FRIDAY – JULY 26, 2013
Midway open 4:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.

8:30AM-12:00PM
heck in home cultural arts, agricultural open crop exhibits and 4-H exhibits. Neshoba County Extension Service; Mike Reed, Extension 4-H Agent, Sylvia Wiggs Chairman – Exhibit Hall
8:30AM
Art show opens – Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 6:00PM
Music - Provided by the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Musicians; Jeff Stewart – Emcee
7:30 p.m.
Harper, Morgan and Smith 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
SATURDAY – JULY 27, 2013
Midway open 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements,
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m.
Philadelphia Sertoma Club 34th Annual “Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon”
begins at Lake Tiak O’Khata in Louisville, MS and ends at the Grandstand.  Sponsored by Boardtown Bikes; Bullock Toyota; The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia; Main Street Junction; Neshoba County General Hospital; Philadelphia Security Insurance; Philadelphia Athletic Club; Sta-Home Health and Hospice;  and Woody’s Short Stop.
7:30 a.m.-5:30 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
2:00 p.m.
Pony Pull – Rodeo Arena
7:30 p.m.
Harper, Morgan and Smith PRCA Rodeo – Grandstand
8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m
The Thacker Mountain Radio Show – Featuring Host Jim Dees, the House Band The Yalobushwhackers; Memphis Soul Band; the Bo-Keys; ESPN journalist Wright Thompson and Blues Singer, Beth McKee – Founders Square
10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Dance – Music by U S - Grandstand
1:00 a.m.
MIDWAY AND CONCESSIONS CLOSE
 
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 28, 2013
Midway Open 12:00 p.m. to 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, West Philadelphia Baptist Church – Founders Square
10:30 a.m.
Antique Car Show, James F. Chaney, Chairman; Larry Nicholson, Assistant Chairman- Founders Square
1:00 p.m.
Vernon Brothers – Grandstand
1:30 p.m.
Children’s Concert featuring Kevin Cole. Children are encouraged to bring pots, pans, drums, horns, etc., and
become part of the band – Founders Square
2:00 p.m.
Harness and Running Horse Races – Sponsored in part by AT&T and Pearl River Resort – Racetrack
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 THE WAY OF THE CROSS QUARTET and CELEBRATION II. Way of the Cross Quartet includes, Bob Breland, Bill Cox, Michael Wells and Chris Vowell.  Celebration II includes: Patt Fiedler, Kenny Hillman, Larry Mills, and Andrew Windam; Laura Bryan, pianist – Founders Square
1:00 a.m.
MIDWAY AND CONCESSIONS CLOSE
MONDAY – JULY 29, 2013
Midway Open 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements,
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-Noon
Check in Beef Cattle – Cattle Arena
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
FREE Children’s Petting Zoo – Presented by Clyde Risher – Cattle Arena
9:30 a.m.
Clothes Line Art Contest, Dawn Lea Chalmers, Kim Kilpatrick and Jane Kynerd, Chairpersons – Sponsored in part by Kademi
1:00 p.m.
Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers – Grandstand
1:00 p.m.
Variety Program presented by East Central Community College Founders Square
2:00 p.m.
Harness and Running Horse Races – sponsored in part by AT&T and Pearl River Resort – Racetrack
4:00 p.m.
Clothesline Art Exhibit – Founders Square
7:30 p.m.
Invocation- Rev. Chris Vowell, Crossway Community Church; Official Opening of the Neshoba County Fair, Gilbert Donald, President; Presentation of the Youth Achievement Award; National Anthem by Mrs. Jean Yates – Vocalist – Grandstand
8:00 p.m.
Beauty Pageant, selecting “Miss Neshoba County Fair” Chief Keith Page, Emcee; Sarah Alice Fulton, Annie Fulton and Pete Peebles – Pages; Entertainment by Nick Stewart, Jeff Stewart and Michael Hardy – Grandstand
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
 
TUESDAY – JULY 30, 2013
Midway Open 12:00 noon to 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. and Sons Amusements,
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, open 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
Beef Cattle Show – Cattle Arena
9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
FREE Children’s Petting Zoo – Presented by Clyde Risher – Cattle Arena
10:00 a.m.
Concert by the Neshoba Central High School Band Daniel Wade, Director of Bands – Founders Square
11:00 a.m.
VETERANS MEMORIAL SERVICE – FOUNDERS SQUARE
Opening Remarks:
LTC Lynn Pippen, 298th Support Battalion
Invocation:
Rev. Chris Vowell, Crossway Community Church, Philadelphia, MS
Recognition of Guests/Introduction of Speaker:
LTC Guy Reedy
Speaker:
BG J. Roy Robinson, Executive Director
                National Guard Association of Mississippi
Laying of the Wreaths:
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
Ceremony
: HQ 298th Corps Support Battalion
Memorial Volley:
367th Maintenance Company
Taps:
Neshoba Central High School Band
Benediction:
Rev.Chris Vowell
1:00 p.m.
Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band Daniel Wade, Director of Bands – Grandstand/Racetrack
2:00 p.m.
Harness and Running Horse Racing – Racetrack Sponsored in part by AT&T and the Pearl River Resort
4:00 p.m.
Cake Walk, sponsored by Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council – Founders Square
8:00 p.m.
The DUSTIN LYNCH Show – Grandstand
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Dance –Music by SNAZZ – 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
 

Wednesday - July 31, 2013
Midway open 12:00NOON to 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. & Sons Amusements
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall open 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.
Check in, Dairy Cattle and Sheep - Cattle Arena
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band, Daniel Wade, Director of Bands – Founders Square
POLITICAL SPEAKING - FOUNDERS SQUARE
9:00 a.m.
Honorable Vernon Cotton, Circuit Court Judge, 8th District Place 2, State of MS
9:10 a.m.
Honorable Marcus Gordon, Circuit Court Judge, 8th Dist., Place 1, State of MS
9:20 a.m.
Honorable C. Scott Bounds (R), State Rep., MS House of Rep., District 44
9:30 a.m.
Honorable Giles Ward (R), State Senator, MS State Senate, District 18
9:40 a.m.
Honorable Lynn Posey (R), Public Service Comm., Central District, State of MS
9:50 a.m.
Honorable Dick Hall (R), Transportation Comm., Central District, State of MS
10:00 a.m.
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Dan Jones, Chancellor, The University of Mississippi
10:20 a.m.
Honorable Stacey Pickering (R), State Auditor, State of MS
10:30 a.m.
Honorable Jim Hood (D), Attorney General, State of Mississippi
10:40 a.m.
Honorable Tate Reeves (R), Lieutenant Governor, State of Mississippi
11:00 a.m.
Meridian Day Program, presented by East Mississippi Business Development Corp. - Founders Square
1:00 p.m.
Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band, Daniel Wade, Director of Bands – Grandstand/Racetrack
2:00 p.m.
Harness & Running horse races, sponsored in part by AT & T and Pearl River Resort - Racetrack
2:00 p.m.
Registration for Youth Talent Contest - Fair Office, cabin #65 on Founders Square
3:00 p.m.
Youth Talent Contest, Mack Alford, Master of Ceremonies - Founders Square
5:30 p.m.
Pretty Cow Contest – Cattle Arena
8:00 p.m.
The GREG BATES Show - Grandstand
9:30 p.m. -12:30 .m.
Dance - Music by Class Reunion - Founders Square
1:00 a.m.
A.J. Yates, Jr. Memorial Late Night Sing - Laura Bryan, Dr. Jack Yates and Dr. Joe Jordan, Chairpersons – 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.
 

Thursday - August 1, 2013
Midway open 12:00NOON to 1:00 a.m. Mitchell Bros. & Sons Amusements
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall open 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m.
Annual Neshoba County Fair Fun Run/Walk - Starts at Founders Square
NO ENTRY FEE - Guy Nowell, Chairman
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Concert by Neshoba Central High School Band Daniel Wade, Director of Bands – Founders Square
9:00 a.m.
Dairy Cattle Show - Cattle Arena
Political Speaking - Founders Square
9:00 a.m.
Honorable Mark Duncan, District Attorney, 8th Circuit Court District
9:10 a.m.
Honorable Joey Kilgore, Chancery Court Judge, 6th Dist., Place 1, State of MS
9:20 a.m.
Honorable Cindy Hyde-Smith (R), Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, State of MS
9:30 a.m.
Honorable Mike Chaney (R), Commissioner of Insurance, State of MS
9:40 a.m.
Honorable Lynn Fitch (R), State Treasurer, State of Mississippi
10:00 a.m.
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Billy Stewart, President, East Central CC
10:10 a.m.
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Mark Keenum, President, Mississippi State University
10:20 a.m.
Honorable Philip Gunn (R),Speaker, MS House of Representatives
10:30 a.m.
Honorable Phil Bryant (R), Governor, State of Mississippi
11:15 a.m.
Hometown Proud Program, Bill Griffis, Master of Ceremonies
                   Sponsored by Philadelphia-Neshoba County Tourism - Founders Sq.
1:00 p.m.
Uncle Pug Kea’s Bluegrass Band - Racetrack / Grandstand
2:00 p.m.
Harness & Running Horse Races
Sponsored in part by AT&T and Pearl River Resort
8:00 p.m.
The Joe Nichols Show - Grandstand
9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Dance - Music by MEET THE PRESS – 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 & sheep.
 
Friday - August 2, 2013
Midway open 12:00NOON to MIDNIGHT. Mitchell Bros. & Sons Amusements
U.S. Post Office, Neshoba County Fair Station, Open 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall open 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
Sheep show, followed by Goat show – Livestock Show Arena
12:30 p.m.
The Vernon Brothers (Bluegrass) - 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 AT&T and Pearl River Resort.
8:00 p.m.
The CRAIG MORGAN Show - Grandstand

WEATHER PERMITTING, Immediately following the Craig Morgan Show will be the fireworks show by Pyrotechnico. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED
ON THE RACETRACK INFIELD DURING THE FIREWORKS SHOW.

9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Dance -Music by FAZE 4 - Founders Square
12:00 Midnight
2013 Neshoba County Fair Closes Including Midway and ALL Concessions
All gates open until 6:00 a.m. All Fairground chains up and locked until 6:00 a.m.
NO ADMISSION TICKETS SOLD AFTER 12:00 MIDNIGHT.

 

   

Neshoba County Fair Association
16800 Highway 21 South
Philadelphia, MS 39350
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