Is it any surprise that the Fulton County Fair is within the top five county fairs within the state of Ohio? The support from the local residents and area businesses along with the dedication of a 16-member board of directors are critical ingredients to the Fair’s success. In addition, providing top-name entertainment at reasonable prices is also a key factor.
The 2014 fair will follow suit; Sunday night’s grandstand performer is an American musical institution – The Doobie Brothers and Labor Day’s country concert will feature Lee Brice and Cole Swindell. The Doobies have rung up a glittering track record that would be the envy of any band.
They have 3 multi-platinum, 7 platinum and 14 Gold albums. Their Best of the Doobies has sold more than 11 million copies. “Black Water”, “What a Fool Believes”, “Jesus is Just All Right”, “China Grove”, and “Takin it to the Streets” are just a few of their number one hit singles. The variety of music The Doobies play, including blues, R&B, country, and rock ‘n ‘roll, is their signature. They continue to write and record new material, tour the world, boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, all while breaking new creative ground.
Headlining this year’s Labor Day Concert is country music’s Lee Brice. With Cole Swindell as opening act, Brice will take the Fulton County Fair Grandstand stage on Monday, September 1. In 2013, Brice received Single of the Year by the American Country Awards and Breakthrough Artist for “I Drive Your Truck”. This singer-songwriter is also known for his hit singles “A Woman Like You” and “I Don’t Dance”.
A few months back, Cole Swindell was nothing more or less than a terrific songwriter with a Nashville publishing deal and a growing reputation as one of the city’s most exciting young performers. Now, he’s on the road to stardom. His abilities as both a writer and performer came together on “Chillin’ It” which captures all the restless energy that makes his one of the most compelling and high-energy shows in the business.
All Grandstand seats to the Sunday, August 31 Doobie Brothers concert and Monday night’s concert featuring Lee Brice and Cole Swindell are reserved. Festival seating – an industry term for standing room only, no chairs – will be on the track. Festival seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Festival seating is $30; grandstand seats are $28 and $22. Prices do not include regular adult gate admission of $5; children 15 and under receive free gate admission when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free.
Tickets go on sale July 7 by mail, online at www.fultonocountyfair.com or by calling 419-335-SHOW (7469). The Fair Ticket Office will also open on July 7 and have select hours; please check the Fair’s website for Ticket Office hours.
The 2014 Fulton County Fair runs from Friday, August 29, through Thursday, September 4, at the “Top of Ohio” Fairgrounds, just north of Wauseon on State Route 108 at Ohio Turnpike Exit 34. For more information visit www.fultoncountyfair.com or call 419-335-6006. Visit the Fair on Facebook.