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LeAnn Rimes sets a date at the fair

Event runs Aug. 29-Sept. 3

(Published May 1, 2007, 2:15 p.m.)

With an outstanding entertainment lineup along with all the traditional favorite activities at the Walworth County Fair this year, everyone ought to "scoot their bootie" on down to the Walworth County Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 3.

That's the theme for the fair, "Boot Scoot Boogie Down to the Fair," and it will include an attempt at the World's Largest Line Dance to that familiar country-Western song on Wednesday, Aug. 29, on the Park Stage.

"The dance attempt should get under way around 8 p.m.," said Sue Pruessing, marketing and PR manager for the fair. "We're inviting everyone to show up in their western clothes and help us set a record."

In fact, all fair-goers are encouraged to wear their boots, cowboy hats and western attire during this year's fair. This year's mascot is "Ned the Horse," a charming stuffed horse named after a veteran jockey at the fair, Ned Livingston. Proceeds from the sale of "Ned" will go the Walworth County Fair Foundation for future projects, Pruessing said.

This year's entertainment lineup on the main stage is stupendous. The traditional Truck and Tractor Pull will start things off Wednesday.

On, Thursday, country star Mel Tillis will be stompin' the stage. Mel has written well over 1,000 songs, and about 600 have been recorded by major artists. He's also recorded more than 60 albums and had 36 Top Ten singles, with nine of them going to No. 1-"Good Woman Blues," "Coca Cola Cowboy," and "Southern Rain" to mention a few.

On Friday, the fabulous Beach Boys will appear.

Few need an introduction to this popular group which has been making hits since 1961, including such greats as "Surfin' USA" and "Good Vibrations."

Saturday will find LeAnn Rimes belting out her hits. This hot country star had her first hit at the age of 11 and is still creating sensations today.

And Sunday will feature relatively new star Phil Vassar who has garnered a lot of attention with his song-writing skills as well as his performances.

Monday, of course, the ever-popular demolition derby will crash around the track in three heats starting at 1:45 p.m.

Add to these events all of the other fair attractions-the animals, the antique car and tractor show, arts and crafts, harness races-and, of course, food!-and you have a formula for another record-setting year at the Walworth County Fair.

Admission prices have increased slightly this year: Adults, $9, children 8-12, $3 and children 7 and under, free. Season passes are $30 for adults ($25 if purchased before August 3) and $10 for children 8-12. But where else will you find a bargain like this than at the Walworth County Fair?


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