From the President

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

“Happy Birthday to You, Coosa Valley Fair!”

Excitement is rising just like children, the Fair Association, the Exchange Club of Rome and the Community of Rome are preparing for the biggest party of all—Happy #70!
ALL OF ROME/FLOYD COUNTY AND 18 OTHER SURROUNDING COUNTIES ARE INVITED. OH, AND BRING 200,000 OF YOUR BEST FRIENDS AS WELL.
Now, to some folks being 70 years old as too old to move or think big. That does not apply to the Coosa Valley Fair of 2018!
YES, the community and surrounding areas, are invited to the biggest and best Birthday Party of the century. The schedule will be no secret! This celebration will delight everyone.

A short history lesson proves how a success starts with dreams and wishes. A handful of Rome and Floyd County leaders knew that the agricultural community that included 18 counties forming the Coosa Valley area, needed a venue to share together their fall harvest and successes. These leaders knew they had a winning combination of fun and EDUCATION! They planned rides, food, and displays that for one week—people from surrounding counties would enjoy. All of this began in 1949.

Fast forward to present, in 2018, THE COOSA VALLEY FAIR DATES ARE SET FOR OCTOBER 2-6. The Coosa Valley Fair Association is planning traditional and contemporary activities. There are no secrets, but many surprises. The GRAND OPENING on Tuesday, October 2, features the Berry Drum-line, a presentation of the flag, and aircraft “fly over salute.” Already on the docket are the FLYING WALENDAS (the best flying trapezes in the world). This family company is in the 8th generation for carnival shows. They appeared at the Coosa Valley Fair in 1970. Now, their return is planned to include two (2) shows per day and three (3) shows on Senior/Kids days and three (3) shows on Saturday, October 6. Another big attraction will be the Jurassic Kingdom dinosaurs. Again, many shows during the week to be announced later.

There will be traditional events like the homemaking exhibits, the flower show, the art and  photography, Miss Coosa Valley Fair pageants, rides, food and all the 

For more information, go to the Coosa Valley Fair website. As plans develop, coosavalleyfair.com will be updated with dates and times. The success of this year’s fair is due to a wonderful group of Exchange Club members that have worked a full year for you and your family’s entertainment!

COME TO THE FALL’S FINEST BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Dr. Barbara Carter
2018 President,
Coosa Valley Fair Association