Due to the heavy rain this week we have lost a significant amount of parking to mud.  We ARE parking at Coahulla Creek High School; however the congestion at the fair is slowing down that process. Free Shuttles provided from all parking areas.  
Please be Patient – Mother Nature was not kind.

 Alternative Route 1: Cleveland Highway to Beaverdale Road – Left on Lake Francis Road. Right on GA2, Left on Crow Road 
 Alternative Route 2: Cleveland Highway to McGaughey Chapel Road – Right on Crow Road 

Google Map: Coahulla Creek High School


Prater’s Mill is located at 5845 Highway 2, (Dalton, GA 30721) 10 miles Northeast of Dalton and about 30 miles south of Chattanooga, TN. Note: some Navagation systems still use 500 Prater’s Mill Road, Dalton GA 30721

I-75 exit 341 (Tunnel Hill – Varnell). Take  Highway 201 North 4.5 miles, then turn right on Georgia Highway 2 (at the Dollar General) and continue 2.6 miles to Prater’s Mill.  For Prater’s Mill Country Fair – follow the signs.

GPS:: Lat. 34.89.525  Lon. -84.92.011


Prater's Mill Country Fair Parking

Follow the signs, then our Traffic Control folks

All Parking at Prater’s Mill is free. The Prater’s Mill Traffic Control will direct you off the road and into our parking lots where the Boy Scouts will take over and get you in a space. The Boy Scouts will help navigate the lots and direct you back out to go home. You may have many questions, please do not stop to ask. We are parking you in the closest available lot in the closest space. Stopping the process only causes traffic jams.  You may not understand what we are doing. We often park vehicles nose to tail but we leave driveways so everyone can either pull or back out to leave with out obstruction.  

Our parking lots are hayfields, so this is not a trip to the mall.  You may think where you want to go is a good spot, it may be mud or sink hole or worse.  We have roped off driveways and bus stops to give the lot some structure.  Free shuttle buses run constantly from the fair grounds to designated points in each parking lot. Each bus stop has its own color. Remember the color to get back to the same stop. Buses cannot drop off or pick up outside of these designated areas for safety reasons.

Handicapped? Reserved handicap parking is next to the blue bus stop where wheel chair lift shuttles will deliver you to the fair grounds. Display permit for faster, accurate direction. 

RVs and buses park in a special lot up on the hill.