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There's plenty to do at the Hernando County Fair

BROOKSVILLE — Officials at the Hernando County Fair & Youth Livestock Show are hoping to draw visitors by the thousands to the fairgrounds this year, using musical acts, a truck and tractor pull, demolition derby and plenty of livestock.

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The fair, which opened Friday night at the Hernando County Fairgrounds at 6436 Broad St., also features touring exhibits and demonstrations from the farm, homemaking and gardening, a belly-busting variety of food, carnival rides and games on the midway.

Here's a schedule for the rest of the fair, which concludes April 24:

Tuesday, April 20

5 p.m. Gates open (Ten Buck Tuesday – Hernando Today Day; includes admission and all rides)

5 to 11 p.m. Rides on the midway

6 p.m. Morgin Ciarcia, pavilion

7 p.m. Muttville Comix, pavilion

7 p.m. Swine and fryer rabbit sale, barn

Wednesday, April 21

3 p.m. Exhibits open (Senior Day, discount admission of $3 for patrons age 60 and older)

3:30 p.m. Joe Liuzzi, pavilion

4 p.m. Muttville Comix, pavilion

5 p.m. Gates open

5 to 11 p.m. Rides on the midway (armbands are $18)

5 p.m. Sweet Adelines, pavilion

6 p.m. So Fine, pavilion

7 p.m. Kenn "E" Grube, pavilion

7 p.m. Steer show and showmanship, barn

8 p.m. Charlie Vegas & New Blues Combo, pavilion

Thursday, April 22

5 p.m. Gates open

5 to 11 p.m. Rides on the midway (armbands are $18)

5:30 p.m. Morgin Ciarcia, pavilion

7 p.m. Matthew Romeo, pavilion

7 p.m. Steer and broiler sale, barn

7:30 p.m. Kenn "E" Grube, pavilion

Friday, April 23

5 p.m. Gates open

5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Rides on the midway (armbands are $20)

6 p.m. Hawaiian & Tahitian Dance by Julie, pavilion

6:45 p.m. Morgin Ciarcia, pavilion

7 p.m. Open beef showmanship, barn

7:30 p.m. Tumblin' Dice, pavilion

Saturday, April 24

11 a.m. Open beef show, barn

1 p.m. Gates open

1 p.m. to midnight Rides on the midway (armbands are $22)

4 p.m. Talako Indian Dancers, pavilion

6 p.m. Jewels of the Desert, pavilion

7 p.m. Wiley Fox, pavilion

7 p.m. Demolition Derby, arena

Fast facts

If you go

What: 59th annual Hernando County Fair & Youth Livestock Show.

Where: Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville.

When: Through April 24. Hours are from 5-11 p.m., except for opening times of 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, and 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Admission: $7 adults, $4 children ages 4 to 12, free for kids younger than 4. Carnival rides and games extra. Parking is $2 per carload.

Information: Visit the Web site at or call (352) 796-4552.

There's plenty to do at the Hernando County Fair 04/17/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 3:30pm]
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