157th Annual Wayne County Fair
August 2 – 10
An agricultural fair building memories for 157 years. One price includes parking and rides. Enjoy over 26 big-time rides, kiddie rides, games, and fantastic fair food! Two large midways are filled with down-to-earth agricultural events, like horse, tractor, and truck pulls, kids pedal pulls, and even a pony pull, plus 4-H Club shows and judging, car thrill shows, harness racing, fireworks, the always popular demolition derby, live entertainment daily, and free grandstand shows that will have you dancin’ in the aisles.
Time: 10am – 11pm (fair grounds) 12 – 11pm
(midway and rides)
Price: $10 per person
(includes most grandstand shows, free parking, & free rides)
Carbon County Fair
August 5 – 10
Family-oriented fair with agricultural displays, great food, rides, arena events, and musical entertainment. Ride specials daily. Musical entertainment is included with entry fee. Parking is free. There is also a spectacular, free fireworks display on Monday, August 5.
Time: Monday through Friday 4 – 10pm; Saturday 2 – 10pm
Price: $5 every day for everyone 6 years and older.
The West End Fair
August 18 – 24
The West End Fair is an annual event located in Gilbert, PA, held at the end of August to celebrate the past and future of the West End of Monroe County. Join them for animal exhibits, demo derbies, and plenty of free music. Homemade and homegrown items on display, exciting rides on the midway, and food is the best feature with many mouthwatering items.
Thursday is Children’s Day, presented by Gary Lee’s Brown Daub Kia. Rides are free for 18-and-under for two hours on Thursday plus other free things to do for children. Admission is always free for children under 11, and any student with a photo ID is only $3. There is also main stage entertainment every day in the afternoon and evening with many great acts, all listed on their website.
Time: Varies by day
Price: $6, ages 11 and older
Greene Dreher Sterling Fair
August 23 – September 1
Head to the fair! Enjoy vendors, games, music, rides, agricultural exhibits, great food, and so much more. Don’t miss Connie the Cow, the fair’s mascot, as she makes another fun-filled appearance! Parking is free. Price at the gate includes admission to exhibits, all musical shows, most arena events, and all rides. (Extra charges may apply for some special events.)
Time: Varies by day
Price: Midweek admission: $6/person; weekend admission: $8/person; senior and multi-day rates available; additional fees apply for special features
August 19 – 24
Since 1858, the Harford Fair has been an opportunity to celebrate agriculture, family, and community in Northeastern PA.
From the diaper-clad to the octogenarian, there is something for everyone. Play “Farmer for a Day,” learn how bees make honey, or milk a goat. Interesting artifacts, which give an overview of the history of the fair, can be seen in the Founders Museum and the New Log Cabin. Hungry? Let the dining hall crew heap your plate full of real home cookin’; sink your teeth into a funnel cake, potato pancake, corn on the cob, or baked potato. The fair is a guilt-free zone! Whatever tickles your taste buds can be found at the Harford Fair.
Highlights of the main arena events include three nights of tractor and truck pulls in addition to the popular annual events of the rodeo, horse pulls, woodsman’s contest, demolition derby, and a featured country western show. At the north end of the main arena is the horse arena which features a variety of equestrian events throughout the week. Daily demonstrations abound throughout the fair, including chainsaw carving and stained glass work, some of which is auctioned off to the public on Saturday afternoon. Throughout fair week, thirteen different acts will perform in the Shade Pavilion, providing constant entertainment in a comfortable seated area.
Time: Check website for details.
The Great Allentown Fair
August 27 – September 2
The Great Allentown Fair offers a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Dedicated to supporting the achievements of farmers, gardeners, and homemakers, the fair enables children to learn where their food comes from while spending an exciting day riding rides, playing games, and seeing shows. The young and young at heart will find tantalizing international cuisine, musical concerts, thrill shows, and the latest in gizmos and gadgets. Please explore the entire website to get up-to-date information as it is released.