159th annual Bloomsburg Fair to be 'a night at the movies'
BLOOMSBURG - Visitors to the 159th Bloomsburg Fair should prepare to step into the silver screen.
The 2014 theme, "A Night at the Movies," was unveiled by Scott Edwards, superintendent of horticulture, at a media luncheon on Wednesday.
Representatives of seven local Toyota dealerships, who pooled together to sponsor the recently renamed Toyota Grandstand, announced at the presentation that they will be giving away a two-year lease on a 2014.5 Camry.
A highlight of the entertainment is a performance by ZZ Top, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.
Fair representatives noted that the band's recent cancelation of tour dates because bassist Dusty Hill fell and injured his hip would not affect the event.
Other performers include country performers Little Big Town and Chris Young, Christian pop band The Newsboys and Duck Dynasty reality television stars Willie and Korie Robertson.
Free entertainment includes local favorites The Mahoney Brothers and Stanky and the Coal Miners.
Entrance fees will remain the same as last year: $8 at the gate and $7 in advance. A group rate of $48 for 8 tickets is also available, and visitors are encouraged to print their tickets at home.
Representatives of the fair said they hoped to wipe away half of the approximately $600,000 in debt the fair currently holds.
The fair will kick off Saturday, Sept. 20, and run until Saturday, Sept. 27.