NEWFOUNDLAND - This year, GDS Fair is bringing special entertainment to mark its centennial celebration. Audra McLaughlin, a top six finalist from season 6 of NBC’s “The Voice,” is performing at the fairgrounds on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.
McLaughlin, a Delaware County native, is a 25-year-old country singer and songwriter. She has been singing since age eight, but gained international recognition when she joined Blake Shelton’s Team on “The Voice.”
GDS Fair will run from Aug. 25 through Sep. 3 and will also feature Dave Martin’s championship rodeos, Bullride Mania, as entertainment. As usual, dozens of other rides, food vendors, activities, exhibits and performances will be available for people of all ages to enjoy. This year, Skelly’s Amusements, who will once again be providing the amusement rides, will introduce its Gondola Ferris Wheel, complete with an LED light show.
Tickets for the fair can be bought at the gate or online, and include admission to exhibits, all musical shows, most arena events, and all rides. Mega passes are available for $45, week passes are available for $30, and regular admission to the fair is $6 Monday – Thursday and $8 Friday – Sunday.
The GDS Fair began in 1917. A school teacher, Ella Nevin, saw the fair as an opportunity to display her students’ handiwork.
The goal of the GDS fair was to promote the agricultural lifestyle and to educate the community about the farm life and skills that can be utilized in everyday living. Since 1917 the GDS Fair has expanded greatly by adding live entertainment, thousands of exhibitions, amusement rides, games, and fun activities for the whole family.
For a full schedule of events, information about participating in any livestock events and to purchase tickets, please contact the fair office at 570-676-4047 or online at http://gdsfair.com. You can also find them on Facebook at Greene-Dreher Sterling Fair for the latest announcements and updates.