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GA National Fair continues through Sunday

The Georgia National Fair first started back in 1990. (Source:WALB) The Georgia National Fair first started back in 1990. (Source:WALB)
There is plenty to do at this year's fair. (Source:WALB) There is plenty to do at this year's fair. (Source:WALB)
Jamey Wensel (Source:WALB) Jamey Wensel (Source:WALB)
Keaton Walker (Source:WALB) Keaton Walker (Source:WALB)
The fair includes a number of livestock exhibits. (Source:WALB) The fair includes a number of livestock exhibits. (Source:WALB)
PERRY, GA (WALB) -

There’s still time to enjoy the Georgia National Fair at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry.

A number of concerts are still lined up for the remaining few days.

Old Dominion is scheduled to play Thursday and Lynyrd Syknyrd is set to take the stage on Saturday.

There's also a fireworks show each night at the fair's main lake.

This is the 27th year for the popular fair.

It first started in 1990 as a place where livestock exhibitors could show their livestock and it’s grown every year.

Fair goers can enjoy a variety of rides, attractions, shows, exhibits, and food.

WALB News 10 spoke to several vendors and attractions that said they love coming to the Georgia National Fair.

Jamey Wensel with Mark’s Concessions said it’s the second largest fair that they attend and they look forward to it every year.

“Oh yeah. We enjoy it [and] love it. I’m from the South myself, so it’s right up my alley,” Wensel said.

This year, the fair has over 80 rides and attractions.

There’s also plenty of livestock to see as well as some unique animals, like white tigers.

Last year, the fair saw a record breaking attendance of over 500,000 guests over its 11-day period.

Walker told WALB News 10 that they’ve had great crowds this year and even saw a few evacuees during Hurricane Matthew.

“They got to come in and enjoy it, eat great food, and kind of take their minds off of things that were going on back home,” Walker said.

On Wednesday, the fair saw nearly 8,000 attendees for the Boyz II Men concert.

The fair runs through Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Gates open each day at 8:00 a.m. and close around 10:00 p.m.

On Sunday, the fair will have a “Last Blast” where guests can purchase armbands that allow them to enjoy unlimited rides.

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