LIMA — Ventriloquism and tribute bands highlight the grandstand entertainment at this year’s Allen County Fair.
Darci Lynne Farmer headlines this year with her four “friends,” Petunia, Oscar, Katie and Okie. She is the youngest contestant to win “America’s Got Talent” with her ventriloquism performance and has been touring with her act this summer.
“I come on, and I have my four friends with me. It’s a really, really fun show,” said Farmer.
Sunday’s entertainment are two tribute bands that fans of Journey and Fleetwood Mac will love. New Frontiers, The Definitive Journey Tribute Band and Fleetwood 2 The Max, the Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band will play free concerts.
Jimi Goare is guitarist for both New Frontiers and Fleetwood 2 the Max.
“I just loved the music I grew up with, and I’ve been playing for 40 years, and I just thought what would people like and what would I like? I saw where (tribute bands) were getting very popular and I saw a lot of people liking them. The one other thing that made me want to do this from a marketing standpoint was you can say I have a band Fleetwood 2 the Max and everyone knows what that is. Nobody has to say, we’ve named our band such and such, and people go, I don’t know what that is or what they do,” Goare said. “The first time we played in (New Frontiers) it was packed and nobody knew who we were. And that says a lot about the marketing of such things because they didn’t know us, but they knew the music. It’s going to be really fun.”
Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.