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Event Overview:

The Georgia State Fair tradition began in 1846 by the Southern Central Agricultural Society.  The purpose of the fair was to create an event that would promote Georgia Farmers and agriculture interests throughout Georgia and into the adjacent states, with this in mind, the first Georgia State Fair was held at Stone Mountain. Due to the large response to the fair it was moved to Atlanta in 1850. After seeking a more centralized location, they settled at the fairgrounds in Macon a year later. The Seventh Street fairgrounds housed the fair until the Civil War, which was then transformed into Camp Oglethorpe. Post-Civil War, the fair was held in different cities throughout Georgia.

By 1871, the 273 acre Central City Park was transformed into the permanent location for the fair. This project included creating the entrance gate, buildings to house the expositions, main stage, race track, and even a terrace on the river bank. The Georgia State Fair’s ownership changed many times throughout the next 100 years, and by 1982 the Macon Exchange Club Fair Association (MECFA) was formed to purchase it. 1990 brought the appearance of another fair being held in the fall and in close proximity to the Georgia State Fair, which resulted in in the fall dates of 2009 being postponed to the spring of 2010. Unfortunately, the spring time fair was not able to continue in the agriculture and livestock programs and after a few years of running the event at a loss, the MECFA voted to discontinue the tradition of the fair.

In 2011 the MECFA contacted a Tennessee based company, Universal Fairs, to come discuss taking ownership and continue this great Georgia tradition. Universal Fairs purchased the Georgia State Fair in 2011 and in 2012 decided to hold the spring fair as well as add a fall fair hosted at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The focus of Universal Fairs is to return the Georgia State Fair back to its former glory and rebuild the agriculture and livestock programs that the first fair was founded upon. 

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the Georgia State Fair 2015.

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Conference/Event Dates: 10/02/2015 - 10/11/2015
Conference/Event Hours: 9/26, 4-Midnight; 9/27, 10am-Midnight; 9/28, Noon-10pm; 9/29-10/2, 4-10pm; 10/3, 4pm-Midnight; 10/4, 10am-Midnight; 10/5 Noon-10pm
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: State & County Fairs
Other Industries: Local Shows & Fairs, State & County Fairs
Estimated Attendance: 80,000
Cost to Attend: Adults (13 and older) $10; Youth (5-12) $5; Children (4 and under) free; Seniors (60 and older) $5
Audience: Open to the public
Venue: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Venue Phone: (866) 993-2477
Venue Type: Outdoor - Sport Field
Show Owner:Universal Fairs
Show Manager:Universal Fairs
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: WHY SPONSOR?

The Georgia State Fair offers a broad range of sponsorships and events marketing opportunities. The Georgia State Fair's customized sponsorship programs allow each sponsor to participate in a highly targeted marketing plan designed to meet the sponsor's specific needs.

Sponsorship Programs offer:

Image compatibility to a targeted audience composition.
Ability to create retailer incentives and to leverage cross-brand promotions
Media enhancement for maximum exposure
Product showcase through sampling and demonstrations
Ability to impact consumer sales
Efficiency, measurability and continuity through long-term agreements
Ease of implementation from a staff of experienced professionals; knowledgeable in event promotion, media, marketing, planning and administration
Our sponsorship programs are highly effective. Through aggressive visual and audio marketing, your brand will be exposed to millions of consumers within your targeted demographic.


Sponsorship Benefits:

*Actual promotional benefits will be determined by the sponsorship package. Potential benefits may include, but are not limited to:

Tickets and Parking Passes
Category Exclusivity
Exhibit Space
Logo Recognition and Link on Official GSF Website
Space for Client Supplied Banners
Audio Recognition on Radio Marketing
Logo Recognition on Visual Media: TV, Print, Program Guides, etc.
Naming Rights Opportunities for the GSF Main Stage, Daily Sponsor, E-Ticket Coupon, Sampling/Promotion/Demonstration Booth, Upper and Lower Mid-ways, and more!

Please direct all inquiries to Brian Ellsworth at 901-867-7007 or

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' (outside only) $400   Electricity: Yes Under 30 amps $200; over 31 amps $350
  Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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