Kiwanis Henry County Fair returning to Heritage Park

By Jason A. Smith
Times Correspondent

The aroma of cotton candy.
The sounds of kids laughing on carnival rides.
Music all night long.
That’s right. It’s almost time for the fair to come to town.

Gavin and Lindsay Llambes of McDonough enjoyed a night at the Kiwanis Henry County Fair. Special photo

The 2015 Kiwanis Henry County Fair is scheduled for Oct. 6-10 at Heritage Park in McDonough. Times for the fair are: 6-10 p.m., Oct. 6-8; 6 - 11 p.m., on Oct. 9; and 1 - 11 p.m., on Oct. 10.

The entrance fee is $6 for adults, $4 for kids, and $5 for seniors 60 and older. Kids ages 5 and under will get in free. Armbands for unlimited rides at the fair will also be available for $20 each. Entrance fees do not include rides, games or concession at the fair.

The event will feature live entertainment, 4-H exhibits, a petting zoo, and rides for children.

The fair has remained a fixture in the area for more than four decades, says Kiwanis President Kim Maxwell. She emphasizes that while club members enjoy giving residents a fun experience, the fair is an essential tool in helping Kiwanis to generate funds to support various causes throughout the year. Those causes include: Crosswalk Ministries; A Friend’s House; the Christmas for the Children Fund, the Boy Scouts of America; Haven House; Community Christmas; Connect-ing Henry; the Ferst Foundation; Shining Light Recovery Home for Women; Hands of Hope Clinic; the Henry County Council on Aging; the Henry County Parks & Recreation Wheelchair Sports Program; Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary; Communities in Schools; the Henry County Scholarship Fund; and Prevent Child Abuse Henry County.

“One hundred percent of the money that Kiwanis makes goes back into the community to help kids and families,” says Maxwell.

Last year’s fair, says Maxwell, grossed $80,000, of which the club netted $54,000.

Oct. 6 is Student Night at the fair, when admission will be free for all students with a valid ID.

On Hometown Heroes Night, admission will be at no charge for public-safety workers, military personnel and school employees with a valid ID.

Oct. 8 is Praise Night at the fair. Attendees will get in free when presenting a church bulletin. The fair will feature live music and entertainment Oct. 9, and student exhibitions Oct. 10.

For more information on the fair, visit