38 Special performs at Fallon County Fair

The 2012 Fallon County Fair will be August 15-19 in Baker.

 By Angel Wyrwas

Posted August 3, 2012

In celebration of 4-H turning 110 years old and the Girl Scouts of America celebrating its 100 year anniversary, this year’s theme is Past. Present. Possibilities.

The local county fair is a great place for friends and families to gather with entertainment for people of all ages! “Thee Show” will take place Friday evening. Community participants will sing, dance and laugh their way into your heart with songs and skits in the annual talent show. For questions or registration, call Laurie MacKay at 406-778-2812 or 406-778-2337. Motor Mania will take place Thursday night. Cars will race around the track with washers and dryers on top of the vehicles trying not to lose them as they head to the finish line. There will also be a crowd pleasing car soccer match.

The main attraction Saturday night will be the extremely talented and wildly famous group 38 Special. After more than three decades together, 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of southern rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance. The show continues after with II Amendment playing in the fairgrounds beer garden. Fusing traditional forms with unique cultural experiences, II Amendment is a cross over entertainment band that is delivering country & rock music to the heartland. Group members span the gamut with a Venezuelan drummer, a former Solid Gold dancer, a spokes model, and a couple of established singer songwriters yet their differences combine to make an amazing performance.

The Horse and Trail Classes will start the fair off on Wednesday morning with the goat trail and dog and cat show to follow. The Funtime Carnival will offer rides beginning Thursday evening. They offer an attractive midway with over two dozen attractions to please their guests. Funtime Carnival provides a great selection of whirling rides, midway games and carnival food. They will be providing entertainment Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday. Also on the midway this year are some exciting attractions from Action Entertainment featuring Nascar Remote Control Racing and the Free Sports Zone. Lou’s Petting Zoo, a favorite for all ages, will be by the midway this year from Friday- Sunday. A full day of livestock judging in the barn, finishing with the market beef show will take place Friday.

Saturday will host the Open Class Livestock Trailer Show in the morning and the 4-H/FFA livestock sale in the afternoon. A PRCA Rodeo will take place both Saturday and Sunday. Pippi the Clown, AKA, Jeanne Thomas has recently moved her successful and thriving entertainment business to Red Lodge, Montana. She originated her performance and entertainment company in San Francisco twenty years ago and has been a hit with young and old alike. She has performed for the rich and famous and the poor and unfortunate; and toured the world, starting in Japan, Egypt, Mexico, and all over the US with hundreds of shows every year. Pippi will be clowning around the fair doing balloon art, magic and face painting. Gracing the Free Stage again after their enormous popularity last year is The Bad Larry’s. For more than a decade, The Bad Larry’s have played throughout the northwest.

This talented acoustical duo from Flathead Valley features a guitar and upright bass. Their signature sound showcases tight vocal harmonies with amusing and often upbeat story telling: fun enough for the young and smart enough for the adult. Jerry Frasier will bring his magic and craziness to the Free Stage this year. Jerry is impressive, unique, and unforgettable. His interactive, comedic style brings audience participation to a new level. With a distinctive voice and energetic personality, Jerry positively embraces an audience with anything- can-happen clean comedy. Local food vendors will be on site to provide a wide choice of county fare.

The Lutheran Stand is known for its burger baskets and homemade pies. Tyler Junso Memorial Booth will offer their famous Indian Tacos. The 4-H Booth will be serving breakfast every morning followed by roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy. The Girl Scouts provide refreshing snow cones and cotton candy, while the Knights of Columbus will be serving their KC special. The Demolition Derby, sponsored by the Baker Wrestling Club, will take place Sunday evening as drivers smash into each other in hopes to be the last remaining vehicle in the arena. The Fallon County Fair parade will take place Saturday morning at 11:00. For more information call 406-778-2960. Any questions may be addressed to falcofair@midrivers.com or by calling 406-778-2451 for more information.