Hood River County Fair

Hood River County, Oregon
July 23rd through 26th, 2014

Fair Information


87th Hood River County Fair - July 23 - 26, 2014 Featuring John Michael Montgomery

Booth space application & cover letter - 2014

"Music, Memories, Magic"

FAIR GATE ADMISSION

Season Tickets
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.00
Ages 6-12 inclusive . . $5.00

Daily Tickets
Adults. . . $7 (Wed, Thur, Fri)
Adults . . . . . . . . . . $10 (Sat)
Ages 6-12 inclusive . . $2.00
Under 6 years of age . FREE

NOTE: Fair gate admission does not include ride tickets or bracelets.


EVERY DAY AT THE FAIR IS BRACELET DAY!

from 1 p.m. to closing "One Price Bracelet" Buy your bracelet early and save!

Price: $17 when purchased by Wed., July 23, 5 p.m.
$22 after the fair opens

Bracelets may be purchased at the Fair Office, Juanita's Market, Clem's, Mid Valley Market, Juanita's The Dalles, McIssac's, Columbia Bank, Hood River Supply (both locations).


FAIR BOOK DISTRIBUTION

Hood River County Fair Books will be displayed at Little Bit Ranch in Hood River, Mid-Valley Market and the Post Office in Odell, McIsaac's and Jim's Market in Parkdale, and Columbia Market in Cascade Locks. Fair books will be available at the 4-H Extension Office and Hood River Supply (both locations). These books are distributed free of charge to residents of Hood River County. Due to cost involved in mailing books, this is our method of distribution. Additional books may be obtained at the Hood River Chamber of Commerce, Hood River County Fair Office, Juanita's, the Hood River County Library and Columbia State Bank.


SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY – JULY 23
NOON...EXHIBITS OPEN...BUILDINGS
NOON...EXOTIC ANIMALS...NEAR FLORAL
NOON...LEGOS & ROBOTICS...BLUE GYM
12:30...WOOL BUSTING/BUCK-A-EWE...NEAR OPEN BARN
1:00...CARNIVAL OPENS
4:00...KIDS TRACTOR PULL...WOOL BUSTING ARENA
4:00...KIDS GAMES...WOOL BUSTING ARENA
5:30...4-H STYLE REVIEW...PARK STAGE
5:30...WOOL BUSTING/BUCK-A-EWE...NEAR OPEN BARN
6:30...GODFREY THE MAGICIAN...PARK STAGE
6:30...TONY GALVEZ PERFORMANCE, ROPING, HAT DANCING WITH BAND..HERMAN ARENA
7:30...WOOLBUSTING/BARREL...RIDING NEAR OPEN BARN
8:00...TOY GUN CONSPIRACY...PARK STAGE


THURSDAY – JULY 24
SENIOR CITIZEN'S DAY - HOOD RIVER SENIORS PAY ONLY $5
NOON...EXHIBITS OPEN...BUILDINGS
NOON...EXOTIC ANIMALS...NEAR FLORAL
NOON...LEGOS & ROBOTICS...BLUE GYM
12:30...WOOL BUSTING/BARREL RIDING...NEAR OPEN BARN
1:00...CARNIVAL OPENS
1:00...PM RANCH SORTING CLINIC...FRANK HERMAN ARENA
3:30...TEAM PENNINGCLINIC...FRANK HERMAN ARENA
4:00...KIDS GAMES...WOOL BUSTING ARENA
5:30...WOOL BUSTING/BARREL RIDING...NEAR OPEN BARN
5:30...GODFREY THE MAGICIAN...PARK STAGE
5:30...TEAM PENNING COMPETITION...FRANK HERMAN ARENA
7:30...JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE (TED VIGIL)...PARK STAGE
7:30...WOOL BUSTING/BARREL RIDING...NEAR OPEN BARN
8:30...CARRIE CUNNINGHAM (MUSIC)...NEAR OPEN BARN


FRIDAY – JULY 25
NOON...EXHIBITS OPEN...BUILDINGS
NOON...EXOTIC ANIMALS...NEAR FLORAL
NOON...LEGOS & ROBOTICS...BLUE GYM
NOON...YOUTH GAMING EVENTS...FRANK HERMAN ARENA
12:30...WOOL BUSTING...NEAR OPEN BARN
1:00...CARNIVAL OPENS
4:00...KIDS TRACTOR PULL...WOOL BUSTING ARENA
4:30...LIVESTOCK...AUCTION BARNS
5:00...WOOL BUSTING/BUCK-A-EWE...NEAR OPEN BARN
5:30...GODFREY THE MAGICIAN...PARK STAGE
6:30...MID VALLEY DANCERS...PARK STAGE
8:00...BANDA LM...FOOTBALL FIELD STAGE


SATURDAY – JULY 26
9:00...RANCH SORTING COMPETITION...FRANK HERMAN ARENA
NOON...EXHIBITS OPEN...BUILDINGS
NOON...EXOTIC ANIMALS...NEAR FLORAL
NOON...LEGOS & ROBOTICS...BLUE GYM
12:30...WOOL BUSTING...NEAR OPEN BARN
1:OO...CARNIVAL OPENS
2:00...KIDS GAMES...WOOL BUSTING ARENA
2:00...TEAM PENNING COMPETITION...FRANK HERMAN ARENA
5:00...4-H BARBEQUE (BY INVITATION ONLY)...PARK
5:00...GODFREY THE MAGICIAN...PARK STAGE
5:30...WOOL BUSTING/CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS...NEAR OPEN BARN
7:00...MOE DIXON...GRIFFIN STAGE FOOTBALL FIELD
8:00...JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY...GRIFFIN STAGE FOOTBALL FIELD


FRANK HERMAN ARENA SPONSORED BY: COLUMBIA BANK

John Michael Montgomery

Appearing Saturday Night 8:00 pm on the Griffith Stage (Football Field)

John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music's most storied careers. Behind the string of hit records, the roomful of awards and the critical and fan accolades that have defined his phenomenal success lies a connection that goes beyond his undeniable talent and his proven knack for picking hits. Since the days when "Life's A Dance" turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, John Michael's rich baritone has carried that most important of assets – believability. Few artists in any genre sing with more heart than this handsome Kentucky-born artist.

It is readily apparent in love songs that have helped set the standard for a generation. Songs like "I Swear," "I Love the Way You Love Me" and "I Can Love You Like That" still resonate across the landscape – pop icon and country newcomer Jessica Simpson cited "I Love The Way You Love Me" as an influence in a recent interview. It is apparent in the 2004 hit "Letters From Home," one of the most moving tributes to the connection between soldiers and their families ever recorded, and in "The Little Girl," a tale of redemption that plumbs both the harrowing and the uplifting. It is apparent even in the pure fun that has always found its way into John Michael's repertoire – songs like "Be My Baby Tonight" and "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)," where John Michael's vocal earnestness takes musical whimsy to another level.

Now, with the release of Time Flies, which he co-produced with Byron Gallimore, John Michael takes another big step forward, strengthening his position as one of the most versatile and compelling vocalists on the country scene. With songs like "Forever" and "If You Ever Went Away," he proves he is still the master of the power ballad, a man capable of bringing honest emotion to life in song. He brings his ever-present sense of humor to bear on "With My Shirt On" and "Mad Cowboy Disease," songs with wickedly skewed sensibilities. With songs like "Drunkard's Prayer" and "All In A Day" he explores two dramatic facets of human existence, and with "Brothers Till The End," John Michael celebrates the family background that led both him and his brother Eddie, of Montgomery Gentry, from a smalltime family band to the top of the charts.

The emotional centerpiece for John Michael is "All In A Day," the song that contains the lyric that gave the album its name.

"That song talks about how time flies," he says, "and I got to thinking that it seems like yesterday that 'Life's A Dance' was out and people were asking me, 'Where would you like to be in 10 or 15 years?' 'Still here!' was my answer and, thankfully, I am still here. Longevity was more important to me than anything else, and to still be able to do something I love so much is wonderful. Still, it's gone by so quickly that I thought, 'I'm going to build an album around that.' That's where the shape of this album comes from."

Each song, he says, reminds him of an era in his life and an artist or style of music.

"What Did I Do" is reminiscent of "the gritty Hank Jr. stuff we played in our honkytonk days," while "Loving And Letting Go" "reminds me a bit of Lionel Ritchie and the Eagles, artists that helped mold me into the artist I am today."

-John Michael Montgomery


Gorge local Moe Dixon opens the show!


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Open Class Entry and Judging Schedules Entry Schedule (PDF)
4-H / FFA Schedule (PDF)
Rules and Regulations (PDF)

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