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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.

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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