Entertainment

Enjoy 6 days of local and national talent on the stages throughout the fairgrounds.

2022 Entertainment – Columbia County Fair

  • Steve Augeri Band

    Sunday, Sept. 4 • 7PM

    Location: GRANDSTAND

    Journey former lead vocalist STEVE AUGERI. Drawing on a range of diverse musical influences to deliver a unique take on the genre of melodic rock, Steve Augeri is an American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist for the rock group Journey from 1998 to 2006. Steve debuts with the seven times Platinum “Armageddon” sound track then on to record three albums during a successful eight-year tenure that brought one of the worlds most accomplished melodic rock groups back to the stage for multiple world tours and millions of adorning fans. The Steve Augeri Band (Adam Augeri & former Valentine members Adam Holland, Craig Pullman & Gerard Zappa) will be showcasing exciting new songs as well as material from his career including JOURNEY’s Greatest Hits in what promises to be a highlight for his many fans around the world.

    Sponsored by Hudson River Bank Trust Foundation

  • The Association

    Sunday, Sept. 4 • 3:30PM

    Location: GRANDSTAND

    In 1967, The Association made history being the first band anywhere to open a rock festival – the now historic, Monterey Pop Festival. One of the most successful bands to come out of the 60s, they have sold millions of records, tapes, CDs and DVDs as well as earned a number of achievements including a Golden Globe nomination in 1970 for Best Original Song – Goodbye Columbus. 7 Grammy nominations: 1967 – Rock & Roll Group Performance: The Association, Cherish Lyrics 1967 – Rock & Roll Recording: The Association, Cherish Lyrics 1967 – Vocal Group Performance: The Association, Cherish Lyrics 1968 – Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) or Instrumentalist(s):The Association, Windy Lyrics 1968 – Contemporary Album: The Association, Insight Out 1968 – Contemporary Vocal Group: The Association, Windy Lyrics 1968 – Group Vocal Performance: The Association, Never My Love.

    Sponsored by Hudson River Bank Trust Foundation

  • Acoustic Rye

    Friday, Sept. 2, 6-10PM

    Location: UPPER ENTERTAINMENT GARDEN

    Check out a down home band that plays a variety of music from the late 1980’s til now, including blues, bluegrass, country and of course, “Good Old Rock and Roll.”

  • ALLEN & AZZAAM

    Saturday, Sept. 3, 1-5PM

    Location: UPPER ENTERTAINMENT GARDEN

    The music of ALLEN & AZZAAM is the product of a 3 year collaborative effort between saxophonist Allen Halstead and pianist Azzaam Hameed. The ultimate result of their partnership is one where the whole is truly much greater than the sum of its parts. Each musician has over 40 years of providing professional music entertainment, in all genres, for their listeners. Their individual portfolios include playing with legendary performers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Joel and Lou Rawls as well as many local jazz artists. Together, ALLEN & AZZAAM specialize in presenting the jazz standards, today’s contemporary jazz and R&B interpretations.

  • Beer Stained Fiddle

    Sunday, Sept. 4, 1-5PM

    Location: UPPER ENTERTAINMENT GARDEN

    Beer Stained Fiddle is a string band playing Bluegrass, Americana, Appalacian folk, and Jam band genres. All band members sing and are from Columbia County. Mike Pagnani on fiddle, Brian Tipple on banjo, Andy Andrewski on cajon, Scott Malony on upright bass, Steve Hills on guitar, Eugine Krien on mandolin and Tom Meyers on dobro.

  • JARROD

    Saturday, Sept. 3, 6-10PM

    Location: UPPER ENTERTAINMENT GARDEN

    Local band Jarrod returns to the Fair with its original members Dick Levit, Dave Grazziano, Jack Bogarski along with new members Joe Clapper and Brian Tuczynski bring their classic rock, country and oldies songs.

  • Joe Adee Band

    Sunday, Sept. 4, 6-10PM

    Location: UPPER ENTERTAINMENT GARDEN

    When two amazing musicians got together with a husband and wife team, magic happened and “Joe Adee & The Lug Nuts “ was created. Our genres include Johnny Cash, Bill Withers, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, ZZTop, Doors, Allmand Brothers, Jimmy Hendrix, Van Morrison just to name few. Blues, folk, gspel, old country, southern rock, and R&B. Good music for the whole family.

  • October Rose

    Monday, Sept. 5, 1-5PM

    Location: UPPER ENTERTAINMENT GARDEN

    Passion. Drive. Determination. That’s what Leanne Weiss and Derek Allan bring to country music. You won’t find them sitting still, nor can you try to stop them.

    Since their formation, October Rose’s momentum grows stronger by the day. “Heartbreak Song,” the emotional song that started it all, gained critical acclaim and traction on the country music charts. And with a rigorous schedule of performing all over the country, this duo continues to win audiences over with their energetic stage performances. “We’ve already opened for awesome acts like Jake Owen, Russell Dickerson, Jimmie Allen, High Valley, Tyler Rich, and Jordan Davis,“ Leanne says of their performance credits. “We’re excited to bring our fans new music.”

  • The Ghent Band

    Monday, Sept. 5, 10AM

    Location: NORTH GATE STAGE

    Since 1899 The Ghent Band has performed a classic town band repertoire of marches, overtures, show tunes and more.

    Sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital and Community Bank

  • Circus Incredible

    Thursday, Sept. 1, 4PM and 6 PM Friday, Sept. 2, 1PM and 4PM Saturday, Sept. 3 - Monday, Sept. 5, 1PM, 4:30PM and 7PM

    Location: SOUTH GATE

    Circus Incredible is made up of 2nd and 7th generation circus performers. Lyric Wallenda of the “World Famous Wallenda” family displays her aerial artistry of grace, beauty and strength. Simon Arestov who is originally from Moscow, Russia, amazes audiences of all ages with his jaw dropping acrobatics and balancing!

  • Petting Zoo

    Wednesday, August 31 - Monday, Sept. 5 (continuous)

    Location: SOUTH GATE

    Camels, kangaroos, pygmy horses, goats and a unicow(!) are few of the animals kids will be able to see at this year’s petting zoo. Open continuous throughout the Fair, stop by and pet some new friends!

    Sponsored by Herrington Fuels

  • Racing Pigs

    Wednesday, August 31 - Monday, Sept. 5 (see daily schedules for times)

    Location: CATTLE AREA

    These awkward, but cute and cuddly racing animals fascinate spectators. Real crowd pleasers, these natural comedians bolt from the starting gate and race around the track snorting and squealing, stubby legs churning and curly tails sailing along behind.

    Sponsored by Crossroads Ford and Valley Energy

Such a great Fair every year. This year 2021 was my First year back since I was in elementary school which was decades back. You all worked so hard and did a wonderful job I’ll continue coming back every year.

– Jonathan B.

Love It! Nice country Fair.

– Theresa C.

Definitely the best county fair I have ever been to! The tree-lined grounds are lovely. A nice mix of attractions and exhibits with phenomenal entertainment; well worth the price of admission.

– Linda A.