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Fair opens Monday

Published June 15. 2013 09:02AM

The 30th annual Schnecksville Community Fair will be held Monday, June 17, through Saturday, June 22, at the Schnecksville Fire Co. grounds, Route 309, next to Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4550 Old Packhouse Road, Schnecksville.

Fair hours are Monday, June 17, to Friday, June 21, from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, from 3 to 11 p.m. The theme this year is "Harvest Your Dreams."

There will be a one price gate admission that includes free parking, unlimited amusement rides, all exhibits and shows, and entertainment. Children under 3 years old are admitted free and there is a senior rate for seniors 62 plus years old.

There will be 20 rides, which includes kiddie rides, with the midway hosted by Goodtime Amusements of Hellertown.

Nightly entertainment includes an opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. and an Antique Tractor Parade at 8 p.m.

Monday will feature karaoke try outs at 7:30 p.m. and karaoke finals at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the Rehrig Brothers will perform.

On Friday at 7:30, there's more country music with Crazy Hearts. Also Friday will have a spectacular fireworks display.

On Saturday, Steel Creek will perform at 7:30 p.m.

Special attractions at the agricultural fair include Tom Yurasits Magic and Illusion with two shows daily, Chump the Clown walking around sculpting balloons and the Gator Boys Road Show featuring Jimmy Riffle and Crew, TV reality show stars, animal exhibits, 4H petting barnyard and Wanna Be A Farmer, sponsored by the Parkland Chiropractic Center, antique tractors, and hot air balloon launches at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

Keystone State Quarter Midget racing nights will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Returning to the fair all week will be Masters of the Chainsaw and they will have a championship carving competition on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Hot air balloon rides, weather permitting, will be available for a fee. Reservations are needed by June 15 by calling Scott at (610) 570-7614 or email

See competitive exhibits of handiwork, produce and animals (sheep, pigs, steers, goats and rabbits).

Enter Schnecksville Community Fair's baking contests, Tuesday, at 7 p.m. is the judging for the Youth Cupcake contest sponsored by Houser Auctioneers; Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., judging for PA Preferred - Cookie, Brownie and Bar Youth contest; and at 7 p.m. judging for the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie contest, sponsored by the New Tripoli Bank; Thursday at 7 p.m., judging is for the Angel Food Cake contest; Friday, at 7 p.m., is judging for the Refreshing Rhubarb Dessert contest; and Saturday, at 4 p.m., judging for the PA Preferred Chocolate Cake contest, sponsored by Neff's National Bank. Check the Premium Book for details or call Bev at (610) 767-5026.

There will be lots of fair foods, games, commercial exhibits and so much more.

Schnecksville Fair's famous Pa. Dutch dinner platters are served nightly at the Fire Company Cafe.

For additional information on the 30th annual Schnecksville Community Fair, visit the website at or call the fair office at (610) 799-9467, leave a message with your telephone number and they will call you as soon as possible.

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