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Festival taking shape
Preparations 'full throttle on the fair'
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Oliver Willey makes friends with a goat in the petting zoo during the 2011 Cumming Country Fair & Festival. This year’s event begins Oct. 4. - photo by File photo
While it’s about a month away, it’s never too soon to start thinking about this year’s Cumming Country Fair & Festival. The 11-day event runs Oct. 4-14 at the Cumming Fairgrounds, and Dave Horton, fairgrounds director, said it’s probably the largest gathering in the county.“Truly, I think we are the signature event as far as a single event in the county for the year,” he said. Horton said the fair, now in its 18th year, typically draws more than 120,000 people.“2006 was the record and we were right at 128,000,” he said.