Gates open for 5 p.m. start and will be open to patrons until 10 p.m. tonight as organizers honor seniors, first responders, law enforcement and military personnel for the second night of the Polk County Fair.

Fairgoers on Wednesday got to enjoy the Miss Polk County Fair Pageant and music by Will Terry, as well as opening night rides, various businesses and organizations within the exhibition hall, and the annual lamb and goat show during the opening night of the annual event.

Here’s some photos from early evening on Wednesday at the fairground.

Make sure to check back later today for additional video coverage for subscribers of the Miss Polk County Fair pageant (all but the awards ceremony, the camera I was using for this ran out of juice…)

Tonight’s fair has plenty to offer, so make sure to come out and celebrate for the second night of the fair. Check out the lineup below, and take a look (for) the Fair photo gallery for subscribers as well.

Our booth will finally be manned for a bit this evening (it was a busy, busy Wednesday) so stop by sometime after 7 p.m. to say hey if you want!

Fair Forecast

There’s a slight chance for some rain and thunderstorms (only 10%) but fortunately, the National Weather Service is calling for mostly sunny skies through the rest of the day and into the early evening hours. Look for temps to get up to 83 for the day, and start dipping down as the sun sets.

Chances for rain continue into the overnight hours with a low of 67 expected. Friday is when the fair might turn muddy, with much greater chances for rain during the day, and showers and thunderstorms expected for Day 3 of the fair.

But like all Georgia weather: stick around for a bit, it’ll change before you know it.

Thursday night

The lineup this evening has a fan favorite returning for their latest Fair performance.

Scarlet Wool takes the stage first for Thursday night entertainment, set to start around 6 p.m. at the Fairground stage.

The annual favorites at the fairground, Scarlett Wool brings with them a folksy sounds with a variety of favorite tunes.

They’ll be followed after an intermission by Loose Shoes.

Croker’s Hardware of Cedartown is sponsoring the Thursday night entertainment.


General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and anyone 5 and under gets in free.

Armband costs start off at $25 for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and are $30 for Friday and Saturday nights.

The fair has been operating since 1961 and is organized annually by the Exchange Club of Cedartown. They utilize the funds raised through general admission and sales of food and beverage at the Exchange Club’s concession stand at the fairground are used to help a variety of organizations, from Our House Women’s Shelter and the Boy Scouts, to Fire Prevention materials for school children and sponsoring Crime Prevention Awareness Week.

Local businesses supporting the fair this year include Diamond Sponsor CedarChem, Gold Sponsors Hardy Realty and Gammon, McFall and Villarreall, Attorneys at Law,

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