The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro has announced its 58th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.
The fair is to be held October 21-26. Admission prices will be $5 for adults. Children aged 5 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. The fair will be hosted at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds in Statesboro, 16942 GA Highway 67, Statesboro, GA 30458.
The fair will kick off October 21 with its annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair parade in downtown Statesboro starting at 5 p.m. Organizations and businesses can apply to be a part of the fair parade at www.kiwanisogeecheefair.org starting on August 15. The gates will open at 6 p.m.
On October 22, senior citizens (55+) will receive discounted admission. Admission will be $2. On October 23, students will receive discounted admission of $2. College and high school students will be required to show ID. On October 24, the Statesboro Kiwanis Club will honor local military and public service workers with $2 admission. Active duty and retired military and their dependents will receive discounted admission as well as police officers, sheriff’s department employees, EMS and firefighters and their dependents.
The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a fundraiser hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro. All profits are donated back into the community of Statesboro and surrounding area. The fair is one of two main fundraisers hosted by Statesboro Kiwanis. Through the fair and the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo, the Amusements of America is the amusements company that has worked with the Statesboro Kiwanis Club for more than 30 years. Events this year include livestock shows, concerts and a Lego competition, as well as performances by Lady Houdini, escape artist, RoboCars, Banana Derby, StiltWoman and many more.
This year, the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro voted to ban smoking in all forms (cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and vapes).
Statesboro Kiwanis Club Vice-President Ashlee Corbin says “The Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is a family-friendly event and we want to promote a culture of health and wellness. The club wants to protect all of our patrons, but especially the children who are in attendance and exposing them to secondhand smoke is counterproductive. We know there will be some pushback, but we feel that it is our responsibility to protect our community and the long-term advantages will outweigh the negativity.”
For more information on the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, please visit the website at www.kiwanisogeecheefair.org