Frampton says ‘Show Me the Way’ to Clearfield

CLEARFIELD – The news that has been the talk of the county for days is finally here.

Peter Frampton will replace Foreigner for Tuesday’s show at the Clearfield County Fair.

The announcement was made Thursday night after much speculation and anticipation.

Fair officials first learned that Foreigner would not be able to perform Tuesday due to an illness within the band. A release from the fair board soon followed that Billy Idol would take over the gig, but that also fell through.

The fair’s “no refunds” policy came under scrutiny as well because Foreigner fans were told that refunds would not be issued. As of Thursday, the board has decided to alter their policy for the Foreigner concert.

The board said tickets purchased for Foreigner are still valid and will be honored for Peter Frampton. For those who are not interested in the concert, Brenda Hunter, fair publicity director, said there are some steps to follow for a refund.

“After lengthy discussion and debate, spawned by public outcry, fair officials have concluded that should a Foreigner ticket holder not wish to attend the Peter Frampton concert, the only fair and right thing to do is offer a refund for purchased Foreigner tickets,” she said.

People wishing to request a refund should follow this process:

  1. Requests for refunds must be submitted no later than Aug. 15, 2006.
  2. Requests must be in writing.
  3. Requests must be mailed to: Attn: Refund Request, P.O. Box 101, Clearfield, PA 16830.
  4. Foreigner tickets must accompany the request, in whole.
  5. Requests must include name and valid mailing address.
  6. Refunds will be processed and paid by check no later than Sept. 30, 2006.

“Joyce Martin of the Joyce Martin Group has been working day and night along with fair officials to contract entertainment for Tuesday night of the fair,” Hunter said.

“Locating an available entertainer at such short notice was very difficult,” and numerous offers were declined before Peter Frampton was announced as Tuesday’s performer. 

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