Notes from Perry Street: Coweta County Fair arrives next week


By JOHN A. WINTERS, Publisher

It is time for the Greatest Show On Earth, or at least in these parts!

The 75th anniversary of the Kiwanis Coweta County Fair starts in a little over a week. The 11-day event will take place at the Coweta County Fairgrounds, located at 275 Pine Road, from September 14 – 24.

Some interesting and important information:

Mega Passes

Get them. You will save up to $15 with each one. More importantly, you will not be standing in line for your gate admission ticket. And you won’t have to stand in line waiting (again) to purchase ride tickets.

Save money and save time. It’s a no-brainer. You can stop by Arnall Grocery, Keith Ross Insurance or the Coweta County Extension Office to buy them. Or, check out the front top corner of our website: for a link to purchase the Mega Pass online.

Some background

A year ago, nearly 45,000 people attended this annual entertainment get-together which set a new attendance record. The average daily attendance was just over 4,000.

The Coweta County Fair has a long and storied history with the very first fair taking place in 1874. After various interruptions through the years, the Newnan Kiwanis Club took over the County Fair in 1947 and has been the headlining sponsor ever since. 

What It’s All About

Proceeds from the Fair are distributed within the local community as grants to dozens of organizations who share Kiwanis’ dedication to serving the children of the world. Since 2000, Newnan Kiwanis has donated $4,600,000 to the charities of Coweta County from the Fair’s proceeds. 

Anything Fried

By the way, the top 10 craziest fair foods are; Funnel Cake; The Classic Corn Dog; Hot Toasted Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich; Deep Fried Cookie Dough; Beer Battered Cheese Curds; Fried Mac and Cheese; Fried Pickles; Frito Pie; Deep Fried Mashed Potatoes on a Stick; Turkey Legs.

More Info

Make sure to check out our website: for the “All Things Fair” section. We’ve already posted several stories about the Fair and will have daily updates during the actual event. 

It is a family-fun event and raises money for several notable charities. Please make plans to attend and we’ll see you there!

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