Pensacola’s biggest and longest-running annual agricultural and entertainment tradition returns for its 85th season Thursday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 27, bringing with it the excitement of attractions and screams from exhilarating rides, exhibits, fair food, fun and shows for the whole family. If you aren’t already hopping on to get ready for the fair, well, read on ahead because we guarantee you will be doing just that by the time you are done going through this piece.
A fun-filled day
Returning this year, the Fair’s musical line up kicks off opening night with the Cat Country 98.7 BIG Lip Sync Battle Finals, an epic showdown on Thursday, Oct. 17, starting at 7 p.m. Leading up to the finals, Cat Country will host a lip sync battle at various locations around Pensacola where three winning contestants will be chosen each night. A total of 12 acts will battle it out on stage to become the 2019 Lip Sync champion at the fairgrounds on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Hits you do not want to miss
On Friday night, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m., the Pensacola Interstate Fair is proud to welcome back Pensacola’s favorite local band White Tie Rock Ensemble in a tribute to the Southern-rock pioneer band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The local group of musicians recreates classic rock albums with a classical approach: a full rock band, along with the Tied Up String Quartet, and an added dimension of a multimedia presentation. Expect to hear classic hits like, Sweet Home Alabama, Free Bird, Saturday Night Special, and Workin’ for MCA.
Shreveport-born and Nashville-weathered country singer Jordan Davis will bring his soulful songs to the stage on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Expect to hear songs from his debut album, Home State, including back-to-back No.1 Platinum hits Singles You Up and Take It From Me as well as his current Top 30 single Slow Dance In A Parking Lot.