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Your ticket is good for concerts & other live entertainment, as they’re included in the price of admission. That said, ride tickets at the carnival midway can cost you a small fortune–they’re $1 each, $20 for 21, $50 for 55, & $100 for 120, and all rides require more than one ticket–but you’ll save a bundle if you stick with the unlimited ride days or take advantage of another deal.
Here are a few ways to visit the North Georgia State Fair on the cheap & get the most out of your admission:
- Through September 20, 2013, you can buy fair & ride tickets for 50% off at metro-Atlanta Walgreens locations. With the deal, tickets are $3.50 each & 22 ride tickets are $11.
- Thursday, September 19: North Georgia State Fair Beauty Pageant. And you’ll get free admission to the fair + $18 buys unlimited rides.
- Friday, September 20: Phillips, Craig, & Dean concert. Senior citizens (ages 55+) receive free admission.
- Saturday, September 21: Lauren Alaina concert. Free admission & rides from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. + from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., $25 buys you unlimited rides pass (good till close)
- Sunday, September 22: Children age 12 & under get in free. Bring your church bulletin, and adults save $1 off admission. It’s also the Marietta Daily Journal/Neighbor Newspapers School Special Day—if your child receives a ticket at their school, they’ll get free admission & rides from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
- Monday, September 23: Pebblebrook School of the Performing Arts performance. $15 buys unlimited rides.
- Tuesday, September 24: Beautiful Baby contest. Students age 18 & under receive free admission + $18 buys unlimited rides.
- Wednesday, September 25: Lee Brice concert. $18 buys unlimited rides.
- Thursday, September 26: Loretta Lynn concert.
- Friday, September 27: Colt Ford concert. Non-winning Georgia Lottery ticket = $1 off admission or 7 canned goods = free adult admission.
- Saturday, September 28: Jerrod Niemann concert. 7 canned goods = free adult admission. Plus, there’s free admission & rides from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., and from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., $25 buys you unlimited rides pass (good till close)
The North Georgia State Fair is held at Jim R. Miller Park, located at 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. Parking is $3.