The Bell County Fair began on Wednesday and continues through Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m on Saturday. Gate admission prices include unlimited carnival rides and zip-lines. Admission is $10 today and Saturday and $15 on Friday.
Friday festivities include a rodeo beginning at 7 p.m. and a concert beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Opening act, Halfway to Hazard is a Kentucky-based band known for their single “Daisy.” The duo is comprised of singer-songwriters David Tolliver and Chad Warrix — both Kentuckians who are looking forward to playing in their home state.
“We are very proud to be from eastern Kentucky and it means the world to have the support of our fans from Kentucky,” said Tolliver.
“We are always excited to get back to Kentucky and play in our home state,” added Warrix.
Tolliver says fans attending the Bell County Fair will be privied to their newest music.
“Halfway to Hazard has been writing and in the studio recording some new music, we have added several new songs to our setlist to give the fans something they haven’t heard from us before, but still keeping strong to our roots,” said Tolliver.
The duo is excited to open for featured entertainer, country veteran Sammy Kershaw.
“We are so excited for this second chance for Halfway to Hazard and to have the opportunity to play with Sammy Kershaw,” said Warrix.
Kershaw has released ten studio albums, with three RIAA platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them. He is best know by his hit singles, “Queen of My Double Wide Trailer,” “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “Third Rate Romance,” “Cadillac Style” and “Don’t Go Near the Water.”
Saturday, the fun continues with a car show from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and a rodeo/tractor-pull at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit www.bellcountyfair.com.
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