ATTRACTIONS & PERFORMANCES
Keith Anderson is an American country music artist. Before signing a record deal, Anderson was one of the co-writers on "Beer Run," a duet by Garth Brooks and George Jones, released in late 2001. His debut single "Pickin' Wildflowers" was released in 2004, as the lead-off track from his debut album "Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll." The album produced a total of four hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and was certified gold by the RIAA. In addition to his own material, Anderson co-wrote Big & Rich's single "Lost in This Moment," a number one hit on the country music charts in 2007. Anderson's second album was released in 2008. "I Still Miss You" became his first Top 5 country hit. His latest album, a six-song EP titled "I'll Bring the Music," was released in 2015.
And closing us out, as always...
Originally formed in 2002, Midlife Crisis is one of Kentucky's premier classic rock bands. With influences like Whitesnake, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, Foreigner, Boston, AC/DC (oh, you get the picture!), they're one heck of a rock-and-roll band. And, of course, they're all local boys, too! 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night--BE THERE!
Battle of Leatherwood Camp
Well, they won't actually be reenacting the Battle of Leatherwood during the Fair but what these dedicated actors will do is give visitors a sense of what it might have been like during the black days of the Civil War. They'll have a small camp set up to provide an example of a soldiers' day-to-day life, including dress and weaponry. If you're lucky, you may even catch a little skirmish in action!
The Perry County Fair Board of Directors is dedicated to providing entertainment that many people from our neck of the woods might never be able to see otherwise. We look for exciting, fun acts offered by companies of good character. This year, our search led us to Aussie Kingdom. This educational exhibit and animal demonstration brings a touch of "down under" to Perry County. You'll see kangaroos, wallabies, walleroos as well as other native Australian wildlife that you never dreamed you would be able to see or touch! They will present interesting facts about the different species of kangaroos and wallabies, along with native Australian birds such as the kookaburra and rainbow lorikeet. Aussie Kingdom owner Carolyn Lantz passionately believes in creating opportunities for people to connect with these animals on a personal level. “We’re more likely to preserve and protect what we know” she says, speaking of her work with the creatures of Aussie Kingdom. She’s gained this perspective after more than 26 years of animal handling and stage management as president of Noah’s Ark, a traveling petting zoo of farm animals; and Turtleville, a live production featuring turtles and tortoises. “I’ve worked with kids and adults who’ve never interacted with animals and treat them like toys at first,” Lantz says. “By modeling gentleness and respect, our guests learn to appreciate each animal’s special qualities."
All the animals are on display throughout the day so everyone to enjoy their wonderful antics at play. Make sure you make time to see them while you attend the Perry County Fair!
XPogo is the best extreme pogo performance team in the WORLD! Jumping over 9 feet in the air on next-generation pogo sticks while throwing down flips and incredible tricks, The XPogo Stunt Team athletes will keep you engaged until the final bounce. They've headlined in 17 countries, appeared in numerous TV Shows, music videos, commercials and movies. Collectively, they hold 13 different Guinness World Records. You'll be amazed at what they can do!
It’s one of the most recognized corporate symbols on the planet...and understandably so. At seven stories tall, the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon grabs attention wherever it flies! First introduced at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in 1978, the balloon perfectly represented the RE/MAX network’s “Above the Crowd” commitment to quality. Today, the 120 RE/MAX Hot Air Balloons in operation comprise the largest fleet on the planet.
Free tethered rides will give you a great view of the Perry County Fair! This will take place on Friday evening, beginning at 6:00 p.m., WEATHER PERMITTING, until the pilot runs out of fuel.
CELEBRATE THE MAGIC OF THE RE/MAX BALLOON
Our annual youth livestock show is fun for the whole family. With divisions for poultry, rabbits and even some goats, local young people will practice their skills at "showing" these animals, with ribbons being awarded in each category. The show will Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. near the Petting Zoo. For more information about participating, you can contact Jason Brashear at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the "Contact Us" button on this website.
H&H HORSE SHOW
If you haven't made it to the H&H Horse Show before, you definitely want to make sure that you check it out this year. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night and running into the wee hours of the morning, there's something that's sure to please everyone. With a variety of different divisions of competition, including a costume show that has included everything from Spiderman to a voluptuous bearded lady in the past, you should be ready for anything. But rest assured, it will definitely be an evening of good family fun!
Perry County Fair Games
We wanted to add something new to our Fair this year and make it reminiscent of years gone by so we decided that we would add some contests that are just good, clean fun for everyone. So we're having a grape-spitting contest, a hula hooping contest, a cast iron skillet throw (for distance, not at a target) and a "hillbilly" relay with events that include things like toting a greased watermelon. There are some small prizes but mainly it's about having fun and bragging rights. On Saturday, we will also be giving a "People's Choice" award for the best homemade salsa. If you are interested in ANY or all of these events, go to our website for the scheduled times and then use the "Contact Us" tab to sign up. You do need to sign up in advance for these events--lack of interest will get them cancelled so...get interested!!!
Continue to scroll down to the "Join The Fun!" section directly below for information about other fun things to do at the Perry County Fair this year!
JOIN THE FUN!
Petting Zoo & Pig Races
Back AGAIN by popular demand, we’ll have our petting zoo with animals that could include llamas, camels, fainting goats, kangaroos, miniature cattle and African tortoises, just to name a few. Our pig races will return this year—they were definitely a “pig” hit with children and adults alike in the past. This petting zoo allows our Fair patrons to enjoy interacting with animals from all around the world!
We are blessed with gifted artists in Perry County! They paint and draw, they sculpt and carve and they make everything from jewelry to clothing. If you can conceive it, they can probably make it. Come out and support them and add a little something new to your home, office or yard.
Cool down, take a load off, enjoy a treat and fill your belly with delicious food...all while supporting very worthy local groups. You can find everything from a hamburger or hot dog to a down-home country dinner. When it gets hot, an ice-cold fresh-squeezed lemonade is a must. And for dessert--you'll find treats that include ice cream and, of course, funnel cake!
Have you checked out the new trail work in the Perry County Park yet? If not, you should definitely join Pathfinders on their annual Fair hike! It will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately. It's not too difficult--but it ain't just a "walk in the park," either!
Our Farmer’s Market is growing by leaps and bounds! They’ll be in the park, as usual, on Saturday morning until noon. Please support them as they work to supply us with locally-grown, farm-fresh fruits and veggies. Instead of their normal spot, you'll find them at the shelter closest to the Senior Citizens Center. You may find a few unexpected treasures there, too.
Laser tag can be a team sport or an individual activity. It requires quick wits, steady hands and a cool head as you try to hit other players’ targets while not allowing them to hit yours. It’s an exciting game for you, your friends and your family, especially since you’ll be playing outdoors. It’s safe and painless and can be played by men, women, boys and girls...anyone who has an interest. You'll find it set up in the grass behind the shelter (a great place for parents to watch from the shade) at the playground.
Every year since its inception, the Fair has hosted a "Cruize In," inviting anyone in the area to bring in their classic cars and trucks to display to the public. Thursday, June 13, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., come and check out some of the sharpest rides in this area. No prizes...just bragging rights.