Katy Kicklighter, left, and Jordan Haynes both of Buford hold on while riding the Scrambler Big Eli ride at the 58th annual Gwinnett County Fair at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville on Thursday.
Scenes from the Gwinnett County Fair
All the sights and sounds from the 2012 Gwinnett County Fair held Sept. 13-23.
IF YOU GO
• What: Gwinnett County Fair
• When: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today
• Where: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville
• Cost: $2 to $5 for admission, rides are an additional cost
• For more information: Visit www.gwinnettcountyfair.com
• 9 a.m. — Sunday School in the barn
• 9:30 a.m. — Swine show
• 10 a.m. — Dairy Goat show
• 2, 4 and 6 p.m. — Nojoes Clown Circus
LAWRENCEVILLE -- If you haven't made it to the 58th annual Gwinnett County Fair in the past 10 days, today is the last chance to hop on the rides, eat fried fair food and watch the livestock shows.
"It's been a great run and we've had a lot of people come out here," Fair Manager Dale Thurman said. "We've been lucky because the weather has been really good -- so we'll take it."
Some of the popular rides this season have been The Crazy Mouse and the Ferris wheel, but all of the rides have been busy according to Thurman.
"All of the rides have had long lines, especially the Gravitron," he said. "I think I'd lose my stomach if I rode that."
This year's daily entertainment, Nojoes Circus Clowns, are performing three times today at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.
"I was watching the circus last night and the bleachers were full," Thurman said. "It looked like everyone was having a really good time."
After the fair closes at 10 p.m., everything will begin to be deconstructed, packed up into trailers and moved to the next town.
"Many years ago, I would get depressed after it was all over because you'd see the little city built and the next day you come back and it's gone," Thurman said. "But we're already taking notes on things to change for next year."
Next year the Gwinnett County Fair returns Sept. 12-22.