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September 2022

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North Georgia State Fair logoSuperior Plumbing presents the 2022 North Georgia State Fair

As the largest fair in metro Atlanta, the Superior Plumbing presents North Georgia State Fair attracts over 350,000 people every year from north Georgia and neighboring states.The fair features live music, a variety of free attractions including world-class ground acts from around the globe, not one, but two petting barns featuring barnyard and exotic animals, flower shows; blue ribbon competitions for handmade goods and items, fruits, vegetables and artwork of all kinds; local entertainment, and delicious fair foods including traditional fair foods as well as lots of unexpected specialty delights. The family-owned and operated Great James H. Drew Exposition Midway, one of the largest carnival midways in the United States, offers a wide assortment of carnival games, entertainment, and exciting rides for thrill-seekers of all ages, including the Wildcat Rollercoaster, the Georgia Mountain Lift and the Mega Slide.

The fair runs from Sept. 22 - Oct. 2, Monday through Thursday, 4 - 11 p.m., Fridays 4 p.m. - midnight, Saturdays 10 a.m. - midnight, and Sundays 12:30 - 10 p.m..

A covered arena ensures concerts will go on rain or shine. Conceerts include appearances by great country and contemporary Christian artists. Showcasing the Carriage Kia Concert Series this year are:

  • Friday, Sept. 23 - The Afters 
  • Saturday, Sept. 24 - LOCASH  
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Josh Turner
  • Thursday, Sept.29 - Corey Smith
  • Friday, Sept. 30 - Michael Ray
  • NEW in 2022: The American Bull Riders Tour Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m.

Concerts are free with fair admission.

NEW for 2022: The Superior Plumbing Presents North Georgia State Fair will be implementing a new YOUTH ATTENDANCE POLICY and a CLEAR BAG POLICY. These new policies are in line with other events and establishments and are designed to ensure a family-friendly environment for all our patrons.

  • Youth Attendance Policy:
    After 6 p.m each day, no individual under the age of 17 will be allowed admission without a parent.
  • Clear Bag Policy:
    Clear Bags may not exceed 12”x6”x12”. One-gallon resealable clear plastic freezer bags and small clutch purses no larger than 4.5”x 6.5” are also permitted.
  • Gate Entry Policy:
    No fair entry Sunday - Thursday after 9 p.m., and Friday - Saturday after 10 p.m.

Gate Admission is $10. Children 10 and under enter free. Ride tickets are $1.25 each, $20.00 for 21 tickets, $50.00 for 55 tickets and $100 for 120 tickets. All rides require more than one ticket. Parking is $5. ATM machines are located on the midway. Online advance discount tickets can be purchased for $7.00, with children 10 and under free. A book of 21 ride tickets can be purchased for only $11.00 (a 50% discount) through Sept. 21. Visit our website for information, daily specials and discount tickets.

Fun in the Park Photo Contest

child plays with toys in the parkAs you enjoy Cobb parks and facilities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the memories of nature, wildlife and anything else that shows why you enjoy spending time at the park. You can enter up to 10 of your best shots now through Nov. 3 in the 18th annual Fun in the Park Photo Contest.

The contest is open to all photographers. See the rules on the photo contest web page
Download the 2022 entry form here.

Community celebrates reopening of Old Clarkdale Park 

Community members of all ages came out to enjoy the new additions to Old Clarkdale Park Saturday and celebrated with a cookout and a movie. Cobb PARKS Director Michael Brantley, Austell Mayor Ollie Clemons, community representative Todd Rudy, Cobb Commission Chairwoman Lisa Cupid and Cobb District 4 Commissioner Monique Sheffield cut the ribbon, officially reopening the park.

The Austell park features a beautiful playground, community garden, pavilion, restrooms, adult exercise equipment and an ADA-accessible walking path. There are plans to build a community center as well (see photo). Come by for a visit at 153 Mathis Drive, Austell.

You can view photos from the event on Facebook here.

Fishing Rodeo results

Photo of children posing with plaques in front of lake

Cobb PARKS' Natural Resources Management unit recently hosted the annual Fishing Rodeos at four different parks. Each had a great turnout. The winners from the final event are:

Furr Family Park (top five)

(Top Five)
1 Sam Bannister
2 Josh Russ
3 Matt Martinez
4 Thatcher Gabriel
5 Trace Gabriel

Congratulations to all the winners.

Seniors having fun at water park

On August 5, Seven Springs Water Park had the pleasure of hosting another senior day by partnering with Cobb County Senior Centers. More than 70 Cobb seniors came to enjoy the water and the sun with us. From swimming in the lazy river and going down the slides to having their own private mini-water aerobics class, the seniors in attendance had an amazing time. In addition to the variety of amazing activities that our senior centers provide, our aquatics facilities offer great programs for all ages, including our seniors. 

If you missed senior day but would like to check out Seven Springs, there is still time. Seven Springs Water Park will be open Labor Day weekend. Check out our website for more details. Join us to end your summer with a splash. We had so much fun with Senior Day this year and look forward to another fun-filled summer and event next year.

Upcoming Events

For a full listing of upcoming activities and events, visit the Cobb County Master Event Calendar.

Upcoming Registrations

We are proud to offer a wide range of activities and events throughout the year for the whole family! Visit cobbparks.org for more information.

General progam information can be found below:
Arts & Theater
Educational Programs
Trails & Hunting
Recreation Centers

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Natural Resources
Recreation Centers
East Cobb Park
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
Cobb Civic Center
Mable House Barnes Ampitheatre
Mable House Arts Center
The Art Place - Mountain View
The Art Station - Big Shanty
Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center
Cobblestone Golf Course
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