POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Fair’s main stage was rocking Wednesday night when Bon Jovi tribute band Crush took the stage with country legend Gene Watson to follow on Thursday night, country star Mark Wills on Friday and the country hit-making duo the Swon Brothers on Saturday.
All shows start at 9 p.m. on the main stage.
On Friday, Aug. 14, Wills will perform his many hits to fair-goers, including: “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Don’t Laugh at Me,” “I Do (Cherish You)” and the seven-week No. 1 hit “19 Something.” Wills made his first appearance at the fair to a sellout crowd back in 1998.
On Saturday, Aug. 15 rising country stars the Swon Brothers take the main stage at 9 p.m. to close the fair.
“Many country music fans will remember them from ‘Team Blake’ in season four of NBC’s ‘The Voice’”, Brian Billings, fair entertainment committee chairman stated. “Arista Nashville recording artists debuted their top 15 single ‘Later On’ and followed up with the hit ‘Pray for You.’ They have been charming fans across the country. The brothers from Muskogee, Okla., were nominated for Duo of the Year for the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Zack and Colton will bring a great show to the fair and one that many will be talking about.”
Photos of the Watson performance were not available due to press deadlines on Thursday for Friday’s edition.
Fair events for Friday and Saturday include:
Friday, Aug. 14
7:30 a.m., gates open; 8 a.m., master market showmanship; 10:30 a.m., 4-H Exhibitor, Harold Ridenour Memorial and Donnie Hill Award; 11 a.m., Fair Scholarship Award from Peoples Bank, Mason County Born and Raised Awards from Ohio Valley Bank, Junior Livestock Sale starting with market goats, hogs, feeder calves, replacement heifers, steers, special lambs, market lambs; 5 p.m., Point Pleasant Junior High School Band performs on inside stage; 7 p.m., super stock trucks/tractors/modified stock trucks; 9 p.m., Mark Wills performs on main stage, chicken catch (after the animal show); 11 p.m., gates close.
Saturday, Aug. 15
9 a.m., fair opens, Open Mason County Youth Horse Fun Show, junior horse show trail class; 11 a.m., dash for cash; 1 p.m., horseshoe pitching, auction for kids games; 2 p.m., pedal tractor pull; 4 p.m., 4-H member dance in the junior building; 4:45 p.m., Robert Lutton Award and Joey Arrington Award; 5 p.m., open horse show, old timers showmanship, motorcycle/ATV motocross; 8:45 p.m., sweepstakes award and Donnie Hill Award; 9 p.m., Swon Brothers perform on main stage.
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