Temperatures are expected to be in the 70s this weekend, which is perfect timing for the opening of the Atlanta Fair at Turner Field. The fair, which has been a spring staple for more than 30 years, opens Friday night, Feb. 28, and continues through April 6 in the Grey Lot.

New rides include the Flying Dutchman, which soars 90 feet in the air, and the Claw, while crowd-favorites such as carousel, twirling tea cups and Ring of Fire roller coaster will be back in action. There will also be plenty of midway goodies like cotton candy, popcorn, hotdogs, candy apples and more.

The fair is open Monday through Friday starting at 5 p.m.; noon on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays. Gate admission is $1 for kids ages 2-11 (under 2 is free) and $5 for adults ages 12 and up ($8 on Saturday after 6 p.m.). Midway rides, games and food not included in gate admission.

For more information, visit atlantafair.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.