After the Georgia National Fair was canceled last year due to the pandemic, officials have announced that it will be returning this year.

The move last year was done to comply with COVID-19 precautions and was a hit financially to many vendors as the fair employs about 300 part-time employees every year. It was the first time in 30 years the event did not take place.

Officials say the 32nd Georgia National Fair will take place October 7-17, 2021.

It will return to the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

The fair says there will be family fun, free entertainment, yummy fair food and new surprises that will be announced at a later date.

No information on how COVID-19 guidelines will be upheld has been announced at this time but it is expected to come in the future as the date draws near.

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