COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Muscogee County School's spring break doesn't start for another few days, but already Columbus is kicking off the season with the second annual Spring Fling at the Civic Center.
Robin Walker, the Marketing Manager for the Columbus Civic Center said, "It gives people something else to do. The Greater Columbus fair is a completely different event from this one. We started this last year and had an opportunity to bring this carnival provider in and we thought it would be great entertainment value for people in this area."
Walker said, when people go to the fair they for the great rides, "Everything is new and fresh and clean and they have new rides this year and they bring variety for everybody."
And fair goers are also looking for great food and entertainment, and organizers say this Spring Fling has all that and more, "We also have our local vendors that like to come out with your typical fair foods. Everybody likes to sample, so we have plenty of that as well. We also have live entertainment."
Spring Fling starts Tuesday and lasts through Sunday, giving everyone the opportunity to kick off the new season.
"I anticipate with the weather being fantastic this weekend that we'll have big crowds, so it's a good thing we have extended hours on Saturday and Sunday," added Robin Walker.
The gates open at 5:30 and stay open until 11 Tuesday through Thursday. The weekend hours and prices are listed below.
Tuesday, March 29th – Sunday, April 3rd
Tuesday – Thursday 5:30pm –11pm
Friday 5:30pm – 1am
Saturday 11am – 1am
Opening Night – Admission is ONE DOLLAR for EVERYBODY of all ages!
Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday - All students 18 and under - $1 (with School ID)
Friday & Saturday – All students pay $1 until 7pm. After 7pm all admission is $5. (with School ID)
Wed. – Sun. / 18 and over - Admission Price: $5
(2 & Under – Free)
Tuesday – Thursday / Unlimited Rides - $20
Friday – Unlimited Rides - $25
Saturday – 11am – 12 noon "Free Rides"
Saturday – 12 noon – 2pm "2 ride for the price of 1"
Saturday – 2pm –1am – Unlimited Rides - $25
Sunday – 1pm-10pm – Unlimited Rides - $25