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Organizers expect big turnout for Flint River Fair in Bainbridge

Posted at 6:26 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 18:26:00-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) - There's even more reason to visit the Bainbridge Boat Basin now through this weekend. 

Organizers expect close to 12,000 people to come out for the Flint River Fair. 

The Flint River Fair is back in town, which means it's time to grab your friends and family, put on your silliest faces, and come out for a great night.  

Although this fair has been a community staple for many years, it only just moved to the Boat Basin within the last three years.

There are plenty of rides, games, and food for visitors of all ages, from little kids to big kids, and even their parents.

Residents from all over southwest Georgia and north Florida come out to experience all the fair has to offer, all while supporting the local economy. 

"By bringing people in from other communities, they're eating here. They're shopping here, maybe on their way to or from, so it's a great thing for the economy," said Adrienne Harrison, President of Bainbridge and Decatur County Chamber of Commerce. "This is the chamber's biggest fundraiser, and our goal is to better business in Bainbridge and Decatur County." 

The money raised from this helps fund seminars and other programs throughout the year for the chamber of commerce. 

Last year alone, this fair brought in $40,000 for the chamber.  

The Flint River Fair continues through Saturday. It opens at 6:00 p.m. on weeknights and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

If you don't already have tickets, admission is $5 at the gate. Children under age 3 get in free. Unlimited Ride Armbands are $25 dollars. 

You can get into the fair for just $2 on Friday after 9:00 p.m if you bring your ticket stub from the Bearcats Homecoming football game.