Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Saline County Fair Will Be Hootin' Good Time, July 14-19


It's that time of year again -- county fair time! 

The 2015 Saline County Fair will run July 14-19 at Crete’s Tuxedo Park.  The theme is "A Hootin' Good Time." 

This year's fair will feature a double-shot concert on Friday night, July, with country rockers SwitchBak opening for the famous Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

For a complete fair schedule, click here.  For a map of the county fair at Tuxedo Park, click here.

Highlights of this year's county fair include:

* Tractor driving contest (2 p.m., July 16)
* B.B. gun shoot (4 p.m., July 16)
* Figure 8 car race (7:30 p.m., July 16)
* Livestock judging (1:30 p.m., July 17)
* Friday night concert (7 p.m., July 17)
* Ag data and drones demo (2 p.m., July 18)
* Parade (4:30 p.m., July 18)
* Rodeo (8 p.m., July 18)

The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in country rock, continues to add to their legendary status.  With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate.

Lincoln-based SwitchBak, a band with the driving guitars of southern rock, the storytelling of country outlaws and country stars, and the raw edge of Texas red-dirt, mixes all those ingredients together to create a distinctly rugged, natural sound.  SwitchBak will also play Saturday night, from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Tickets for July 17 concert are $15 in advance until July 14; $20 after July 14 and at the gate. (Purchase your tickets online at www.salinecountyfair.org.)  Tickets can also be purchased at First State Bank-Dorchester branch.

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