Special to the Journal
The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are pleased to announce the opening of the Georgia Grown building during the 2013 Georgia National Fair, October 3-13th in Perry, Georgia. The building will feature 20,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to Georgia Grown products, manufactures and businesses, specifically geared towards agriculture.
“In 2012 more than 445,000 visitors enjoyed the Georgia National Fair and with the addition of the Georgia Grown building, we expect those numbers to rise,” said Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter Executive Director Randy Moore.
“We’re excited to partner with the Georgia National Fair this year with the opening of our new Georgia Grown Building,” said Commissioner Gary Black. “We look forward to showcasing our Georgia Grown members and educating fairgoers on all of the great products, manufacturers and agribusiness that our state has to offer.”
In addition to the Georgia Grown building, there will also be a Georgia Grown pavilion. The pavilion is located inside of the building and will serve as a retail consignment store with Georgia Grown products from over 50 vendors throughout the state.
The Georgia Grown building and Georgia Grown pavilion will be open all 11 days of the 24th Georgia National Fair from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily and 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Opening Day.