Engineering, Egg Catapult, Pin Design, Boating Regatta, Promotional Design; RA 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Georgia National School of the Arts, The Gourdmaster Sam X Workshop, MMH 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.: Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Vertical Gardening in Raised Beds," Harry Wood HH 4 p.m.: "Clucking Good" Chicken Recipe Contest, MMH

LIVESTOCK & HORSE SHOWS 9 am: Mule Plowing Demonstrations, behind Horse Barn 11 am: Paso Fino Horse Show, CHA

Oct. 6-10 Georgia National Schoolhouse

The Georgia National Schoolhouse is the state's largest classroom! The 19th anniversary, state-sponsored Georgia National Fair, Oct. 2-12, invites students to take a Field Trip of the Fair. We encourage students to tour livestock and horse shows and educational exhibits. The award-winning Stories of Agriculture features 17 educational displays on various agricultural commodities/livestock around the Fairgrounds. Admission to the Georgia National Schoolhouse is free for students, teachers, and bus drivers, pre-registration only. Oct. 6-10 only in the morning. Some chaperones may be subject to a $7 admission charge. Field Trips must be registered in advance. A packet of information will be mailed after a class has signed up. Volunteers will on hand at the West Gate. Field Trips are self-guided. School lunches may be eaten in the West Gate Parking lot.

There is no limit on the number of students attending the Fair on a Field Trip from any one school. Please call 478/988-6483 or 800/987-3247 (Georgia only) or e-mail thawk@gnfa.com to schedule an Field Trip. THIS YEAR ALL BUSES WILL NEED TO ENTER WEST GATE FOR FIELD TRIPS. Tuesday, Oct. 7 SPECIAL EVENTS Georgia Lottery Day. Redeem non-winning Georgia Lottery ticket at gate for $1 off adult (18 and older) admission only (tickets taken at gate). 10 a.m.: FFA Middle School Program, "Step Up, Stand Out," RA 12 p.m.-9 p.m.: 13 WMAZ Pay-One-Price Midway Rides, $15.

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 9 a.m.: FFA Junior Minitractor Pull, RA 10:30 a.m.: Grits Anytime, "A Southern Thing" Contest, MMH 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.: Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Birds in the Garden," Janice Williams, HH 3 p.m.: FCCLA First Annual Chili Cook-Off, MMH 3 p.m.: FCCLA Knowledge Bowls Qualification Matches, MMH

LIVESTOCK & HORSE SHOWS 8:30 a.m.: Open Beef (Santa Gertrudis) Show, BDA 9 a.m.: Mule Plowing Demonstration, behind HB 9 a.m.: Open Sheep (Hamps, Dorset, "Other Meat Breeds") Show, SS #2 9 a.m.: Open Beef (Charolais) Show, MPB 10 a.m.: Miniature Horse Demonstration, CHA 12 p.m.: Open Beef (Angus) Show, BDA 1 p.m.: Open Beef (Simmental) Show, MPB 1 p.m.: Wool Show Judging, SS #2 4 p.m.: Open Beef (Brahman) Show, BDA 5 p.m.: Open Beef (Chi-Influence) Show, MPB

Wednesday, Oct. 8

SPECIAL EVENTS 10 a.m.: FCCLA Leadership Rally, "Excellence Electrified," RA 12 p.m.-9 p.m.: 13 WMAZ Pay-One-Price Midway Rides, $15.

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 8 a.m.: FCCLA Brochure Event, RA 10 a.m.: Yammy Good Sweet Potato Contest, MMH 2 p.m.: FCCLA Second Annual Culinary Competition, MMH 2 p.m., 3 pm, 5 pm: Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Building a Cold Frame," Harry Wood, HH 2 p.m.: FCCLA Knowledge Bowls Final Rounds, MMH

LIVESTOCK & HORSE SHOWS 8:30 a.m.: Open Beef (Brangus) Show, BDA 9 a.m.: Open Beef (Shorthorn) Show, MPB 9 a.m.: Open Sheep (Montadale, Shropshire, Southdown, Suffolk) Show, SS #2 10 a.m.: Miniature Horse Demonstration, CHA 1 p.m.: Open Beef (Hereford) Show, MPB

Thursday, Oct. 9

SPECIAL EVENTS 12 p.m.-9 p.m.: 13 WMAZ Pay-One-Price Midway Rides, $15. 7 p.m.: 13 WMAZ Political Forum. Issues debated by candidates for U.S. Senate (Allen Buckley, Libertarian; Saxby Chambliss, Republican; Jim Martin, Democrat) and 8th Congressional District (Rick Goddard, Republican; Jim Marshall, Democrat), RA

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 10 a.m.: Georgia Apple Recipe Contest, MMH 10 a.m.: Sweet Georgia Peach Contest, MMH 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Georgia National School of the Arts Jean Weiner Watercolor Workshop, MMH 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.: Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Salad in a bucket: A Gardening Lesson for Children," Andy Rodriguez, HH 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.: Georgia Peanut Commission presents Don Koehler, "The Peanut Man," and Joy Carter with simple and nutritious snacks, MMH 4 p.m.: Georgia Peanut Recipe Contest, MMH

LIVESTOCK & HORSE SHOWS 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.: Haflinger Draft Horse and Driving Show, CHA Friday, Oct. 10

SPECIAL EVENTS 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Houston Healthcare Health Fair, MMH Conference Rooms

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 12 p.m.: FFA Senior Minitractor Pull Contest, Georgia Stage 12 p.m.-8 p.m.: Singer Sewing Machine Demonstrations by Couture Sewing Center, MMH 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.: Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden," Pat Reynard, HH 4 p.m.: Cooking Lite and Healthy Contest, MMH

LIVESTOCK & HORSE SHOWS 8 a.m.: Junior Breeding Gilt Showmanship and Show, NSA 10 a.m.: Draft Horse Demonstration, CHA 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.: Draft Horse Show, CHA 5 p.m.: Open Dairy (Holstein), BDASPECIAL EVENTS 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Houston Healthcare Health Fair, MMH Conference Rooms

Saturday, Oct. 11

SPECIAL EVENTS 7:30 p.m.: Three Days Grace and Modern Skirts Concert, RA (ticket required)

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 9 a.m.: 4-H Egg Preparation Contest, HH 9:30 a.m.: 4-H Cloverleaf Variety Show, Georgia Stage 10 a.m.: 4-H Homemade Ice Cream Contest, Southside, MMH 10 a.m.: Hidden Valley Dressings "Fresh Taste for the Family" Contest, MMH 12 p.m.: Singer Sewing Machine Demonstrations by Couture Sewing Center, MMH 12:30 p.m.: For Kids Only My Favorite Dessert Contest, MMH 12:30 p.m.: Fancy Cupcake Contest, MMH 1 p.m.-10 pm: Dahlia Show, MMH 1 pm-10 p.m.: Camellia Show, MMH 2 p.m.: 4-H Variety Junior/Senior Show Invitational, Georgia Stage 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.: Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Carnivorous Plants," Beth Collins, HH

LIVESTOCK & HORSE SHOWS 8 a.m.: Junior Market Hog Showmanship and Show, NSA 8 a.m.: Llama (performances) Show, MPB 9 a.m.: Open Dairy (Jersey, Brown Swiss) Shows, BDA 9 a.m. and 6 pm: Draft Horse Show, CHA 6 p.m.: Junior Dairy (Holstein), BDA

Sunday, Oct. 12

SPECIAL EVENTS 10 a.m.-9 p.m.: Last Blast Pay-One-Price Midway Rides, $15. 5 p.m.: Concierto de Musica Latina, Georgia Stage 7:30 p.m.: Sugarland and Zac Brown Band Concert, RA (ticket required)

GEORGIA LIVING & YOUTH EVENTS 9:30 a.m.: 4-H Challenge Bowl, MMH 11 a.m.: 4-H Cloverleaf Pizza Contest, MMH 11 a.m.: 4-H Junior Pizza Contest, HH 12 p.m.- 8 p.m.: Singer Sewing Machine Demonstrations, Couture Sewing Center, MMH 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm: Clovers & Company, Georgia Stage 1 p.m.: 4-H Senior Pizza Contest, HH 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. Master Gardeners Demonstration, "Build a Rain Barrel," Kathy Yawn, HH 3 p.m.: Sara Lee "Awesome Sandwich" Contest, MMH

LIVESTOCK & HORSE SHOWS 9 a.m.: Junior Dairy Showmanship, BDA 9 a.m.: Llama (halter) Show, MPB 9 a.m.: Friesian/Gypsy Horse Show, CHA 11 a.m.: Junior Dairy (Brown Swiss) Showmanship, BDA 12 p.m.: Junior Dairy (Brown Swiss, Jersey) Shows, BDA

Source: www.georgianationalfair.com

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