Fair managers say they have a larger entertainment budget this year. In addition to the music, there will also be pig races and a robot attraction.
Organizers say they want people to get more for their money.
"There's a lot of people that have their families come home, spend a couple days at home to come to the fair as a family unit, they bring their kids, and so it's a tradition," General Manager Greg Stewart said.
Full entertainment lineup:
Sept. 19: George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Sept. 20: Kansas
Sept. 21: Kumbia Kings Allstarz
Sept. 23: Joe Nichols
Sept. 24: Neal McCoy
Sept. 25: Trapt
Sept. 26: Joan Jett
Sept. 27: Louie Anderson
Sept. 28: El Coyote y su Banda Tierra Santa