Valory Music Company recording artist Tyler Rich, best known for his National Top 40 Country single, “The Difference,” is making a stop at the 109th annual Halifax County Fair.
The fair will be held Oct. 1 through Oct. 5 at the Halifax County Fairgrounds.
Gates open at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 through Oct. 4 and 10 a.m. Oct. 5, and the midway opens at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 through Oct. 4 and at noon on Oct. 5.
Oct. 1 admission is $5 per person for ages 12 and up and $3 per person for ages 3 -11; 2 and under get in free.
Oct. 2 through Oct. 5, admission is $7 per person for ages 12 and up; $3 per person for ages 3-11 and free for those 2 and under.
Rich will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the grandstands. Tickets to see Rich are $5 for seats and $10 for standing in the pit.
Tickets will go on sale starting at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in front of the grandstand. No reserved seating will be available.
His latest single, “Leave Her Wild,” is currently being introduced to radio.
In 2017 he signed a record deal with The Valory Music Co. and publishing agreement with Big Machine Music before performing alongside some of the genre’s top acts including Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay and Brett Young the following year.
He also helped tackle Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean’s new single, “Night Visions.”
In addition to Rich, Mountain Highway, Chance of Snow, a 4-H talent show and Jimmy Riffle of the Gator Boys will be providing entertainment during fair week.
Riffle and the Gator Boys will put on their scales, tales and teeth alligator education and entertainment show each night at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. as well as at 1 p.m. on Oct. 5.
The 4-H talent show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Chance of Snow is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, and Mountain Highway will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3.
The quarter scale tractor pull will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 and at the same time Oct. 5, Lawson Creek Band will be performing in the grandstand.
Strong-style pro wrestling will close out the entertainment at 8 p.m. Oct. 5.
Buddy Night is Oct. 1 when fairgoers can purchase tickets at regular price, and their buddy rides free.
Tickets will be sold for $1 each, 24 for $20, 48 for $40 and 72 for $50.
Rides require three to five tickets each.
Oct. 1 through Oct. 4 are wristband nights, and wristbands will be sold from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will be honored until 10 p.m. at a cost of $22 per person.
Two dollar off coupons will be honored for Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. Coupons may be found online at www.colerides.com, at schools and in the newspapers.
Coupons must be printed and presented at the time of purchase, with a limit of one coupon per person.
Admission specials beckon again this year: Oct. 4 is “Military, Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS Appreciation Night” when gate admission with proper ID is $3 and rides are $17 for up to a family of four.
Oct. 5 is “Senior Day” with anyone 60 and older with proper ID getting in for $3.
Oct. 5 also is “Wristband Matinee” which means wristbands will be sold from noon to 4 p.m. and will be honored until 5 p.m. Wristbands will be $22 per person (regular ticket price after 5 p.m.), and the coupon is not good for this special.
Fairgoers will have their selection of food during the week, with food vendors including When Pigs Fly barbecue, Breedlove’s and the Cinn-Sational Cinnamon Rolls.
Visit www.halifaxcountyfair.com or check out Facebook for more information.