Wheatland, Missouri - June 24th, 2013 - After months of preparation the Hickory County Fair will come to life once again, at Lucas Oil Speedway on Thursday night,June 27th. A dedicated group of community members have joined with the Hickory County Community Improvement Foundation and Lucas Oil Speedway to revive the county fair, which has been absent from the area for more than 15 years. The three-day event is presented by Heritage Tractor and ProtectTheHarvest.com. A full midway of carnival rides, games, vendors, a quilt exhibit, crafts, displays, farm equipment and livestock, will open Thursday at 5 PM. Special contests and competitions plus LIVE concerts will highlight each day of the fair.
Families will get a special treat when attending the fair this weekend, something for everyone at a great price! Admission for the fair Thursday is only a donation of (4) Non-perishable food items to Hickory County CARES Food Pantry. Special ride wristbands will be sold once inside, for unlimited rides between 6-10PM, or individual tickets may be purchased to enjoy the rides. Thursday will begin with Opening Ceremonies and the crowning of the Cutest Kid, Little Miss Hickory County, Miss Hickory County and Miss Hickory County Fair Queens. Then a superfarmer contest will be followed by J.C. and the Outlaws performing on the LIVE Stage.
Friday and Saturday the fair will open at 10 AM. Friday, June 28th admission is $12 for Adults, $8 for Seniors & Military, $5 Youth (age 6-15), Kids age 5 & under are FREE! This ticket grants the purchaser access into the fair Friday and Saturday, the Lucas Oil NBRA North/South Shootout on Lake Lucas, American Patriot Night presented by KIX 105.7 on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks plus the Area's Wildest Fireworks on Saturday, June 29th. WOW! One low ticket price for both days and several spectacular events all taking place in Wheatland, Missouri at Lucas Oil Speedway!
Friday's activities include the Talent Contest on the LIVE stage at 5:15 PM followed by Nashville recording artist Liz Moriondo in concert at 8 PM! Don't miss this Missouri native back in her home state for a big show featuring her new single, "Down a Backroad." Special reserved seats will be available just before Liz Moriondo takes the stage for only $5. We suggest fans bring their own lawn chairs or picnic style blankets to enjoy the LIVE Stage performances throughout the weekend. All you can ride wristbands will be available in two time slots on Friday. 12 Noon-4PM will be the first wristband session, the second session is from 6-10PM. Each session is $15 for the four hour time slot.
On Saturday, June 29th fans can look forward to the Talent Show Finals and a live radio remote broadcast by KIX 105.7. The band Branded will be on the LIVE Stage at2:30 PM and will treat fair goers to an afternoon of hits! The final two sessions for unlimited ride wristbands will be from 10AM-2PM and from 3PM-7PM. The North/South Shootout will be in action all day during the fair, spectators can enjoy the boats of the NBRA and take a stroll through the fair grounds. Saturday evening the entire event ramps up with the Lucas Oil Weekly Championship Series on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks featuring $1000 to Win ULMA Late Models courtesy of Rain's Ice.
As the race night kicks off, the fair will wrap up and usher fair goers to the race track to enjoy the conclusion of the night; the Area's Wildest Fireworks! Fans must clear the fair grounds in order for fireworks to be launched for safety precaution.
The 2013 Livestock Exhibit at the Hickory County Fair is presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. We are excited to have a large display of a variety of livestock including Lucas Cattle, Pitts Cattle, champion show goats, pigs, chickens, horses, Clydesdales, miniature ponies, long horns, turkey and more. The goal in this first year of the fair is to expose youth and families to livestock showing in hopes to promote involvement in Hickory County area FFA Chapters and the newly formed Hickory County 4-H Chapter. A special thanks to the many local farms who are providing their livestock for the fair and helping teach our community how to show and appreciate our livestock.
The Hickory County Community Improvement Foundation would like to thank all of the supporters of the 2013 fair:
Purple Ribbon- Grand Champion Sponsors
Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Cattle Company
MFA of Urbana
Midwest Low-E Insulation
Hickory County Health Department
Hickory County Teen Outreach Program
4-H Hickory County
ALPS Food Stores
Hickory County Farmers Mutual
Ranchmaster Mini Trucks
Bank of Urbana
Ozarks Community Health Center
Hickory County Farm Bureau
Farmers State Bank
Lion's Club of Hermitage
Great Southern Bank - Weaubleau
Friends of the Fair
Five Star Supermarket, Ron Jenkins Accounting, Nemo Bridge Resort, Nemo Lanes, Hodges Insurance, Joshua & Crystal Hartley, Trenton & Ashley Berry, Vinyl Works, Michael & Paula Owens, Foster Farms, Dan & Dee Ann Robinson, Kettle Treats, Eric Turner, Debbie Smith, Dawn Vader, John & Chris Kelly, Chuck & LaRay Hankins, Kirk & Janell Sadduck, Robb & Ashley Pitts, Billy & Megan Pitts, Maurice Lee & Jan Pitts, CB Race Photos, Robert & Vanessa Sawyer, Cowboy & Harriet Chancellor, Clet's Cut Lawn Care - Cletus & Beth Ingram, Leroy & Larita Hartley, Preston Carpets, Chris & Kathy Tonoli, Gary & Jan Hubert, Jim Hackett & Family
All proceeds from the Hickory County Fair benefit the Hickory County Community Improvement Foundation. The Foundation exists to offer grants and other funding to groups and organizations in the county for the betterment of our community. HCCIF is a 501c3 organization.
About Lucas Oil Speedway
Lucas Oil Speedway is considered by fans, drivers and industry insiders to be one of the top five Race Tracks in the Nation. Located in Wheatland, Missouri, approximately an hour from Springfield, Missouri and just a quick hour and a half from the Kansas City Metro Area, dubbed the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks" Lucas Oil Speedway certainly lives up to the title.
Twenty-One VIP Luxury Suites, HD Jumbo Tron Screen, Stadium Style Musco Sports Lighting, a Bose Sound System, Go-Kart Slick Track, The Diamond Bar, Track Treasures Gift Shop, the best track food in the country and paved pits are a few of the spectacular amenities setting the Diamond of Dirt apart. 2013 marks the 3rd season for the Liquid Quarter Mile Drag Racing Lake, Lake Lucas. Two Nationally televised Drag Boat Races featuring the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series will be held in 2013, plus the F1 Powerboat Tour and National Boat Racing Association events.
Lucas Oil Speedway hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Midwest! National and regional touring series appear frequently for Special Events on the Diamond of Dirt Tracks. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, POWRi Midget National Series, Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League, United States Modified Touring Series, ASCS Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil MLRA. The E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals return in 2013 and the Hickory County Fair will be held at Lucas Oil Speedway for the first time in June.
In addition to the incredible Special Events, the Lucas Oil Championship Series features, the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds, Carson's Corner NAPA Factory Stocks and the Tri-Lakes RV B-Mods, racing weekly.
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2013 Lucas Oil Speedway Supporters Include:
AAA Missouri, A-1 Disposal, A & G Electric, Advanced Automotive Repair, All About Smiles, ALPS Food Stores, American Broadband, American Racer Race Tires, Amerigas of Bolivar, Andy's Frozen Custard, Anglers Port Marine, Ash Grove Aggregates, Bank of Urbana, Big Surf Water Park, Bill Roberts Chevrolet/Buick, Bridal Cave, Budweiser, Carson's Corner Napa Auto Parts, Casey's General Stores, Citizens Memorial Healthcare, Clearlight Inn, Eibach Springs, Elite Auto Repair, Fast Shafts, Friendly Fuel America, Frog Signs, G2 Gemini, Gathering Place, Goody's Resort, Great Southern Bank-Weaubleau, Harbor Campground & Marina, Heart of America Beverage, Hermitage Lumber, Hobby Time Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Hot Rod Processing, Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, inthepits.net, JH Custom Wheel & Accessory, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Lucas Cattle Company, MFA Bolivar, Midwest Low-E Insulation, Midwest Sheet Metal, Missouri Baptist Convention, Nemo Marina, Nemo Quarry, O'Bannon Bank, Old Kinderhook, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Ozark Harley-Davidson, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Petro Truck Stops, Pitts Homes, Pitts Realty, Pitts Cattle, Poly Lift Boat Lifts, Racinboys.com, RacinDirt.com, Rains Ice Company, Ron Jenkins Accounting & Tax Service, Ron's Racing Collectibles, SBU Athletics, Shadow Lake Golf, S & H Farm Supply, Sleep Inn-Camdenton, Sugarfoot BBQ, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunflower Resort, Travel Centers of America, Tri-Lakes RV, Triangle Quick Shop, TNT Quick Shop, Vickie and Tim's Pub & Grub, Wheatland Motel, White's Marine Center.