The smell of corn dogs and funnel cakes will soon be wafting through the air as the Butts County Fair returns to town.

The fair, sponsored by the Exchange Club of Jackson, will be held Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 at the Butts County Fairgrounds, at 168 Fairgrounds St., Jackson. The gates will open nightly at 6 p.m.

Admission is $3 at the gate. Armbands for students in kindergarten through 12th-grade will be available each night, allowing them access to all of the rides. The Exchange Club is expecting new rides, games and shows this year, according to its online flyer. More rides for children and adults than in 2015 are anticipated.

In addition to carnival rides and games, the Exchange Club building will house exhibits by numerous local clubs and organizations. The Butts County Creates art competition, sponsored by the Jackson-Butts County Council for the Arts, will also be housed in the building for the duration of the fair.

The fair will have several food booths featuring candied apples, boiled peanuts and corn dogs. The local Methodist group River of Life, an outreach of Stark United Methodist Church, will operate the food concession in the clubhouse. The proceeds will go to helping the community with local housing needs.

Money earned by the fair will be used by the Exchange Club to be returned to the community in direct grants and scholarships, the flyer said.

The Exchange Club, a nonprofit organization, meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the clubhouse on the fairgrounds.

For more information, call Stan Hogan at 770-775-7880 or visit

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