Meigs Fair continues Wednesday with Earl Dibbles Jr/Granger Smith

Lindsay Kriz - [email protected]

POMEROY — It’s hard to believe Fair Week is half over. But half over doesn’t mean completely finished, and Wednesday is looking as action-packed as ever.

As always, fair gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. A junior fair market hog show will be at 8 a.m. at the RL Arena. Barn Games will take place in the Horse Arena at 10 a.m. Kids can also enjoy Clover Clues at 3 p.m. starting in the RL Arena. Kiddie Tractor Pull will continue at 4 p.m. in the Small Arena, and at the same time Brian & Family Connection will take the Hill Stage and Pinewood Derby will begin at the Small Animal Arena. More fun continues at 5 p.m. with Corn Hole at RL Arena.

Come celebrate graduating Cloverbuds at the RL Arena at 6 p.m., or, at the same time, attend the Open Horse Show at the Horse Arena. Brian & Family Connection will once again return to the Hill Stage at 7 p.m. with Draft Horse Pull beginning the Pull Track at 7:30 p.m.

The main entertainment of the fair, Earl Dibbles Jr./Granger Smith will take place at the Grandstand at 8 p.m. Earl Dibbles Jr. is Granger’s “country boy” alter ego who has scored millions of fans across the country music community and is the encore performance at every Granger Smith show. Earl has several of his own songs including “The Country Boy Song,” “Country Boy Love,” and most recently “City Boy Stuck.”

Granger’s EP, 4X4, was recently released on May 4 to the No. 2 position on iTunes Country Chart, No. 6 on iTunes All Genres and No. 6 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. The EP is co-produced by Granger and award-winning producer Frank Rogers, whose credits include Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner.

The EP’s lead single, “Backroad Song,” released to the No. 2 position on the iTunes Country chart, No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart in Canada, and No. 4 on Billboard’s Digital Singles Country Chart. It was also featured in a recent episode of ABC Nashville.

Granger and Frank are currently in the studio prepping a full length album, slated for release this fall.

Also taking the Hill Stage at 8 p.m. will be the band 4 This Cause.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.

Lindsay Kriz

[email protected]