Fair officials say attendance has been down somewhat this year and they say the weather was a factor. The weather has improved from rain the first part of the week to clear skies and cool temperatures.
Another factor affecting attendance earlier in the week was the fact that Bulloch County students were in school this week. Their annual fall break was the week before and did not coincide with fair week as it usually does. Officials think, though, the students will be out in force this Friday and Saturday nights.
Gates at the fairgrounds on Highway 67 South will open this afternoon at 4pm and will remain open late for Moonlight Madness. Free entertainment and exhibits.
Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight wrist stamps will go on sale for $15 each. Saturday wrist stamps will be available all day and will cost $20 each for unlimited rides on the midway.
Proceeds from the annual fair go toward over 40 different local charities and groups supported by the Statesboro Kiwanis Club, including scholarships at Ogeechee Technical College and Georgia Southern University.
For more information about this year's fair call the Info Line at 912-681-2202 or go online to www.kiwanisogeecheefair.org.