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Halifax County fair opens Tuesday

SoVaNow.com / September 30, 2013
The 103rd annual Halifax County Fair opens Tuesday with free nightly grandstand shows, agriculture and animal exhibits and the familiar lineup of midway rides, games and booths.

On The Border, an Eagles tribute band, will perform on the grandstand on Tuesday evening, with Jason Michael Carrol in concert on Wednesday night.

The Magnificents will take the stage on Thursday, and Turkey Scratch will follow on Friday. All grandstand shows start at 8 p.m.

The grandstand will be filled all day Saturday with the annual 4-H Talent Show, beginning at 10:30 a.m. At noon, the Good Time Band will take the stage, followed by the Homegrown Blue Grass Band at 2 p.m. Lawson Creek Grass Band takes over at 4 p.m., and The Grascals will close out the night’s entertainment starting at 8 p.m.

A special Wild World of Animals show will be held each day — Tuesday through Friday — with shows for school children at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and at night at 6 p.m. There are four animal shows slated on Saturday: at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday are unlimited ride nights; wristbands will be sold between 5 and 9 p.m. for $20 per person. Cole Shows Amusement Company is providing the rides.

Wednesday is Emergency Service Night, with half-price admission at the gate for any emergency services worker who has proper identification. Friday night is Active Military and Family Night/Wounded Warrior, with free tickets for service members provided courtesy of Crowell Motor Company. For information on obtaining tickets, call Andy Crowell Motors at 572-0875 or 800-820-1568.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. The midway lights up at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and at noon on Saturday.

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