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Rockdale fair returns to Horse Park

CONYERS -- One of the largest fairs in the east metro area will come to town this week, bringing its double Ferris wheel standing more than 110 feet high.

The seventh annual Rockdale County Fair starts Friday and runs through Oct. 3 at the Georgia International Horse Park, located at 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway.

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12 years old during the weekdays. The weekend price is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Parking is free for the event.

Becky Guthrie of Jee Biz Event Marketing said more than 40 different bands will be playing all day long on two stages during the 10-day fair. Guthrie also pointed to a slew of carnival rides, vendors and children's activities.

"What's unique about this fair is we are a county fair that has something for everyone," Guthrie said. "We encourage interactivity with all our exhibits."

Activities and exhibits include extreme bull riding, a fair fitness program and even a clown college. The fair will also include classic carnival attractions, like the Ferris wheel.

"We have such a variety of activities," Guthrie said. "Every night there's something different."

And there will be plenty of traditional fair food, from barbecue to fried Oreos, according to Guthrie.

There will be plenty of debut events during this year's fair, including a lawnmower race.

For a complete schedule of events and more information, visit www.rockdalecountyfair.com.