The 59th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair kicked off on Monday, October 18, with its annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade in downtown Statesboro. Huge crowds welcomed the parade and fair back to town.

Grice Connect has partnered with Bryan Steele of Foundry Broadcasting/Radio Statesboro and the Statesboro High School video team to broadcast the fair parade in its entirety on Grice Connect via Facebook Live. A special thanks to Trip McAlhany and the video team at First Baptist Church Statesboro for providing a location, power and internet access.

Click HERE or on story below to watch the parade broadcast:

YOUR GUIDE TO THE FAIR

Grice Connect has put together an easy guide with all the information you need for a safe and fun fair visit. We will update this guide as more information becomes available.

Congratulations to fair contest winners

The first winners announced where the fair parade float winners:

  1. STEAM
  2. Believers Church
  3. Kids World
  4. Haunted Forest
  5. Baby C.J’s Bar-B-Q

CLICK HERE to view winners of all contest as they are announced nightly.

Fair Hours

  • Monday: 6 PM-12 AM
  • Tuesday: 4 PM-12 AM
  • Wednesday: 4 PM-12 AM
  • Thursday: 4 PM-12 AM
  • Friday: 4 PM-1 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM-12 AM

Admission Price – Advanced Ticket Purchase

AVOID ADMISSION GATE LINES GET ADVANCED TICKETS AND GO IMMEDIATLEY IN – Advanced Admission Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by going to the Buy Tickets link on the fair’s website, www.kiwanisogeecheefair.org.

When you purchase the ticket you will have an option to print a paper ticket or you can download the ticket electronically to your phone. When you arrive at the fair, you can go directly to the gate and bypass the line to purchase admission tickets.

Children 5 and younger are admitted FREE

Advanced admission tickets are only $8 while admission tickets at the gate will cost $10.

Advanced admission tickets can be purchased all week.

Cost of Tickets and Wrist Stamps

Wrist Stamps will be offered EVERY night of the fair this year.

Unlimited Rides Wrist Stamp Costs:

  • $20 Monday through Friday
  • $25 on Saturday

Ticket Costs:

  • $1.25 each
  • 20 tickets cost $25
  • 56 tickets cost $56

Cash and Credit Cards

  • Cash or cards can be used for admission
  • Vendors do not take credit cards. So bring cash.
  • ATM are available on site. There may be an additional charge to use ATM at the fair.

Traffic and Parking

The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office is tasked with directing traffic at the entrance to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.

This is not an easy task with the only entrance and exit being off of State Route 67.

In an effort to help this process BCSO are once again sharing the following information and asking for patience and understanding during what we expect to be a busy week.

Commuters Avoid Fair Road between 5 PM and 10 PM daily

If you are commuting and have no plans to attend the fair we ask that you find an alternate route during fair week. Possible alternate routes include, Harville Rd., Pretoria Rushing / Rushing Rd., US Hwy 80 East, and US Hwy 301 South. Please try to avoid this area during peak afternoon hours from 5PM-10PM or expect possible extended wait times.

Fair Attendees Traffic and Parking Information

For those attending the fair, if you are leaving Statesboro once you pass the intersection at Harville Rd and approach the fairgrounds, BOTH the center turn lane and the left lane will be used to access the fair. Please use either lane as they will run simultaneously into the parking lot.

The right lane will be used for thru traffic going southbound. Unfortunately, if you are traveling towards Statesboro there is only a single lane at the entrance to the fair and you will be at the mercy of the amount of traffic present.

With the vast amount of traffic coming from Statesboro, northbound traffic will have longer wait times so as to not back traffic up into Statesboro causing traffic issues at the bypass.

The Sheriff’s Office will assist with traffic exiting the fairground parking when the fair closes. Orange traffic cones will divide the northbound lanes and fair traffic will utilize the right lane to exit while thru traffic will be force into the left lane via the traffic cones.

As you approach the fairgrounds from the south please slow down and watch for Deputies and pedestrians. The properties across State Route 67 from the fairgrounds are private property and those property owners are not allowing parking for those attending the fair. Shown are aerial photos depicting the entrance and exit as described above.

Sheriff Noel Brown thanks you for your cooperation.


CLICK HERE FOR NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT

https://kiwanisogeecheefair.org/entertainment-lineup/

CLICK HERE FOR FAIR CONTEST WINNERS IN ALL DIVISIONS

https://kiwanisogeecheefair.org/livestock-shows/

Smoking Policy

NO SMOKING which applies to participants, vendors and fair workers.

ANYONE CAUGHT SMOKING WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

COVID-19 Precautions

MASK are encouraged BUT NOT REQUIRED.

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...