An Easy New Way to Discover Family Fun Across Pennsylvania
Interactive Find-a-Fair map makes it simple to find an inexpensive weekend activity.
Ah... the taste of funnel cake. The shrieks of delight from a Ferris wheel. The soothing oink of a pig. The homey smell of horse manure. Wait! What?
Seriously, Pennsylvania's 107 community and county fairs are a staple in towns all over the state, celebrating farming and providing great family fun for a day's outing, or a weekend road trip.
What child wouldn't love the chance to see a baby calf or pet a goat?
Now the State of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has made it a lot easier to find a fair near you, through their on-line, mobile-friendly Interactive Fair Guide . You can find a fair based on your location by using the Find Fairs Near Me tool and plugging in your street address. You can use the Filter Fair Map tool to find fairs based on the county and even the dates you're looking for. Each fair entry includes dates, a website link, and driving directions.
In addition to a farm focus, many fairs have other attractions like rides, food and concerts.
"From the Pocono mountains and Dutch country roads to the Laurel Highlands and Lake Erie, our fairs and festivals showcase the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture," said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.
Known for your fabulous flowers or prize-winning pies? You can enter a farm fair contest even if you're not a farmer.
Even if you're not a farmer, adults and kids can enter their best products of home and garden in their local fair, from woodworking and needlework, to flowers, fruits and vegetables and even wine and baked goods. Check the fair's website for contest guidelines