2017 Elizabethtown Fair:

  • August 21-26, 2017
  • Monday 5pm-11pm
  • Tues thru Sat 10am-11pm

Elizabethtown Fair Welcomes You!

The Elizabethtown Fair is one of 109 Pennsylvania State Fairs.

We offer animal, agricultural, competitive and commercial exhibits. We have a free petting zoo, free nightly entertainment, contests for all ages, rides and lots of great food!

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 fund raiser 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 help make the 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 support our auctions. Thank you also to all our volunteers and those who attend - without you the Fair would not exist!

The exhibitor information and tentative schedule for 2017 are now available here. Please note that livestock entries and some contests have deadlines prior to the Fair.


The 31st Annual Elizabethtown Fair Chicken BBQ will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 on the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds. This year a Flea Market/Garage Sale and Bake Sale will be held in conjunction with the BBQ.

The Flea Market will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A Bake Sale will also be part of the Flea Market. To reserve a space contact Bev at 367-6586.

The Chicken BBQ will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for 1/2 chicken at $4.00 or dinners at $7.00. Dinner will include 1/2 BBQ chicken, potato chips, applesauce, roll, dessert and a drink. There will be a drive-through pick-up on the Fairgrounds. Advance BBQ tickets are now available from Elizabethtown Fair members and friends, or by calling 367-7256. Tickets may also be purchased at Brandt’s Farm Supply, Darrenkamp’s Market Elizabethtown and Groff’s Meats.

A Garden Tractor Pull will be held in conjuction wtih the 31st Annual Elizabethtown Fair Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 13, 2017 on the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds. The Tractor Pull will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m.

Contest Info Now Available:

- Coloring Contest
- Talent Show
- Baby Photo Contest
- Pet Photo Contest
- Pet Show Contest
- Cornhole Tournament
***Please visit our Events and Exibitor Materials pages for more details****

2017 Key Dates:

- May 13th: Elizabethtown Fair Chicken BBQ
- August 1st: Deadline for Livestock and Group Exhibit entries
- August 18th: Deadline for Talent Show Entries
- August 19th: Deadline for Baby and Pet Photo Entries
- August 21st: Competitive Exhibit entries received 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please, NO Weapons or Pets

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.