Pensacola Fair – Entertainment – Oct 18-28th
October 18-28, 2018
Pensacola, Fla. – (September 4, 2018) – Pensacola’s biggest and longest-running annual agricultural and entertainment tradition returns for its 84th season Thursday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 28, bringing with it the excitement of attractions and screams from exhilarating rides, exhibits, fair food, fun and shows for the whole family.
“We are proud, once again, to bring an entertainment package for the whole family,” said Don Frenkel, Pensacola Interstate Fair General Manager. “We invite all to come and enjoy 11 days of fun and excitement!”
For the third year in a row, the Fair’s musical line up kicks off opening night with the “Cat Country 98.7 BIG Lip Sync Battle Finals,” an epic showdown on Thursday, Oct. 18, starting at 7 p.m. Twelve winning acts will battle it out on stage to become the 2018 Lip Sync champion. Check catcountry987.com for additional details on the Lip Sync Battle.
On Friday night, Oct. 19, journey back to the late ‘90s nostalgia when California-based rock, punk, reggae and ska band Sugar Ray takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Front man Mark McGrath is sure to belt out Sugar Ray’s familiar radio-friendly hits like “Fly,” “Someday,” “When It’s Over,” and “Every Morning.”
High Valley, takes the stage on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. to perform their hits like “She’s With Me,” “Come On Down,” and “County Line.” Brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel were signed to Atlantic Records in Nashville in October 2015. Shortly after that, their single “Make You Mine” was released to United States country radio to chart-topping success.
The Fair is proud to partner with Pensacon for the inaugural Pensacon Day! Come in costume and join the party! From 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m., bring your camera and get your picture taken with your favorite characters from Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars, Star Trek and more! (Costume is optional. PLEASE NOTE: The Fair is a family-friendly event. For safety, certain costume elements, props and accessories may not be allowed on rides.)
Combine rockabilly with country and with rap, and you get the progressive and raw sound of Moccasin Creek. On Tuesday night, Oct. 23, the group of good ‘ole boys hailing from Palatka, Florida, is sure to perform some of their hits like “Southern Renegade,” “Watch This,” “White Trash Fabulous,” and “Porch Honky.” The band hits the stage at 7:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the public is invited to attend and participate in the 4-H Youth and FFA Livestock Auction at 7 p.m. from the Livestock Arena. Around 30 steers will be auctioned off this year. So don’t miss out! In addition, local country singer/songwriter Dusty Sanderson will be strumming his guitar on stage at 7:30 p.m., playing originals and covering some of his country and southern rock favorites.
As part of our special Senior Appreciation Day, come out on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 or 7:30 p.m. as Thane Dunn & His 8 Piece Cadillac Kingspresent “The Definitive Elvis Tribute.” Dunn has been callethe fair concert series. Hailing from Georgia, Campbell will perform songs like “Family Man,” “Keep Them Kisses Comin,” “Outta My Head,” and his powerful hit, “Outskirts of Heaven.”
New to the Fair this year are the Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, who race to the finish line for Oreo cookies. The pigs perform three shows a day Monday – Friday, and five shows per day on the weekends. In addition to the daily music acts, fairgoers can experience an interactive, hands-on exotic animal zoo at the Eudora Farm’s “Animals from Around the World” station. The petting zoo is open daily from fair open to close.
Check the PensacolaFair.com website for daily show times.
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