Garfield County Fair returns |

Garfield County Fair returns

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RIFLE, Colorado ” Rodeos and baking contests. Ferris wheels and fried Twinkies. How can anyone resist a good, old-fashioned county fair?

That most American of traditions is kicking off today at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. In addition to your average 4-H judging contests and stomach churning rides, this weekend’s festival is offering up something a little different: namely Chris Cagle and Night Ranger.

The opening act, Night Ranger is a rocking quintet out of San Francisco. They shot to fame in the 1980s with songs like “Sister Christian” and “(You Can Still) Rock in America.” They broke up back in 1989, only to shack back again in the late 1990s. Their current album is titled “Stuck in the 80s.”

Chris Cagle, is a musical pup in comparison. The country star has been making hits since the early 2000s. His “What a Beautiful Day” and “Chicks Dig It” were both Top 5 hits. He’s currently plugging his 2008 release, “My Life’s Been a Country Song.”

The rock and country one-two punch will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $40 for reserved seating.

The fair continues through the week, with a big blowout next weekend. For more information on all the upcoming festivities, check the schedule below or visit Pick up a copy of next week’s Options for a full story.

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