NEPA’s County Fairs Are All About Classic Country Fun
When summer starts drawing to a close, the fun is just getting started at NEPA’s county fairs.
The colorful lights of the midway, the smell of fresh-cut fries and the roaring engines at a tractor pull can only mean one thing: it’s county fair season in NEPA. From 4-H shows and rodeos to carnival rides and blue-ribbon pies, the fairs showcase the best that the area has to offer.
County fairs offer affordable entertainment for the entire family. The kids (and the young at heart) can enjoy high-flying fun on the rides or try their luck at the game booths. There’s live entertainment around the clock, like concerts, magic shows and circus acts.
Bring your appetite! The food is one of the best parts of fair season. You’ll find just about any deep-fried delicacy you can think of, from crispy funnel cakes to sizzling potato pancakes.
Gather the family and fill your pockets with tickets. We’ve rounded up nine county fairs to keep you busy throughout August and September.
Upcoming County Fairs:
Schuylkill County Fair
July 29 – August 3
The Schuylkill County Fairgrounds will be jam-packed with vendors, exhibits, rides and food trucks. Head to the track to watch the tractor pulls or bring the kids to meet the farm animals. Live music will rock the fairgrounds all week long.
Wayne County Fair
It’s all about farming, families and fun at the 157th Annual Wayne County Fair, located just outside of Honesdale. Check out thrilling monster truck shows, concerts, fireworks and harness racing. Tickets are just $10 and include admission, parking, rides and access to most grandstand shows.
Carbon County Fair
The Carbon County Fair in Palmerton will host concerts, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, a “tough truck” show, fireworks and other fun family activities. August 6 is children’s day, featuring special entertainment, prizes and deals on ride passes for the kids.
West End Fair
The West End Fair in Gilbert celebrates the best of Monroe County, from the finest farm animals to prize-winning pies. This week-long fair also features country concerts, demolition derbies, a rodeo and fireworks.
The 162nd Annual Harford Fair in New Milford is a small-town fair that’s big on fun. Head to the main arena for the monster truck show, truck and tractor pulls, championship rodeo, demolition derby and woodsman’s contest. The kids will love the riveting circus acts, exciting midway rides and adorable pig races.
Greene Dreher Sterling Fair
August 23 – September 1
The Greene Dreher Sterling Fair has been a tradition in Newfoundland for over 100 years. Celebrate the area’s farming heritage with rodeos, tractor pulls, farm animal shows and more. Don’t miss out on your favorite fair foods and thrilling carnival rides.
Wyoming County Community Fair
August 28 – September 2
Celebrate Labor Day weekend at the Wyoming County Community Fair in Meshoppen. They’ll have tons of entertainment, including pig races, a ninja experience show, tractor pulls, archery competitions and woodcarving demonstrations. Country star Randy Houser and special guest Troy Cartwright take the stage for a concert on September 1.
Luzerne County Fair
The Luzerne County Fair in Dallas is hosting tons of classic fair fun with rides, a rodeo and live music. Watch an amazing acrobat show and check out the blue ribbon winners in the contests. The kids will love the crazy competitions in the Barnyard Olympics.
Fair season wraps up with the 164th Annual Bloomsburg Fair, which attracts about 400,000 people each year. The fairgrounds are a sea of food trucks, vendors, rides and exhibit halls. This year’s grandstand lineup includes big-name acts like Toby Keith, Rival Sons, Amy Grant, Cheap Trick, Foreigner, Old Dominion and Oak Ridge Boys. Check out our deal: buy any night show concert ticket and receive a free fair admission ticket.