Night Ranger, RaeLynn, and 70ft. Flag Pole at Fair

Night Ranger will bring its 35th anniversary concert tour to the Tulare County Fair on opening night, Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Budweiser Stage concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are free with gate admission. Additionally, the Ohio Players will be featured on Friday, Sept. 15; Queen Nation on Saturday, Sept. 16; and Tower of Power on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Night Ranger has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, including albums that reached multi-platinum and gold album status, and has performed over 3,000 live shows. The band’s hits have included “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” and “(You Can Still) Rock in America.” The band was also one of the first big “video” bands, with more than 10 number one videos on MTV.

Additionally, RaeLynn will appear at the Tulare County Fair’s Budweiser Stage on Thursday, Sept. 14, touring to support her debut album Wildhorse.

Wildhorse landed within the Top 10 on Billboard’s all-genre album sales chart and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.

Opening for RaeLynn is Williams and Ree – The Indian and the White Guy, a music and comedy duo. The two have earned a CMA vocal duo nomination and have been on numerous country television shows and tour extensively throughout North America.

The Tulare County Fair, Sept. 13-17, offers a week of entertainment for the family, free with gate admission, including jugglers and drummers, educational activities for children, live local entertainment, an exotic animal display and petting zoo, along with a three-night motor sports spectacular, the new High School Madness school spirit competition and more.

Thanks to a generous donation by the Tulare Rotary Club, the fair will also feature a 70-foot-tall flag pole to display the U.S. flag.

“We have been wanting a flag pole that will allow the flag to be seen from all over the fairgrounds, and this pole allows us to do that,” said Pamela Fyock, CEO of the Tulare County Fair. “We appreciate this partnership with the Tulare Rotary Club.”

The Rotary Club chose to underwrite the project to show support for local veterans and to support donors of the 9/11 blood drive that the club organizes each year, explained Rotarian Donnette Silva Carter, CEO of the Tulare Chamber of Commerce.

The Fair gives gate admission tickets to blood donors, Fyock noted.

“We are proud to honor our nation and our veterans with this display of the flag, and Rotarians made it possible. We are very grateful.”

New this year is the Ramos Brothers Circus, a traditional big-top circus offering fun for the whole family, along with a ventriloquist, a magician, Charlie the Veloci-Raptor and Gypsy Time Travelers storytellers.

Carnival wristbands sell for $20 each prior to Sept. 12, and $30 during Fair week. A FastPass upgrade is available for $15, allowing wristband-holders to go to the front of the line for all carnival rides.

The carnival will feature over 30 rides include two huge rides, the Big Splash and the Oympic Bobsled.
Carnival wristbands sell for $20 each prior to Sept. 12, and $30 during Fair week. A FastPass upgrade
is available for $15, allowing wristband-holders to go to the front of the line for all carnival rides.

Additionally, the ever-popular corn dog-eating contest, sponsored by Milo’s Corn Dogs, will be held at
5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Eagle Mountain Stage. The first-place winner wins $500; second and third place winners win $200 and $100 respectively. Entry is $10 per person in advance; $15 per entry after Wednesday, Sept. 13. Forms are available at tcfair.org.

And pie-lovers haven’t been left out, either. They have five minutes to eat as much pie as they can on Sunday, Sept. 17, for a chance to win two meet-and-greet tickets and reserved seating at the Tower of Power concert that evening. The contest, open to adults 18 and older, begins at 5 p.m. at the Eagle Mountain Stage.

For details on contests, call 686-4707 or email Tina Novoa, [email protected]

Visit www.tcfair.org for ongoing updates to the schedule of events or call the fairgrounds office at 686-4707.

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