And once you get over the beautiful scenery where the Fair is held, you get to see all the fabulousness of the Fair itself.
I'm pretty sure you could spend all three days at the Fair and still not see every little treasure in all the fabulously decorated booths! The press release for the Fair describes it this way: "The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s content to life and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience along the wooded paths of beautiful Stone Mountain Park. The Fair will feature 200+ vendors from more than 25 states, including antiques sellers, food purveyors, artists, furniture makers, crafters, and more. Guests will also have a chance to meet Country Living editors, attend cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations, sample locally-sourced, artisanal food, and shop the Harvest & Gourmet Market and the Country Living General Store."
I wish I could make it to the fair Friday because one of my favorite Food Network stars is going to be there! That's right; “The Pioneer Woman” a.k.a. Ree Drummond will make a special appearance on at 2 p.m. on the Main Stage, and she's doing a book-signing of her newest cookbook. On Saturday, Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, of Cooking Channel’s The Fabulous Beekman Boys will make a special appearance at Noon on the main stage for a Q & A with Country Living editor-in-chief Rachel Hardage Barrett.
- One day admission is $13 in advance and $16 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door;
- An Early Bird three-day weekend pass is available for $40 and grants early admission at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday;
- Free admission for children ages 16 and under.
Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; gates open for Early Bird ticket holders at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday.
Location: Held rain or shine outdoors, the Fair takes place in the Event Meadow on the grounds of Stone Mountain Park, a scenic recreation area 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta [Exit 8 off of U.S. Highway 78]. Regular parking fees apply daily.
For tickets and additional information, contact Stella Show Management Co. at 1-866-500-FAIR or www.stellashows.com. For additional details, visit www.countryliving.com/fair.
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