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New free shows this year at the Boone County Fair include the Rhinestone Roper and his highly talented horses. All show and exhibit hours are listed on the website at

The Boone County Fair Association proudly announces its Saturday evening concert entertainment for the 2023 Boone County Fair, 8847 Rt. 76, scheduled to run from Tuesday, Aug. 8, to Sunday, Aug. 13.

Featured on Saturday evening, Aug. 12, will be the popular country music singer and songwriter Tracy Byrd with special guests The Feudin’ Hillbillys taking the Grandstand stage at 6:45p.m. Tickets for the concert are on sale online at or at the Boone County Fair ticket office at Gate 1. Tickets are $25 for reserved grandstand or regular track seats, $30 for “restricted” (must remain seated up front) track seats. Chairs are supplied for regular track and restricted track. No other chairs allowed. $15 for bleacher seats.

All Grandstand Show tickets and season tickets are on sale now at the Boone County Fair ticket office. Hours are Monday and Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday and Fridays noon to 6 p.m. Closed Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Hours during the weekend before the fair are Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 to 4, Sunday, Aug. 6, 8 to 4 and Monday, Aug. 7, 8 to 8.

Admission to the fair is $8 Tuesday – Thursday and $10 Friday – Sunday. Children 10 and under are free every day. Seniors 65+ are free on Thursday. Active military free everyday with military ID. Plenty of free parking. Season tickets are $25 in advance. $28 at the gate.

Breakfast is served daily at the Grange Food Complex starting at 6 a.m. Gates officially open at 8am. Exhibit Halls open at 10 a.m. (Home Arts Hall is closed for judging on Tuesday). Midway opens at noon to 11 p.m. Discounted rides Wednesdays noon to 5 and Thursday 11 to 5. Sorry, there are no ride wristbands. All rides individually priced.

Plan now to help us celebrate 60 years of a Whole Lotta Happy at our Rt. 76 location this August. Like our Facebook page @TheBooneFair. See you at the fair!

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