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Southwest Georgia Regional Fair opens in Albany

The 70th annual Southwest Georgia Regional Fair is now open in Albany. (Source: WALB) The 70th annual Southwest Georgia Regional Fair is now open in Albany. (Source: WALB)
Fair Manager Skip Nichols (Source: WALB) Fair Manager Skip Nichols (Source: WALB)
Officials expect about 50 thousand people will come through the gates over the next few days. (Source: WALB) Officials expect about 50 thousand people will come through the gates over the next few days. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The 70th annual Southwest Georgia Regional Fair is now open in Albany.

This year they've added new rides like the double Ferris Wheel and some haunted rides to fit right in with Halloween.

Attendants can also expect to get hypnotized by the Tammie Barton, which was a big crowd-pleaser in previous years, not to mention the food, live entertainment and games for the entire family. 

Officials said that the fair brings in thousands of people. 

"One of the top two economic boost for this area not only with the people coming from the region around us, Tifton, Moultrie, Valdosta and Columbus and all come down to the fair," said Fair Manager Skip Nichols.

The fair also helps a good cause, proceeds support child abuse prevention. 

They will be taking donations to give to Open Arms and Liberty House. 

Officials expect about 50 thousand people will come through the gates over the next few days. 

The fair will run Tuesday night through Sunday. 

Click here for more details on the prices and times.

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