Like a nude beach for automobiles, the Georgia National Fairgrounds becomes the place to be for vintage cars with their engines on full display. At the Perry Auto Fest & Swap Meet, visitors stick their heads under popped hoods, admiring the pristine innards and gleaming chrome of hot rods, sedans, and tractors. Elsewhere, they peruse folding a maze of folding tables, each stocked with car parts, apparel, collectible toys, and shifter knobs shaped like famous people's eyeballs.
Perry Country Club?s par 71 course sends golfers across 6,465 yards of bermuda-grass fairways sculpted through the towering pines. A vanguard of brand-new 2012 E-Z-Go golf carts slaloms across the emerald landscape, hastening the 18-hole odyssey as passengers take in views of native flowers and seek out treasure troves of divot tools buried in strategically placed sand traps. Rippling waterways dot the relatively flat course, adding to the verdant scenery as they wait to snatch the life force of errant drives or ill-struck approaches. Clubbers can prepare for their pin-hunting walkabout with a stint at the onsite driving range, and club members may cool off weary bodies or hot-tempered 9-irons during a postround dip in the club's outdoor pool.
There’s a station wagon parked in the middle of Big Indian Paintball’s 600′x200′ town field, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Like the rest of the structures in the field, the car is coated from bumper to bumper with splattered paintballs. These technicolor obstacles are scattered across the civilian-style field, as well as the facility’s 80-acre woodsball area and its two 200′x150′ Xball fields, which have inflatable structures and lights so guests can play at night or when all of Earth’s birds fly in front of the sun at once.