June 9, 2013

Country groups to headline Clinton County Fair


Other grandstand events include the ever-popular Demolition Derby at 1 and 7 p.m. July 21, the Legal Street Truck Pull at 6 p.m. July 19 and the Adirondack Tractor Pull at 3 p.m. July 20.

Back this year is North Country’s Got Talent, with qualifying rounds at 7:30 p.m. July 17 and 18, the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. July 19 and the finals at noon July 20. Performers can record their act for a small fee.

The Future Farmers of America and 4-H will hold cattle, horse, sheep and goat exhibits. The vendor buildings are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Other events include harness racing, a horse pull, miniature horse pull, a michigan-eating contest, Zumba and a $100 coin hunt in a sawdust pile for children.

Popular hypnotist Michael Blaine will perform all week this year instead of just select days, Gillespie said.

Other free daily shows include chainsaw sculptor Mark Tyoe, Animal Alley Productions, Pipsqueak’s Party Time Clown Show and Buffalo Barfield Unherd of Entertainment.


The fair will feature fire-safety demonstrations by the Clinton County Firefighters Association and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

For the safety of fairgoers and to ensure that everything runs smoothly, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department has an office on the fairgrounds, Gillespie said.

There is also an office staffed by emergency medical technicians.


The second-annual Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival, which was a big hit last year, is planned for Sept. 12 through 15 at Clinton County Fairgrounds, Gillespie said. Tickets range in price from $10 to $25.

Tickets for the Clinton County Fair and its concerts and the Bluegrass Festival are on sale now and can be bought by clicking “eTix Online” at

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