Find Us on Facebook
The Newton County Fair Association is excited to present the following opportunity to enjoy the 95th Annual Newton County Fair. A cooperative agreement with Anderson Amusements has allowed the Fair Association to offer rides for July 13-18, 2015 for one low price. No catches, no gimmicks, just good value. Here is how it works. Just complete the order form and mail to the address below. Your personal ride pass will then be available for you to pick up at the fair office anytime after July 11. You can present your ride pass every day to be validated and your card will be returned to you. The pass is good for one rider only and cannot be shared with others. Group rates are also available.
The Newton County Fair and Fair Oaks Farms are happy to announce that Cole Swindell will be making a stop at the Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair in Kentland, Indiana, on Tuesday, July 14th at 8 pm CST.
Now and then, a song and artist can't be denied. Last year, Cole Swindell was nothing more or less than a terrific songwriter with a Nashville publishing deal and a growing reputation as one of the city's most exciting young performers. Now, he's on the road to stardom.
The gateway is "Chillin' It," a song as infectious and groove-laden as anything out there, with a laid-back summertime charm that perfectly captures the guy who wrote and performs it. Independent radio airplay on SiriusXM and social media quickly turned it into a sensation. A sold-out performance at a 600-seat club in Atlanta did the rest. It was attended by Nashville label reps wanting to see if the guy from tiny Bronwood, Georgia, could put on stage what he had put on CD. The offers that poured in from virtually every major label meant the answer was an absolute "yes." The success of “Chillin’ It” garnered the highest selling debut single from a solo country male in 2013, and while sales continued to rise, “Chillin’ It” marked the first Gold certified single in any genre for 2014, now nearing Platinum certification.
In fact, Cole's high-energy show wins converts every time he steps in front of a crowd, whether as a headliner in a club or as an opening act in front of 20,000 people. "Honestly," he says, "I just want it to be fun. I get people who see me on stage who say, 'Hey, it looks like you're having the time of your life up there,' and I really am. Every night is just a blast and they join in."
Not bad for a guy who just three years ago was selling merchandise on tour with Luke Bryan, whom he'd once opened some shows for in Georgia. But such was his drive that there wasn't a wasted moment on the road. He watched Luke and every act he performed with, learning what worked with crowds, and he poured what he was learning into the songs he was writing.
Eventually, those songs earned him a staff writers' gig at Sony ATV, and with each co-write he expanded his circle of supporters. "The publishing company told me, 'People are calling back and wanting more dates,’” he says. “’It seems like this town is getting behind you.' So I kept writing and paying my dues, working hard to get to the point where I deserved to be in the room with the major writers, people whose songs I was singing in college bars just a few years ago."
Meanwhile, he kept up his performing chops with solo and opening slot gigs, and finally his abilities as both a writer and performer came together on "Chillin' It," which captures all the restless energy that makes his one of the most compelling and high-energy shows in the business.
"My band laughs at me because I'm a pacer," he says. "I get anxious every time I go on stage. My music means the world to me, so if I wasn’t jumping around backstage getting amped up for the show, something would be wrong. Then, when I hit the stage, I just want to get those first lyrics out. It's like football in high school. On the kickoff, once you get that first hit in, you're in your groove. From then on, it's wide open. I'm having fun."
Then he works to keep them that way. "I don't want to have a song where people feel comfortable going to get a beer," he says. "Once we get started, I don't want them to risk missing what's next. I want them to leave saying, 'That's the best show I've ever seen.'"
As anyone who's seen him perform can attest, it's working, and now, with "Chillin' It" hitting airwaves everywhere, fans nationwide can get their first look at one of country's most compelling performers. “The folks who are buying music just want to have fun," he says, "and 'Chillin’ It' is the perfect song to introduce me to them. It isn't a full-out party song, and it isn't serious. Like it says, it's just a chill song, and that's just me."
Don’t miss your chance to be “Chillin’ It” with Cole Swindell. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 13. Ticket order forms will NOT be sent to previous ticket holders as in the past. Tickets can be purchased online at www.newtoncountyfair.com. Patrons may still print out a ticket order form (found online) and mail it in to purchase tickets.
Grandstand seats and track seating are $38.00.
Tuesday, July 14
Hannah McGraw & Robbie Slavens ...... 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 15
Bryce Wilson & Stephan Wright ...... 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, July 16
Highland Reign ..................................8:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday, July 17
Hip Trip Show ....................................8:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 18
15th & Hulman ....................................8:00 - 10:00 pm
The following is basic information about advertising your business or organization at our fair.
- Roughly 400 people come through our building each night of the fair and over 1000 on the night of our big name concert.
- We have a brand new roof on our building with an improved ventilation system.
- We will provide you with tables for your exhibit space, you must bring your own chairs.
- We offer two sizes of booths; a half booth is approximately 8 feet wide by 10 feet deep or a full booth which is approximately 15 feet wide by 10 feet deep.
- Costs; ½ booth is $75.00 for the week and a full booth is $125.00 for the week. An additional $25.00 deposit is required, if the terms of the contract are met, then your deposit will be returned to you on the last night of the fair.
- All booths must be set-up prior to the opening of the building on the Monday of the fair. There will be set-up/check-in times on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the fair.
- Booths must be manned from 5:00-10:00 each night of the fair.
- You must also provide a certificate of insurance liability. Homeowner’s insurance companies often provide these free of charge or contact your company’s or organization’s headquarters or insurance company.
If you decide you would like a booth or have any additional questions, we would be happy to help you. Please feel free to email us or give us a call at (765)479-8039 (Dan’s Cell) or (765) 491-5689 (Jen’s Cell).
Looking Forward to seeing you at the Fair,
Dan and Jennifer Hayworth
P. O. Box 375
Morocco, IN 47963
The Little Miss and Mister contest allows children between 5 and 8 to compete for the title of Little Miss or Little Mister Newton County. The children are judged on their personality, spontaneity, interaction with the judges and host, and appearance. This is an excellent way to introduce the stage and public speaking to young children. It is a great way to bring younger children into the activities at the fair.
Little Miss and Mister are asked to attend the Miss Newton County pageant to hand out flowers to the contestants, 4-H judging events during the fair to hand out ribbons, and various other events during the fair. Little Miss and Mister are required to have a parent or guardian with them at all times during their fair appearances.
Anyone interested in entering may contact Denise Shedrow at 219/816-0163, 219/474-5382 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is one of the most popular events of the fair. Make sure you're there Monday at 6:30 pm. You'll be as proud of these young people as their parents are!
Saturday, July 11
Harness Racing, 12:00 pm
Box $8.00 General $5.00
SUNDAY, JULY 12
Church Night, 7:00 pm
(Sheep Barn Arena)
MONDAY, JULY 13
Little Miss & Mister Pageant, 6:30 pm
Teen & Queen Pageant, 8:00 pm
Box $10.00 General $7.00
TUESDAY, JULY 14
Cole Swindell in Concert, 8:00 pm
All seats reserved $38.00
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15
Earth Night (Sheep Arena), 4:00 pm
ITPA Truck Pull, 7:30 pm
Box $10.00 Infield $10.00 General $8.00
Two Night Pull Special $12.00 General Admission
THURSDAY, JULY 16
4-H Night (Sheep Arena), 7:00 pm
Illiana Pullers Tractor Pull, 7:30 pm
Box $10.00 Infield $10.00 General $8.00
Two Night Pull Special $12.00 General Admission
FRIDAY, JULY 17
Quad & Bike Drag Races, 7:30 pm
Box $10.00 General $8.00
SATURDAY, JULY 18
Motorcross Racing, 7:00 pm
Infield $10.00 General $8.00
*Children's prices available for children 6 and under for most grandstand seating.