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Hillsborough County Fair Opens Oct. 17 for 5-Day Run in Greater Brandon

Gates open at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, just east of Brandon off State Road 60, for the 2012 Hillsborough County Fair, featuring youth livestock shows, vendors, exhibits, a midway and more. The fair opens Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.

 

Time again for the Hillsborough County Fair, which is scheduled to open today, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m., for a night featuring three shows, vendors, exhibits and a midway. The event runs through 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in Dover, just east of Brandon off State Road 60, at 217 Sydney Washer Road.

"The most important thing about the fair is it's an opportunity for young people to develop their skills and build their confidence, whether it's through one little thing, such as the canning competition, or whether it's something larger, like showing you've fed and raised a pig," said Betty Jo Tompkins, a long-time member of the fair's board of directors.

The fair kicks off at 5 p.m. today, Oct. 17, with "continuous shows in the entertainment tent with Donny and Sandy and a talent showcase of variety acts." Also, with exhibits, shows (see below), vendors and a midway.

The fair closes today at 10 p.m. The cost of admission for "One-Dollar Day" is, as noted, $1. The cost for rides is $1.

The Oct. 17 schedule continues as follows:

Robinson's Racing Pigs Free 6pm, 7:30pm, 9pm Firefighter Show Free 6:30pm, 8pm Horses Got Talent, Too Free 7pm, 8:30pm Whip Popping /Cracking Contest (Arena) 7pm

Brandon Patch will post Hillsborough County Fair updates annually.For more information, visit the Hillsborough County Fair Web site.

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