Coweta County fair off to a good start


The 2014 Kiwanis Coweta County Fair on Pine Road will be open through Sept. 27. With special events and promotions, expect every visit to be fun-filled and action-packed. The fair’s hours are:

Today: noon to 12 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 21: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Monday,Sept. 22 – Thursday, September 25: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26: 5 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27: noon to midnight.

The Petting Zoo closes nightly at 9 pm. The exhibit hall and agriculture building close nightly at 10 p.m.

Gate admission is $5; children under 6 are free with paid adult admission

Student passes are only valid on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday

The fair is sponsored by the Newnan Kiwanis Club.

The club was originated by Dr. Thomas Bailey and sponsored by the Atlanta Kiwanis Club in 1925. Judge W. L. Stallings served as the first president and Congressman Sid Camp was the first vice president. The first secretary was Charlie Arnall of Senoia who was also clerk of Coweta County Commissioners. Its first directors were Dr. Thomas Bailey, Marvin Starr, the longtime Superintendent of the Coweta County School System, H. E. Ragland, owner of Ragland Hardware, Eugene Askew, a local lumber dealer, Dr. J. B. Penniston, one of the founders of Papp Clinic, Dr. W. E. Stone and H. S. “Bunk” Banta, founder of Avery Banta Jewelers .

The club has sponsored the Coweta County Fair every year but once since 1947. Through its profits the club has funded numerous projects throughout the city and county including the sponsorships of Key Clubs, Builders Club, K-Kids, Aktion Club, 4-H Clubs, Scout Troops, and Little League and Soccer Teams.

The club also bought and gave to the county 37 acres on Pine Road for the new fairgrounds and are donating more land for additional parking.

Children and adults of all ages enjoy the fair. Photo/Ben Nelms.