PLYMOUTH â€“ Itâ€™s all about tractor pulls, skillet tossing, drag racing, bingo, music, food, fireworks, and fun. Itâ€™s the biggest event of the year in town, the 69th annual Terryville Lions Country Fair.
This yearâ€™s musical headliner is classic rockers John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band on Saturday night, preceded by Aquanett Band, who call themselves â€śNew Englandâ€™s most authentic tribute to the 80s.â€ť Earlier Saturday the main stage will host Marcus Kosak Unplugged.
Friday afternoon, the music will start with local rock and roll band Long Road Back when the fair opens, and then the multi-artist tribute act One Stop Pony Band.
Sunday morning the Old Tyme Fiddlers Band will take the stage, followed by the dancers of the Reach for the Stars Academy of Dance. The Coyote River Band will finish up, with high energy renditions of modern country, classic rock, and hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Friday and Saturday nights will each have a fireworks finale, weather permitting. â€śThe fireworks display that we did last year was fantastic, and weâ€™ve got the same company coming back this year,â€ť Tom Zagurski, fair president, said.
New at the fair this year are the Ax Woman Loggers of Maine, billed as â€śall female timber sports athletesâ€ť who are â€śworld champion choppers, sawyers, logrollers and axe throwers!â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re changing up our wood chopping entertainment this year, and I think it will be highly entertaining,â€ť Zagurski said.
Old favorite attractions the truck and SUV pull will be back Friday night, side by side drag racing will be Saturday, and â€śa huge crowd favoriteâ€ť the demolition derby and rollover competition will be Sunday afternoon, he said.
The fair started having the demolition derby several years ago, open to anyone, and â€śit has really taken off,â€ť Zagurski said.
The childrenâ€™s entertainment will kick off Friday night as the Terryville High School Leo Club, the junior division of the Lion Club, will host an Evening of Karaoke and a photo booth at the gazebo. There will be musical chairs, pie-eating, egg tossing, and fun and games all weekend, plus the comedy juggling of Bryson Lang and funny songs and stories with Farmer Tom Walsh.
Zagurski said this year there will be an all new barbecue pavilion, bigger and better than the old pavilion, and right in the center of the fairgrounds.
He also said people should be aware they can buy ride bracelets for $25 a day, good for unlimited rides Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. â€śItâ€™s a great deal for the price,â€ť he said.
The fair is on Friday, Aug. 25, 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 27, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fairgrounds are located on Town Hill Road, Terryville.
For more information, visit www.terryvillefair.org .
Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Aug. 25: General admission $8, senior citizens age 62 and older $6.
Saturday Aug. 26, and Sunday Aug. 27: General admission $9, senior citizens $7.
Children age 10 and under are free all three days, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
A three-day pass is $20.
A two-day pass (Saturday and Sunday) is $15.
All cattle and horse trucks and trailers must use truck entrance.
No concessionaire or exhibitor vehicles will be allowed on the fairgrounds after 10 a.m. on fair days.
No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the fairgrounds.
The use of propane gas by concessionaires must be approved by the superintendent of grounds concessions. Tanks will be subject to inspection before use.
Dogs and pets are not allowed on the grounds.
Distribution of literature or materials by vendors, organizations, groups or individuals is restricted to assigned space on the grounds.
There is absolutely no personal paging on the fairgrounds. Please make arrangements to meet your party at a designated location upon arrival.
Friday, Aug. 25:
4-7 p.m. Long Road Back
8-10:30 p.m. One Stop Pony Band
Saturday, Aug. 26
1-4 p.m. Marcus Kosak Unplugged
5-8 p.m. Aquanett Band
9-10:30 p.m.: John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
Sunday, Aug. 27
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Old Tyme Fiddlers Band
1-1:45 p.m.: Reach for the Stars Academy of Dance
2:30-5:30 p.m. Coyote River Band
Friday, Aug. 25
6-9 p.m., Terryville High School LEOs will be hosting an Evening of Karaoke and a photo booth at gazebo.
Saturday, Aug. 26
10:30-11:15 a.m., Bryson Lang â€śThe Cure for the Common Showâ€ť
11:15-11:30 a.m., Musical Chairs
11:30 a.m.-Noon, Castles & Confetti presents Elsa and Anna from â€śFrozen.â€ť
Noon-1 p.m., Farmer Tom Walsh â€śLife on the Farmâ€ť
1-1:30 p.m., Pie Eating Contest
1:30-2:30 p.m., Bryson Lang â€śThe Cure for the Common Showâ€ť
2:30-3:15 p.m., Water Balloon Toss
3:15-3:45 p.m., Watermelon Eating Contest
4-4:15 p.m., Bike Drawing. Must be present to win.
4:30-5:30 p.m., Farmer Tom Walsh â€śLife on the Farmâ€ť
6-7 p.m., Dâ€™Amato Excel Martial Arts
7-7:30 p.m., Egg Toss
7:30-8:30 p.m., Bryson Lang â€śThe Cure for the Common Showâ€ť
8:30-9:30 p.m., Fun & Games at the Gazebo
Sunday, Aug. 27
10:30-11:30 a.m., Roger Tincknell
11:30 a.m.-Noon, Fun & Games at the Gazebo
Noon-12:45 p.m., Bryson Lang â€śThe Cure for the Common Showâ€ť
12:45-1:45 p.m., Farmer Tom Walsh â€śLife on the Farmâ€ť
1:45-2:45 p.m., Roger Tincknell
2:45-3 p.m., Watermelon Eating Contest
3-3:45 p.m., Bryson Lang â€śThe Cure for the Common Showâ€ť
3:45-4:45 p.m., Farmer Tom Walsh â€śLife on the Farmâ€ť
4:45-5:45 p.m., Egg Toss, Fun & Games at the Gazebo