July 10, 2013

Franklin County Fair concert tickets selling well

MALONE — Track seating for the Vince Gill concert at the Franklin County Fair is sold out, but grandstand seats are still available.

The country-music legend is performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Coca-Cola Grandstand as part of the 163rd edition of the fair, which runs from Aug. 3 through Aug. 11 this year.

County Agricultural Society Board of Directors Secretary Pat Maneely said the Little River Band show set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, is another popular ticket.

“There are still some track seats left for that, and tickets are selling really well,” she said.

With less than a month before the fair kicks off for another year, Maneely said preparing to bring such a diverse series of events together has seen only a few bumps.

“Everything is coming together and seems to be going along pretty smooth,” she said.

Trophies for the various events are being ordered, and entries are coming in for a chance to compete for a blue, red or white ribbon in the many show categories including cattle, saddle horses, Holsteins, goats, poultry, farm produce, food exhibits, grange displays and domestic arts.

Season tickets are $50, which covers daily admission and access to most grandstand shows. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free all week, and parking on the fairgrounds is $5. Reserved-track seats are $15 and $20 and do not include admission to the fairgrounds the day of the event.

Here is a partial schedule of events and admission prices:

Saturday, Aug. 3 ($10 admission)

8 a.m.: 4-H horse show, riding and gymkhana.

9 a.m.: 4-H poultry conformation show.

11 a.m.: Cattle in place for the Holstein and beef show.

11 a.m.: Rooster-crowing contest.

1 p.m.: 4-H poultry showmanship, 4-H building.

1 to 4 p.m.: “Franklin County Has Talent” contest eliminations, Stage II.

3 p.m.: Pre-Demolition Derby Figure 8 with 4-cylinder cars.

5 p.m.: Demolition Derby elimination round.

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