County fair features former #8216;Idol#8217; contestant

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

PROCTORVILLE — This year’s entertainment lineup at the Lawrence County Fair will feature a few of the traditional mainstays and a country music singer known for her “Red High Heels.”

“We think the music keeps getting better and better,” said Lou Anne Capper, one of the fair’s organizers.

Unlike previous years, Capper said the entertainment is being geared toward the younger generation with acts like a motocross exhibit, demolition derby and even a performance by a former American Idol contestant.

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“We are trying to get the younger crowd a lot more excited about the entertainment and we think it is working,” Capper said.

The fair kicks off Saturday, July 7, with a demolition derby beginning at 8 p.m. The following night, on Sunday, there will be motocross at 8 p.m. On Monday, July 9, a kiddie tractor pull will be presented at 6 p.m., followed by a traditional tractor pull at 7:30 p.m. There will be a “daredevil thrill show” featuring the Imperial Stunt Drivers at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, followed by a small car demolition derby at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The entertainment headliner of the fair will be country music singer Kellie Pickler, who will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12. She has is known for her hit songs “Red High Heels” and “I Wonder,” which she performed during her stint last year on the popular television show “American Idol.”

At 8 p.m., on Friday, July 13, there will be bull riding. The fair will wrap up the following night, July 14, with another demolition derby at 7:30 p.m.

Rains have dampened the entertainment in the past. Last year, heavy downpours led to the cancellation and delay of some of the fair events. Hopefully, Capper said, that won’t happen this year.

“We are hoping that (week) will be the one drought week we have,” she said with a laugh. “But, it never seems to work out that way.”