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 10-day run. From November 4 through November 14, the Grovetown, Georgia attraction will celebrate 56 years of wholesome family fun with rides, entertainment, food, events, and spectacles ranging from acrobatic shows to chainsaw sculpting to a demolition derby 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 a fantastic time…
Opening Night (November 4): One of the top things to do near Augusta, Georgia, this Halloween is heading out to the opening night at the Columbia County Fair. There’s a $20 unlimited ride special ($15 if you purchase online before November 2) to kick off the 10-day event. Opening night is full of food, music by Whiskey Run, opening night acts, and plenty of high-energy entertainment, so catch the excitement of kickoff night – and then you can always go back for more!
Master Chainsaw Sculptor: If you’ve never thought of wielding a chainsaw as an art form, head to the fair to watch Masters of Chainsaw work their magic. Performances start on opening night and happen throughout the festival run. The art of sculpting with a chainsaw has become a worldwide phenomenon, and these daily performances give the whole family a chance to witness the spectacle in action and take plenty of photos to share with friends.
Jurassic Kingdom: This is a brand new addition to the fair lineup, and it’s a live-action show that gives audiences the chance to experience the world of dinosaurs and get transported to the Jurassic Age in the middle of Columbia County. This is a nightly event at the fair, and it’ll appeal to dinosaur lovers young and old.
The Firefighter Training Show- What child hasn’t wanted to become a firefighter. The Firefighter Training Show gives kids this chance. The Firefighter Show is a great family-oriented experience created to be both entertaining and educational. Some audience members will get the opportunity to become heroes in each performance, and kids will learn life-saving skills like “don’t hide, get outside” and “crawl low under smoke.”
Magicman TJ Hill– Magicman TJ Hill is a nationally acclaimed magician that has amazed some of the world’s biggest skeptics. Watch a signed playing card get lost into a deck, then immediately reappear inside of someone’s shoe! Witness five one-dollar bills instantly transform into five one hundred dollar bills! Magicman TJ Hill performs his magic nightly.
Aqua Acrobatic Show– This unique water stage production is modern, magical, magnificent, but most of all memorable. Five generations of the most talented performers will absolutely amaze you. Featuring world-class acts, springboard maneuver, living mermaids, aqua bola feats, even a Jet Ski!! Performances take place nightly.
Wardrobe of Wishes: Wardrobe of Wishes invites the young and young at heart to unlock the magic of their imaginations. Come out to meet princesses in far-off castles to lands far, far away, and all of the superheroes and quirky characters in between. Meet and greet opportunities daily.
Big Demolition Derby: On November 8 and November 12, the Demolition Derby rumbles (and crunches, grinds, and crashes) into the Columbia County Fair for two shows only. Check out 4-cylinders, minivans, mini pick-ups, mini SUVs and more as the “mechanical warriors” collide in a mash-up that’s fun for the whole family.
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.