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65th Annual Exchange Club Fair starts in November

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A new ride for thrill-seekers, the Ali Baba, at this year's Albany Fair. A new ride for thrill-seekers, the Ali Baba, at this year's Albany Fair.

Information from the Albany Exchange Club

Albany, Georgia --  During the week of November 1 – 6, 2011, the 65th Annual Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia (Albany Fair) will be a week to remember with activities ranging from rides to illusionists to animal shows to delicious —albeit not always healthy!— fair food.

Opening times will vary throughout the week and prices will range from free to $15 for an unlimited ride ticket based on the day of the week and the discount that is offered. General fair admission is $5, parking is free and children under 48 inches tall are admitted free.

The Albany Fair will feature free entertainment all week long by Buffalo Barfield, Eudora's Exotic Petting Zoo, as well as a variety of bands, drama groups, cloggers, karaoke performers and more. 

In addition to the daily entertainment, the fair offers thrilling midway rides, arcade games, livestock shows and the 15th Annual Demolition Derby with a $4,500 purse.

New this year are Rust & Flame blacksmith demonstrations, Belmont Magic & Illusion shows and the Ali Baba, a new thrill ride.

Special Entry Prices, Discounts and Entertainment:

Tuesday, November 1:  On opening day, gates will open at 5 p.m. following the grand opening ceremonies. Parking lot opens at 4 p.m.  With a coupon from Harvey's Supermarkets attendees can purchase an unlimited ride ticket for $15. All students with a valid ID card and a non-perishable food item will be admitted free from 5 - 7 p.m.

  • Buffalo Barfield Show; Eudora's Exotic Petting Zoo; Rust & Flame blacksmith demonstrations; gospel music; entertainment from Mallory Baptist Association
  • Belmont Magic & Illusion shows (times TBD)

Wednesday, November 2:  Gates open at 4 p.m.  Parking lot opens at 3:30 p.m.  With a money saving coupon from McDonald's, attendees can purchase an unlimited ride ticket at the fair for $15. 

  • Buffalo Barfield Show; Eudora's Exotic Petting Zoo; Rust & Flame blacksmith demonstrations; gospel music; entertainment from Mallory Baptist Association
  • Belmont Magic & Illusion shows (times TBD)
  • 9 a.m. Swine Show

 

Thursday, November 3:  The fair opens at 4 p.m.  Parking lot opens at 3:30 p.m.  With a money saving coupon from McDonald's, attendees can purchase an unlimited ride ticket at the fair for $15. 

  • Buffalo Barfield Show; Eudora's Exotic Petting Zoo; Rust & Flame blacksmith demonstrations; gospel music; entertainment from Mallory Baptist Association
  • 12 p.m. Goat Show

 

Friday, November 4:  Gates open at 3 p.m. Parking lot opens at 2:30 p.m.

  • Buffalo Barfield Show; Eudora's Exotic Petting Zoo; Rust & Flame blacksmith demonstrations; gospel music; entertainment from Mallory Baptist Association
  • 9 a.m. FFA Middle School Lawnmower Competition
  • 9 a.m. Horticulture Identification Contest
  • 3 p.m. Lamb Show

 

Saturday, November 5:  Gates open at 12 p.m. Parking lot opens at 11:30 a.m.

  • Buffalo Barfield Show; Eudora's Exotic Petting Zoo; Rust & Flame blacksmith demonstrations; gospel music; entertainment from Mallory Baptist Association
  • 9 a.m. Beef Cattle Show
  • 7:30 p.m. The 15th Annual Demolition Derby (sponsored by Budweiser, Swain Equipment Company, B-100 FM and GENX 97.3). For pre-registration call Skip Nichols at 229-809-0231 or 229-436-8827.

 

Sunday, November 6: Gates open at 1 p.m. Parking lot at 12:30 p.m.

  • Buffalo Barfield Show; Eudora's Exotic Petting Zoo; Rust & Flame blacksmith demonstrations; gospel music; entertainment from Mallory Baptist Association

 

The Albany Fair is located at Exchange Club Fairgrounds – 810 South Westover Blvd at Oakridge Drive, Albany, GA 31707.

Website- http://exchangeclubfair.org/ 
Twitter page- www.twitter.com/albanyfair
Facebook page - www.facebook.com/albanyfair

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