August 2, 2017

Ohio Players bring funk and soul music to Tulare County Fair

TULARE – Ohio Players, members of the inaugural class of the Official R&B Museum of Fame, will perform on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Tulare County Fair.

Ohio Players are an American funk, soul and rhythm and blues band that has reunited for the 2017 tour. The band has had seven Top 40 hits including the million-seller “Fire” which was number one on both the R&B and pop charts. Three albums attained platinum status in the U.S.

All Budweiser Stage concerts are free with gate admission and begin at 8 p.m.

The Tulare County Fair will run Sept. 13-17, offering a week of entertainment for the family, educational activities for children, the annual Junior Livestock Auction (on a new date, Sunday, Sept. 17), fair food, fun rides and more.

New this year is the Ramos Brothers Circus, featuring dazzling acrobatics, juggling, high-flying daredevilry and gleeful clown antics. This classic Big Top circus features a two-hour showcase of world-class entertainment for fair-goers of all ages. Now in its ninth year, the Ramos Brothers Circus brings traditional and contemporary circus variety to venues across the U.S.

Also new at the Tulare County Fair is the High School Madness Games, open to all schools in Tulare County, to be held on opening day, Wednesday, Sept. 13. Grandstand doors open at 5 p.m.; the competition begins at 6 p.m. Events planned include a human pyramid, tug of war, human ring toss, cheer competition, drum line competition and mascot dance battle. Schools interested in participating are asked to call the Fair office at 686-4707 by Wednesday, Aug. 30. Entries are due by Monday, Sept. 4. Prizes ranging from $500 to $100 will be paid to the school ASB.

Discount ticket packages are also available online at

Thursday, Sept. 14, is Buttercup Value Day, offering fair admission for $5 before 5 p.m. Carnival wristbands offer a one-day, all-access pass on midway rides.

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