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June 9, 2013

Country groups to headline Clinton County Fair

PLATTSBURGH — The 66th annual Clinton County Fair promises shows, activities and competitions to suit a multitude of tastes.

This year, the fair will be held Tuesday, July 16, through Sunday, July 21.

Advance tickets are on sale now for the fair’s three big musical acts. Grandstand seats are $16, and track seats cost $21.

COUNTRY CONCERTS

Headlining the fair this year is country-music singer and songwriter Lorrie Morgan. She will perform in the grandstand at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17.

Fair Manager Glenn Gillespie said another performer, country-music singer/songwriter Greg Bates, will appeal to the younger crowd.

”He’s a new and up-and-coming artist.”

Bates will play at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

Brothers Brad, Bryan and Curtis Rempel of High Valley, a country-music group from Canada, will perform at 8 p.m. July 16, the first day of the fair.

The group won the Canadian Country Music Awards Song of the Year for “Back to You.”

”I’m hoping to draw some Canadian friends down,” Gillespie said.

NEW AT THE FAIR

For the first day of the fair, fairgoers will pay half-price, with free admission for children ages 3 and younger. The offer is new this year, Gillespie said.

Included in that price is free Reithoffer carnival rides from noon to 1 p.m. and a fireworks show at dusk by Dr. Joe’s Coyote Fireworks Co.

Parking is free at the Clinton County Fair.

Fairgoers are asked to bring one non-perishable food item for local food shelves.

Inmates from Clinton County Correctional Facility in Dannemora crafted new signs for the fairgrounds that will help direct attendees to events, Gillespie said.

Friday, July 19, will be Senior Citizens Day, with $4 admission for those age 62 and older.

Free admission is offered for children ages 12 and younger July 17 through 21.

FAIR EVENTS

In the Adirondack Coast Agricultural Barn, tastings of local wine, cheese, maple syrup and apples will be offered.

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