(This story, including its headline, was written by Plamena Pesheva)
The 89th Annual Yorktown Grange Fair – a country fair that celebrates agricultural heritage with livestock, poultry and produce exhibits alongside carnival rides and games – will be here in just a few weeks.The Grange Fair also proud showcases local musical talent with a full and diverse array of area bands performing on the main stage every night.
Here is the schedule:
On Thursday, Sept. 5, the stage opens with a karaoke sing-off competition from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. At 6:45, The Monarch, a teen group from Yorktown takes the stage, followed by The Mighty Few, a classic rock cover trio, at 8 p.m.
Friday evening, Sept. 6 kicks off at 6 p.m. with a return engagement by Unfunded Mandate, a classic rock/pop cover band comprised entirely of Lakeland School District staff and led by Lakeland Superintendent of Schools George Stone. At 8:30 p.m., Yorktown native and up-and-coming singer/songwriter Jessica Lynn and her 11-piece band take the stage in support of her debut country album titled “This Much Fun”.
Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7 Annie & The Natural Wonder Band return to the Grange Fair to perform a special matinee performance at 12:30 p.m. Annie and her husband, Safari Bob, perform fun-filled interactive songs and they are a beloved favorite of Yorktown families with young children.
On Sept. 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., the First Friday Performers from the Yorktown Teen Center will highlightlocal teen musicians making a name for themselves. Then at 8 p.m. Saturday night, local favorite Chain of Fools featuring Larry Eidelman, who is Yorktown’s Public Safety Officer, will get everyone dancing when they perform all the best Motown, R&B, and funk from the 60’s to the 80’s.
On Sunday, Sept. 8, the final day of the Fair, The Sundown Band – New York’s premier southern rock band – returns to headline the Grange Fair with two sets at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Celebrating their 10th anniversary of performing at the fair, The Sundown Band brings the true heart of southern rock’n’roll to Yorktown with their fiery dual guitar attack.
“The Yorktown Grange Fair is proud to once again present a diverse and talented slate of localmusicians,” said Heidi Bornemann, entertainment director of the fair. “Come see and hear the rich musical talent of our region live on the Grange stage.”
For more information, go to www.yorktowngrangefair.org.