The Vandalia Area Fair has received notoriety in the past for hosting some of the biggest names in the music industry at its annual event.
The country music band “Ricochet” will be added to the list as they are scheduled to perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 6 as part of this year’s Fair week running July 3-7.
“Richochet” is best known for its No. 1 hit “Daddy’s Money” that was once at the top of the R&R and Billboard Charts. They also have a Top-5 hit in “What Do I Know” along with nine other Top 40 hits.
The self-proclaimed “Hardest Working Band in Country Music” is currently celebrating 15 years in the industry.
Their rendition of the National Anthem is also in high demand and has been performed at several professional sporting events.
The list of awards they’ve received includes:
• Top New Vocal Group Academy of Country Music
• Group of the Year Radio & Records Reader’s Poll
• Top New Country Artist, Billboard Magazine
• Most Valuable Performer, Radio & Records
• Favorite New Group or Duo Country Weekly Golden Pick Award
• Top Vocal Group Nominee Academy of Country Music
• Vocal Group Of The Year Finalist, Country Music Association
• Favorite Duo or Group Nominee, 3rd Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
• Top Selling Artist, CMA Music Fest
Tractor Pull fans will also be happy with this year’s Vandalia Area Fair as three different nights will feature the event.
The Missouri Farm Pullers Truck/Tractor Pull is slated for July 3, the MoSAC-TPA Tractor Pull is set for July 5, and the MMTTPA Truck and Tractor Pull will be held on Saturday, July 7.
For more information on the MFP event, contact Kirk Hatfield at 660-651-4602.
MMTTPA information can be obtained by calling Ron Albertson at 573-369-2928.
Many of the same events scheduled in past years are currently set on the tentative schedule expected to be finalized by the end of this week.
Among the notable activities include the Fair Parade at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, the Horse and Pony Fun Show, Little Mr. and Miss contest, Midwest Cowboys Rodeo Company’s Rodeo on the 4th of July, Baby Show, Motocross, baking contests, Scope Science Display, and the annual Mud Pig Catch.
To participate in the sheep riding and the sheep scramble in the rodeo, those interested are encouraged to call 573-470-2463 between 6-10 p.m. on June 25.
Season passes can currently be purchased at a discounted rate through First National Bank, United Credit Union, Hickman’s IGA, Martinsburg Bank, and Bank of America.
Vandalia Area Fair ticket prices include $25 for adults, $20 for kids, and $20 for senior passes that include those ages 65 and over.