The number of acts to perform on the stage in the entertainment building has increased.
Senior Fair Board members have kept evening performances but have added earlier shows to this year's lineup.
"It's more entertainers," said Randy Gittinger, a fair board member and chairman of the entertainment building committee.
Some neighboring fairs have been offering shows earlier in the day and have been doing well, he said.
Andrew Dean is returning to the fair and is to perform 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday. Robinson Family is to perform 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Crimson Lights is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, and Sleek Bros. is to follow 6-9 p.m. Little Rock is to perform 1-4 p.m. Thursday, with Uptown Country 6-9 p.m.
Billy Lee is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Friday. Rusty Vinyl is returning to the fair with performances at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday.
Kali Rose is to perform 3-5 p.m. July 30, and Allie & The Rockers is to perform at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Gospel music is to be sung in the entertainment building at 2 p.m. July 31.
Senior Fair Board is trying something different this year.
Vocalist Jessica Kenney, who the fair board learned of at Ohio Fair Managers Association's convention in the winter, is to perform on a portable stage at various locations around the grounds, such as at exhibit buildings and the horse arena, July 30.
Gittinger said the fair board always has a list of entertainers wanting to perform at the fair. Unfortunately, he said, it only can hire a few, but it does have quite a few performers from which it can pick.
Gittinger said the fair board receives a lot of calls from entertainers asking to perform, and groups also send materials. Promoters attend the convention, where there is a large selection of performers, he said.
Performances in the entertainment building are free.