Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tillamook County Fair Entertainment 2010

Unlike the state fair, there is no additional charge for seeing the headline act at the fair! This year is a great lineup.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 COUNTRY SINGER, CRAIG MORGAN

Craig Morgan is one of country music’s best-loved artists who made a name for himself with his signature hits “Almost Home,” which was named Music Row Song of the Year in 2003, and the chart-topping summer anthem "Redneck Yacht Club," and the #1 hit for 5 weeks "That's What I Love About Sunday."

Thursday, August 12, 2010 COMEDIAN - BILL ENVALL

Bill Envall is a comedian best known for his work as a stand up comic and a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Group. In 2007, TBS began airing his sitcom "The Bill Envall Show. He has released multiple comedy albums as well. Engvall began his career on the sitcom Designing Women. He hit his first big break when he went on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and from there won the American Comedy Awards Comic of the Year. He then joined the cast of Delta Burke's self-titled series Delta, which lasted for one year. He then began producing his own albums. Before becoming a well-known comedian, Engvall joined the popular talent show Star Search. He has appeared on The Jeff Foxworthy Show alongside best friend and fellow comic Jeff Foxworthy, with whom he starred in the hit film Blue Collar Comedy Tour (as well as its sequels and spin-off TV show). In the films and TV shows, Engvall performed his standup alongside Foxworthy, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy


Eddie Mahoney made his first splash with the Berkeley California band The Rockets which included future Eddie Money band members John Nelson and Chris Solberg. After changing his name to Eddie Money he released his first album, the eponymous Eddie Money, in 1977. It reached #37 on the charts, and contained two of his most memorable hits, "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise". Both songs entered the top 40. The next year he followed up with his second album, Life for the Taking, which had more of a pop/disco sound. The album charted higher at #17, but neither of its two singles, "Can't Keep a Good Man Down" and "Maybe I'm a Fool", entered the top 20.

Two years later in 1980, Money released his third album, Playing for Keeps. The album only reached #35 in the United States and yielded no Top 40 singles. Two years later, he released No Control, which included the hits "Shakin'", "Think I'm In Love", and "Take A Little Bit". The album hit #20 in the United States.

Tillamook County Fair Aug 11-14 2010

The World Famous Pig-n-Ford Races

Pig n what???? Yup you read it right. It's the World Famous Pig-n-Ford races right here at the Tillamook County Fair. Ron and I really enjoy going to the Tillamook County Fair each year. It's a slice of Americana which is so rare these days.

The highlight of the fair are the preliminary heats as well as the finals of the Pig-n-Ford race. These Model T Fords aren’t buffed and shined, they’re built for speed. And carrying small pigs. Their souped-up jalopies are the stallions in the World Famous Pig-N-Ford Races, the highlight of the annual Tillamook County Fair. Aug. 11 through Aug. 14th, people from all over the state will converge on this pastureland to enjoy horse racing, talent shows, country music stars, 4-H exhibits and carnival rides. For many, it’s all just a warm-up to the Pig-N-Ford, in which competitors grab 20-pound pigs from a pen, crank up their Model T’s, jump in and race around the track, with dust, gears and laughter flying.
This crowd-favorite event has been featured on Good Morning America and KATU’s Spirit of the Northwest, and in publications like National Geographic. But the standing-room-only crowds are just part of the allure.

If the Pig-n-Ford races aren't exciting enough, hang on to your hats, because the final Saturday night has the demolition derby. Ok, so I was only able to sit through half of it! Not my cup of tea, but hey, I just couldn't sit on that hard bench for another minute. Here's a hint.....bring a stadium cushion!!!Come and celebrate the 85th year of this Oregon Coast tradition.

We have limited rooms available, so make your reservation at Sandlake Country Inn soon!