State fair exits Macon after 160 yrs., moves to Atl. Motor Speedway

 

Georgia State Fair, Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph

Georgia State Fair, Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After more than 160 years in Macon, the Georgia State Fair has pulled up stakes and left town for good.

 

From now on, the fair will be held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, according to the fair’s website. This year’s fair begins there Friday.

 

“This town has lost an asset, a gem that for years took place in our midst,” said Hank Clark, a former member of the fair’s board of directors.

 

The historic fair began in Stone Mountain in 1846 before moving to Macon in 1851. The Exchange….Continue Reading

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