By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism.
Your comprehensive guide to the 2019 Cumming Country Fair & Festival
Cumming Fair

The Cumming Country Fair & Festival
When: Oct. 3-13

Where: Cumming Fairgrounds, at 235 Castleberry Road

Admission: $7, or $5 when you order in advance online through Oct. 2. Children under 10 are free.

Parking: $5 per vehicle. Handicap parking available is also available for $5. There is no re-entry.

 

HOURS

Monday through Thursday: 4-10 p.m.

Friday: 4 p.m. to midnight

Saturday: 10 a.m. to midnight

Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

RIDE TICKETS

1 ticket = $1.25

21 tickets = $20

55 tickets = $50

120 tickets = $100

 

DAILY ATTRACTIONS

Lady Houdini: An escape artist performance from Kristen Johnson, the only person to break Harry Houdini’s record for most water escapes ever.

5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

King BMX Stunt Show: One of the top stunt shows in the nation, featuring former ESPN X-Games competitor Keith King.

5 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

“Master of the Chainshaw”: Chainsaw artist Brian Ruth transforms raw, two-foot long logs into works of art using only his chainsaw.

5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Saturday; 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., Sunday

K-9s in Flight: The country’s premier K-9 sports entertainment group, featuring adopted or rescued dogs.

5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Walking Treeman: The 12-foot-tall “treeman” will slowly roam the grounds “enchanting all that he meets.”

Cowboy Woody: Like the Walking Treeman, the vertically-gifted Cowboy Woody will show off his skills of juggling, call spinning and lasso twirling as he roams the grounds each day.

Robocars Entertainment: Visitors will have a chance to get pictures with a pair of transforming robot vehicles that transform from a black Chevrolet S10 and white GMC Denali pickup each day as they roam the fairgrounds.

Cotton Gin and Saw Mill: Two of the fairgrounds’ largest attractions also give a look into the rural history of Cumming and Forsyth County by giving visitors a chance to see the cotton gin and sawmill in action.

Cotton Gin: 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 4 p.m., 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Saw Mill: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

The Great James H. Drew Exposition: Open every day, the carnival midway will feature more than 40 rides, along with lots of games.

North Georgia Petting Zoo: Along with goats, horses and pigs, the North Georgia Petting Zoo will also feature some animals not-so-common in the south, like bison and zebra.

Native Indian Village: Paying tribute to the Cherokee history of the area, each weekend the village will come alive with performances and demonstrations from Native America performers.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Along with the daily attractions, each day will bring something new to the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Thursday, Oct 3

Opening day. Free admission courtesy of Northside Hospital Forsyth.

Pay One Price: $20 for unlimited rides, per person.

Friday, Oct. 4

Pay One Price: $25 for unlimited rides, per person.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Free admission and rides 10-11 a.m.

Pay One Price: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30 for unlimited rides, per person.

Miss Cumming Fair Pageant: Held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the annual contest will crown the 2019 Miss Cumming Fair.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Senior Citizens’ Day: Free admission for guests 55 and over.

Free admission and rides with a school coupon for those 18 and under: 12:30-2 p.m.

Free admission all day for anyone bringing seven non-perishable canned goods.

Monday, Oct. 7

Student Night: Free admission for visitors 18 and under.

Pay One Price: $20 for unlimited rides, per person.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

The Roots and Boots Tour featuring Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye: 8 p.m. The concert is free with fair admission.

Aaron Tippin has had three No.1 singles – "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio," "That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You" and "Kiss This" – and Sammy Kershaw is known for his hits “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “Queen of the Double-Wide Trailer” and “Cadillac Style.”

Pay One Price: $20 for unlimited rides, per person.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Free admission courtesy of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Pay One Price: $20 for unlimited rides, per person

PJ Masks Meet and Greet: 5 p.m., 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Colt Ford Concert: 8 p.m.

Known for songs like “Workin’ on” and “Drivin’ Around Song,’ Colt Ford, a former professional golfer, has built a following of country music fans. His most recent single, “We the People,” has more than 50,000 views on YouTube.

Friday, Oct. 11

Football Friday Night: Free admission after 9 p.m. with a high school football ticket stub.

Saturday, Oct. 12

Free admission and rides 10-11 a.m.

Pay One Price: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30 for unlimited rides, per person.

Chainsaw Carving Auction: 7 p.m.

American BullRiders Tour: 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Free admission for all active, reserve or retired military veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders with valid ID.

Free admission and rides with a school coupon for those 18 and under: 12:30-2 p.m.

Free admission all day for anyone bringing seven non-perishable canned goods.

American BullRiders Tour: 6 p.m.