MCDONOUGH, GA – The Kiwanis Club of Henry County will host their annual Henry County Fair at Heritage Park October 31 through November 4, 2017. The fair will offer midway rides, carnival games, food, 4-H petting zoo and exhibits and live entertainment on the Edward Jones Stage. The fair will open at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. General admission is $5 for all ages, with children under six admitted for free. Family and daily specials will also be offered during the week. While the Henry County Fair dates back to at least the early twenties, the Kiwanis Club has hosted the annual event for over seventy years. All of the proceeds from the Henry County Fair benefit the Kiwanis Club of Henry County. The organization uses the funds for grants to local non-profit organizations throughout the year. “The Kiwanis Henry County Fair is a tradition we look forward to all year long,” explains David Shofman, Fair Chairman for the Kiwanis Club. “Every year, we try to make it even better than the last.” Once on the grounds, fair visitors will discover a schedule full of events to explore; delicious fair foods; the always popular 4-H petting zoo; daily entertainment on the Edward Jones Stage; special appearances by local celebrities, dance, cheer and martial arts groups; a midway full of thrilling rides and games; and much more. Edward Jones will be sponsoring the entertainment stage for a fourth year. Fair organizers have expanded the live entertainment line-up to include live praise and worship music on Thursday night, headliner The Regulars on Friday night and several local fan favorites on Saturday night including Hannah McGarity, Colt Lucas and Jude.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is sponsoring Student Night on Tuesday, with free admission for students and a costume contest. The Kiwanis Club of Henry County also received a generous grant from the Henry County Convention and Visitors Bureau that is being used to attract fair attendees from outside of Henry County. “Our Club has dedicated many hours into preparing for this year’s fair, and we are so proud that all of the proceeds from the fair stay right here in Henry County to support our community non-profit organizations,” describes Shofman. “Whether you love the rides, the food or looking forward to our new entertainment this year, we hope the Kiwanis Fair will become a tradition for your family.”