Fun Stuff to do at the Fairgrounds
Rides, Rides & More Rides
CLICK HERE 2016 Fair Entertainment Schedule
Entertainment in the Pavillion
The Pavilion (inside the Fairgrounds near near the Hale Street Gate) is a large building where there is always a lot going on. The Miss Fair Pageant is held in the Auditorium in the Pavillion on the first Saturday evening of the Fair. Youth and Young Adult Talent competitions are held Monday through Friday, and the Talent Finals are on the second Saturday of the Fair. Both of these events are enormously popular and well worth attending. Admission is free for Patrons.
There are always other events going on. Check the Entertainment calendar to see what they are.
These young folks enjoyed the fun when there was a large video game display in the Pavillion.
Daily Entertainment Schedule
In addition to the renown James E. Strates Shows and the fabulous carnival rides and shows, each year the Georgia-Carolina State Fair has numerous Entertainment Specials which run on various days during the Fair. See above for general information on these specials and for the dates and times that they run. Be sure to check back regularly, as the list will be updated when new events are added and times for shows are set.
This is the third year for Boxing at the Fair, and it will again be held in the Pavilion. Bouts begin with the 8-year olds and continued up to 18-year olds. Rounds are short, so there were plenty of fights to see. There are great crowds, so you can see how big boxing has grown in Augusta. As in the past, this year the bouts will again be held in the Pavilion. However, they will be held beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19.
School Kids Special
As a special treat to the elementary school students at schools around the area, the Georgia-Carolina State Fair hosted over 1,200 children for tours of the Fairgrounds in the mornings before the gates opened. This gave them a chance to see cows, pigs, and goats up close; and they also got to see many of the exhibits such as art, photography, china painting, models, and youth crafts. They were treated to a hay-ride around the Fairgrounds and had to watch out for the escaped lion. Here are a few pictures of the kids enjoying the trip.
One lady wrote: “I was just so impressed with the guys who were running the hayride tours. They were funny and energetic and totally patient with the groups of crazy kiddos. I actually learned a lot about the fair and the fairgrounds myself. I caught my son telling my younger daughter all about the origins of the ‘Cukoo Haus’ when we had dinner later that night, and those kids are STILL talking about the ‘escaped lion’.. PRICELESS!”