It's that time of year again.
The 8th annual North Georgia State Fair will begin Thursday and run through Sunday at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.
Attracting nearly 300,000 people in years past, the fair is the largest in metro Atlanta and the second largest in Georgia. With midway rides, shows, concerts, pageants, entertainment and food, there is something for everyone.
The Georgia Lottery Concert Series for the fair begins at 8 p.m. under the covered area. Concerts are included with paid fair admission. This year's concerts include:
Newsboys, Building 429 and Luminate, Friday
Casey James, Saturday
Sara Evans, Wednesday
Thompson Square, Thursday
Colt Ford, Friday
Mark Wills, Saturday
The fair also includes family shows and entertainment, flower shows, exhibits and more than 40 amusement rides and games. For fair and ticket information, visit