Michael Ray

For Michael Ray, music is his grandfather singing and sweating on a rural Florida stage. It’s the childhood refuge he

found during the pain of his parent’s divorce. It’s family and stories, history and hope. Ray says music saved him, but

it did even more: Music made him. In four short years, Ray has built an impressive foundation. Three No. 1 songs

“Kiss You in the Morning,” “Think a Little Less,” and “One That Got Away,” plus “Get to You” and “Her World or

Mine” brings his tally to five Gold-certified singles. The poignant “Her World or Mine”––the third song off of his

sophomore album Amos––also produced a video that has captured more than 19 million YouTube views since its

debut less than a year ago. Now, two hit albums into that all-too-rare blend of critically acclaimed and commercially

successful career, Ray has released “Whiskey and Rain,” the first single off of his upcoming project produced by

GRAMMY-nominated song whisperer Ross Copperman. Proof that heartbroken wallowing can feel good if it swings,

“Whiskey and Rain” has garnered over eight million streams since its release, cementing Ray as the ideal bridge

between vintage country cool and modern country’s best sounds. Learn more about Ray at MichaelRayMusic.com or

follow him on Instagram and Twitter @MichaelRayMusic and Facebook.com/MusicMichaelRay.


  • Michael Ray is spending quarantine working on his Honkytonk Tuesday virtual series, where he plays his favorite ‘80s and ‘90s tunes
  • He has welcomed guests including Clint Black, Mark Wills, Marty Raybon, Aaron Tippin, and Jeff Carson, among others, to Honkytonk Tuesday
  • Michael grew up playing traditional country in a family band – “The Country Cousins” – with his dad and grandpa Amos, the latter of whom inspired his sophomore album
  • He is currently working on his next album and, due to the current circumstances, is experiencing something new: recording remotely!
  • He has had three No. 1 singles: “Kiss You in the Morning,” “Think A Little Less” and “One That Got Away”
  • His previous album, Amos, debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart
  • He has earned two RIAA Gold No. 1 singles from his debut album with “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think a Little Less”; “Get to You” and No. 1 single “One That Got Away” from Amos have also been certified RIAA Gold

Fair Schedule (subject to change)

Monday, July 26

  • 6:30 pm – Pre-fair cleanup

Saturday, July 31-

  • 1:00 pm – Jackpot Roping

Monday, August 2

  • 6:30 pm – Pre-Fair Clean up night

Tuesday, August 3

  • 8:00 am – 8:00 pm – Open Class Exhibits registered
  • 9:00 am – Dog Show
  • 9:30 am – Cat Show followed by Small Pet Show
  • 7:00 pm – Team Penning

Wednesday, August 4

  • 8:00 am – Noon – Open Class Judging
  • 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Open Class Set up
  • 7:00 pm – Ag Olympics

Thursday, August 5

  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Farmers Pride Pancake feed
  • 11:00 am – Horse shows
  • 1:00 pm – Dairy Show
  • 1:00 pm-9:00 pm – Exhibit Building Open
  • 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Pavilion open
  • 7:30 pm – Extreme Bull Riding – Double S Bulls

Friday, August 6

  • 8:30 am – Horse shows, Rabbit and Poultry shows
  • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm – Exhibit Building open
  • 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Pavilion open
  • 8:00 pm – Michael Ray Concert

Saturday, August 7

  • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm – Exhibit Building open
  • 8:00 am-12:00 pm – Swine Show
  • 11:00 am – Beef Show
  • 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Pavilion open
  • 1:30 pm – Horseshoe Pitching Contest (East of tennis courts)
  • 4:30 pm- 7:00 pm -Barbecue & Pie and Ice Cream Social @ Riverside Park
  • 3:30 pm – Antique Tractor Parade @ Riverside Park
  • 7:00 pm – Demolition Derby

Sunday, August 8

  • 7:30 am – 10:30 am French Toast Feed @ Riverside Park – Sponsored by Two Rivers Irrigation/Carquest
  • 9:00 am- 2:00 pm – Exhibit Building Open
  • 10:30 am – Round Robins
  • 10:00 am – Church Service at Riverside Park
  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Pavilion open
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Open Class exhibits released & must be picked up and out of Exhibit Building by 5:00 pm. The Ag Society will not be responsible for any items not picked up during release time
  • 5:00 pm – MATTPA Truck and Tractor Pull –


Exhibit Building will be open 1:00 pm-9:00 pm Thursday, 9:00 am-9:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm on Sunday.

All barns must be cleaned – wood chips and manure must be placed in designated areas.

As of Fair 2020: Due to the excessive use of wood chips in recent years, the Ag Society will no longer be providing wood chips for exhibitors. The Ag Society will bed the pens at the beginning of fair and it will be the exhibitor’s responsibility to provide their own wood chips and bed them after that. Exhibitors may only use wood chips, no hay, straw, or other types of bedding. Any questions, please contact an Ag Society member or the extension office.

Open Class

FAIR 2021

Open Class events are open to residents of Antelope County and any county that borders Antelope County EXCEPT for livestock entries. Only Antelope County residents can enter livestock.

All static entries must be entered between 8 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, only using the north door of the Exhibit Building. An exhibitor may enter only one (1) entry per class number for a total number of 30 entries.  For 2021 only there will be an extra 10 entries. All exhibitors must fill out their own exhibitor tags prior to entry day. Tags can be picked up at the Extension Office in the basement of the courthouse or from Char Carpenter, 402-841-4689, or Jeanne Peterson, 402-929-0293.

Open Class events follow the 4H/FFA events.

Exhibits are released on Sunday between 3-5 PM. The board will not be responsible for any items not picked up during release time.

Pee Wee Showmanship is open to children 4-8 years old as of January 1, 2021, and will be allowed to show animals at the discretion of the Superintendent.

All exhibit tags must show the age of the exhibitor.

Find the Open Class book online here

Event Rules

Ag Olympics – Registration begins at 6:30 pm. Contact Farm Bureau Insurance for details or for early registration.

Demo Derby – Contact Logan Dawdy at (308) 627-0827 with Wreckless Promotions for more information – View the rules here. View Derby Payouts here.

JackPot Roping – For information on the Jackpot Roping being held on July 31, 2021, please contact Stewart Huenke at 402-641-0254.  Lazy H Farms will be coordinating the contest this year.

Team Penning – Contact Kenny Oelsligle (402) 860-0582 to sign up or for early registration.
Competition begins at 7:30 pm.; Limited to first 40 teams registering. Entry fee is $60 per team.
* Each person can ride on three teams but each ride has to have at least one different person.

Mutton Bustin- Application and Release Forms must be turned into the fair office behind the grandstand before the event starts. Taking only the first 20 participants. (The date to turn in the forms is wrong on the form. Please turn in registration forms Tuesday the 3rd-Thursday the 5th.)

Mid America Truck and Tractor Pullers Association – Contact Chris Bouc at (402) 443-6871 to participate. Visit MATTPA.com for more information – View the rules here

Event Results

2020 Demo Derby Placings



Vendors may contact Stephanie Hoffman at (402) 929-0208.


Food Vendors may contact Jeff Carr at (402) 929-0326.