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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  GDS Fair starts Tuesday

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  • Managing Editor  The 95th annual GDS Fair starts next Tuesday, capping the summer season. The headline performer this year is Confederate Railroad, on stag Wednesday evening.?The Greene-Dreher-Sterling (GDS) Fair runs from Tuesday August 28 through Monday Labor Day, September 3. The fairgrounds are in Newfoundland, behind the South Elementary School on Route 507/191. Free parking is available in the park across the street, with a free shuttle available.?Over 5,000 agricultural exhibits, live music, amusement rides and games, demolition derbies, exhibits and a wide assortment of contests are featured.?The pay-one-price is only $5 for the first three days of the fair, and $8 for Friday, Aug. 31 through the conclusion. This ticket offers unlimited rides and free admission to most shows.?There is a $5 extra charge for the Confederate Railroad Band. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, in the arena. Confederate Railroad is a country rock band founded in 1987 in Marietta, Georgia. For more information online, visit www.confederaterailroad.com.?Other musical attractions (no extra charge) include Western Wayne High School Marching Band on Wednesday; Dan & Galla Band as well as the Wallenpaupack High School Marching Band on Thursday; Tommy Guns Band and also singer Kaelyn Marie on Friday; Big Things Band and also NoMad Country band on Saturday; Jude Polka Band on Sunday and Hometown Boys on Monday.?“Big attractions” depends on the person; for one it may be the fair food. For the next it may be the 4-H events or the baby pageant.?Shows with cars and trucks are a big draw. There is the Truck Tug-A-War on Tuesday; Diesel 4W Drive Truck Pull on Thursday; Big Rig Truck Pill and Pro Stock Tractors on Friday; Super Mega Truck Pull ($5 extra) o Sunday and Demolition Derby ($5 extra) on Monday.?There are loads of contests to enter, such a Kids’ Pedal Pull, Pie Eating, Team Milking, Baby Pageant, Youth Turkey Calling, Animal Dress-Up (livestock exhibitors only) and a Dog Show.?Don’t forget the GREAT SUNDAE GIVE-AWAY at 2 p.m., Tuesday. The first day also features opening ceremonies with Tiny Young at 4 p.m. and the Fair Queen Pageant at 6 p.m.?Gates and exhibit buildings are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.?Visit www.gdsfair.com for more information or call (570)676-4047.
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