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Elizabethtown Locals Come Together at the Fair

Elizabethtown PA

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.  

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When: August 22nd – 27th
Monday 5pm-11pm
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-11pm


Where: 900 E. High Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022


It's that time of year again to celebrate Lancaster County's agriculture, civic organizations, and local businesses at the Elizabethtown Fair! Beginning August 22nd this free event will offer various exhibits featuring animals, agriculture, competitive, and commercial exhibits.  The Etown Fair is the perfect place for people of all ages to get together with family and friends for a safe, fun, and exciting experience. The fair offers a petting zoo, entertainment, contests for all ages, rides, delicious food, and a fireworks display on the last night. Every day of the fair offers new activities to enjoy.


Monday: Let your kids cool off at the children's water balloon toss. At night listen to the sounds of The Fabulous Heartbreak, a tribute to Patsy Cline and Elvis.


Tuesday: Support your favorite local talents at the Talent Show with Dana and Galla


Wednesday: Let your children test their steadiness at the Egg and Spoon Race. Later get down with the Uptown Band.


Thursday: Take a couple minutes (or hours) to pet the some of the fluffiest farm animals at the Angorapalooza petting zoo.


Friday: Listen to the local country band Laredo and then catch Ashley Fletcher's Equine Show.


Saturday: You are getting sleepy, very sleepy…don't miss your chance to witness real hypnosis with Mike Bishop, Comedy Hypnotist.


For a full list of scheduled events visit http://Etownfair.org and also to get the latest information on sponsors, contests and more!


While you're enjoying yourself at the fair, stop by our Homesale Realty stand and say hello to our agents from the Elizabethtown and Mount Joy Offices! This year our children's coloring contest winner will win a Skyzone Trampoline Park Family Pack. Download the Image HERE and then drop off your kid's artwork at our stand or to our Elizabethtown Office by August 27th.


Elizabethtown PA Ribs & Riffs FestivalElizabethtown, PA is known for its quaint Main Street that is home to a variety of shops, museums, art galleries, and restaurants. Many of the downtown buildings that give the city its charm and defines its history are original 19th and 20th century historic architectural structures.

Elizabethtown is also a city where local business organizations and residents work to keep their community alive and beautiful.  One such organization is the Market Street Improving Business (MSIB) group.

Market Street Improving Business

Market Street Improving Business (MSIB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sustainability of the Elizabethtown, PA downtown area and its surrounding community. The group was formed by five local business owners who came together to keep the business district, center square, and main street thriving and self-sustaining. 

The orgnaization's main objectives are to revitalize and stabilize local businesses, educate local residents about the value of shopping locally, beautification projects around town, and opening channels of communication between the many groups, organizations, and businesses of Elizabethtown.

MSIB hosts several Elizabethtown events to bring the community to its downtown including E-Town 2nd Fridays, Elizabethtown's Arti Walk, 1st Annual Beans and Brew, Wine Walk, and the 1st Annual Ribs and Riffs Music Festival.  All funds raised or donated to MSIB are put directly into activities and improvements in the area.

Ribs & Riffs Music Festival

In what is certainly going to be one of the highlights of the summer, the first annual Ribs & Riffs Music Festival will be held Sunday, July 13th from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ribs will be provided by Lucky Ducks Bar and Grille and the riffs will be provided by:

  • Little Heartbreakers. Start the afternoon off with the fresh pop sounds from this duo from Enola, PA.
  • Jason Gray Band. Liven up the afternoon with folk sounds from Lancaster, PA
  • Juan Catorce Band. Heat things up with the original pop sounds from this group based in Lancaster, PA.
  • Silver City Rodeo. With seven members playing instruments from steel guitar to the violin, the Americana sound of this Lancaster County band will get everyone on their feet.
  • The Octavia Blues Band. The evening will close with the powerful vocals and harmonica sounds from Octavia backed by her three-man band to create their unique "blues-roots" sound.

The festival will be held behind E-Town Rita's, located at 30 N. Market Street. Tents will be provided for shade and everyone is encouraged to bring their own chair to relax. Additional food vendors are expected to participate and will be announced as the event gets closer.

Getting Involved in MSIB

If you're an Elizabethtown business owner, MSIB could use your help. From fundraising events to marketing to planning events and activities, there's so many ways to lend your expertise to help keep Elizabethtown a place where local businesses can thrive. If you have a few hours to spare each month, take a look at where MSIB needs help, and pitch in.  

Living in Elizabethtown PA

If you'd like to become a part of our community, view our real estate listings for homes in Elizabethtown and contact Homesale Realty to schedule a showing.


Elizabethtown College (or E-Town as it is fondly referred to by area residents) is located in western Lancaster County's Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.  A short drive from Harrisburg, Hershey, and Lancaster, almost 20,000 people call Elizabethtown home with more than 1,900 students enrolled at Elizabethtown College during the school year.

Elizabethtown College History
Chartered in 1899, by members of the Church of the Brethren, Elizabethtown College was founded as an institution of higher education to support their denomination's beliefs.  The founder's charter stated the goal of Elizabethtown College was "to give such harmonious development to the physical, mental, and moral powers of both sexes as will best fit them for the duties of life and promote their spiritual interests." Today, the College's mission is dedicated to the same philosophy of "educating students intellectually, socially, aesthetically and ethically for lives of service and leadership as citizens of the world."

Elizabethtown Academics
Educational opportunities are excellent at Elizabethtown College. In addition to its professional studies, sciences and liberal arts programs, students have the opportunity to participate in service-learning programs, including student-faculty research, internships, fieldwork, and studying abroad.

The student-faculty ratio is 12:1, with 19 academic departments offering 53 majors, and 90+ minors.

E-Town is More Than Just School Books
E-Town takes a holistic approach to education, seeking to encourage not only academic education, but also personal growth and maturity. Education is more than its market value, but also a means to performing service to those around us in need. At Elizabethtown College, education expands beyond the classroom to include practical, real-life experiences through a variety of service and internship programs. These lead to valuable connections and networking opportunities, contributing to the high rate of post-graduation success E-Town students enjoy.

Elizabethtown Home Away from Home
Elizabethtown College's faculty and administrators strive to make each student feel as if E-Town is their home away from home.  The College provides a comfortable and safe environment with multiple dining locations, housing options, recreational and entertainment opportunities, college store, post office, and bank.  The campus is well-lit, and well-maintained with 24-hour security.

Elizabethtown College brings a wide variety of people to the area. Students, staff, and educators bring something special to the Elizabethtown. If you are ready to find a home in Elizabethtown and experience all the area has to offer, contact Prudential Homesale Services Group for the most comprehensive listings and friendliest service in Lancaster County.

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