(Brookfield, NY – July 2012) The Madison County Fair publicity team announced last week a tentative lineup for this year’s Fair festivities, planned for July 12 through 15. The Fair opens Thursday, July 12: Opening Day – gates open at noon; midway opens at 4 p.m. An opening ceremony with local dignitaries is planned.

New this year is Animal Alley Ministries, who will host three shows a day. Buffalo Barfield, a ‘Hee-Haw’-like entertainment group also is new to the list of entertainment. Three shows are planned for Thursday, July 12.

The Fireman’s parade is expected to kick off at 7 p.m., with the Firemen’s Push-Ball Contest following. Admission is free and open to the public. The grandstand is the locale for this event.

The Jason Wicks Band also will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday.

On Friday the 13th, it’s Senior Citizens’ Day. Gates open at 9 a.m., with the midway opening at 4 p.m.

The day’s events kick off with the Youth Horse Show at 9 a.m. Animal Alley Ministries and Buffalo Barfield are each expected to deliver three shows throughout the day.

Friday’s events include the Brookfield Speedway drivers’ reunion, the diesel truck pull, talent show and performances by Fritz’s Polka Band and the Nelson Brothers Band.

On Saturday, July 14, Family & Youth Day will focus on the younger set. Gates open at 8 a.m., and the midway opens at 1 p.m.

At 8:30 a.m., $5 will get visitors passage into the grandstand for the gas truck pull. At 10 a.m., the Madison County Youth Bureau will cater to children at the Events Tent.

The Ms. Madison County Pageant for girls of any age up to 19 years old gets underway at 11 a.m. Buffalo Barfield and Animal Alley Ministries also will give their three shows apiece, and Knight Ryders Band will perform in early evening.

The demolition derby rollover contest is expected to begin in the grandstand at 6 p.m. for an admission fee of $6.

Sunday, July 15, is children’s day. Gates open at 8 a.m., midway opens at 1 p.m., and the tractor pull gets underway at 8:30 a.m. Grandstand admission for this event is $5.

The Open Horse Show is scheduled for 9 a.m., with a noon chicken barbeque planned.

Entertainment Sunday will be provided by Lions Gait Band, Matt Chase & the Thunder Canyon Band, Buffalo Barfield and local magician Matt Episcopo.

Animal Alley Ministries will also host their three-show schedule that day.

At 4 p.m., there will be a bike giveaway.

By martha

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