Fulton County Fair entertainment lined up 5.7

Written by David Green.

Entertainment has been announced for this year’s Fulton County Fair, scheduled Friday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Sept. 4.

The annual Labor Day concert on Sept. 1 will feature Joe Nichols with Jake Owen.  Nichols was named Top New Male Vocalist in 2003, and received the CMA Horizon Award and four Grammy nominations. His big hits include Brokenheartsville, I’ll Wait for You, and It Ain’t No Crime. 

Owen has had three consecutive Top 20 hits, including Yee Haw, Startin' With Me and Something About A Woman. Tickets cost $22, $20, and $18.

The Beach Boys bring their trademark tunes about surfing, cars, and teenage angst to the stage Aug. 31. A free fireworks show will follow the concert. Tickets cost $22, $20, and $18.

The 151st Fulton County Fair will also feature fair favorites including tractor pulls, the Rough Truck Challenge, Clashing Combines, demolition derbies, harness racing, and the Golden Wedding Party.

Reserved tickets go on sale July 7 and can be ordered at www.fultoncountyfair.com. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 419/335-7469 starting July 8, or by visiting the fair ticket office.

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