A construction project for a new horse barn and practice ring at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry was the most discussed topic at the Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority’s meeting Wednesday.
Steven Simms and Brad Lowery, project manager and project director, respectively, said the project has been delayed because of weather and issues with the contractor. The pair hope to have the project completed by the end of August in time for a horse show in September.
In May, the Agricenter drew more than 53,000 visitors, including more than 15,000 for the Region 12 Arabian Horse Show. That event alone made more than $120,000 for the facility.
Foster Rhodes, vice chairman of the authority, and Ransom Moore, executive director of the fairgrounds and agricenter, will look into specifics for an amphitheater to be added to the event field at the fairgrounds to draw more events.