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Endless Fun at a PA County Fair
If you didn’t know, Harrisburg’s Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural fair in the United States. It may be the largest, but it’s not the only one; Pennsylvania has more than 100 agricultural county fairs that celebrate our heritage as farmers. The fairs are a place for our state’s farmers to start a conversation, learn from each other, and keep up to date on the latest technology and farming strategies as well one of the most fun times of the year for the whole family.
Some of our biggest celebrations include the Bedford County Fair and the Bloomsburg Fair which has only missed one year in its impressive 162-year history. Find antique farming equipment, great food, and friendly competition among neighbors for best vegetable, county fair queen, and highest hay quality. It’s all how our state attracts over 5 million visitors to our county fairs every summer.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of just a few of them and their dates this year. Find your favorite or the one closest to home; more information can be found at www.pafairs.org.
• Butler Fair, June 30-July 8
• Washington County Fair, August 12-19
• Crawford County Fair, August 19-21
• Tioga County Fair, August 7-12
• Centre County Grange Encampment & Fair, August 18-26
• Bloomsburg Fair, Sept 23-30
• Bedford Fair, July 23-29
• Shippensburg Community Fair, July 24-29
• Huntingdon County Fair, August 6-12
• York Fair, Sept 8-17
• Lebanon Fair, July 22-29
• Elizabethtown Fair, August 21-26
• Reading Fair, Aug 6-12
• Allentown Fair, Aug 29-Sept 4
• Wayne County Fair, August 4-12
• Kutztown Fair, August 14-19
PA Inns Nearby
Stay at One of These Great Inns
Located near quaint Elizabethtown PA where antique shops, good restaurants, arts and entertainment are all within walking distance or a short drive. After a long day of antiquing or sightseeing, enjoy a nightcap at bedtime before you climb under the luxury linens, on feather beds in an air-conditioned guest room.
1870's restored farmhouse B&B features a spring running through the house. Dip your toe into our private pond off the patio, pet the alpacas, stroll the gardens or just doze off on a comfy patio or sunroom chair. Enjoy listening to waterfall into our Koi pond. Warm-up while sitting around campfire.
Enjoy life in the slow lane at one of the most photographed homes in Lancaster County. Located in Strasburg's Historical District, this 200 year old home is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and the Lancaster County Historic Sites Register.
Stay at this romantic Amish country bed & breakfast conveniently located to outlet shopping, theaters, farmers markets and the quaint towns of Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand, and Strasburg. Private baths and breakfast at your private table.
Reserve your room at our bed and breakfast on 14 acres of quiet woodlands. Three suites offer king size beds, ensuite baths, whirlpool tub and towel warmers, full breakfast served at your convenience.