Traveling carnival visits Athens for over 2 weeks during pandemic

Aug. 30, 2020


The carnival employees had little else to do but sit and wait. Business was slow on Thursday evening in Athens. 


Some workers looked at their phones. Others talked amongst themselves when they weren’t selling funnel cakes, candy apples or Polish sausage. The employees operating the empty balloon dart stations offered a deal: The first dart throw was free, and a $5 payment would guarantee a prize like a white and pink stuffed unicorn, win or lose. 


This was the weeknight scene in the Georgia Square Mall parking lot.


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Photo by Nate Hall