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Friday, September 16, 2011


Fair game: It's the season for midway games and fried food

By Melissa Ruggieri

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Some people go for the deep fried butter. Others really, really want to win that goldfish. Then there are those who inexplicably enjoy being spun in a machine like a human cone of cotton candy.And, of course, there are the sedate attendees, the ones who prefer to watch people eat deep fried butter, attempt to win a goldfish and get turned upside down on rides. They might even be there for the music.
The reasons don’t matter as much as the reality that people love fairs. Open up a field, stock it with vendors selling gargantuan turkey legs and tchotchkes, fill up the other half with farm animals and amusement park rides and midway games and a captive audience is sure to flock.
Late September is the official start of fair season in Georgia. Here’s a look at three of the biggest annual attractions and what they have planned for your entertainment this year.
You can be sure it involves a vat of oil.

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