The Interview: Kiwanis Coweta County Fair Chairman Scott Cortner

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From Staff Reports

This month, The Paper publishes its Q&A with 2021 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair Chairman Scott Cortner.

What is the role of the Fair Chairman?
Work closely with sub-committee chairs to coordinate all aspects of the fair including finance, advertising, programming, sponsorship, operations, website support, etc.

Why do the Kiwanis sponsor the fair?

Kiwanis sponsors the fair to serve the community.  Not only does it provide a great form of family entertainment, proceeds from the fair support over 35 non-profit organizations that serve varied needs throughout Coweta County.

What’s new this year?
This year we have expanded the amount and variety of entertainment to appeal to a wider audience. Fair goers can expect to see more live music, DJ’s, dancers, activities, and a nightly “parade.”

What are some of the big “crowd pleasers” you’ve noticed over the years?
Rides are always a big draw, along with animal exhibits, animal acts, and dare devil acts.  And the food!

How much money has the Kiwanis Club put back into the community? 
The Kiwanis Club returns well over $150,000.00 per year to the community.

What would be the perfect fair?
10 days of cool, dry weather with attendance exceeding 35,000.

What do you enjoy the most during the fair?
Special Needs Day.  Second Tuesday of the fair where Kiwanis hosts Special Needs children and adults during a time the fair is closed to the general public.  The faces of joy will melt your heart.

What do you wish more people would do at the fair?
Go see the entries in the exhibit hall.  There are some great photographers and artists in Coweta County!

What do you do if you lose your phone, a parent,, or have some other question? 
Check the information booth (otherwise known as the Fruit Stand).

What is the best deal?
The Mega-Pass. Saves you $5 on arm band and entry costs on Friday and Saturday nights.

What day is the best day to attend the fair?
I would say Sunday or Monday-Thursday.  To save money, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays are free entry days, so you save $5.00.

Any other suggestions?
Get your Mega-Passes early.  Check our website at cowetacountyfair.net for purchase options, hours of operation and entertainment schedules.

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