Albany Fair opens
By Jay Polk
Nov 07, 2012
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's one of Albany's most anticipated events, and it opened Tuesday on the city's south side.
The 66th annual Exchange Club Fair opened Tuesday and Wednesday thousands of people braved the chilly weather to see animals, eat foods that they might not ordinarily eat and of course ride the rides.
One of the rides joining the old favorites such as the Merry Go Round is a ride called the sky wheel, which fair officials say was a ride from years past that's returned after some TLC by the operator.
While some of the things are new, the effort that goes into putting on the fair is something that never changes.
"We come out here every Saturday morning and Tuesday night starting back in the first of September. We put a lot of hours, a lot of man hours into it. We probably spend five or six thousand man hours just getting this ready," said Larry Griffin, Exchange Club Fair President.
Griffin says that the Exchange Club fair has lower prices than most fairs and that most of the days feature deals that people can take advantage of to save more money.