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CURRY COUNTY FAIR OPENS

GOLD BEACH Entertainment heats up this weekend at the Curry County Fair with a parade, rodeo, $1,000 talent show, junior livestock auction and Tuff Truck competition.

If thats not enough, there will be stage shows, contests, exhibits, and one of the few beachfront carnivals anywhere.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. today (July 29) and proceeds south through town to the fairgrounds. This years grand marshals are Walt and Sally Schroeder.

The Renegade Dancers line dancing group will perform on the outdoor stage at noon, followed by the Southern Oregon Scottish Bagpipe Band at 12:30 p.m.

Next on stage is the adult final of the $1,000 talent show at 1 p.m. Winners can go on to the state fair talent show.

Charlie Brown, the comedic juggler, will take the stage at 2, 4 and 5:15 p.m. Washboard Willie, the one-man band, squeezes into the stage schedule at 3:30 p.m. Real Truz, a Christian rap band, performs at 4:30 p.m.

The 4-H Club archery contest is at 2:30 p.m., with the watermelon-seed-spitting contest at 3 p.m.

The junior livestock auction begins at 3 p.m. at the open end at the Livestock Pavilion.

Mutton Bustin at 6:30 p.m. in the arena precedes the Dodge Truck Rodeo at 7 p.m., with barnyard scrambles at intermission.

Dancing on the green with Music Menagerie follows the rodeo at the outdoor stage.

Sunday is family day, with $12 admission for parents and up to three children. Unlimited carnival ride wrist bracelets cost $10 and are good until the fair closes at 5 p.m.

The Tuff Truck competition begins at noon in the arena with four-wheel-drive trucks racing around a track and flying over jumps to win $1,500 in cash prizes.

The 4-H Club awards ceremony will be held at the outdoor stage at 12:30 p.m., followed by the Renegade Line Dancers at 1:15 p.m., and Charlie Brown at 2 p.m.

Singing, dancing and story telling is all part of the show during Sunday Celebrations at 2:30 p.m. at the stage, followed by Washboard Willie at 3 p.m.

The Corey Brothers tap dancing team takes the stage at 3:30 p.m., and the S Kickers line dancers from Brookings round out the stage entertainment at 4:30 p.m.

Regular fair admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children six through12, with children under six admitted free. Rodeo reserved seating is $4. Rodeo general seating and all Tuff Trucks seating is free.

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