Prater's Mill Country Fair Set For Oct. 14-15

Monday, October 2, 2017

On location at the historic Prater’s Mill, the Prater’s Mill Foundation hosts the 47th annual Prater’s Mill Country Fair on October 14 and 15.

The Prater’s Mill Country Fair features a working grist mill, live entertainment, Southern foods, canoeing, pony rides and over 170 artisans.

The fair open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults; children 12 and under free. Parking is free. Take I-75 Tunnel Hill-Varnell exit 341 to 5845 Ga. Hwy. 2 in Dalton.




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