Gilmer County FairThe Gilmer County Fair at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Ellijay, Georgia is right around the corner. This year the dates for the fair are August 9 through 13, 2011. The exhibits are judged in 3 different divisions: Elementary, Youth, and Adult. There are 10 different categories in the Elementary division, the categories in the Youth division are Agriculture, Crafts, and Food, and in the Adult division are Agriculture, Canning, Baking, Sewing, Needlework, Crafts, Art, Photography, and Quilting. There will be a livestock show on August 9, 10, and 11 at 6 PM. Make sure to visit the back building for the local booths and to pet the animals in the petting zoo.

The fair will be open 6 PM to 11 PM on Tuesday through Thursday and 6 PM to 12 PM on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 6 are Free. You can purchase an armband that is good for all of the rides. Bring in an old pair of glasses, a cell phone or hearing aid and get $1 off admission (limit 1 per person).

The Ellijay Lions Club
1729 S. Main St.
Ellijay, GA



  1. Hannah Carter on 08/01/2011 at 3:30 pm

    Are the armbands available every night of the County Fair ?

    • admin on 08/04/2011 at 10:25 am

      Yes the armbands will be available every night.

  2. a.turner on 08/06/2011 at 12:10 pm

    how much are the armbands

    • admin on 08/07/2011 at 8:56 pm

      The armbands are $20 per person.

  3. Stephanie on 08/11/2011 at 5:13 pm

    Is there someone I could contact to find out about height restrictions for the rides? Considering taking my 5 year old but he will not be interested in the kiddy rides. He’s used to riding the bigger rides (tilt a whirl, roller coasters etc.) at Lake Winnie…

    • admin on 08/13/2011 at 10:47 am

      I don’t have any particular contact information for the fair, however, you may want to contact the Lions Club at 706-635-5901. There are height requirements on all rides and they vary according to the ride.