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Porter County Fair kicks off its 161st year

Written by Nicholas Serrano. Posted in Uncategorized

Published on July 20, 2011 with No Comments

The Porter County Fair on Thursday kicks off a 10-day run for its 161st edition with a host of typical county fair activities and an overflowing platter of grandstand shows. Thursday’s preview night is free admittance.

Traditional 4-H and some open-class judging is the mainstay of the fair site on Indiana 49 and Division Road.

Headlining the grandstands acts will be three named musical shows, starting Friday with New Hollow. The young band’s first single, “SICK,” debuted three months ago as No. 1 on the charts. According to Billboard magazine, “SICK” sold more in two weeks than all other artists for the year.

We’re out in the middle of the country, but that won’t dampen the iconic Beach Boys. You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions.

They are on tap Saturday.

Next up on Sunday is Trace Adkins with special guest Craig Cambell. Adkins continues to conquer new worlds. He has long been country music’s alpha male, a man whose commanding presence and once-in-a-generation baritone have made him a pillar of the contemporary Nashville sound. But such are his other gifts-a restless intellect, wide-ranging interests, great ability as a communicator-that it was perhaps inevitable that his influence would spread well beyond the bounds of the genre.

There is free-style motocross on Monday; bull-riding on Tuesday; truck and tractor pulls on July 27. A little retro-action is set for July 28 with the Hazzard County Stunt Show, followed up Jul Stunt Show, followed up July with a figure 8 demolition derby and on concluding night, a bang up demo derby.

Who will reign over the fair as this year’s queen. The annual queen contest is 7 p.m. on Friday.

Admission prices: Adults (10 and older) $5.00, Children under 10 years of age admitted free. (Does not include Grandstand Events). Ten Punch Passes $40.00 (Ten Punch Passes are good for ten admissions to the fair any day of the fair). There is no admission cost on weekdays before 1pm!

Grandstand tickets

Tickets for all shows go on sale online at www.portercofair.org on April 15th at 12Noon CDST.

Ticket prices do not include fair admission. You may want to consider purchasing “discounted”

admission passes with your grandstand show ticket purchase. Children’s admission to

the fair is free. If you decide to pay admission to the fair when you arrive, the price will be $5.

Handicapped Seating: Fill in the Additional Comments box on your order form Confirmation page.

Ticketing Information

Grandstand ticketing

There are no child-price tickets for Trace Adkins or The Beach Boys. All tickets, in all price ranges, are or anyone 3-years-old and older. Children under three years must sit on a lap as tickets are sold by the seat.

All grandstand tickets are sold on a “first come, first serve” basis and our ticketing system will select your seat depending on price and when you place your order. You will then be sold the next, best available ticket. There is no option to select a particular seat or section. This will also apply to walk-up sales during the fair. The opening date and time, of the walk up ticket window located inside the main Expo building, will be announced soon. The only way to purchase tickets for admission or our grandstand events, is online here: http://tickets.portercountyfair.com

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