The 151st Wayne County Fair takes places August 2- 10. Midway opens at noon each day, with a full range of performances, exhibits, farm animals and other traditional country fair activities daily.
County music star Justin Moore is the headline performer, with one show on Friday, August 2nd in front of the grandstands at 8 p.m.
Justin spent all of 2009 and 2010 touring with the biggest names in country music, including Trace Adkins, Hank Williams Jr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brad Paisley, Brooks and Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Darius Rucker.
He signed on for the 2011 summer “Flatts Fest Tour” with Rascal Flatts. He finished 2011 with Miranda Lambert and then with Darius Rucker. He started January 2012 touring with Blake Shelton. His headlining shows have sold out in clubs across the country.
As stated in his promotional material, his music resonates strongly with the blue collar, hard working Americans who "break their backs just to earn a buck and never get ahead but wouldn’t have it any other way," to paraphrase the lyric from his #1 hit, “Small Town USA”.
The pay-one-price to enter the fairgrounds is $8 which includes unlimited rides, parking and most shows and activities. Certain grandstand events carry an additional charge. Tickets for the Justin Moore concert cost $20, general grandstand admission or $30 for a reserved track seat. Tickets will be available at the fairgrounds or in advance.
Pioneer Construction and Grimm Construction are sponsoring the concert.
The other special-price event is the KSR Motorsports' Monster Truck shows. These will be held Thursday August 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 10 at 7 p.m. The first event is the Monster Truck Thrill Show sponsored by Rusty Palmer Inc.; the second is the Monster Truck Freestyle sponsored by Lester Log Homes. The price is $12/adult, $8/child (12 and under).
The ever-popular Demolition Derby is free this year, scheduled for Friday August 9 at 7 p.m. Other popular events (no extra charge) are the Woodsmen's Competition, Saturday August 3, 2 p.m.; Tonny Petersen's Hell Drivers, August 3rd at 7:15 p.m; four days of harness racing; fireworks August 7th and a whole lot more.
The full schedule is available in brochures and online at www.waynecountyfair.com.
Numerous small stage events are planned, from Toodles the Clown to Hickory Rose Band. Then there's the Deputy Barney Fife look-alike Barney of Mayberry; Ed & Geraldine and the barnyard band wagon and Rosaire's Royal Racing Pigs.
Add to that assorted livestock events, 4-H activities, the poultry barn, the J.P. Park Farm Museum, a wide array of amusement rides, games and food stands; vendors, traditional jam and jelly and other ribbon exhibits, sundry vendors, tractor pulls and horse events.
Page 2 of 2 - The fairgrounds are located one mile north of Honesdale, PA off Route 191.