The Bridgewater Country Fair will kick off tonight (Friday) and continue through Sunday on the grounds behind the firehouse on Route 133.

The fair is sponsored by the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department.

Gates will be open Friday from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Following is the schedule of events:

Offered all weekend

Commerford exotic animals with petting zoo, animal rides and educational programs; a vegetable, fruit and flower show; baking, hobby, needlework, canning and egg exhibits; art and photo exhibits; cattle and poultry displays; wool and shearing exhibits; industrial and agricultural exhibits; entertainment such as children's rides and amusements; commercial tents; and food and refreshment stands.

Friday, Aug. 21

-4:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing.

-5 p.m.: Rides open.

-6:30 p.m.: Opening ceremonies and hot dog pig racing.

-8 p.m.: Music by Flashback at bandstand.

-8:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing.

--10 p.m.: Awarding of parade trophies at bandstand.

-10:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing.

Saturday, Aug. 22

-9 a.m.: Junior dairy and beef shows at south ring; poultry junior at poultry tent; and awarding of trophy for Best Animal in Show.

-9:30 a.m.: Children's pet parade at bandstand.

-10:30 a.m.: Poultry judging.

-11 a.m.: Pedal tractor pull for ages 10 and under at bandstand.

-Noon: Kuykendall Border Collie herding demonstration at sheep tent.

-12:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing.

-1 p.m.: Tractor Mac children's show at bandstand.

-2 p.m.: Music by Brothers of the Road, Allman Brothers Tribute Band, at bandstand.

-2 p.m.: Kuykendall Border Collie herding demonstration at sheep tent.

-2:30 p.m.: Antique tractor pull at south ring.

-3 p.m.: Pony pull at north show ring.

-4 p.m.: Kuykendall Border Collie herding demonstration at sheep tent.

-4 p.m.: Tractor Mac children's show at bandstand.

-4:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing.

-5 p.m.: Music by Steve Gregory Band at bandstand.

-6:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing.

-6:30 p.m.: Kuykendall Border Collie herding demonstration at sheep tent.

-8 p.m.: Music by up and coming music star Chad Burdick at bandstand.

-8:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing

Sunday, Aug. 23

-9 a.m.: Junior showmanship at south ring.

-10 a.m.: Ox judging at north ring.

-10:30 a.m.: Hot dog pig racing.

-11 a.m.: Ox drawing at north ring.

-11 a.m.: Pedal tractor pull for ages 10 and under at bandstand.

-11:30 a.m.: Garden tractor pull, after showmanship, at south ring.

-Noon: Kuykendall Border Collie herding demonstration at sheep tent.

-12:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing.

-1 p.m.: Tractor Mac children's show at bandstand.

-2 p.m.: Music by Chicago tribute band Beginnings at bandstand.

-2:30 p.m.: Hot dog pig racing.

-4 p.m.: Tractor Mac children's show at bandstand.