Budget cuts raise GA Nat. Fair prices - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Budget cuts raise GA Nat. Fair prices

PERRY, GA (WALB) -
PERRY, Ga. (AP) - Tickets for midway rides at the Georgia National Fair in Perry will increase in the wake of state budget cuts.
 

The Macon Telegraph reports that state funding for the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter was cut by 11% this year and 25% in fiscal 2014.

The board overseeing fair voted Wednesday to increase the price of tickets for midway rides.

Among tickets that will see a price increase are the armbands, which will go from $16 to $20 on the opening and closing days and Oct. 7-10.

The change comes shortly after a decision in September to raise gate prices from $8 to $10 for this year's fair, which runs Oct. 3-13.

Information from: The Macon Telegraph

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-11-23 04:00:29 GMT
    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>
  • Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-11-23 03:19:28 GMT
    Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>
  • Cybercrimes expected to spike over holidays

    Cybercrimes expected to spike over holidays

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-11-23 03:01:58 GMT
    Experts are issuing a warning for holiday shoppers, especially those planning to shop online. (Source: WALB)Experts are issuing a warning for holiday shoppers, especially those planning to shop online. (Source: WALB)

    Experts are issuing a warning for holiday shoppers, especially those planning to shop online.

    More >>

    Experts are issuing a warning for holiday shoppers, especially those planning to shop online.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly