WAYNE – Popular musical entertainment from the 1990’s was brought to attention Saturday evening during the Wayne County Fair.
Blackhawk and Diamond Rio took to the stage Saturday night at the fairgrounds.
The stage crew rolled in around 5:30 Saturday morning prepping the stage for the evening.
Past board president Dave Jaeger talked about the concert was next in line for entertainment.
“That’s what we pride this thing on,” said Jaeger. “We’re more of a diversified type of fair. So, we’ll do the Bullriding one night, tractor pull, concert and then we’ll finish it with our demo.”
Both Blackhawk and Diamond Rio were popular in the 1990’s. Jaeger added the board secured Diamond Rio first.
“We had a little more money in our budget to spend, so we went after a few other names,” Jaeger added. “Blackhawk said ‘hey we’re coming to Wayne.’…They love working together, these bands have performed together before. It’s so easy to work with these guys when they all get along.”
Throughout the day more 4-H and FFA shows were held across the fairgrounds while fair-goers enjoyed the River City Carnival and more Wildlife Encounter shows.
The 97th annual Wayne County Fair will come to a crashing end Sunday night with the demolition derby slated for 6 p.m. Prior to that, the youth will have a chance to compete in the kid’s power wheels derby at 5 p.m. from the grandstand. The flag burning ceremony is also scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
There is no scheduled evening entertainment that will be held in the beer garden, but it will be open following the derby.