If you’re looking for fun things to do in and around Columbia County this season, bring the family to one of the best fall fairs in Georgia as the Columbia County Fair kicks off its 11-day run. From October 22 through November 1, 2020, the Grovetown, Georgia, attraction will celebrate 55 years of wholesome family fun with rides, entertainment, food, and more. A few things to know before you go: Parking for the fair is free and only diaper bags are permitted inside (no backpacks). Only service animals are allowed inside the fairgrounds.

Here’s a complete guide to this year’s fair with everything you need to know to have an amazing time…

Opening Night (Oct 22): One of the top things to do near Augusta, Georgia, this fall is heading out to opening night at the Columbia County Fair. There will be FREE admission for 18 and under and a $20 unlimited ride special to kick off the 11-day event. Opening night is full of food, rides, and plenty of high-energy entertainment, so catch the excitement of kickoff night – and then you can always go back for more!

OSCAR The Robot: One of the main attractions at the Columbia County Fair comes in the form of a helpful robot named OSCAR, who speaks 37 languages and directs visitors to different attractions, sometimes even surprising guests around the fairgrounds. Snap a photo with OSCAR and give the kids a glimpse of their first real robot as he travels around the fairgrounds. Maybe you can even make a game out of trying to find and take a “selfie” with the famous bot. On the midway nightly!

Lew-E the Clown: Laugh out loud as Lew-E the Clown entertains and educates kids of all ages. See what jokes and magic tricks Lew-E has up his sleeve nightly on the midway.

Dr. Magical Balloons: Although Dr. Magical Balloons is not a real doctor, he does multi-task as a strolling magician, occasional singer, frequent kazoo player, an unstoppable juggler and a balloon artist. Catch him nightly on the midway.

Covid-19 Information: - The Columbia County Fair will be modified to provide a safe environment for patrons and workers. This year all events will be held outside and there will be no seated events. Rides will be sanitized, along with sanitizing stations for all patrons to use. All local and state guidelines regarding Covid-19 will be followed and enforced.

Advanced fair admission and ride packages can be purchased here.

As you’re planning your trip to the Columbia County Fair, check out our list of places to stay, places to eat, and things to do during your stay. This year’s lineup promises plenty of entertainment and fun for the family, so get ready to experience one of the region’s most celebrated events of the season. For a complete listing of events, hours of operation and specials, visit here.