Fair fever is catching on in Perry, but it was a soggy day at the Georgia National Fairgrounds Monday.
Patricia Crosby works at the admission booth every year. She says they were really busy over the weekend, but Monday was a different story. "The numbers have been very low because of the weather," she says. "It's raining and it's been real windy and that's stopping a lot of people from coming."
The rainy conditions didn't stop some students from Morgan County Middle School.
"We are here for technology day at the Georgia National Fair," says Sam Jones.
Jones says it's his first time at the Georgia National Fair and he says the weather really dampened his day.
"It's going to be very wet, it's obviously windy out here so very unpleasant." says Jones.
Brant Kiepper, another student from Morgan County Middle, says he knew it was going to be a wet day. "We were driving up here and it started sprinkling."
He says it's not going to keep him from having a good time though. "I plan on riding a lot of the rides I think it might get a little slippery." says Kiepper.
Deborah Fraser runs a balloon booth and says the weather is cutting into her profits. "Well it makes it harder for us to sit here and try to get the people in they want to ride the rides in the rain but at the same time they don't want to come out and sit here and play the games." says Fraser.
Monday is Patriotic Day at the fair. Active, Retired and Reserve Military members get in free with a military ID.
It's also 13WMAZ Pay-one-Price day. For $16 you gain admission to unlimited rides until 9PM.