On Sunday morning starting at 10 a.m. there will be "Country Cowboy Church," where Knoxville cowboy John Nicley will present Faith and Horses. O'Connell said, "This is a real fun, very informal fairground church, where the cowboy will sing, pick guitar a little and talk, explaining how bringing the best out in a horse - brings out the best in us." Those coming out to the Sunday morning service events will get a $2 entrance fee discount to stay all day.
The Carnival will feature thrilling rides for all ages as well as games, arcades and lots of the typical country fair food and refreshments. cotton candy, hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue, funnel cakes, ice cream, beans and cornbread as well as Cajun and Mexican food and can you believe...Alligator sausage will be there for the eating!
The Foothills Country Fair offers good wholesome and affordable entertainment the entire family can enjoy. Admission Thursday, Friday, and Saturday is just $5 or $3 for seniors and children 12 and under. Infants and toddlers get in free. On Sunday admission will be reduced to $3, or $1 for seniors and kids 12 and under. The fair will also be open Wednesday for "Carnival Preview Night" where admission will be free.
The Foothills Country Fair though just entering it's third year, have already won seven awards from the State Fair Association for various categories. The ten Ruritan Clubs responsible for organizing the fair are: Black Fox, Charleston, Cherokee Too, Flint Springs, Harrison, McDonald, North Lee, Oak Grove, Valley View and Westside. Director Alford said that the fair's success would not have been possible without the hundreds of generous volunteers and the help of Tri-State Exhibition Center for providing it's location. Alford also wanted to mention and thank this year's sponsors; Larry Hill Ford, The Bank of Cleveland, Homestead Lawn and Tractor and guestlinetn.com.
The Ruritan Clubs in true spirit of their motto Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service, use the proceeds from the fair to fund community service projects, which is primarily assisting those citizens in need. The money is also given back to the community through scholarships to our local schools and colleges and also towards funding the next country fair.
Both organizers and volunteers have been meeting for eight months planning this wonderful family event, so it is sure to be a good one. Take your lawn chairs, sun hat, and sunscreen and make a whole day of it. For more information about events for the Foothills Country Fair, go to their website at www.FoothillsCountryFair.com or you can call them (423) 339-1989 and (423) 476-9999 or call the Tri-State Exhibition Center (423) 476-9310 .
See y'all at the fair.