mailing address

p.o. Box 818

Eaton, ohio 45320

festival location

preble County Fair grounds

722 South franklin St. 

Eaton, ohio 45320

contact

937.456.7273

info@porkfestival.org

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2019 Grand Marshalls

Larry B

​On AIR: Monday – Friday 5:00 am – 10:00 am. Larry has been playing country music on the radio for 50 years, and he still enjoys playing the “real stuff” on Classic Country 106.7

After four years in the US Air Force and working on the Apollo Moon Project, he got into radio. After multiple stops elsewhere, he landed at WNKR in 1998.

Larry has met and interviewed many Classic Country artists, including Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Kenny Price, Sara Evans and many, many more.  He’s also appeared on a number of TV shows, including “Hee Haw” in the 1970s.

Larry spent 45 years pickin’ and singin’ with many local bands in bars, clubs, fairs and more. He’s recorded songs in Nashville, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

These days, he stays closer to home and enjoys walking the trails, fishing, and hanging around the pool with family.

Pat Barry

​Pat’s love of country music came from Reds Hall-of-Famer Johnny Bench.  Back in the early 80s, when Johnny was still playing, the two of them were driving together and Johnny had country music on the radio.  Pat’s been a country music fan ever since.

He’s seen George Strait a few times, and was once invited onto The King’s bus, where George acted like a waiter serving up food & drink.  Pat has also seen Toby Keith, is good friends with Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin, as well as Lee Greenwood.

But Pat says his best-ever concert experience was Don Williams at the Iroquois Outdoor Theatre just south of Louisville.  Pat had front row seats and was amazed that Don sounded exactly like he does on the records.  Something that’s pretty rare in live performance.  Now, Pat gets to play Don Williams and all the legends of country music on Classic Country 105.9 & 106.7

Saturday September 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM

Come enjoy our huge parade that features many local high school bands starting at the Barron St. & Decatur St. intersection and ends at the grandstands at the fairgrounds.

 

Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2019. If there there is parade openings available, applications postmarked AFTER August 31 may be considered.