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Clinton County Fair to host headliner Lorrie Morgan and more

Karsen Colby hangs out with a clown before going to see the horses at the Clinton County Fair.

Karsen Colby hangs out with a clown before going to see the horses at the Clinton County Fair. Photo by Stephen Bartlett.

— The 66th Annual Clinton County Fair promises to deliver a non-stop musical experience in addition to the annual fun and excitement of the week-long event from July 16 through 21 at the fairgrounds, 84 Fair Grounds Road.

Clinton County Fair Manager Glenn Gillespie said there will be non-stop fun kicking off with opening day.

“Tickets will be half price at opening day, and there will be free parking, free grandstand entry, an evening fireworks show and carnival rides will be free from noon to 1 p.m.,” said Gillespie.

Major highlights for the fair will be the animals, entertainment, rides and horse shows.

Lorrie Morgan will perform on Wednesday, July 17. Morgan is a platinum-selling country music artist whose hits include “Five Minutes” and “What Part of No.”

Morgan was also voted female vocalist of the year by the fans in TNN’s (The Nashville Network) Music City News Awards in 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1998.

“The phone hasn’t stopped ringing since we announced Lorrie would be performing,” said Gillespie. “She’s definitely generated a lot of buzz, and we’ve sold a lot of tickets but we still have plenty left.”

Another gem to add to the grandstand lineup is country music artist Greg Bates to perform on July 18 at 8 p.m. Bates’s hit singles include, “I did it for the Girl.”

“There will be music at all times all over the fairgrounds,” said Gillespie. “If you walk into the Clinton County Fair Grounds and you don’t hear anything, there is a problem.”

The grounds host a variety of activities, exhibits and classes through the week. Rides will be open from noon to midnight. For $20 visitors can get a wristband to ride for the entire day.

Gillespie said the fair is made possible by the participation of many community members, including a partnership with Relay for Life.

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