There are prizes to be won, rides to be ridden, and tasty treats to eat, which means it must be time for the fair.
All of that and more will be a part of the eighth year of the Queen City Fair at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center in Meridian.
"Probably the biggest difference this year is we've added a lot more competitive events," said organizer Len McRae. "We started a new competition called 'Meridian's Most Talented,' and the response has been great."
That talent show will be held on WTOK Night, Thursday, Oct. 2, starting at
6 p.m. The competition is open to all age groups. You must register by Oct. 1.
Click on the link below this story to access rules and registration information.
Some of the new activities include a bicycle stunt show, a pet talent show, and a Guitar Hero competition. This year also sees the return of the Bantu Wizards all the way from Kenya, Africa.
"My favorite part of the fair is the food. It's the Independent Midway, and I've gotten to know all these guys so they take pretty good care of me," said McRae. "They do a lot of practicing out here, like they'll deep fry. The new thing I think is deep fried Coke. Last year it was deep fried Oreos. We all usually gain about 10 or 15 pounds during this week."