You won't have to look too far beyond the city limits for some excitement this weekend â€” there will be "Something for Everyone" at the 2014 Nolan County Fair.
The festivities will take place on Saturday, Aug. 9 and Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Nolan County Coliseum. A lamb show sponsored by Texas Best Show Series will be held both days in the covered arena.
Several events are lined up for Saturday, such as the Nolan County Cruisers Car Show. The cars will be stationed in front of the Coliseum.
A Mud Bog will also be held on Saturday, with registration taking place from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The first round will start at 1 p.m., and there is 100% payback.
Tires allowed are street (33â€ť and under), super street (34â€ť-36â€ť), modified (36.5â€ť-39.5â€ť) and open (40â€ť and larger). Blowers and nitrous are prohibited.
There will be fees for entry as well as admission for adults and kids; kids 8 and under get in free. For prices or more information, call Matt Hall at 325-721-5485 or Pasqual Ortiz at 325-733-5218.
Terry's Ice Cream will also be sponsoring a Homemade Ice Cream Making Contest on Saturday as part of the fair festivities.
It will be held in the Coliseum foyer starting at 1 p.m. Divisions include vanilla, chocolate, fruit and exotic flavors, with prizes given in all four divisions.
And on Saturday night, Great White will be in concert at the Coliseum. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the concert kicking off at 7:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are available at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, The Flower Box and Gifts, Buckâ€™s Steaks & Bar-B-Que and the Nolan County Coliseum. To purchase tickets by phone, call the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce at 325-5488 and use your debit or credit card.
Great White consists of founder and lead guitarist, Mark Kendall; Michael Lardie (keys, guitar); Audie Desbrow (drums); Scott Snyder (bass) and lead singer Terry Ilous. With over 10 million albums sold worldwide, the band is most recognized for their smash hit â€śOnce Bitten, Twice Shy.â€ť
Great White is currently riding the wave of their latest album, "Elation," which was released in 2012. Their latest music video from the album, "Complicated" is presently airing on MTV and VH1.
To learn more about Great White, visit their website at www.officialgreatwhite.com, check out their YouTube channel (Official Great White TV) or follow them on Twitter (@GreatWhiteRocks).
For more information about the Nolan County Fair, call 325-235-3484.