Top entertainment to headline 125th Fair
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:00 AM
Top country music entertainment will headline this year's 125th edition of the Neshoba County Fair, July 25 through Aug. 1.
Kicking off the week's entertainment, Parmalee, whose top hits include "Carolina" and "Close Your Eyes," will open on Tuesday night, July 29.
On Wednesday, CMA "New Artist of the Year" nominee Brett Eldredge will continue the country music line-up.
The award-winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform their country rock and bluegrass favorites Thursday night and Easton Corbin, an up and coming country music star, will close the Fair entertainment line-up on Friday.
All four acts will take place at the Grandstands and will begin at 8 p.m. each night.
The Fair Board has also announced their dance band entertainment schedules.
On Friday, July 25, Philadelphia's own hometown band, Southbound, will be performing at 9:30 p.m. at Founders Square.
The crowd-favorite U.S., who plays numerous 80s rock numbers, takes the stage at the Grandstand at 10 p.m.
After the Miss Neshoba County Pageant on Monday night, Low Butcher Band will be performing at Founders Square beginning at 9:30 p.m.
The 80s throwback band Spunk Monkees will fire up the crowd Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. on Founders Square.
Kosciusko-based band, Class Reunion, will be the dance band on Wednesday. The perform at 9:30 p.m. on Founders Square.
Thursday brings The Chill to Founders Square. They also begin at 9:30 p.m.
The Jason Miller Band will close out the Fair on Friday at 9 p.m. at Founders Square.
Paintings, quilts, home-grown foods and much more will be on display at the newly renovated Exhibit Hall which will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
The inside walls and floor of the Exhibit Hall have been repainted, and the chicken wire has been replaced with a different type of wire, said Fair Manager Doug Johnson. Also, the outside walls on the end have been placed with different colored tin.
Nine young ladies will be compete for the title of Miss Neshoba County on Monday night of the Fair beginning at 8 p.m.
In commemoration of the 125th anniversary, about 50 women who have all shared the title of Miss Neshoba County will be return to the Grandstands for on-stage appearances during the pageant.
Tickets, camper permits and utilities will be sold at Gate 2 this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will also be sold July 23-24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Thursday, July 24, utilities for Cabins 300-356, 501-533 and 701-960 will be sold at Gate 1.
Utilities for Cabins 1-299A, 400-406 and 533-600 will be sold at Gate 2 that same day.
Cabin utilities will be $275 for one and two story cabins and $325 for three story cabins.
Cabin owners will be charged $50 for each window air conditioning unit and $50 for central air conditioning unit per floor.
Washer and dryer fees are $50.
Johnson asked cabin owners to conserve electricity and water before and during the Fair.
"If you are not going to be here during the week, then turn the air conditioners off," he said. "Also, cabin owners need to try to conserve water as well."
Due to traffic congestion, vehicles must have valid 2014 parking permit to enter the Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24, Johnson said.
"It worked out really well last year," he said, "and actually, it worked better than we thought it would."
All vehicles without a valid parking permit will be towed.
Season tickets are $40, day tickets are $15 and children nine-years old and under will be admitted for free.
On Sunday, day tickets will be discounted to $10.
For more information and a schedule of daily events, visit www.neshobacountyfair.org.