Fair brings thrills and excitement back to Gwinnett

Photo by Brian Giandelone

Photo by Brian Giandelone

LAWRENCEVILLE -- It's that time of year again, when the Gwinnett fairgrounds come alive with the thrill of rides, the anticipation of playing games of chance, the aroma of fabulous foods and the excitement that goes along with the annual county fair.

Big rigs rolled into Gwinnett on Monday night as Amusements of America brought its traveling carnival to Lawrenceville. For 10 days, Gwinnett residents can enjoy the annual offerings of rides and entertainment. Along with the carnival, fair events also include concerts, pageants, daily livestock shows and an exhibit of residents' craft and field crop submissions.

This year's concert lineup will feature John Conlee on Monday, Jimmy Fortune from the Statler Brothers performing Tuesday, David Ball on Wednesday, Ronnie McDowell taking the stage Thursday, T. Graham Brown on Sept. 24, Jypsi on Sept. 25 and the Lawrenceville Church of God Examples Choir on Sept. 26.

The Gwinnett County Fair will be open through Sept. 26. Carnival hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturdays and 1 to 10 p.m. Sundays and admission is $5 for adults, $2 for seniors citizens and kids ages 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 6.

For more information, call 770-963-6522 or visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com.