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North Georgia State Fair
Sept. 18-28. Mon.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m.; Fri. 4 p.m.-midnight; Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 12:30-10 p.m.
Jim R. Miller Park. 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta
Adults, $7; children 10 and younger, free; discounts for advance purchase. Parking, $3.
At the largest fair in the metro Atlanta area, enjoy carnival rides and games, a petting zoo and pony rides. This year’s live entertainment includes racing pigs and paddling porkers, sandscapes and The Puppetone Rockers. 770-528-8989.

Sandy Springs Festival
Sept. 20-21. Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Heritage Green. 6075 Sandy Springs Cir., Sandy Springs.
Adults, $5; ages 6-17, $2; younger than 5, free.
Children’s park, live entertainment and more than 600 artists, crafters, vendors and entertainers. Lightning 10K and 5K races and pet parade. 404-851-9111.

Sept. 20-21. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gwinnett Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth.
Adults, $8; ages 6 and younger, free.
Experience Japanese culture with musical and dance performances, martial arts demos, a tea ceremony, workshops about Japanese kimonos, kids’ area with crafts and games and much more. 404-842-0736.

Events are subject to change. Please check websites prior to events.

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