PERRY -- The scents of fried foods, the call of the carnival workers and the joyous screams of children filled the air at the opening day of the Georgia National Fair Thursday.
Down the pavement, cows moo to each other in one of the barns.
This brought back memories to Gov. Nathan Deal who was the speaker at the opening ceremony.
“I got on my boots to come to the fair,” Deal said.
He remembered a time when he participated in fairs and brought his pigs and cows to be judged, like the 1,500 students who will bring their livestock to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter during the next 10 days.