Trace Adkins, Kellie Pickler Among Acts Slated for Clearfield County Fair

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CLEARFIELD – He has long been country music’s alpha male, a man whose commanding presence and once-in-a-generation baritone have made him a pillar of the contemporary Nashville sound. With the release of his latest, Cowboy’s Back In Town, Trace Adkins launches a new chapter in one of the genre’s most storied careers. He teamed with his friend Blake Shelton on the latter’s recent single, “Hillbilly Bone,” which went to the top of the charts and was named ACM Vocal Event of the Year, and, to top it all off, he was voted Country’s Sexiest Man by the readers of Country Weekly.

Since late 2005, Kellie Pickler has been living life in fast forward. Landing a spot on the 5th season of American Idol, Kellie made it all the way to the top six, a finish good enough to guarantee her a place on the American Idol tour. Her unmistakable talent and star quality also earned her a recording contract in Nashville. Kellie burst onto the scene as the country cutie on “American Idol,” and since leaving the show, she’s released two albums and won three CMT Music Awards.

Big Time Rush is living proof of the proverb “good things come to those who wait.” The process of finding Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson began three years ago, and now, after an incredibly successful first season on their hit Nickelodeon show of the same name, the band is finally ready to unveil their debut album entitled BTR. To understand Big Time Rush is to know their smash series, which boasts the highest-rated and most-watched live-action premiere in the history of the network, attracting 6.8 million viewers. Big Time Rush is excited to take their music to the stage, not just to perform live before their fans, but to also show them who they are outside of their on-screen personas. 

Tickets for grandstand shows and advance gate only passes will be available for purchase via the official fair  Web site, once entertainment is finalized. Due to the overwhelming popularity last year, tickets for grandstand events will once again include gate admission. Trace Adkins & Kellie Pickler are to perform on Aug. 3 and Big Time Rush on Aug. 5.

The Directors strive to obtain quality free entertainment for the entire family and this year is no exception as Bar C Ranch with Petting Zoo and Camel Rides, First Bite Fishing Tank, and Walker Bros Circus which includes aerialist, animals and clowns all under the big top were all secured at Convention. First Bite Fishing Tank will feature a new fishing tank just for the little ones! Bar C Ranch and Walker Bros Circus will be making their Clearfield debut.  Reithoffer Amusements will return to the midway bringing back popular rides from last year as well as new ones. As a special delight, the midway is scheduled to open on Sunday, July 31st prior to the official opening of the fair.

At a re-organizational meeting held on Jan. 4, officers of the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department Fair & Park Board were elected as follows: Manager Greg Hallstrom; President Dave Franson II; Vice President Rex Fink; Treasurer and State Fair Representative David Hallstrom; Alternate State Fair Representative Steve Flanagan; and Secretary Larry Bickel. The Directors recently attended the 99th Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention in Hershey, PA, where they attended various seminars and discussions including Food Safety; Using the Internet for On-line Entries; Fair Queen Activities and Responsibilities; Animal Health Issues; Barn Safety, and Legislative Process Update.

Sponsorships are available at various levels. For more information, visit our Web site or contact Miriam at the Fair Office, 814.765.4629. Check our website or Face book page for updates!

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