Fair Guide
Landen McNew (17 months old) enjoying the Tractor Pull at the Shippensburg Fair.
Landen McNew (17 months old) enjoying the Tractor Pull at the Shippensburg Fair.

Fair Coverage

Union County Junior Livestock Sale Grosses $107,000
The 36th annual Union County West End Fair Junior Livestock Sale featured 61 members of several Union County 4-H clubs and the Mifflinburg FFA chapter on Aug. 8 in Laurelton, Pa. A total of 129 lots c ...more
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Champions in Shippensburg
Submitted photo Showing off the 4-H and FFA grand champions on Aug. 2 at the South Central Pennsylvania District Dairy Show, from left, are Amanda Hege, Franklin dairy princess; judge Jason Mowry; su ...more
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Peachey’ Cow Wins Central Pa. Championship Show
HUNTINGDON, Pa. — Peachey Damion Trista, owned by Tyler Peachey, Petersburg, Pa., won top honors during the Central Pennsylvania Championship Open Show on Aug. 9 in Huntingdon, Pa. Besides beati ...more
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Winning Animals of N.J. State Fair Announced
AUGUSTA, N.J. — The New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show took place Aug. 1-10, at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, N.J., where many animals competed for the grand champ ...more
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Hartung, Hurley Show Franklin County 4-H Grand Champions
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County 4-H Baby Beef Club held its annual Junior Market Steer Show and Open Heifer Show on July 8 at the Franklin County Fair. John Spiker of Jane Lew, W.Va., wa ...more
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Younker Wins Final 4-H Supreme With Jersey
READING, Pa. — The youth dairy show at the Reading Fair wrapped up Tuesday evening with the selection of Andrew Younker’s Jersey as the winner of the 4-H supreme champion. Judge Brad Hoove ...more
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Mercer County 4-H Livestock Sale Tops $129,000
MERCER, Pa. — Mercer County 4-H Roundup culminates a year of activities for 4-H members from across the county. The livestock members complete the week with the annual livestock sale in the Merc ...more
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Lebanon Fair Sets Steer Record
LEBANON, Pa. — The Lebanon Area Fair set a record when Jared Fessler’s grand champion market steer sold for $15,500 on Aug. 1. A consortium of Bell & Evans, Fulton Bank and Esther&rsqu ...more
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Saratoga Fair’s 'Ladies of the Lewis Building'
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — This year’s Saratoga County Fair in Ballston Spa, N.Y., had thousands of blue ribbon winners in contests ranging from baked goods to cattle shows. However, some of the ...more
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Fairgoers Hog Wild for Races
LEBANON, Pa. — Not all the swine at the Lebanon Area Fair were 4-H projects. The squealing of porkers across the fairgrounds from the livestock barns originated with pigs smaller — and fas ...more
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Beiler Takes All in Lebanon Youth Dairy
LEBANON, Pa. — On an unusual July evening when unseasonably cool air brought out jackets and sweatshirts, something else unusual happened at the Lebanon Area Fair. Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Bei ...more
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Saratoga County Fair Preserves Ag History at Antiques Show
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Don Erlenbusch doesn’t mind bringing his extensive toy circus, train and carnival exhibit to Saratoga County Fair in Ballston Spa, N.Y., because he knows how much peop ...more
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Holstein Supreme at Bedford County Fair’s Dairy Show
BEDFORD, Pa. — Competition was stiff in the dairy shows at the Bedford County Fair. Two familiar faces appeared in the ring often. One was that of Dana Cessna of Cessna farms south of Clearville ...more
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Cumberland FFA Livestock Sale Totals $86,925
Sales of the 116 animals at this week’s Cumberland County FFA’s Robert L. Finkenbinder Sale totaled $86,925 for an average price of $749. The 14 steers in the sale brought in a total of $3 ...more
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Philly Suburbs Supply Kimberton Dairy Goat Champ
KIMBERTON, Pa. — It is not often that a livestock show champion comes from a town close enough to Philadelphia to merit an exit on the Schuylkill Expressway. Kender Kerr of Plymouth Meeting, Pa. ...more
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Mifflin County Youth Fair Is 60 Years Old
REEDSVILLE, Pa. — The Mifflin County Youth Fair is celebrating its 60th year this August. This year’s fair runs Aug. 4-9 at the Youth Park in Reedsville, Mifflin County, Pa. The fair start ...more
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Champions Named at 2014 National Junior Angus Show
More than 700 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., to compete in the 2014 National Junior Angus Show on July 6-12 at the Indiana State Fair Grounds. Garrett Gardner of Cher ...more
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Passion the Glue That Keeps Franklin County Fair Going
ST. THOMAS, Pa. — The Franklin County Fair has been going on for 106 years and bringing together the local agricultural community at its present location since 1958. “The fair is about peo ...more
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Showing Steers Is a Family Affair
Eleven-year-old Reilly Hess of Manheim, Pa., can be seen sporting her trademark pink cowgirl boots whether judging a class of steer with the Lancaster County 4-H livestock judging team or showing a pr ...more
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Schnecksville Fair Winners
SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. — More than 1,500 items, including 325 animals, were entered this year in the 31st annual Schnecksville Community Fair in Schnecksville, Lehigh County. The numbers of animals ...more
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Top Firecracker Seller Fetches $5,300
The Pennsylvania Holstein Association’s summer picnic and sale last Saturday at the Romano 4-H Center in Honey Brook saw 78 full lots sell for an average of $2,691 with a top of $5,300. The top ...more
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Goats Become Passion for York County 4-H’er
DELTA, Pa. — Raising goats started as a 4-H project, but it has become much more than that for Katelyn Evans. “I think I’ll have goats for the rest of my life,” said Katelyn, 1 ...more
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Katahdin Sheep Are Outlet for Md. Legislator
DELTA, Pa. — It is common enough to see state lawmakers at fairs. Most of the time they are there to shake hands with constituents and get their faces out in the community. It is less common to ...more
Saturday, July 12, 2014
State Alternate Dairy Princess Crowns Sister in Mercer County
MERCER, Pa. — Bright flowers decorated the room for the banquet preceding the annual Mercer County dairy princess pageant, May 30. The event was at the Leslie N. Firth Education Center, Mercer, ...more
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Juniors Parade Angus Champs
at Atlantic National Regional Preview Young Angus exhibitors from across the country exhibited 177 entries at the 2014 Atlantic National Regional Preview Junior Angus Show, May 23-24 in Timonium, Md. ...more
Saturday, June 07, 2014

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