We’ve been waiting all summer for this… Fair Season!
155th Annual Wayne County Fair
August 4 – 12
It’s a real live agricultural fair, building memories for 155 years. Pay one price, free parking, free rides. Enjoy a huge midway with over 26 big-time rides, kiddie rides, games, and fantastic fair food! Don’t miss Prevo the Wandering Dinosaur! 90,000 visitors loved him so much last year we brought him back! It’s nine days and two large midways filled with down-to-earth agriculture events like horse, tractor, and truck pulls, kids pedal pulls, and even a pony pull. Plus, check out 4-H club shows and judging, car thrill shows, harness racing, fireworks, the always popular demolition derby with a new youth heat this year, live entertainment daily at the Entertainment Pavilion, and free grandstand shows that will have you dancin’ in the aisles. August 12th Concert tickets available at www.waynecountyfair.com. A family tradition of down to earth fun, food, and the area’s best entertainment value.
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. (fair grounds) 12 – 11 p.m.
(midway and rides)
Price: $10 per person (includes most grandstand shows,
free parking, and free rides)
Carbon County Fair
August 7 – 12
Family oriented fair with agricultural displays, great food, rides, and musical entertainment. There is an additional charge for all persons 6 years and older for all arena events, including garden tractor pull, demolition derbies, etc. Ride specials daily. Musical entertainment is included with entry fee. Parking is free. There is also a free spectacular fireworks display on opening night of the fair at 10pm. NO PETS allowed, except for service animals.
Time: Monday through Friday 3 – 11 p.m.
Saturday 12 – 11 p.m.
Price: $5 every day for everyone 6 years and older
The West End Fair
August 20 – 26
The West End Fair is an annual event located in Gilbert, PA. Held at the end of August to celebrate the past history and future of the West End of Monroe County. Join them for fun, 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. There are free rides for 18 and under for two hours on Thursday, as well as other free things to do for children. Children under 11 are always free and any student with a photo ID is only $3. There is also main stage entertainment every day in the afternoon and evening. Many great acts, all listed on the website.
Price: $5, ages 11 and older
100th Greene Dreher Sterling Fair
August 25 – September 3
The GDS Fair is celebrating 100 years! You won’t want to miss this big anniversary bash. There will be vendors, games, music, rides, agricultural exhibits, great food, and so much more. Parking is free.
Time: Varies by day
Price: Midweek admission: $5/person; weekend admission: $8/person; senior and multi-day rates available; additional fees apply for special features
August 10 – 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 which include 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.
The Great Allentown Fair
August 29 – September 4
The Great Allentown Fair celebrates its 165th year offering 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 this entire website to get up-to-date information as it is released.
Among the entertainers scheduled to appear on the Grandstand are Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, John Mellencamp, Rascal Flatts and Pentatonix, just to name a few.