In keeping with that theme, the fair will have the country flavor fans expect: livestock exhibits and pulls, an arts-and-crafts tent and a performance by country music star
"He's got six number one hits," said fair superintendent
Last year's featured performer was the band Florida Georgia Line, which rocketed to stardom after the fair had already booked them, and attendance rose accordingly on the day of that performance, with advance ticket sales three times higher than normal and every parking lot filled to capacity.
Atkins attracts a slightly different fan base, but is still a very popular country act. "He's more traditional country, and we're excited to have him," Miclette said.
Atkins will play on the main stage at
For the second year in a row, the Farmer's Cow Country Music Showdown will feature competing acts. "It was a huge success last year," Miclette said.
Local bands were invited to enter the competition this summer. From those entries, six bands were chosen to compete during the showdown, including Branded, Forgotten by Friday,
Each band will have 30 minutes to play during the showdown, beginning at
The winner earns the title of " Best Country Band in
Last year's winner of the Country Music Showdown, the
Also playing will be Kari and Billy themselves, playing after the Country Music Showdown at
Throughout the four- day fair, barns will be open for visitors to see cows, oxen, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits and poultry, while entries ranging from prize-winning pies to first-place fruits and blue-ribbon blooms will also be on display.
The Dock Dogs New England Championship will return this year, featuring dogs competing to see which has the farthest dive.
Contests will be held at
Other animals will also perform: horse pulls will be held at
And for those who prefer to hold a horseshoe rather than watch one, a horseshoe tournament will offered this year, with single players competing at
If those events sound too tame, the Hebron Harvest Fair also has some shows guaranteed to get anyone's motor running.
The annual Traditional Demolition Derby will be held at
Additionally, Miclette said the
Reithoffer Shows is returning this year to present the carnival midway, with pay-one-price wristbands available in advance at
Miclette said the
Traditionally, the fair has been plagued with water issues, with restrooms having to be shut down for periods of time due to lack of running water.
Over the past year, the
"We have been working hard, and we're ready," Miclette said.
The Hebron Harvest Fair runs from
A full schedule of events is available online at the
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