Crews construct the Crazy Mouse roller coaster for the Gwinnett County Fair at the Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville recently. The fair will run until today. (File Photo: Brendan Sullivan)
• 8:30 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
• 3, 5 and 7 p.m. — The Edge 2 Wheel Action Show
LAWRENCEVILLE — For whatever reason you haven’t made it out to the Gwinnett County Fair, today is the last day to attend before the event closes until 2014.
That’s right — the last chance to hop on the rides, eat fried fair food and watch the livestock shows.
There was one mishap this year with the Crazy Mouse roller coaster. Other than that, the fair has gone off without a hitch.
“It’s been great. We’ve had tons of folks everyday,” county fair manager Dale Thurman said.
Most of the activities have been popular this year, especially the shows, he said.
“The new bicycle show has been popular, and of course the circus show,” Thurman said. “Everywhere I’ve been, people have been watching and laughing something.”
This year’s daily entertainment, Nojoes Circus Clowns, are performing three times today at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. and The Edge 2 Wheel Action Show are out at 3, 5 and 7 p.m.
Starting this year, instead of collecting empty Coca-Cola cans to receive a discounted rate on rides, the fair collected nonperishable items, which has been successful.
“You wouldn’t believe (the participation),” Thurman said. “We’re going to get some pictures of it and weigh it. It has blown us away. It’s had exceeded our wildest expectations.”
If you want a different experience from the fair, attend the annual Sunday School class in the livestock pavilion. The service begins at 8:30 a.m.
“It gives the kids a chance who are showing not miss church.,” Thurman said. “It’s open to everybody, but it originally set up for the kids who were showing who have place. But it’s expanded. It’s a really unique atmosphere.
When the fair closes at 10 p.m., everything will begin to be deconstructed, packed up into trailers and moved to the next town.