We are planning another great Pike County Fair for 2017 with all of your favorite events and activities. The Fair is set to officially open on Tuesday, July 25 and will run through Saturday, July 29. Events leading up to the opening, including Gymkhana, Pike County Fair Queen Pageant, Gospel Music, and 4-H and FFA Judging, will start on the preceding Sunday, July 23.
There will be plenty of fun for all ages throughout the week including the every popular Rodeo and Calf Scramble, back for 2 big nights – Tuesday and Wednesday, at the Horse Arena. In addition to the rodeo, the Horse Arena will also feature a Western Speed Horse Show, and Team Sorting.
On the Main Track, Tuesday night will see the return of Dirt Drag Racing. Wednesday night the Truck Pull will blaze down the track and a Tractor Pull with both Farm Field classes and Pro Classes featured on Thursday night. On Friday night, the Power Wheels Derby for the kids will be back followed by the Demolition Derby with new guidelines added this year. The Motocross Races have changed nights with Dirt Bikes Races on Tuesday and Quad Races on Wednesday. The popular Burnout Contest will also return this year on Saturday afternoon.
Concert Entertainment for 2017 Fair
Country music legend, Neal McCoy will be the headline entertainer for the 2017 Concert to be held on Saturday, July 29th.
McCoy has released fifteen studio albums on various labels, and has released 34 singles to country radio.Two-time “Entertainer of the Year” and Video of the Year – “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” McCoy has been awarded three Platinum albums and one Gold album. His five # 1 singles include “No Doubt About It,” ” You Gotta Love That They’re Playing Our Song,” ” For a Change,” and ” Wink.”
Neal has been on 15 USO Tours around the world and continues to say it’s one of the achievements he’s most proud of. He is also the recipient of multiple Humanitarian awards from The Academy of Country Music, The Country Radio Broadcasters and The Masonic Grand Lodge.
Also appearing on the Main Stage on Saturday evening will be local Midwest talent Madd Hoss Jackson and Pike County’s own Taylor Blackwell.