CLEARFIELD – Whether you are looking to reminisce, laugh, or rock out, the 150th Clearfield County Fair has a show for you! In celebration of our 150th, a stunning grandstand lineup of The Beach Boys, ZZ Top, Bret Michaels, and Jeff Dunham will perform. On-line ticket sales will begin at the fair’s official Web site on March 16 at 10 a.m. for these shows plus the Full Pull Productions Truck and Tractor Pull, the Hell Drivers stunt show, advance walk-around gate tickets and advance ride/gate tickets. Visa/Mastercard is accepted.
A limited time special on advance concert ticket purchases includes gate admission with purchase. Motorsport events and carnival rides not included in this special.
All concerts begin at 8pm. The Truck and Tractor Pull begins at 7 p.m. on Aug 5 and the Hell Drivers Stunt Show is at Noon on Aug. 7. Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher seating for the Truck and Tractor Pull is $13 and the Hell Drivers is $7.
The Beach Boys, performing on Aug. 3 are some of the prime architects of the surf-rock craze. The Beach Boys first formed as a group in 1961, but it wasn’t until 1966, that the group emerged as America’s pre-eminent pop group. They were widely considered the only musical act able to challenge the incredible international success of the Beatles. In 2006, the major surviving Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks) reunited for a celebration of the 40th anniversary Pet Sounds and the double-platinum certification of their greatest hits compilation, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys. Reserved Track Seating is $27 and Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher Seating is $25.
ZZ Top began as a rough-and-ready blues-rock power trio from Texas that became a huge mid-’70s concert attraction. Beginning with the release of First Album in 1970, ZZ Top has toured constantly; building a national following that has made all the band’s albums gold or platinum. Hit songs include “Tush”; “Gimme All Your Lovin'”; “Sharp Dressed Man”, and “Legs” which introduced a pulsating synthesizer beat into ZZ Top’s crunching blues-rock riffs. The trend continued with the album Afterburner, which contained such video hits as “Rough Boy”, “Sleeping Bag”, “Velcro Fly” and “Stages”. ZZ Top is slated for Aug. 4. Reserved Track Seating is $54 and Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher Seating is $52.
Bret Michaels, as the frontman for Poison for the last two decades, has sold 25 million records, He has set his musical sights beyond Poison and released a debut solo album “Songs of Life” in 2003, “Freedom of Sound” in 2005, and “Rock My World” in 2008, which features a collection of solo songs that have been featured on the “Rock of Love” television series. Reserved Track Seating is $34 and Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher Seating is $32. Bret Michaels will take the stage on Aug. 6.
Over the last decade, Jeff Dunham and his comedic sidekicks, Walter the grumpy retiree; the beer-swilling NASCAR loving redneck Bubba J; the funny and manic Peanut; Jose Jalapeno, the spicy pepper from south of the border; and the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist, have risen from the standup comedy clubs to charm the world and become an unprecedented entertainment phenomenon. Spend the evening of Aug. 7 laughing with Jeff Dunham. Reserved Track Seating is $57 and Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher Seating is $55. Projector screens will be in place for this show.
An advance walk-around gate ticket will be available for $5 while supplies last. This includes all entertainment in the Expo II Plaza – Buffo the World’s Strongest Clown; First Bite Fishing Tank; and Bixby’s Rainforest as well as entertainment on the David H. Litz Grove Stage, Harness Racing Monday through Thursday (new post time is Noon); livestock, agriculture and grange exhibits; photography and art exhibits, a kid’s day show on Tuesday, and non-commercial and commercial exhibits. Children under 4 are admitted free. A separate ride pass may be purchased if those under age 4 wish to ride.
An advance ride/gate ticket will be available for $7 while supplies last. This will include the same as the advance walk around ticket plus all day mechanical rides on the midway.
Special admission days include Kid’s Day on Tuesday with a special show at 10am in the grandstand. Also be sure to sign up that day for the kid’s pedal tractor pull. Senior Citizen’s Day will be held on Thursday. Seniors will receive free admission all day with proof of ID. And for the first time, Military Day will be held on Friday. Active Duty military personnel will receive free admission on that day. Military ID must be shown.
The Directors are working hard to ensure the 150th Clearfield County Fair is enjoyable for all. They thank all the volunteers, past-directors, the community and all the fair-goers for the rich filled history and look forward to continuing this rural Americana tradition. Please come and join us celebrate and educate at the 150th Clearfield County Fair.