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Georgia National Fair gets new logo

A new logo for the Georgia National Fair was unveiled at Wednesday’s meeting of the Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority.

It shows the clock tower at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, with fireworks and a Ferris wheel pictured in the background. Below, it includes the words “Famous for Fun.”

Officials already are starting to plan next year’s fun. Members of the entertainment committee talked about free entertainment and the paid concerts for next year’s fair.

“We should have an answer next week,” Randy Moore, executive director, said about one of the concerts, although the artist might not be announced until later.

December is a relatively slow month for events, both commercial and livestock, at the fairgrounds, and the livestock shows won’t start up again until Dec. 31, according to agriculture and youth director Jim Floyd.

The show season starts back in January with two of the largest hog shows the grounds will host.

Also, tickets for the Georgia National Rodeo will go on sale Jan. 20. The rodeo will be held Feb. 19-21.

The authority’s January meeting will be held in Atlanta.

To contact writer Angela Woolen, call 478-952-6114.