FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Georgia Department of Agriculture and Georgia National Fair announce Georgia Grown building for 2014 Fair
The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are pleased to be partnering once again this year to present the Georgia Grown Building during the 2014 Georgia National Fair, October 2-12, in Perry, GA. The building will feature 20,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to Georgia Grown products, manufactures and businesses, specifically geared towards agriculture.
Additionally, the Georgia Grown Pavilion, located inside the building, gives Fairgoers the opportunity to purchase unique Georgia made products such as delicious jams and jellies, nuts, baked goods, sauces and relishes.
“We’re proud to partner with the Georgia National Fair again this year with our Georgia Grown Building,” said Commissioner Gary Black. “Last year we received tremendous support from fairgoers and industry members and this year we hope to take the building to the next level. We look forward to showcasing our Georgia Grown members and educating fairgoers on all of the great products, manufacturers and agribusiness that our state has to offer.”
“The Georgia Grown Building was a major addition to the Georgia National Fair in 2013 and we expect even greater success as the program continues to grow,” said Teresa Hawk, Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter Sponsorships/Special Programs Director.
In 2013 more than 449,800 visitors enjoyed the Georgia National Fair and the Georgia Grown Building was one of the fair’s proudest achievements! The Georgia Grown Building is open every day of the 25th Georgia National Fair from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily, and 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Opening Day.
Proceeds from the Georgia Grown Building aid in benefiting the Agricultural Youth Scholarships.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture is currently accepting applications to participate in this year’s Georgia Grown Building as a vendor or sponsor.
Benefits and Features of the Georgia Grown Building
- Excellent exposure to more than 449,800 Fairgoers
- Web site listing with link to your company site
- Logo listing in printed brochures
- Be a part of an award winning event and facility
- Participation and visitors from the entire state and beyond
- Multi-cultural clientele which reflects the diversity of our state
- 10 x10 booth- $1,500
- 20 x 10 booth- $2,750
- 30 x 10 booth- $4,000
Space is limited!
For questions on becoming a part of this exciting opportunity, please contact Kelli Williams at Kelli.Williams@agr.georgia.gov or 404- 859-9600.
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visitwww.agr.georgia.gov.
About Georgia Grown The Georgia Grown program provides a powerful new branding tool as well as education, marketing and business connections to expand agribusinesses and the agricultural industry throughout Georgia. Learn more today at www.GeorgiaGrown.com.