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Sumter County Fair Association

Third Annual Beef and Boogie Festival November 9 and 10!

The third annual Beef and Boogie Festival, Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10, at the Sumter County Fairgrounds features fast-rising country singer-songwriter Kelleigh Bannen, right, considered one of country music's fastest-rising women for her hit song "Sorry on the Rocks." Kelleigh Bannen will perform Saturday at the Beef and Boogie Festival. Click here to see Kelleigh perform "Sorry on the Rocks."

The headliner for Sunday is Jim Van Fleet, the weatherman/country singer formerly from the Fox affiliate in Orlando and now on TV in Tampa.

The festival also includes barbecue cook-offs (including competitions for Sumter’s Best Burger, Brisket and Ribs), children’s activities, educational displays, a beauty pageant, and craft, food and merchandise vendors. It is presented by the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Sumter County Cattlemen’s and Cattlewomen’s Associations, the Sumter County Fair Board, and the UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension Office.

Daily admission to the festival is $10 for adults, and free for children ages 12 and under.

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This event has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Sumter County Tourist Development Council. For more information on Sumter County, visit

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