2019 Okefenokee Agricultural Fair
Congratulations to Bacon Middle 8th grade FFA member Bryce Griffin, son of Justin and Jamie Griffin of Alma, on his winnings at the Okefenokee Agricultural Fair Swine Show. He won 8th-grade Showmanship, 1st place in class 10 barrows, Grand Champion Barrow, and Supreme Grand Champion Market Hog. Click on the image for a larger image
For over 65 years Waycross will be the site of this area’s Agricultural Fair. We guarantee that this Fair will be loads of fun for the whole family as in years past! We would like to take a moment to share with you the excitement of our upcoming fair.
Starting mid November each year we host events that have become a tradition at the fair. For our main attraction, we are proud to have Amusements of America and their array of exciting rides and shows. For you thrill seekers the midway will have an assortment of heart racing, adrenaline charged rides to excite the young and young at heart. If you are one who is looking for a calmer experience we will offer rides with a Rule more sedated side. If you have young children we will be ready to thrill and excite them as well with a large variety of children’s rides for the youngest of fair goers. From a fun-filled midway, full of amusement rides and shows, to the tasty foods provided by many vendors, and other local clubs from our area you can expect to have a great time.
Not forgetting our heritage you will be able to reflect upon the past. The Agricultural Fair gives people a splendid opportunity to reconnect with yester years. Many of us have long since moved off the farm and our children no longer have the opportunity to experience the variety of farm animals. A short trip over to the Animal shelter will provide you a chance to experience live stock that would be a common place to a farm-house many years ago. You can experience first hand the various hogs, cows, and goats that we will have on display. In addition there will be many animal exhibits and competitions. Attending these will not only be entertaining but informative as well.
Make sure to visit our 4-H & FFA Building and browse over the many booths. Each year we have a number prepared by our youth from Ware and surrounding counties. These young people work hard to provide information and displays of topics ranging from, “Dangers of Texting while Driving” to “Bream Fishing in Farm Ponds”. You will truly be amazed by the information these student competitors will provide for you. Another tradition of the Okefenokee Agricultural Fair is the old-fashioned competition of who is the best of the best. Come review the different varieties of homemade arts and crafts that are submitted for judging from the local talent in our area. Whether your grandmother enters her handmade quilt or your mother competes with a jar of her favorite blackberry jam, or maybe you enter your very own crocheted table-cloth, everyone is a winner when the entrants display their crafts and wares.
Let’s not forget the many local businesses and groups that set up their display booths inside the fair building. As you pass through the gates you will be surrounded by the many patrons who help make this fair possible. Be sure to visit their booths and see what they have to offer.
As a result of the hard work and many hours of service given by the committee members and volunteers involved along with the support from our sponsors, local government agencies, churches and especially you the patron, we would not be able to continue to provide to the local programs in which we donate to. Money generated at the Fair is returned back into the community in the form of donations to various charities, scholarships and school programs that are supported by the fair.
We guarantee that you will not want to miss a minute of fun at this year’s fair. Come join us to make it one that you will remember for a long time to come.
See you at the Fair 2020!
THE OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS – THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF WAYCROSS FAIR ASSOCIATION