Elizabethtown, PA is a thriving picturesque community located in northwestern Lancaster County, PA. Just 10 miles south of Hershey and 20 miles from Harrisburg, Lancaster and York, Elizabethtown is a welcoming, tight-knit community with boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, microbreweries and coffee shops, and plenty of community events. Perhaps no Elizabethtown event is looked forward to as much as the Elizabethtown Fair.
Now in its 44th season, the Elizabethtown Fair is a main summer attraction for locals and visitors. An official county fair that is registered with the PA Department of Agriculture, it is the first county fair of the season in Lancaster. Running today through Saturday, the Fair will wrap up its annual festivities with a community fireworks extravaganza.
The county fair is an American tradition that's an integral part of many communities, particularly in rural areas. Programs like 4-H give young people the opportunity to develop leadership skills, set goals and take on responsibilities and achieve heights they've never experienced before. At the Elizabethtown Fair, people from all over the area come together for a common cause—to showcase the accomplishments of community members of all ages.
The exhilarating energy of the Elizabethtown Fair is contagious—hundreds of people work together to create this beloved homegrown institution every year, cultivating a sense of community and creating a vital human connection. It's not just about winning contests or spending quality time together as a family--something as simple as partaking in a game of horseshoes with your neighbors can present an opportunity to forge new friendships and create bonds that last a lifetime. It features agricultural exhibits, two stages with free entertainment, great food, rides and other family activities. Admission to the fairgrounds is free.
Family fun includes games, a free petting zoo, and contests for people of all ages. Do you sing and dance? Sign up for the talent show. Know your way around a camera. Submit a picture for the baby photo contest. Check out the pet contest, kids coloring contest, and a corn hole tournament. Classic fair competitions like cake baking contests, pie eating, kids' sack races and a frog jumping contest provide fun for the whole family.
The Elizabethtown Fair is also an opportunity for local civic and church groups to raise funds for their organizations as their principal fund raiser for the year, and many local businesses and organizations to showcase their services at the fair.
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