The North Georgia State Fair may be canceled this year due to the pandemic, but it’s still serving up funnel cakes, cotton candy, turkey legs, and corn dogs via a drive-thru event called Taste of the Fair.
For the next two weekends, people can partake in carnival food from their cars in the parking lot of Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta, including stalls offering cheesecakes on a stick, frozen bananas, loaded nachos, and deep-fried Oreos. People attending follow a one-way route through the parking lot and can choose to either park their car and walk to various food stalls at the event or park in a designated area and place their orders with an attendant, who will also deliver the food.
Taste of the Fair attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks when not seated in their cars or eating and drinking and should follow the event’s COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines.
As part of Taste of the Fair this year, organizers are asking people to bring canned goods for donation to MUST Ministries, which offers clothing, food, and employment and housing assistance to struggling families and individuals. Anyone donating seven or more canned goods receives one free ticket to next year’s state fair.
Take a look at how the Taste of the Fair drive-thru works here.
Free admission and parking. September 25 - September 27, October 2 - October 4; Fridays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. northgeorgiastatefair.com.