It’s fair time! Experience Fallon County’s biggest weekend

The 2014 Fallon County Fair in Baker is going to be something you cannot describe – it is going to be something you have to experience.

 

Rick Springfield
Rick Springfield

 

Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

By Lori Kesinger

The 2014 Fallon County Fair in Baker is going to be something you cannot describe – it is going to be something you have to experience.

This five day event, August 13-17, will feature exhibits, livestock, a parade, carnival rides, free daily entertainment, commercial displays, great food vendors, a demolition derby, rodeos, and nightly entertainment.

Horse and trail classes will kick off the fair Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, followed by the goat trail and cat and dog shows. Livestock judging will conclude with the market beef show Friday, Aug. 15. The Open Class Livestock Trailer Shows will be Saturday morning, Aug. 16, with the 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Family friendly amusements will be provided by Funtime Carnival Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 14-17. A variety of whirling rides, challenging games and concessions will be set up on the midway.

The Monster X Tour will roll into the arena Thursday evening, Aug. 14. The primary focus of the event will be on monster trucks – fans can expect to see exciting monster truck action and competition.

Friday evening, Aug. 15, will showcase local talent at “The Variety Show” followed by Australian native, Richie Scholl, on the patio from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Scholl was born and raised in the cattle, coal and rail town of Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia. After first picking up a guitar at age 13, it was barely a year before he was playing at licensed bars and clubs at least a couple of nights a week. He has hardly put down the guitar since, which has allowed him to learn anything and everything from country, blues, and pop to rock. Scholl relocated to Nashville, TN in early 2007 and has been on tour with Jason Michael Carroll and Chuck Wicks. Scholl will also be on the patio Saturday from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Dust off your hats and pull on your boots for PRCA rodeo action Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Aug. 16-17. The competition will be tough and exciting as the cowboys and cowgirls compete for prize money. Special events will include Mutton Bustin’ and a Wild Horse Race on Saturday and Calf Dressing on Sunday. Contestants wanted: Please call 406-778-2451 for more information.

One of music’s most enduring pop/rock legends, Rick Springfield, will headline the entertainment Saturday, August 16, at 8 p.m.

Springfield turned into an international star in the early 80s with his number one hit “Jesse’s Girl”, for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He followed with four more top ten hits, “I’ve Done Everything for You”, “Don’t Talk to Strangers”, “Affair of the Heart”, and “Love Somebody”. His latest edgy and modern album, “Songs for the End of the World”, proves once again he is a true artist. With 25 million albums sold and 17 top 40 hits, Springfield continues to stun audiences with his high energy and fan focused shows which deliver hit after hit.

Free daily entertainment will include the Freckle Farm Petting Zoo from Arizona. The petting zoo has been family owned and operated for 26 years and features a variety of animals including goats, sheep, potbellied pigs, chickens, ducks, bunnies, alpacas, and a mini donkey. Pippi the Clown will return brightly dressed in her clown best with her cart full of surprises.

Pippi (Jeanne Thomas), based out of Red Lodge, MT, has toured the world but is thrilled to be a part of the local fairs and festivals. She is an accomplished balloon artist and incredible face painter and brings great joy to children.

The Free Stage will spotlight some remarkable talent Friday through Saturday, Aug. 15-16, including Mama’s Wranglers, Adam the Great, and Cale Moon.

Mama’s Wranglers are the Jackson family band and cloggers from Las Vegas, NV. They have performed in 49 states, Canada, and Europe. The children are 12-23 years of age and have powerful vocal harmonies. They were recently voted “Young Entertainers of the Year” and were nominated for the Academy of Western Artists.

Adam the Great from Portland, OR, will entertain audiences with innovative magic and original comedy. He has proven himself to be one of the premier magicians in his region and his style of magic amazes crowds.

Cale Moon is an amazing young man with a big voice. Moon is a genuinely talented country singer/songwriter with a feel-good sound and has been compared to a young George Strait with the potential to become country music’s next rising star.

Beyond all the events and excitement will be a great community spirit bringing people together – so come celebrate the Fallon County Fair in August with world class entertainment and family-oriented fun.

Tickets for all events and entertainment will be available from the fairgrounds ticket office. For more information or questions, contact: falcofair@midrivers.com or call 406-778-2451