Frontier Days is Aug. 26-31 at the Walla Walla fairgrounds, 363 Orchard St.
Fair hours are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. The demolition derby starts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Besides fair admission, tickets are $12 for the derby. The rodeo starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 29-31 and comes with fair admission.
A parade begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 30, starting at the corner of Fifth and Alder streets and ending at the fairgrounds.
Frontier Days is the oldest fair in the state, starting in 1863 with a horse, according to the festival's website.
For more information, go to www.wallawallafairgrounds.com.
-- Charlie Daniels Band
Headlining the Aug. 27 concert at 7 p.m. will be the Marshall Tucker Band opening for the Charlie Daniels Band. Tickets range from $25 to $40.
Daniels is no stranger to the music scene. He is perhaps best known for his No. 1 hit single The Devil Went Down to Georgia. He has remained a staple in country music and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry's Hall of Fame in 2008.
The encyclopedia of Southern Culture says there are "few individuals (who have) symbolized the South in popular culture as directly and indelibly as Charlie Daniels."
And Daniels, 77, gives no indication that he plans to slow down, either.
He was raised in North Carolina on a musical diet of Pentecostal gospel music along with bluegrass, country and R&B.
-- More music
Other musical acts during Frontier Days include the Froghollow Band on Aug. 28, Restless Heart on Aug. 29, Blue Oyster Cult on Oct. 30 and Little Joe Y La Familia on Aug. 31. The music starts at 9 p.m. each night. General viewing is free with the purchase of a gate pass. Reserved seating is $15 on Aug. 29-31.