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  • Hillbilly Fair returns this weekend

  • The 44th annual Laurie Hillbilly Fair will be held at the Laurie Fairgrounds Sept. 13 and 14.
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    • Schedule

      Friday, Sept. 13
      3-9 p.m. Vendors open
      4 p.m. Flag ceremony
      3-8 p.m. Bingo at the Elks Tent
      5 p.m.-midnight Carnival open
      4-8 p.m. JC & the Outlaws (at the L...

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      Schedule

      Friday, Sept. 13

      3-9 p.m. Vendors open

      4 p.m. Flag ceremony

      3-8 p.m. Bingo at the Elks Tent

      5 p.m.-midnight Carnival open

      4-8 p.m. JC & the Outlaws (at the Little Beer Garden)

      4:30-6:30 p.m. Helen Russell & Company (on the main stage)

      6:30-7:15 p.m. Country Stompers (on the main stage)

      7:15-7:45 p.m. King and Queen contest (on the main stage)

      7:45 p.m. King and Queen announced (on the main stage)

      8 p.m.-midnight The Selle Brothers Band & Toni Rae (on the main stage)

      Saturday, Sept. 14

      9 a.m.-9 p.m. Vendors opens

      9 a.m. Sanctioned Horseshoe Pitching

      10 a.m. Parade

      12-12:30 p.m. Boy Scout Cake Walk (on the main stage)

      12 p.m.-midnight Carnival open

      12-3 p.m. Music by Hambo Latham (Little Beer Garden)

      12-4 p.m. Carnival armband available for $18

      12:30 p.m. Parade awards (on the main stage)

      12:45 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull (on the main stage)

      1-8 p.m. Bingo in the Elks Tent

      3-4 p.m. Lil' Sprouts, Pea Pickers, Lil' Mr. & Miss Hillbilly and Jr. Mr. & Ms. Hillbilly (on the main stage)

      4-7:30 p.m. Karaoke contest (on the main stage)

      4-8 p.m. Music by Davie Ray & Richard (Little Beer Garden)

      7:30 p.m. Raffle drawings (on the main stage)

      8 p.m.-midnight The Sizzlers Band (on the main stage)

  • The 44th annual Laurie Hillbilly Fair will be held at the Laurie Fairgrounds Sept. 13 and 14. All weekend there will be fun things for the whole family including a parade and a carnival. The theme this year is “Hillbilly Sunshine for the 44th Time.”
    There will be horseshoe pitching, a kiddie tractor pull, Li'l Mr. and Miss kids contest, bingo, Buck-a-Duck Races, King & Queen contest, cake walk, train rides, face painting, clowns, pony rides, and lots of entertainment.
    The King and Queen selection will be held Sept. 13 on the main stage at 7:45 p.m. Vendors will open at 3 p.m. Friday.
    Bands that will be performing include JC & the Outlaws, The Selle Brothers Band, Hambo Latham, Davie Ray & Richard, and The Sizzlers Band.
    The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The route is on Highway 5 and will start at Central Bank, proceed north on Hwy. 5 to Fairgrounds Rd. then head to the entrance of the fairgrounds.
    The karaoke contest will be run by Karaoke by Kelly. Age groups are 5-12, 13-17 and 18 & over. The contest will be from 4-7:30 p.m. on the main stage with sign-ups at the side of the main stage from 3-3:30 p.m. The cost to enter is $5 for ages 5-17 years and $10 for 18 and older.
    A raffle for a chance at a $500 gift card to Walmart (first place) or $100 in cash (second place) will be held. Raffles will be drawn at 8 p.m. Saturday.
    A special Armband Night for the carnival is Thursday Sept. 12 from 6-10 p.m. Cost is $15.
    There is a $2 parking fee per carload. Handicap shuttle carts will be running all three days.
    No pets are allowed on the fairgrounds.
    For a complete schedule of events, go to www.cityoflaurie.com.
     
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