Georgia State Fair to return to Central City Park this spring
By PHILLIP RAMATI
Feb. 03, 2012
MACON, GA-- The fair will feature rides, shows, concerts and food, although no specific guests have been announced.The Exchange Club had operated the fair since 1942 but decided to sell it after several consecutive years of low revenues from the event. Universal Fairs made its initial offer to buy the fair in November. The company operates family-friendly focused fairs and festivals in Memphis; Chandler, Ariz.; Bossier City, La.; and Enumclaw, Wash.The Georgia State Fair began in 1846 and moved to Macon in 1851. The fair has operated every year except during the Civil War and in 2009, when it moved to the spring after previously running in October.