This year the 2012 Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo is “Rock with the Stock,” come check out all the fair has to offer. Every year the year is a ton of fun for all ages. To start things off there is a Demolition Derby the night before the fair begins at 6:30pm with trials and 7:30pm is the racing; gates open at 4:00. There will be kiddie rides for the little ones and larger adrenaline pumping, carnival rides for the older ones. One could spend the whole day wandering through the exhibits, meeting new people, trying new food, and admiring the craftsmanship on display. There are also a wide variety of animals for show including sheep, cows, pigs, ducks, bunnies, and more. Of course there is also the Rodeo at 7:00pm Wednesday through Saturday, where there are events such as calf roping, bareback riding, carrel racing as well as other events and entertainment. As If that wasn’t enough to keep you busy at the fair, every night at 7:30pm there is a concert this year the concert lineup is REO Speedwagon on August 21, Hinder on August 22, Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin on August 23, Foghat on August 24, and Jerrod Niemann on August 25. Check out the full schedule of events here!
The fair this year will take place August 21st-25th, 2012. General admission into the fair costs $10 for adults (13 & Up) and $5 for ages 6-12 and seniors. If you are planning to ride the bus to the fair then you can purchase fair/bus combo ticket, adults cost $11.50 and the youth/senior fair/bus combo ticket costs $6.50. There are also tickets for purchase for reserved seats at various events at the fair. Reserved tickets for concerts cost $10. Tickets for reserved seats at the Demolition Derby cost $15. Individual tickets can be purchases for the carnival rides or you can buy a carnival wristband for $23. Tickets for reserved seats at the Rodeo are $10 each or there are general admission tickets which are free. On Wednesday kids get in for only $2 as part of the Kid’s Day. Tickets can be purchased online at the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo General Store or at Ranch & Home.
For more information about the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo visit the BFFair website or call 509.586.9211 ext. 3.
Hope to see you there!