The annual Lycoming County Fair has arrived to the fairgrounds in Hughesville. The fair, which originated in 1870, promotes agriculture in Lycoming County, but has grown to satisfy the tastes and interests of just about every visitor, with rides, games, animals, more than 150 vendors, art displays, delicious food and treats, and exciting entertainment.
The Fair’s Country Music Festival is Friday, July 12 at 5 p.m. with headliner, Grammy-nominated Ashley McBryde, nominated for her album Girl Going Nowhere. She’s a CMT winner and the Academy of Country Music’s Female Artist of the Year. Other bands playing at the Festival include Uptown Music Collective Country Band (5:30 p.m.), Allie Colleen (6:30 p.m.), country trio Honey County (7:30 p.m.), Kelliegh Bannon (8:30 p.m.), with Ashley McBryde taking the stage at 9:40 p.m.
Tickets are available on the Lycoming County Fair website, $32.50 for VIP seating, $20 for general admission. This year Bastress Mountain winery will be selling Hard Lemonade Slushies and Summer Sangria, and beer is also available for purchase.
Fair entertainment lineup
Saturday, July 13: Derby Qualifications with Minivans & Kids Power Wheels– grandstand & bleachers – 7 p.m., $10 – TICKETS
Sunday, July 14: Modified Truck Derby with Figure 8 & Youth Derby – grandstand & bleachers – 6 p.m., $10 – TICKETS
Monday, July 15: Mini Monday Madness, Team Derby & Powder Puff – grandstand & bleachers – 7 p.m., $10 – TICKETS
Tuesday, July 16: Lycoming County’s Best School Talent Challenge – grandstand – 7 p.m., free
Wednesday, July 17: Draft horse pull – grandstand – 5 p.m., free
Thursday, July 18: Tommy Hendrick’s Memorial Full Size Championship Derby with Figure 8 – grandstand & bleachers – 7 p.m., $10 – TICKETS
Friday, July 19: Tractor Pull – grandstand & bleachers – 6 p.m., $10 – TICKETS
Saturday, July 20: 4X4 Truck Pull (gas & diesel classes) – grandstand & bleachers – 2 p.m., $10 – TICKETS
General admission info
Admission is $4, kids 12 and under free with a paid adult
Fairgrounds parking is $2
Gates open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily