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County fair schedule

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 16, 2001


Citrus County
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Monday

Citrus 95 "Opening Night Special" Half-Price Night

General admission $2 (12 and older) $1 (ages 6 to 11), free under 5

  • 5 p.m. Fairgrounds open
  • Exhibit buildings open
  • Midway opens
  • Citrus Shrine Club Clowns -- Jacobs Building
  • Citrus Railroad Club -- Otto Allen Building
  • Animals in Motion Petting Zoo and Pony Rides -- U.S. 41
  • Helicopter rides -- Race track area
  • "Blaze" the Balloon-Blowing Goat -- strolling act
  • Poultry and rabbit show and showmanship -- livestock complex
  • Mr. Charles and Yvonne Veit, organ grinder and monkey, "Toya" -- evenings
  • 5:30 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 6 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 6:30 p.m. Little Miss/Mr. Citrus County and Pre-Teen Pageants -- auditorium
  • 7 p.m. Open heifer show -- livestock complex
  • 7:30 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 8 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 9 p.m. Buildings close

Tuesday

WRZN Senior Citizens Day: 55 and older $2, general admission $4 (12 and older), $2 (ages 6 to 11), free under 5

  • 10 a.m. Fairgrounds open
  • Exhibit buildings open
  • Citrus Shrine Club Clowns -- Jacobs Building
  • Citrus Railroad Club -- Otto Allen Building
  • Animals in Motion Petting Zoo and Pony Rides -- U.S. 41
  • Helicopter rides -- race track area
  • "Blaze" the Balloon-Blowing Goat -- strolling act
  • The David and Rusty ventriloquist show -- auditorium
  • 11 a.m. Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • 11:30 a.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • Noon Gospel Impressions Trio -- auditorium
  • 12:30 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 1 p.m. Donna Sue, '30s and '40s music -- auditorium
  • Youth heifer show and showmanship -- livestock complex
  • 1:30 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 2 p.m. Midway opens
  • The David and Rusty ventriloquist show -- auditorium
  • Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • 3 p.m. Gospel Tellers, gospel -- auditorium
  • 3:30 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 4 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 4:30 p.m. The David and Rusty ventriloquist show -- auditorium
  • 5 p.m. Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • Mr. Charles and Yvonne Veit, organ grinder and monkey, "Toya" -- evenings
  • Citrus County Chronicle Midway Special
  • Armband $12 with coupon from the Citrus County Chronicle or $14 for unlimited rides
  • 6 p.m. Owens Family Gospel -- auditorium
  • 6:30 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 7 p.m. Youth swine show -- livestock complex
  • 7:30 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 9 p.m. Buildings close

Wednesday

General admission $4 (12 and older), $2 (ages 6 to 11), free under 5

  • 2 p.m. Fairgrounds open
  • Exhibit buildings open
  • Citrus Shrine Club Clowns -- Jacobs Building
  • Citrus Railroad Club -- Otto Allen Building
  • Animals in Motion Petting Zoo and Pony Rides -- U.S. 41
  • Helicopter rides -- Race track area
  • "Blaze" the Balloon-Blowing Goat -- strolling act
  • The David and Rusty ventriloquist show -- auditorium
  • 2:30 p.m. Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • Frederick Gross, vocalist '5O and '60s music -- auditorium
  • 3 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 4:30 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 5 p.m.Midway opens
  • Mr. Charles and Yvonne Veit, organ grinder and monkey, "Toya" -- evenings
  • 5:30 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 6 p.m. Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • Mary Lynn Griffiths, country western -- auditorium
  • 7 p.m. Youth steer show -- livestock complex
  • Millennium Star Twirlers -- auditorium
  • 7:30 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 8 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 8:30 p.m. Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • 9 p.m. Buildings close

Thursday

General admission $4 (12 and older), 2 (ages 6 to 11), free under 5

  • 2 p.m. Fairgrounds open
  • Exhibit buildings open
  • Citrus Shrine Club Clowns -- Jacobs Building
  • Citrus Railroad Club -- Otto Allen Building
  • Animals in Motion Petting Zoo and Pony Rides -- U.S. 41
  • Helicopter rides -- Race track area
  • "Blaze" the Balloon-Blowing Goat -- strolling act
  • Swine showmanship -- livestock complex
  • 2:30 p.m Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • Frederick Gross, vocalist '50s and '60s music -- auditorium
  • 3 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 4:30 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 5 p.m. Midway opens
  • Mr. Charles and Yvonne Veit, organ grinder and monkey, "Toya" -- evenings
  • 5:30 p.m.Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 6 p.m. Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • 7 p.m. Pen of Meat poultry auction -- livestock complex
  • Youth steer auction -- livestock complex
  • 7:30 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 8 p.m. WXOF Country Fox Special 8 to 10 p.m.
  • Special gate price, $2
  • Sonshine Quartet -- auditorium
  • Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 8:30 p.m. Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • 9 p.m. "Midnight Magic" from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., unlimited rides, $14
  • Buildings close

Friday

School Day -- All students free until 5 p.m.

  • St. Petersburg Times presents Wheel of Fortune from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Youth games sponsored by Parks and Recreation
  • General Admission $4 (12 and older), $2 (ages 6 to 11), free under 5
  • 10 a.m. Fairgrounds open
  • Exhibit buildings open
  • Citrus Shrine Club Clowns -- Jacobs Building
  • Citrus Railroad Club -- Otto Allen Building
  • Animals in Motion Petting Zoo and Pony Rides -- U.S. 41
  • Helicopter rides -- Race track area
  • "Blaze" the Balloon-Blowing Goat -- Strolling act
  • 10 a.m. Fredrick Gross, vocalist '50s and '60s music -- auditorium
  • 10:30 a.m. Hula Hoop Contest -- Race Track area
  • 11 a.m. Midway Special "Fair Day Armbands" $14 -- Unlimited rides from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Regular price on rides after 4 p.m.
  • Water Balloon Toss -- Race Track area
  • 4-H Dog Show -- livestock complex
  • 11:30 a.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • Noon Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • 12:30 p.m. Individual sack relay races -- Race Track area
  • 1:15 p.m. Group Simon Sez -- Race Track area
  • 1:30 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 2 p.m. Steer showmanship -- Livestock Complex
  • Joan Rauscher, southern gospel -- auditorium
  • 2:30 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 3 p.m.Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • Kylene Helms, country/pop -- auditorium
  • 3:30 p.m. David Robinson, country -- auditorium
  • 4:30 p.m. Donna Sue Bobst, country -- auditorium
  • Mr. Charles and Yvonne Veit, organ grinder and monkey, "Toya" -- evenings
  • 5:30 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 6 p.m. Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • 6:30 p.m. Jessie Watson, classic country -- auditorium
  • 7 p.m. Pen of Meat rabbit auction -- livestock complex
  • Swine auction -- livestock complex
  • 7:30 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 8 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 9 p.m. Buildings close

Saturday

General Admission $4 (12 and older), $2 (ages 6 to 11), free under 5

  • 10 a.m. Fairgrounds open
  • Exhibit buildings open
  • Citrus Shrine Club Clowns -- Jacobs Building
  • Citrus Railroad Club -- Otto Allen Building
  • Animals in Motion Petting Zoo and Pony Rides -- U.S. 41
  • Helicopter rides -- Race track area
  • "Blaze" the Balloon-Blowing Goat -- Strolling act
  • Swine showmanship -- livestock complex
  • Pet Show registration -- livestock complex
  • Pet Show
  • 11 a.m. Midway opens
  • 4-H Fashion Show -- auditorium
  • Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • NoonTonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- Main Gate
  • Suncoast Cloggers -- auditorium
  • 1 p.m. "Daytime Magic" Midway special from 1 to 6 p.m., unlimited rides $14
  • 1:30 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • Sonshine Quartet, gospel -- auditorium
  • 2 p.m. Goat show and showmanship -- livestock complex
  • 2:30 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • 3 p.m. Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • Kylene Helms, country/pop singer -- auditorium
  • 4 p.m. Rock 'n' Roll Special, 4 p.m. to closing -- auditorium
  • Low Arrow Band
  • Abberation Band
  • NASCENT
  • 5:30 p.m. Marionette Star Theater -- U.S. 41
  • Mr. Charles and Yvonne Veit, organ grinder and monkey, "Toya" -- evenings
  • 6 p.m.Awards -- livestock complex
  • 6:30 p.m. Tonic Sol-Fa, a cappella -- main gate
  • 7:30 p.m. The Robinson Family, singing -- main gate
  • 9 p.m. Buildings close
  • Fair Ends

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