FRIDAY – JULY 27, 2018
Midway open 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements.
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

8:30a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Check in home cultural arts, agricultural open crop exhibits and 4-H exhibits. Neshoba County Extension Service; Harvin Hudson, Extension Agent, Sylvia Wiggs, Chairman – Exhibit Hall
8:30 a.m.
Art show opens – Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Music – Provided by Neshoba County Musicians at Founders Square – Emcee: Daniel Sharp and Krissy Long
1:00 - 1:30    Daniel Sharp
1:30 - 1:45    Mary Montgomery Mars
1:45 - 2:15    Krissy Long
2:15 - 2:45    Garrett Johnston
2:45 - 3:15    Josh Storey
3:15 - 3:45    Ethan Hunt
3:45 - 4:15    Ben McDaniel
4:15 - 4:45    Shelby Swain
4:45 - 5:15    Mitch Presley
5:15 - 6:00    Split Skinny
7:30 p.m.
HARPER & MORGAN PRCA Rodeo – Grandstand
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Dance Music by Southbound – Founders Square Pavilion
1:00 a.m.
MIDWAY AND CONCESSIONS CLOSE
Livestock show barns open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., displaying top quality Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle and Sheep.
The EXHIBIT HALL is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring Field Crops, Garden Exhibits and Arts and Crafts.

SATURDAY – JULY 28, 2018
Midway open 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements.
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

6:30 a.m.

Philadelphia Sertoma Club 39th Annual “Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon” begins at Lake Tiak O’Khata in Louisville, MS  and ends at the Grandstand. 
Sponsored by Boardtown Bikes; The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia; Main Street Junction; Marshall Ford; Neshoba County Farm Bureau; Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home; Philadelphia Athletic Club; Philadelphia Security Insurance; Sta-Home Health;  Steele Family Dental; Woody’s of Noxapater and Yates Building Supply

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Arts and Crafts (Flea Market) at Founders Square
8:00 a.m.-NOON
NESHOBA COUNTY FAIR FARMERS MARKET SELLING HOMEGROWN VEGETABLES AND PRODUCE. LOCATED IN THE LIVESTOCK SHOW ARENA
9:00 a.m.-6:00pm
Free Petting Zoo – Presented by Clyde Risher – Cattle Arena
11:30 a.m.
Philadelphia Sertoma Club “Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon” Awards Program – Grandstand
1:00 p.m.
Pony Pull – Rodeo Arena
7:30 p.m.
HARPER & MORGAN PRCA Rodeo – Grandstand
8:00 p.m.

THE THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO SHOW – Founders Square
Featuring North Mississippi bluesman Lightnin’Malcolm; country/rock band Young Valley and the “Debuntante Farmer” and cookbook author Elizabeth Heiskell. The show is hosted by Jim Dees and house band the Yalobushwhackers. The show is sponsored in part by AT & T. 

9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Music by Young Valley – Founders Square
10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Dance – Music by U S - Grandstand
1:00 a.m.
MIDWAY AND CONCESSIONS CLOSE
Livestock show barns open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., displaying top quality Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle and Sheep.
The EXHIBIT HALL is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring Field Crops, Garden Exhibits and Arts and Crafts.
 

SUNDAY – JULY 29, 2018
Midway open 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements.
Exhibit Hall OPEN 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Free Children’s Petting Zoo
Presented by Clyde Risher – Cattle Arena
9:30 a.m.
Worship service conducted by Rev. Scott Boatner and God’s House-Founders Square
10:30 a.m.
Antique Car Show – Founders Square
James F. Chaney, Chairman – Larry Nicholson, Assistant Chairman
1:00 p.m.
Bluegrass music by the VERNON BROTHERS – Grandstand
1:30 p.m.
Children’s Concert featuring Kevin Cole – Founders Square
Children are encouraged to bring pots, pans, drums, horns, etc., and become part of the band.
2:00 p.m.
Harness and Running Horse Races – Racetrack
Sponsored in part by Pearl River Resort
3:00 p.m.
Martial Arts demonstration by Sellers Martial Arts Academy – Founders Square
6:30 p.m.
Concert by FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CHOIR –Philadelphia, MS– Founders Square
8:00 p.m.
GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT featuring STANDING FIRM QUARTET and 2nd MILE, Bob Breland, Emcee – Founders Square   STANDING FIRM QUARTET includes  Joey Kilgore, Ryan McKay, Robert Thomas and Stan Yates.  2nd MILE includes Reggie Lovern, Sam Lovern, Richard Ferguson and Brian Waddell
8:00 p.m.

NCF 120 Youth/College Worship Service – Cattle Show Barn   Phillip Prince, Coordinator

9:30 p.m.

The Philadelphia-Neshoba County Public Library Film Presentation “Snow White” – Founders Square

1:00 a.m.
MIDWAY AND CONCESSIONS CLOSE
Livestock show barns open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., displaying top quality Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle and Sheep.
The EXHIBIT HALL is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring Field Crops, Garden Exhibits and Arts and Crafts.

MONDAY – JULY 30, 2018
Midway open 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements.
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall OPEN 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.
Check in Beef Cattle – Cattle Arena
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
FREE Petting Zoo – Presented by Clyde Risher – Cattle Arena
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Clothes Line Art Contest – Founders Square
Jamie Lee Breland, Chairperson, assisted by Frances Gamblin
1:00 p.m.
Variety Program presented by East Central Community College – Founders Square
1:00 p.m.
Music by ALAN SIBLEY AND THE MAGNOLIA RAMBLERS – Grandstand
2:00 p.m.
Harness and Running Horse Races – Racetrack
Sponsored in part by Pearl River Resort
4:00 p.m.
Clothes Line Art Exhibit – Founders Square
7:00 p.m.
Twilight Hot Air Balloon Glow–Racetrack, WEATHER PERMITTING
Frank Anger and Ken Johnston, Balloonist
7:30 p.m.

Invocation- Bro. Jeff Brewer Pastor of East Philadelphia Baptist Church; 
Official Opening of the Neshoba County Fair, Gilbert Donald, President;  Presentation of the Youth Achievement Award; National Anthem by Standing Firm Quartet of First Baptist Church - Grandstand

8:00 p.m.

Beauty Pageant, selecting “Miss Neshoba County Fair” -Grandstand Chief Keith Page, Emcee; Mady Quinn Morrow and Kase Ward, Pages; Entertainment by Abby Stokes and the Big Blue Jazz Messengers, directed by Daniel Wade   

9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Dance Music by Spunk Monkees – Founders Square
1:00 a.m.

MIDWAY AND CONCESSIONS CLOSE

Livestock show barns open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., displaying top quality Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle and Sheep.
The EXHIBIT HALL is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring Field Crops, Garden Exhibits and Arts and Crafts.
 

TUESDAY – JULY 31, 2018
Midway open 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements.
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall OPEN 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.
Check in Beef Cattle – Cattle Arena
8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band
Daniel Wade, Director – Founders Square
9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
FREE Petting Zoo – Presented by Clyde Risher – Cattle Arena
POLITICAL SPEAKING - FOUNDERS SQUARE
9:30 a.m.
Honorable Steven Kilgore (R) District Attorney, 8th Circuit Court
9:40 a.m.
Rosalind H. Jordan, candidate for Chancery Judge, 6th Chancery District, Place 2
9:50 a.m.
Kiley Kirk, candidate for Chancery Judge, 6th Chancery District, Place 2
10:00 a.m.
Honorable D. Joseph Kilgore, candidate for Chancery Judge, 6th Chancery District, Pl 1
10:10 a.m.
Honorable Jenifer Branning, (R) State Senator, District 18
10:20 a.m.
Honorable C. Scott Bounds, (R) State Representative, District 44
10:30 a.m.
Honorable Mark Duncan, candidate for Circuit Judge, 8th Circuit Court
10:40 a.m.
Honorable Chris Collins, candidate for Circuit Judge, 8th Circuit Court
11:00 a.m.
VETERAN’S MEMORIAL SERVICE – FOUNDERS SQUARE
Opening Remarks:  LTC William Lee Henry, 298th CSSB
Invocation:  Rev. Chris Young, Pastor FUMC, Philadelphia, MS
Recognition of Special Guest and Introduction of Speaker:  LTC William Lee Henry
Speaker:  MG Janson D. Boyles, Adjutant General of Mississippi
Laying of Wreath:  American Legion Post 138/238, GW Fulton Chapter 58 DAV and Auxiliary, Carson Bounds Post 4396 VFW and Auxiliary, Meridian Chapter (POW) Military Order of the Purple Heart
Flag Ceremony:  HQ 298th Corps Support Battalion
Memorial Volley:  367TH Maintenance Company
Taps: Amelia Henson (Mississippi State University Famous Maroon Band Member)
Benediction:  LTC Terry Partin, Chaplin, 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Laurel, MS                                   
1:00 p.m.
Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band
Daniel Wade, Director – Grandstand / Racetrack
2:00 p.m.
Harness and Running Horse Racing – Racetrack
Sponsored in part by Pearl River Resort
4:00 p.m.
Cake Walk - Founders Square
Sponsored by Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council
8:00 p.m.
The SISTER HAZEL Show – Grandstand
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Dance – Music by PINNISHOOK – Founders Square
1:00 a.m.
MIDWAY AND CONCESSIONS CLOSE
Livestock show barns open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., displaying top quality Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle and Sheep.
The EXHIBIT HALL is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring Field Crops, Garden Exhibits and Arts and Crafts.
 

WEDNESDAY – AUGUST 1, 2018
Midway open 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements.
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall OPEN 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.
Check in Beef Cattle – Cattle Arena
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band - Daniel Wade, Director – Founders Square
POLITICAL SPEAKING - FOUNDERS SQUARE
9:00 a.m.
Honorable Cecil Brown (D), Public Service Commissioner, Central District
9:10 a.m.

Tobey Bernard Bartee, candidate for United States Senate, State of MS

9:20 a.m.
Honorable Dick Hall (R), Chairman, MS Transportation Commission
9:30 a.m.
Honorable Mike Chaney (R), Commissioner of Insurance, State of MS
9:40 a.m.
Honorable Shad White (R) State Auditor, State of MS
9:50 a.m.
Honorable Michael Ted Evans (D), candidate, US House of Rep., 3rd District
10:00 a.m.
Honorable Michael Guest (R), candidate, US House of Rep., 3rd District
10:10 a.m.
Honorable Delbert Hosemann (R), Secretary of State, State of MS
10:20 a.m.
Honorable Jim Hood (D), Attorney General, State of Mississippi
10:30 a.m.
Honorable Gregg Harper (R), Congressman, US House of Rep., 3rd District
10:40 a.m.
Honorable Tate Reeves (R) Lieutenant Governor, State of Mississippi
11:00 a.m.
The Meridian Day Program - Founders Square - Presented by the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation
1:00 p.m.
Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band – Grandstand / Racetrack - Daniel Wade, Director
1:45 p.m.

Registration for Youth Talent Contest - Fair Office, Cabin #65 on Founders Square

2:00 p.m.
Harness & Running Horse Races – Racetrack
Sponsored in part by Pearl River Resort
3:00 p.m.
Youth Talent Contest - Founders Square - John King, Master of Ceremonies
5:00 p.m.
Pretty Cow Contest – Cattle Arena
8:00 p.m.
The COREY SMITH Show - Grandstand
9:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m.
Dance – Music by Class Reunion - Founders Square
1:00 a.m.
A.J. Yates, Jr. Memorial Late Night Sing – Founders Square
Dr. Laura Bryan, Dr. Jack Yates and Dr. Joe Jordan, Chairpersons
1:00 a.m.
Midway and concessions close.
Livestock show barns open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., displaying top quality Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle and Sheep.
The EXHIBIT HALL is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring Field Crops, Garden Exhibits and Arts and Crafts.
 

THURSDAY – AUGUST 2, 2018
Midway open 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements.
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall OPEN 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m.
Annual Neshoba County Fair Fun Run/Walk - Starts at Founders Square - NO ENTRY FEE - Guy Nowell, Coordinator
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band – Founders Square
Daniel Wade, Director of Bands
9:00 a.m.
Dairy Cattle Show - Cattle Arena
Political Speaking - Founders Square
9:00 a.m.
Danny Bedwell (L), candidate for US Senate, State of MS
9:10 a.m.
Shawn O’ Hara (Reform), candidate for US Senate, State of MS
9:20 a.m.
Honorable Lynn Fitch (R), State Treasurer, State of MS
9:30 a.m.
Honorable Andy Gipson (R), Commissioner of Ag & Commerce, State of MS
9:40 a.m.
Honorable David Baria (D), candidate for US Senate, State of MS
9:50 a.m.
Honorable Chris McDaniel (R), candidate for US Senate, State of MS
10:00 a.m.
Mike Espy, Candidate for US Senate, State of MS
10:10 a.m.
Honorable Philip Gunn (R), Speaker, MS House of Representatives
10:20 a.m.
Honorable Cindy Hyde –Smith (R), candidate for US Senate, State of MS
10:30 a.m.
Honorable Phil Bryant (R), Governor, State of Mississippi
11:15 a.m.
Hometown Proud Program- Kinsey Goldman, Master of Ceremonies
Sponsored by Philadelphia-Neshoba County Tourism - Founders Square
1:00 p.m.
Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band – Grandstand / Racetrack - Daniel Wade, Director
2:00 p.m.
Harness & Running Horse Races – Racetrack
Sponsored in part by Pearl River Resort
8:00 p.m.
The CHRIS LANE Show- Grandstand
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Dance - Music by Mustache The Band, a 90’s country party band - Founders Square
1:00 a.m.
Midway and concessions close
Livestock show barns open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., displaying top quality Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle and Sheep.
The EXHIBIT HALL is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring Field Crops, Garden Exhibits and Arts and Crafts.
 
FRIDAY – AUGUST 3, 2018
Midway open 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)
Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements.
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall OPEN 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
Sheep Show, followed by Goat show – Livestock Show Arena
12:30 p.m.
Music by The Vernon Brothers - Grandstand
1:30 p.m.
Harness and Running Horse Races, featuring the Feature Races of the Week,The Morris Therrell Memorial Invitational Race and The Jim Dance Memorial Race.
Sponsored in part by Pearl River Resort.
8:00 p.m.
The GRANGER SMITH Show, featuring Earl Dibbles, Jr. – Grandstand

WEATHER PERMITTING, Immediately following the Granger Smith Show will be the fireworks show by Big Pop Fireworks. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE RACETRACK INFIELD DURING THE FIREWORKS SHOW.

9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Dance - Music by the Jason Miller Band - Founders Square
12:00 Midnight
2018 NCF Closes - Including Midway and ALL Concessions

Neshoba County Fair Association
16800 Highway 21 South
Philadelphia, MS 39350
601 656-8480        Fax:  601 656-8461
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