Country stars Eldredge, Young to play Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Fair announced three more shows in its summer concert lineup Thursday night. Country singer Brett Eldredge with Drew Parker will take the stage on Friday, July 20. Mr. Eldredge is known for songs such as “The Long Way”, “Drunk on Your Love” and “Beat of the Music”. Doors open at […]

Country’s Kane Brown to perform first Quillen Arena concert

HARRINGTON — Rising country music star Kane Brown will headline the first show in the Quillen Arena Concert Series set for June 2 at 7 p.m., Delaware State Fair officials announced this morning. Mr. Brown, 24, is known for the songs “Used to Love You Sober,” “Heaven,” “Found You,” “What’s Mine is Yours” and “What […]

Ice rink takes Centre stage at Delaware State Fairgrounds

HARRINGTON — For those who harbor winter-like dreams of gliding across a frozen surface on ice skates and similar pursuits, The Centre at Delaware State Fair Ice Rink has been the only game in town — or Kent and Sussex counties — since it opened 15 years ago. Since its inception, The Centre Ice Rink […]

BEST BETS: Music, mirth on tap for local entertainment fans in 2018

As we get set to sing 2017 on its way out of here, it’s time to turn our attention to what awaits local entertainment fans in 2018. Before we get to the events that we definitely know about, we start with the unknowns associated with the Firefly Music Festival. At this point, the only thing […]

Ventriloquist Dunham, Christian artist Daigle added to Delaware State Fair lineup

HARRINGTON – Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and contemporary Christian artists Lauren Daigle with Rend Collective make up two more shows coming to the Delaware State Fair this summer, fair officials announced Friday morning. Mr. Dunham returns to the fair Monday, July 23 as part of his new tour, “Passively Aggressive,” with Achmed, Walter, Peanut, Bubba J and […]

Toby Keith, Southern rock show featuring Tritt, Daniels coming to Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — In time for the holidays, the Delaware State Fair announced Friday morning two of the 10 nights of entertainment for the 2018 Summer Concert Series to held at the M&T Bank Grandstand. This year, the fair will welcome country star Toby Keith on July 19 with Cape Henlopen High School graduate Jimmie Allen […]

State Fair attendance tops 2016 numbers

DOVER — The 2017 Delaware State Fair drew about 288,000 visitors, an increase of 25,000 from the year before but still below 2015’s numbers. The 98th iteration of the fair, which saw a kickoff concert on July 19 and opened fully the following day, ended Saturday. After bringing in 311,000 visitors, second in the history […]

That’s a wrap: 98th State Fair concludes

HARRINGTON — The 98th iteration of the Delaware State Fair is in the books. Undaunted by the threat of rain, a large crowd turned out Saturday for the final day of the fair, where attendees ate fried foods, rode carnival rides and meandered through the animal barns. The festival, which began with a kickoff concert […]

Fairgoers prepare for rainy weather

HARRINGTON – Visitors to the Delaware State Fair seemed to be in a race against the weather on Friday. Most didn’t seem to mind as they arrived early and were well-prepared with umbrellas, ponchos and some with plans to spend lots of time in the indoor exhibits and the barns. The rain began to fall […]

Governor’s Day: Carney rules the roost at Delaware State Fair

  DOVER — At his first Governor’s Day at the Delaware State Fair as governor, John Carney marveled at prize-winning livestock, competed in an egg toss with the Miss Delaware runner-up and presented awards to several Delawareans who had contributed to the fair. Governor’s Day is traditionally the last Thursday of the fair, allowing the […]