2012 Gilmer County FairSummertime in Ellijay, Georgia means the Gilmer County Fair is coming soon. The 2012 fair will be here at the Ellijay Lions Club from August 7 – 11. There are 3 different divisions for exhibits – Elementary, Youth, and Adult with categories in Agriculture, Crafts, Food, Canning, Baking, Sewing, Needlework, Art, Photography, and Quilting and 10 different categories for the Elementary division. New this year is a Flowers category for all age groups.The agriculture shows will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 7, 8, and 9 and will feature poultry, sheep, lambs, and goats. Don’t miss visiting the back building for the local booths and petting 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 for $20 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. Lynne Brown on 07/24/2012 at 8:25 pm

    We are looking so forward to participating in the fair this summer. We want to put some items in the three catagories. I think I read in the paper that they are due on August 6th, but I don’t know where and what time.

    Thank for your answer.


    • admin on 07/25/2012 at 4:10 pm

      You can contact the Ellijay Lions Club for answers to your questions. Here is their number 706-635-5901.

  2. G&G Sweet Roasted Corn on 08/07/2012 at 12:15 am

    G&G Sweet Roasted Corn will be at the fair this year, Come see us for the best sweet roasted corn ever.

  3. john rath on 08/09/2012 at 2:13 pm

    The band playing on Fri night (Deuce and the Wild Cards)a local band are Great!!! Ya have to hear these guys! All Old guys BUT they Rock!!