There are a lot of fun ways to explore Georgia, but nothing quite rivals the experience of going to the National Fair. All in one spot, you can find arts and crafts, livestock shows, agricultural offerings, games, rides, and - of course - fair food! Learn more about the history of the state and what it has to offer...and maybe even make a new friend in the process!
The Georgia National Fair has many attractions, but one that’s truly unique is the Georgia Grown Baby Barn. Families have the opportunity to see the birth of calves and piglets in the barn during the fair. Visitors to the Georgia Grown Pavilion can also get recipes and cooking tips, shop for Georgia goodies, and tour Georgie’s Farm to learn more about how things are grown. In the Georgia Living Competitions, you can see people’s entries from fine artwork to quilts to cooking to creative writing. Of course, there are also concerts, midway rides, and carnival games to play as well!
You can get a wristband that allows you unlimited rides on the midway - check here for special admission days, and when you can get wristbands for $20 and a discounted gate admission for some people as well. There are also season passes and two-day passes available.
There are many amenities available to make your trip to the fair comfortable. A Baby Comfort station is available where parents can change and feed their little ones and even have a quiet place for them to rest. Hand washing stations are positioned throughout the grounds, and there are wheelchairs, phones, ATMs, and restrooms as well. This page has helpful tips for planning your visit, including what to do if someone in your group gets lost.
401 Larry Walker Pkwy.
Perry, GA 31069-1367
You can camp right at the fairgrounds, so you’re only steps away from the Georgia National Fair! Enjoy a full day of games, rides, concerts, and visiting at the fair, then return to a hot shower and the quiet and comfort of your own space nearby. If you rent an RV with RVshare, you can enjoy the fun of a home away from home. You can find more information and reserve a spot at the fairgrounds here.
There are also other places to camp nearby, including:
Whether you bring your own RV or use a rental from us, RVing is the way to visit the fair! You’ll be able to come home to a cozy bed, and whip up food in your kitchen. And a private bathroom is always a bonus!
There are plenty of hotels nearby if you choose to stay there instead of camping. You can find suggestions on the Perry Convention & Visitors Bureau site, or on the websites for travel companies like Expedia or Travelocity.
Directions when traveling north on I-75: Take exit 134, turn right at the end of the exit ramp, and take the first left onto the fairgrounds. Or take exit 135, turn right at the end of the exit ramp, turn right at the first traffic light and find the West Gate entrance on the left.
Directions when traveling south on I-75: Take exit 135, and turn left at the end of the exit ramp. Turn right at the first traffic light. The West Gate entrance is on the left. Or turn left at the end of the exit ramp, proceed through the traffic light, and the North Gate entrance will be on the right. For the East Gate, turn left at the end of the exit ramp, proceed through the traffic light, head past the North Gate entrance and to the East Gate entrance on the right.
Parking for the fair is free. There are several lots where you can park - a map of the area is available here.
Information on purchasing tickets is available here. Gate admission is $8 for adults 60+, $10 for adults, kids 10 and under are free. You can also purchase additional wristbands that allow you to ride the midway rides, and you can purchase tickets for the concerts as well.
We at RVshare are passionate about helping people explore the world around them - whether it’s a camping trip in nature or a trip to the fair to better experience the region you’re visiting. Whether Georgia is your home, or this is your first time visiting the state, attending the National Fair is a great way to learn more about Georgia and what it has to offer, to have fun riding carnival rides, and to experience great bands on the main stage. Visiting the fair in a motorhome is a great way to experience the event stress-free, with your own shower and bed nearby, and with the ability to bring your own food along. Whether you visit the fair in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your adventures! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share your visit. Your vacation could be featured on our blog or social media!
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