Georgia National Fair admission to increase by $2 next year

awoolen@macon.comSeptember 12, 2012 

PERRY -- The Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority board unanimously approved Wednesday a $10 gate admission price for next year’s Georgia National Fair, an increase of $2.

The fair has not increased gate prices since 2007, when it went from $6 to $8. Tickets will remain $8 for this year’s fair, Oct. 4-14.

Randy Moore, executive director of the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, said the price increase should generate about $400,000, based on the attendance from 2011.

Also approved was a name change for one of the buildings. The Georgia Building will now be called the Georgia Grown Building and will be used primarily to house agriculture from across the state.

There is also talk of preferred paid parking as well as RV sites for those who wish to stay on the grounds during the fair.

“We are looking at ways to generate new revenue,” Moore said.

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