The 43rd Elizabethtown Fair has come and gone and planning for the 44th has already begun!
Each August the Elizabethtown Fair provides an opportunity for the showcasing of agriculture in Lancaster County and surrounding counties. Many local civic organizations and church groups use the Fair as their principal fundraiser for the year. It is also an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to promote themselves.
The Elizabethtown Fair Board and Committee would like to thank all those who helped make this year’s Fair a success. First of all, without our partners, the Elizabethtown Area School District and the Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, the Elizabethtown Fair would not be possible at the present site. We would also like to thank all our exhibitors, vendors, sponsors and those who supported our auctions. Thank you also to all our volunteers and those who attended - without you the Fair would not exist!
Thank you for helping the Elizabethtown Fair grow and improve!
Officers and Directors of the Elizabethtown Fair Committee attended workshops and seminars at the State Convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs (PSACF) January 18th through January 21st at the Hershey Lodge. The State Association is comprised of 109 Fairs across the State. At the PSACF Board Meeting on January 18th Dr. Sally K. Nolt was elected Vice President of the Association.
Madison Rivera, 2016 Elizabethtown Fair Queen, represented the Elizabethtown Fair in the State Fair Queen Competition held Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the Convention. She competed against 60 Fair Queens from across Pennsylvania. Madison was one of five finalists!
All fairs were encouraged to participate in the Communications Competition, which was also part of the four day convention. The competition included categories for Fair Premium Book, Fair Premium Tabloid, Non-Premium Tabloid, Web Site, Video Tape, Power Point, Fair Display, Creative Fair Idea, Digital Scrapbook, Scrapbook, Scrapbook Cover, Brochure, Placemat, Creative Fair Idea and Promotional and Advertising Campaign.
At the Communications Breakfast it was announced that The Elizabethtown Fair placed first for the Floor Fair Display prepared by Rachel George and Reba Wolgemuth, first for the placemat prepared by Freedom Graphics incorporating pictures taken by Rachel George, first for Creative Idea prepared by Rachel George, first for video prepared by Gina Mariani, and third for the Premium Tabloid prepared by Engle Printing and Publishing Company and Sally Nolt. By winning four firsts and a third the Elizabethtown Fair was named Best of Show and received a silver bowl.
The 2017 Elizabethtown Fair will be held August 21st through August 26th. A tentative schedule and premium list will be available by March 1st on our schedule and exhibitor materials pages.
The Elizabethtown Fair Board meets the fourth Thursday each month at 8:00 p.m. at the Elizabethtown BIC Church. The public is invited to attend
August 21-26, 2017
- May 13th: Elizabethtown Fair Chicken BBQ
- August 1st: Deadline for Livestock and Group Exhibit entries
- August 18th: Deadline for Talent Show Entries
- August 20th: Deadline for Baby and Pet Photo Entries
- August 21st: Competitive Exhibit entries received 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
No Weapons - The Elizabethtown Fair Board wishes to remind the general public attending that the Fair takes place on Elizabethtown Area School District property. Therefore, weapons such as guns, knives, or any other instrument capable of inflicting serious bodily injury is prohibited on the fairgrounds, and the surrounding school property, in accordance with PA Crimes Code, Section 912 titled: Possession of weapon on school property.
No Pets - Animals on the fairgrounds are restricted to animals for exhibit and/or competition. Dogs and other pets will not be permitted on the fairgrounds during hours of operation.