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Tyler County Fair Off to Great Start

By Staff | Aug 7, 2019

Tyler County Fair, which began on August 5, had an amazing turnout.

The Tyler County Fair kickstarted this past Monday, August 5, carrying on annual traditions such as the queen’s pageant, and introducing new acts such as the Tumbleweed Crossing Wild West Show.

With four more days remaining there is still plenty of fun to be experienced as the Tyler County Fair continues through Saturday, August 10. The annual event will conclude Saturday night after a grand finale fireworks display, preceded by a performance by rising star Dylan Scott.

Scott boasts the 2016 platinum-certified song, “My Girl,” gold-certified “Hooked,” and a breakout album that landed at number 5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Scott has followed up this success with his “Nothing To Do Town – EP,” featuring the ever-so-catchy title track that promises to pursue a top spot at the country charts.

Five of the six new tracks on Scott’s “Nothing To Do Town – EP” were written by Scott and includes themes inspired by family and Scott’s youth in rural Louisiana.

Opening for Scott on Saturday, August 10 will be Austin Burke.

After four years of waiting tables, writing songs, and saving enough money to record his debut single, “Sleepin’ Around,” Burke’s hard work paid off. The debut single led to a contract with WME and the opportunity to open for several high-profile artists, including Vince Gill and Cole Swindell.

Burke’s single “Whole Lot in Love,” led to success on Spotify and has garnered nearly 49 million streams.

The fair’s star-studded entertainment also includes MoonlightDrive, set to take the stage at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. This up-and-coming country band is from Morgantown and promises to entertain with songs about love, heartbreak, and good times. MoonlightDrive, a four-piece band, has opened for well-known acts such as LOCASH, Joe Diffie, Uncle Kracker, Jason Michael Carroll, Granger Smith, and more.

Thursday’s entertainment, The Avalons, is sure to draw a crowd during performances set for 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Avalons are experts at involving everyone in the show, thanks to music, comedy, and crazy antics. The group will surely offer a memorable journey through the 50s, 60s, and early 70s.

Friday’s entertainment will feature Logan Wojcik, whose band has opened for numerous well-known acts, including Chris Cagle, Jason Michael Carroll, Steve Moakler, and Jon Langston.

Wojcik also boasts a full-length EP, including the hit single “Summertime Looks Good On You.”

Friday’s entertainment will conclude with an unforgettable performance by Dirty Deeds Xtreme AC/DC, assembled by former members of several popular AC/DC tribute bands. Dirty Deeds Xtreme AC/DC promises the most accurate recreation of the AC/DC music and stage show, “second to none,” which includes two high-energy shows, complete with “exciting stage props and non-stop action.”

The 57th edition of the Tyler County Fair offers daily attractions such as 4-H exhibits, carnival rides and games by Cromer Amusements, commercial exhibits, cow patty bingo – benefiting the livestock barn, craft and vendors, flea market, flower exhibits, horticulture display, livestock exhibit, and photography exhibit. New to the fair this year is Tumbleweed Crossing Wild West Comedy Gunfight and Stunt Show, scheduled for various times through Saturday.

There will also be plenty of adrenaline rush-inducing attractions for those who prefer trackside entertainment, including racing (Wednesday), demolition derby (Thursday), and truck pulls (Friday). The fair-favorite mud bog is set for Saturday, as well as adult and youth ATV/dirt drag racing.

Themed days to be held include Ladies Day (Wednesday), Senior Citizens Day (Thursday), and Mountaineer Day (Friday). These special days each include special activities that fairgoers have come to look forward to, such as Senior Citizens Day’s musical entertainment and Belle Pageant, and Mountaineer Day’s hog calling, nail driving, and liar’s contest – and more!

For more on all that the 57th Annual Tyler County Fair offers, watch out for fair brochures at local businesses. Gate admission is $8 through Thursday and $10 Friday and Saturday. Admission includes carnival rides. Kids under the age of three are admitted free, but must buy daily pass to ride. Fair camping is $130, August 4-10 and includes two season passes.

For more information, stay tuned to tylercountyfair.org