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July 18, 2013

Music, michigans today at Clinton County Fair

MORRISONVILLE — Hot-dog lovers can enter the Michigan Eating Contest at the Clinton County Fair today — or at least watch others consuming the North Country specialty in hopes of winning some cash.

And up-and-coming country singer Greg Bates performs tonight.

Bates, 25, hit it big with his first debut single, “Did it for the Girl,” which ranked as a Top 5 hit. The Nashville native has performed on the same stage as country legends Willie Nelson, Alabama and Alan Jackson.

He takes the stage at the fairgrounds here at 8 p.m., with tickets set at $10 for grandstand seating and $15 for track seating (plus the gate admission of $8 for ages 13 and older).

Ages 12 and younger get into the fair for free, and tonight is Evening Madness, when wristbands priced at $18 cover carnival rides from 7 until the fair shuts down for the night.

Daily, visit the 4-H and FFA, cattle, horse and domestic and fine-arts exhibits daily; vendor buildings are open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the fair, which continues through Sunday.  Parking is free.

Here’s the schedule:

8 a.m.: 4-H Western classes in the PrimeLink Horse Arena (all day).

9 a.m.: FFA cattle showmanship in the Denton Publications Cattle Barn. 

10 a.m.: 4-H Beef Show.

Noon: Carnival rides open.

Noon to 9 p.m.: 4-H Dairy Bar Open.

Noon to 1 p.m.: Zumba & Turbo Kick with Autumn Love on the Sample Lumber Co. LLC Stage.

1 p.m.: 4-H gymkhana in PrimeLink Horse Arena, (or after last Western class).

1 to 4 p.m.: Karaoke-R-Us at the Stewart’s Shop Gazebo.

1, 4 and 7:30 p.m.: Chainsaw sculptor Mark Tyoe, sponsored by Tammy Perrotte Sears of RE/MAX North Country.

1:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.: Animal Alley Productions, sponsored by Palmer Veterinary Clinic.

2 p.m.: 4-H Swine Show in the 4-H Building.

2, 4 and 7 p.m.: Pipsqueaks Party Time Clown Show, sponsored by Price Chopper on the Children’s Stage.

2 to 4 p.m.: 4-H public presentations in the 4-H Building.

2, 5 and 7 p.m.: Buffalo Barfield’s “Unherd-of-Entertainment” (family show), sponsored by National Bath Systems LLC. 

4 to 5 p.m.: Zumba & Turbo Kick w/Autumn Love on the Sample Lumber Co. LLC Stage

5 p.m.: Michigan Eating Contest in the Stewart’s Shop Gazebo, sponsored by McSweeney’s Red Hots. $5 entry fee. First place, $100; second place, $50; third place, $25.

6 p.m.: Coin Hunt in the Sawdust Pile, sponsored by UFirst Federal Credit Union, GP Community Federal Credit Union, Dannemora Federal Credit Union, TD Bank and Peru Federal Credit Union ($100 added each day).

7 p.m.: Master hypnotist Michael Blaine, sponsored by North Country Auto Glass & Trim Shop, Adirondack Energy, Adirondack Waste Solutions and 102.3 MIX FM at the Sample Lumber Co. LLC Stage.

7:30 p.m.: North Country’s Got Talent qualifying round at the Talent Stage. Qualifiers go on to the Friday Night Semi-Final Show, sponsored by Pepsi, 97.5 Eagle Country Radio, Kneucraft Fine Jewelry, Cumberland 12 Cinemas, Adirondack Tobacco-Free Network and Reithoffer Shows Inc. No Bands Allowed.

8 p.m.: Greg Bates, sponsored by 97.5 Eagle Country Radio, Key R-D Trailer Sales, TD Bank and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on the Casella Waste Management Stage at the Plattsburgh Live Grandstand.

8 to 11 p.m.: The Rock Brothers at the Stewart’s Shop Gazebo.

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See Greg Bates's video of "Do it for the Girl": www.youtube.com/watch?v= 6T8YinDHuBk

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