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Emphasis on fun, safety
Authorities ready for festival
Authorities warn fair-goers not to spit from the sky lift attraction. - photo by Autumn McBride


Authorities are encouraging the public to have fun but stay safe at the Cumming Country Fair & Festival.

Cumming Police Detective John Coffman said law enforcement will have a strong presence at the 11-day event.

“There will be copious amounts of city police officers and Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies disbursed throughout the fairgrounds and at the gates,” he said.

“If anybody sees anything that they think ought to be brought to the attention of a police officer, there should be plenty of them there so notify the closest one.”

He said children and parents should know to go to the nearest police officer or deputy or the fairgrounds office if they get separated from each other.

Lost items may also be recovered at the fairgrounds office.

“Anyone caught spitting off of the sky lift will be ejected from the fairgrounds and possibly face criminal charges,” Coffman said.

He also asked that fair-goers leave weapons at home or in their vehicles and not bring them onto the fairgrounds.

He said any bags carried in could be searched for prohibited items, which include alcohol.

“It’s going to be a safe, wonderful, fun fair,” Coffman said.