2018 Fair Schedule
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 2
ALL ENTRIES for the Hall and Youth Building to be brought in between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm
6:00pm: Tent Revival – ST
MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 3
Entries for Specialty Baked Goods Contest to be brought to the Show Tent between 8:00-9:30 am
10:00am: Specialty Baked Goods Judging – ST
12:30pm: Opening Parade
1:00pm: RODEO – GR
1:00pm: Pedal Power Pull – SA
1:00pm: Meet the 2017 Fair Queen – SA
1:30pm: ”Dan & Galla”- ST
3:00pm: ”The Hopping Highlanders” - ST
3:00pm: ”Willy’s Originals” Face Painting
4:00pm: ”Deb Dougherty” – ST
5:00pm: ”Dan & Galla - SA
6:00pm: 2018 Fair Queen Contest – SA
6:00pm: ”The Stonehouse Band” - ST
7:00pm: RODEO – GR
8:00pm: Plop Drop Bingo -SA
TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 4
9:00am: Judging Goats – SA
6:00pm: Judging Market Lambs followed by 4-H & FFA Showmanship and Fitting Contest – SA
6:00pm: McGuffey High School Marching Band
7:00pm: DEMOLITION DERBY – GR
7:30pm: ”New Silver Eagle Band” - ST
WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 5
3:00pm: .Judging Breeding Swine – SA
5:00pm: ”Deb Dougherty” - ST
6:00pm: Judging Market Swine followed by 4-H & FFA Showmanship and Fitting Contest – SA
6:00 pm: Power Wheel Derby
7:00pm: DEMOLITION DERBY – Grandstand
7:30pm: ”Bill Gorby & the Musical Mercenaries” - ST
THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 6
2:00pm: Judging Crossbred Heifers – SA
3:00pm: Judging Breeding Beef – SA
6:00pm: Judging Market Steers followed by
4-H & FFA Showmanship and Fitting Contest – SA
6:00pm: Wheeling Park High School Band-ST
7:30pm: ”Bev Temple” Karaoke – ST
7:30pm: ARENA CROSS (QUADS AND MOTOR CROSS RACING) – GR Plop Drop Bingo – SA – following Steer Show
9:00am: .Judging Breeding Sheep – SA
9:00am: McGuffey School District 2nd Grade “Got Ag?” Day at the Fair
6:00pm: 4-H & FFA Dairy Showmanship and Fitting Contest followed by Judging
Dairy Cattle – SA
6:00pm: Hot Dog Eating Contest – ST
7:00pm: TRUCK PULL - GR
8:00pm: ”Michael Christopher Band” - ST
SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 8
10:00am: Corn Hole Competition - ST
11:00am: Market Animal Sale – Swine, Lambs, Steers – SA
1:00pm: ”Pioneer Cloggers” – ST
2:00pm: TRACTOR PULL – GR
2:30pm: ”Stevie Lynn” - ST
4:00pm: 4-H Modeling Contest – ST
5:00pm: ”Willy’s Originals” Face Painting
5:00pm: Ladies & Shepherds Lead Contest – SA
7:00pm: Plop Drop Bingo - SA
8:00pm: ”Cross Creek” – ST
8:00pm: Farmer’s Olympics – SA
Schedule subject to change due to weather or any unforeseen circumstance
ST = Show Tent; SA = Show Arena; GR = Grandstand
The Bands Playing at The Fair
Michael Christopher found perseverance and grit during his childhood growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and the lessons he learned along the way would be right at home in the lyrics of today’s most popular country music.
For the last decade, Michael’s focus and passion has been on music: writing, singing, and performing in clubs, amphitheaters, and festivals across the country. While headlining events across the northeast and beyond, Michael has also opened for some major country stars, including Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar, Chris Lane, Jamey Johnson, Phil Vassar, and William Michael Morgan. His guitar-heavy, rock-edged sound intertwines with invocative lyrical virtuosity and positions him with elite company in the country music scene.
The StoneHorse Band
The Stonehorse Band is a band of seasoned musicians from southwestern PA. The core members Gerald Timmerman and Stu Hiers came together with a common goal in mind.
The fact is that The Stonehorse Band plays music from the heart. They focus on songs that move each of them for one reason or another and the hope is that the fans get that same feeling when they play. Their goal is to not only entertain their fans, but to create an emotional connection with each and every person that enjoys music.
Each member of The Stonehorse Band has been influenced by several genres of music at one point or another, which is why they play music from multiple music genres like Top 40 Country, Classic Country, Southern Rock and Classic Rock. Each song that they play was chosen by one of the band members for a personal connection that they or the fans may have to the specific song. Their hope is that each time they play, their passion for music is expressed in each and every song.
Dan & Galla Musical Show
Dan & Galla Musical Show is a favorite of fairs, festivals and special events throughout Pennsylvania. Upbeat, family-friendly and interactive, their performances feature “feel-good” music from the ‘50s & ‘60s, country, patriotic, polkas, Russian to ragtime, calypso and more. Often surrounded by kids hula hooping, the audience playing tambourines or blowing bubbles, their love of music and positive energy appeal to all ages.
In addition to their stage shows, watch for their “Party Cart” bringing “Music to the Midway”. Galla plays guitar, flute, balalaika and ukulele and Dan is an accomplished pianist and plays keyboards, accordion and trumpet. Theirs is a unique sound with strong harmony and they are asked back year after year to annual events and fairs. Touring mostly in Pennsylvania and occasionally in the Midwest, this husband and wife have also performed in Nashville, New Orleans and are off to Kentucky this summer. For more information and a touring schedule, visit www.gallaanddan.com
Cross Creek the Band is a Country/Southern Rock band from a small town in West Virginia. The band has six members, four of which are brothers and two good friends. Initially the group enjoyed playing guitars around a campfire. It wasn’t until they were inspired by the Poverty Neck Hillbillies; they made the decision to put a band together.
The group is made up of a veteran of the US Air Force Reserves, a veteran of the Navy, two Firefighters one of which is an EMT and another is a local police officer. This goes without saying, they are proud supporters! Having the honor to perform for the 911th Air Force Reserves Flight Engineers gave them the opportunity to show their appreciation! This inspiration along with the many memories of growing up on their family farm has helped the group write a few original songs.
The guys naturally bleed Black & Gold – all things Pittsburgh. When the group is not playing music, you can find the guys watching the Penguins, Steelers or Pirates.
Cross Creek enjoys performing but appreciates the love and support their family, friends and fans have provided. Without them, the group would not be where they are today.
Bill Gorby and The Musical Mercenaries
Bill Gorby and The Musical Mercenaries is a trio of Ohio Valley musicians and singers who perform an eclectic array of Americana music with roots in folk, bluegrass, and old-time country music, with a diverse mix of traditional songs, classic and modern tunes. The band is noted for their three-part harmonies.
The band is led by Bill Gorby who sings lead and plays bass in the band. Bill has performed over the past 35 years in a number of area bands, including Peach’s Little Band, the Buck Allemond Blue Grass Band, and Hardly Herd Band. Bill has made several appearances at the Wheeling Jamboree, has played at Mountain Moon Coffee House and Black Sheep Vineyard.
Bill’s accompanists, The Musical Mercenaries, include Buc Allemond on guitar, harmonica and vocals and Jim Simpson on mandolin and vocals. Buc has performed in the Ohio Valley in various bands including Buc Allemond Bluegrass band and Roger Hoard Jazz Band. Jim has performed in the Ohio Valley in various bands including Cabin Fever Sting Band and Black Slaney.