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The fair makes its 51st stop in Thomasville

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

October 7, 2008

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A 51 year tradition continues in Thomasville Tuesday night. The "Deep South Fair" kicks off at 6.

This week's fair will feature everything from thrill rides to tasty food to livestock shows.

You also have a chance to ride on a 75-foot ferris wheel, the largest traveling wheel in the country.

The event is put on by the Thomasville Exchange club. They donate some of the proceeds to victims of child abuse.

The owner of Modern Midways says this year should be a success.

"Even thought it's been a tough economy people are not taking the long vacations to Disney and Hawaii and such. They're coming to their hometown fair and saving fuel money and staying close to home," says Robert Briggs.

Last year the fair attracted more than 19,000 people. One of the most popular events is the Demolition Derby, which takes place Tuesday and Thursday.

The fair ends on Sunday. Feedback