2013 Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo ticket, event information

August 19, 2013 

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Members of the Washington Old Time Fiddlers' Association perform on Saturday while riding through Kennewick Avenue during the 2013 Grand Parade for the Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo in Kennewick. They will be performing at the fair on Thursday at 4 p.m. For a full list of events, visit bentonfranklinfair.com.

KAI-HUEI YAU — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

The Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo is Aug. 20-24 at the Benton County Fairgrounds, on Oak Street off 10th Avenue in Kennewick.

Admission is $13 for ages 13 and older at the gate ($11 if purchased by Aug. 20) and $5 for seniors and kids 6 to 12. Kids ages 5 and younger are free.

Fair/bus combo tickets cost $13 for ages 13 and older and $7 for seniors and kids 6 to 12. Five-day passes cost $50 for age 13 and older and $20 for seniors and ages 6 to 12.

Kids Day is Aug. 21 and admission for ages 6 to 12 is $2.

Parking costs $8 each day or $32 for five days.

The Demolition Derby is Aug. 19, and the spectator fee is $15.

The Xtreme Bulls exhibition is Aug. 20, and the spectator fee is $10.

Horse Heaven Round-Up rodeo admission comes with the purchase of a fair ticket, but reserved seats cost an additional $10.

Main stage entertainment comes with fair admission, but reserved seats cost an additional $10.

All tickets are available at the Kennewick Ranch & Home store on Columbia Center Boulevard.

Alcohol, weapons, bicycles, skateboards, inline skates, roller skates and pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds. Backpacks and bags will be subject to searches.

Transportation to Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo

Ben Franklin Transit will provide rides to and from the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo during the five-day event.

Buses leave from Kamiakin High School, Lampson Stadium, the TRAC center, the Tulip Lane Park & Ride parking lot, and the three transit centers in Pasco, Kennewick and Richland.

Buses leave from each point every hour between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and every half hour from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. The shuttles depart from the fairgrounds hourly starting at 9:30 a.m. and every half hour starting at 5:30 p.m. The last bus leaves the grounds at midnight.

Bus service from West Richland connects to fair shuttles at the Knight Street Transit Center via Route 120. The last bus to leave West Richland for fair connection is at 7:10 p.m. There will be one express shuttle to West Richland, Benton City and Prosser leaving the fair at 10:30 p.m. each day.

Fares cost $1.50 each way or $4 each way for a family of five. Seniors and disabled persons pay 75 cents. Freedom Pass users ride free.

Dial-A-Ride service is available from 9 a.m. to midnight, and reservations must be made one day in advance. Call 735-0160.

Bus fare to and from the fair plus fair admission costs $13 for ages 13 and older and $7 for seniors and kids 6 to 12. Advance tickets are available at Tri-City Albertsons stores, Yoke’s supermarkets, the Three Rivers Convention Center and Ranch & Home stores.

Main stage entertainment

All the concerts start at 7:30 p.m., and come with admission to the fair, with reserved seats an additional $10.

-- Aug. 20: Theory of a Deadman, a Canadian rock band whose members were inspired by Seattle's grunge scene. 7:30 p.m.

-- Aug. 21: Foreigner, a multi-platinum-selling band who have had hit singles including Urgent, Head Games, Dirty White Boy, Say You Will and Feels Like the First Time.

-- Aug. 22: Clay Walker, a country crooner who first hit the Billboard charts in 1993 with What's It to You.

-- Aug. 23: Whitesnake, the vintage rock band from the 1970s whose hit singles include Here I Go Again.

-- Aug. 24: Love and Theft, a country music duo made up of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson. Their self-titled latest album reached No. 4 on the country music charts.

Fair community stage schedule

Aug. 20

Noon -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage

1 p.m. -- Elite Force Cheer, Tri-City Herald stage; Home Depot demonstration, Inland stage

2 p.m. -- Round Up City Cloggers, Tri-City Herald stage

3 p.m. -- Lowe’s Home Improvement demonstration, Inland stage 4 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage

6 p.m. -- Chris Mabrey, hypnotist, Tri-City Herald stage

7 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage

9 p.m. -- Chris Mabrey, hypnotist, Tri-City Herald stage

Aug. 21

11 a.m. -- All American Gymnastics, Tri-City Herald stage

Noon -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage

1 p.m. -- Dance Connection, Tri-City Herald stage; Carlee Willard, Inland stage

2 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Inland stage

3 p.m. -- Mid-Columbia Music Academy, Tri-City Herald stage; open mic, Inland stage

4 p.m. -- Desert Country Dancers & Showtime Girls, Tri-City Herald stage; Petey Puckett Band, Inland stage

5 p.m. -- VIBE, Tri-City Herald stage; Sultana Dancers, Inland stage

6 p.m. -- Chris Mabrey, hypnotist, Tri-City Herald stage

7 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage

8 p.m. -- High Performance Baton, Tri-City Herald stage

9 p.m. -- Chris Mabrey, hypnotist, Tri-City Herald stage

Aug. 22

Noon -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage

2 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Inland stage

4 p.m. -- Carlee Willard, Tri-City Herald stage; Washington Old Time Fiddlers, Inland stage

5 p.m. -- VIBE, Tri-City Herald stage

6 p.m. -- Chris Mabrey, hypnotist, Tri-City Herald stage; Katie Smith, Inland stage

7 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage; VIBE, Inland stage

8 p.m. -- Petey Puckett Band, Tri-City Herald stage; Tri-City Big Band, Inland stage

9 p.m. -- Chris Mabrey, hypnotist, Tri-City Herald stage

Aug. 23

Noon -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage

1 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Inland stage

2 p.m. -- Carlee Willard, Inland stage

3 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage

4 p.m. -- Studio 8 Dance, Tri-City Herald stage; Mia Lenay, Inland stage

5 p.m. -- Chris Mabrey, hypnotist, Tri-City Herald stage; Chasing Rain, Inland stage

6 p.m. -- Positive Life Radio Christian Concert, Tri-City Herald stage; EW Elite Dance Studio, Inland stage

7 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Inland stage

8 p.m. -- Diamond Ridge Cloggers, Tri-City Herald stage; Edeunda Benson, Inland stage

9 p.m. -- Chris Mabrey, hypnotist, Tri-City Herald stage

Aug. 24

11 a.m. -- Line Dancer Group, Tri-City Herald stage; M Crew Dance Studio, Inland stage

Noon -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage; Shauna’s Academy of Dance, Inland stage

1 p.m. -- Hot dog and pie-eating contests, Tri-City Herald stage; Trevor & Lorena Watters, Inland stage

2 p.m. -- Steppin’ Country, Inland stage

3 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage; open mic, Inland stage

5 p.m. -- Tri-City Big Band, Tri-City Herald stage

6 p.m. -- Chris Mabrey, hypnotist, Tri-City Herald stage

7 p.m. -- Trevor & Lorena Watters, magic, Tri-City Herald stage; Dave and Scott, Inland stage

9 p.m. -- Chris Mabrey, hypnotist, Tri-City Herald stage

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