MANSFIELD — The Richland County Fair starts Sunday, Aug. 5, at the fairgrounds on Home Road in Mansfield. It runs through Aug. 11
Country music act LANCO is the featured performance, taking the grandstand stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The country group County Line takes the stage at 6 p.m.
LANCO, an up-and-coming country act’s album “Hallelujia Nights” is available now and the group’s top hit is “Greatest Love Story.” Visit the group’s website https://thecompany.lancomusic.com/ for more information on the group and ticket information.
Other grandstand entertainment includes harness racing at 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, KOI drag racing at 7 p.m., a Wednesday, a rodeo at 7 p.m. Thursday and the popular tractor pull at 6 a.m. Friday. Another fan favorite caps off the week’s entertainment when the demolition derby gets underway at 5 p.m. Saturday.
For a complete fair schedule visit the Richland County Fair website at http://www.richlandcountyfair.com/fair/schedule
Coinciding with the fair, according to the National Weather Service — is the return of hot and humid weather. Weekend highs are expected in the upper 80s, with lots of humidity.
So, in addition to the rides, barns and eating your favorite fair food, visitors are encouraged to walk to the Nature Park to take a little rest and relax on seating shaded by large trees surrounded by beautiful native plant gardens. The Nature Park is located near the “Big Red Barn” on the fairgrounds.
Programs and entertainment at the Nature Park are free with admission to the Richland County Fair.
Some of programs at the Nature Park include country and southern gospel music at 7 p.m. Sunday; and programs about Malabar Farm State Park and composting on Monday, with a performance by Matt Goodrich at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, visitors can hear about butterfly gardens and hear about “The effect of rain on land.” Acoustic Super Friends take to the stage at 7 p.m. Learn about beekeeping and snakes of Richland County on Wednesday and watch a “Lexington Idol” performances at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, there are programs about birds of prey and one on “It’s only rain, why should we care.” Thursday’s 7 p.m. entertainment is Henry Konczak. Friday’s programs are about Turtles of Richland County and Landscaping with Native Plants,” along with a performance by David L. Joseph Productions, Ltd. at 7 p.m.
The finale is the Nature Park starts at 7 p.m. Saturday when Quik Silver will perform it’s version of jazz, blues and classic rock tunes.