FRYEBURG – Debbie Myers, John Cafferty, Darryl Worley and the Bruce Marshall Group highlight an all-star week of nightly entertainment at this year’s Fryeburg Fair, Oct. 2-9.

The 155th Blue Ribbon Classic will feature six nights of free entertainment in front of the main grandstand beginning at 8 p.m. Oct. 3. Live music will also be performed daily at each of the five parks located on the fairgrounds.

As always, there is no additional charge for the evening shows. Daily gate admission is $6, $8 on Saturday. Children under 12 are admitted free all week while seniors are admitted free on Tuesday.

The full night schedule features Debbie Myers on Monday night, Darryl Worley on Tuesday, John Cafferty Wednesday, The Bruce Marshall Group Thursday, The Don Campbell Band Friday (followed by fireworks) and Chad Burdick Saturday.

With a history of Top 10 hits in Canada and now living in Maine, Myers returns to Fryeburg Fair with her new band. Her hit singles include “Strong Enough To Bend,” “Me and the Man in the Moon” and “I Don’t Go Home Anymore.”

Campbell, a Scarborough, native, won Male Artist of the Year in 2001 and was named Maine’s Best Singer Songwriter in 2004 and 2005 as well as Country Artist of the Year in 2004. The band averages 100 appearances per year and opened the New England Country Music Festival last summer at Gillette Stadium. The band was recently nominated Country Act of the Year in the 18th Annual Boston Music Awards. (see story below)_

The Bruce Marshall Group formed in 1991 and has been performing throughout New England and beyond ever since. On the road for most of the ’80s with Bruce Marshall and The Clue, Bruce was offered the chance to tour with members of the Marshall Tucker Band in 1989 and 1990. The group’s first release, “Love of the Ride” was released in 1992 and featured 10 original songs, including “Welcome to the Human Race.” The five-member group just released its newest CD, “Kalispell.”

Burdick has gone on his own after more than four years with The Country Mile Band, honored in 2003 as best country act in the Worcester Magazine Sounds Award and nominated for Best County Act in the Boston Music Awards. In March, he embarked on a solo career and has assembled a veteran group of talented touring and studio musicians.

Worley appeared on the country music scene four years ago with his powerful baritone voice. The 6-foot 6-inch Tennessee native and former research biologist has recorded such songs as “I Miss You Like A Friend,” “A Good Day to Run” and “Have You Forgotten.” “Have You Forgotten” shot to No. 1 on the charts in 2003 and earned him an Academy of Country Music Top New Male Vocalist nomination. The resulting “Have You Forgotten” CD became his first gold record.

Cafferty will always be remembered for providing the music to the 1983 movie “Eddie and the Cruisers.” The song, “On the Dark Side,” became a hit single and propelled Cafferty and his band to instant success. The singer will bring his Springsteen-like rock and the Beaver Brown Band to Fryeburg’s main stage.

Throughout the week, special shows are scheduled every day for Water Wheel Park by the front gate, Christmas Tree Park by the pulling pavilion, McDonald’s Farm Park by the Farm Museum, the Gazebo at the end of the race track and Draft Horse Park near the horse area. The entertainment at McDonald’s Park has been selected for its appeal to children as well as adults.

The daily entertainment ranges from magicians and country-western bands to cloggers and strolling musicians. Among the entertainers wandering throughout the grounds will be Rick Adam and his One Man Band, the Fryeburg Academy Youth Ensemble, Ed Morris with his Balloon Zoo, The County Chords barbershop quartet and the Blue Hill Brass Quintet.

FMI: www.fryeburgfair.com; or call (207) 935-3268.