It's time for the Hebron Harvest Fair
By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Tue., Aug. 30, 2011
The Hebron Harvest Fair is coming up, and will offer live animals, great food, live entertainment, truck and animal pulls, carnival midway entertainment, and much more. This year's opening ceremonies are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. (gates open at 4 p.m.) on the Lions Stage (formerly the Main Stage). Opening ceremonies will feature the RHAM Band and the Encore Choir.
The extremely popular Dock Dogs competition also begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, with dogs from all over New England competing in water-retrieval activities. The pool is open for practice during fair hours, so even when competition is quiet, there should be something to see. Dock Dogs continues throughout the duration of the fair.
The Demolition Derby has become another popular attraction during recent years. This year's derby is scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The Lions Stage will feature top-notch entertainment throughout the fair run. Appearing on Friday at 7:30 is Columbia Fields, a local quartet known for their unique musical style. On Saturday, the Doo-Wah Riders will make two appearances on the Lions Stage, at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The Doo-Wah Riders are a country group with a unique, original sound, describing themselves as “high energy country with a Cajun twist.”
Earl Wear and Haywire will appear on the Lions Stage at 2:30 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, and again at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Earl Wear is a country singer-songwriter who has won the “Best Male Vocalist” award for two years in a row at the Independent Music Network Awards.
Appearing on Sunday on the Lions Stage is Darryl Worley, “for 10 years a mainstay of modern country,” according to the Hebron Fair website.
At 1 p.m. on Sunday, the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department will take over the Lions Stage for a 9/11 tribute, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 loss at the World Trade Center.
The Leos Stage (formerly Stage Two), will feature a number of different events over the course of the weekend, including the Rising Star Talent Show. In its third year, the show features local youth (4 to 12 years old) and young adults (13 to 21 years old) competing for cash prizes. Eligible talents include vocal, dance, instrumental, comedy, magic and band. The young adult dress rehearsal will take over the Leos Stage on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. the youth dress rehearsal is Friday at 4:30 p.m. Semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday, at 9 a.m. for young adults and 4 p.m. for youth. The Rising Star competition continues into Sunday, with the finals scheduled for 5 p.m.
For a full listing of Hebron Harvest Fair entertainment, times and vendors, go to the website at www.hebronharvestfair.org. There are discount advanced purchase tickets available online through Sept. 7. The Hebron Fair takes place Sept. 8-11, at the Lions Club Fairgrounds at 347 Gilead St. Hours are: Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.