Round up family and friends, it's county fair season in Western Pennsylvania
County fair season has returned to Western Pennsylvania.
The livestock are primping, engines are revving and local bands are fine-tuning their set lists in anticipation of summer fairgoers. Some fairs listed are celebrating anniversaries topping 100 years, and they have the carnival rides, concession stands, big-name acts and competitions to prove it.
Check out a location near you and join in the fair fun:
Fayette County Fair
July 24 to Aug. 2. More than 100,000 people attend this fair annually. Highlights this year include Fayette Idol; a concert by The Swon Brothers from NBC's “The Voice” on July 24; and performances by hypnotist and comedian Mike Bishop from July 24 to 27. Daily shows include Pigs Gone Wild, El Gleno Grande and Albain Zerbini Circus. There will be fireworks July 27. Livestock and agricultural judging goes on all week, in addition to rides and games. Admission: $13; $11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; $10 in advance at select locations. County Fairgrounds, Route 119 North, Dunbar.
Details: 724-628-3360 or www.fayettefair.com
Butler Farm Show
Aug. 4 to 9. Major arena events for the 66th annual Butler Farm Show include car, truck and tractor pulls; a demolition derby; and horse shows. Bluegrass group The Allegheny Drifters will perform Aug. 7. Additional country performances include Chareé White, Jeremy Staubus, David Allan & The Roadworks Band and Diamonds in the Rough. The Wild World of Animals will perform three shows a day. Livestock judging continues throughout the fair. Rides open at 1 p.m. daily. Admission: $7 Monday; $8 Tuesday through Saturday. 625 Evans City Road, Butler.
Details: 724-482-4000 or www.butlerfarmshow.com
Washington County Agricultural Fair
Aug. 9 to 16. A surprise guest from NBC network hit “The Voice” will perform on Aug. 10 as part of the entertainment at the Washington County fair. Local groups The Stickers, Leather and Lace, Foggy Hollow Band and The Weedrags will perform, as well. Other events include tractor pulls, a school-bus demolition derby, harness racing and fireworks Aug. 10. Contests, rides and livestock exhibits continue throughout the week. Admission: $6 to $9. Washington County Fairgrounds, Washington.
Details: 724-225-7718 or www.washingtonfair.org
Aug. 8 to 17. This is the 134th year for the Dayton Fair in Armstrong County. Country singer/songwriter duo Love and Theft will perform Aug. 16. Daily attractions include the Dan & Galla Musical Show and Elephant Extravaganza, along with tractor pulls, demolition derbies, harness racing, rides, an agricultural fair and livestock auctions throughout. Admission: $8; $7 in advance; $40 for a week pass in advance. Armstrong County Fair Fairgrounds, Dayton.
Details: 814-257-8332 or www.daytonfair.com
Lawrence County Fair
Aug. 11 to 16. Truck and tractor pulls, a Christian Music Festival with Unspoken on Aug. 13 and fireworks Aug. 16 highlight the Lawrence County Fair. The heart of this fair lies in the judging of livestock and agricultural goods. Admission: $8; plus additional tickets for grandstand events. 464 Midway Road, New Castle.
Details: 724-654-7745 or www.lawrencecountyfair.com
Aug. 15 to 23. The 60th annual Westmoreland Fair Queen contest will kick off the Westmoreland Fair on Aug. 15. Other arena events include new-to-the-fair hot-air balloon rides, monster truck racing, demolition derbies, Bullride Mania and tractor pulls. Chuck Blasko and The Vogues will perform on Aug. 20. Livestock competitions and exhibits continue all week, along with rides and games. Admission: $7; plus admission for arena events. 123 Blue Ribbon Lane, Greensburg.
Details: 724-423-5005 or www.westmorelandfair.com
Somerset County Fair
Aug. 16 to 23. Fair's Got Talent and the Dave Martin Rodeo headline the 114th annual Somerset County Fair. Tractor pulls, horse pulls, livestock and agricultural foods judging, live music and carnival rides are on the calendar. Admission: $8; free Aug. 16 and 17. 7842 Mt. Davis Road, Meyersdale.
Details: 814-634-5619 or www.somersetcountyfairpa.com
Aug. 19 to 23. Entertainment includes concerts by Savannah Jack on Aug. 19; Steve Dorsey as Roy Orbison and Ernie Valley as Elvis on Aug. 20; and Gatlin on Aug. 21. The fair will feature a rodeo, demolition derby, motocross and tractor pulls. New this year is homemade wine judging. Livestock and other judging continue throughout the fair. Admission: $8; $10 after 3 p.m.; $7 in advance. 1198 State Route 168, Hookstown, Beaver County.
Details: 724-573-4512 or www.hookstownfair.com
Indiana County Fair
Aug. 24 to 30. Hansen's Spectacular Acrobatic Sensation will perform all week at the 152nd Indiana County Fair. In addition to livestock judging, there will be a demolition derby, harness racing and tractor pulls. A train show and a new event this year, 4-H/FFA Market Livestock, make the daily schedule. Admission: $8, free Aug. 24. Indiana County Fairgrounds, J.S. Mack Community Park.
Details: 724-465-6703 or www.indianacountyfair.com
Emma Deihle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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