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Clinton County Fair keeps affordable fun for families the name of the game

MORRISONVILLE - The Clinton County Fair continues its mission of providing high-quality entertainment that's both fun for the whole family and easy on the wallet.

The fair will return to the Clinton County Fairgrounds Tuesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 24, celebrating its 64th year. And, just as the fair's tradition has been to bring events, shows and activities to wow people of all ages, it's again focusing on being affordable, said fair manager Glenn J. Gillespie.

The Mega Pass has returned this year, as a means of keeping costs down for fairgoers. The pass - which went on sale June 20 and will only be available until the start of the fair - allows people admission to the fair any one day of the week and includes rides all day long. The pass is being sold at the Clinton County Fairgrounds office for $20 or for $19 at Price Chopper stores in Plattsburgh and Champlain.

The price of admission to this year's grandstand events will also be kept at an affordable level, said Gillespie. The grandstand, which will be sponsored by Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, will kick off Tuesday with Hotel California original tribute to The Eagles, performing on the Casella Waste Management Stage, along with the Champlain Valley Classic Cruisers car show.

"I was sent a video of these guys and they are just unbelievable," said Gillespie. "They sound and look just like [The Eagles]. I think they're going to be a tremendous show."

Admission for that performance - sponsored by WIRY Hometown Radio, Roberts Sports Center, TD Bank, and Econo Lodge Inn and Suites - will be only $5. The show will be followed by fireworks at dusk by Pyrotechnico Fireworks Display.

"North Country Has Talent," what's becoming an annual tradition at the fair seeking local talent, will be in the spotlight at the Curtis Lumber Stage, with qualifying rounds being held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The cost to enter is $10, with divisions for children ages 12 and younger and adults ages 13 and older.

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