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Country Showdown


The 36th Annual Country Showdown

Sponsored by Ferdula Landscape Supply


Long before American Idol & The Voice, the Country Showdown found country music stars across the USA.  The local level is where the journey begins!


The Bug Country "Country Showdown" will be held at the Herkimer County Fair, on Sunday, August 20th, starting at 1pm.


First Prize: $500 and the winner moves on to the NY State Country Showdown round!


Entries are only accepted online at

Bug Country 2017 Country Showdown


The national winner gets a $100,000 package; $50,000 package to the runner-up!


Music starts at 1pm with a full set by the fabulous country band Grit 'n' Grace, then the Country Showdown competition begins at 1:45. Come see some of the best, local talent around. Grit 'n' Grace will also put on a free, full show that night at the Fair, beginning at 7:00.

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