A Grand North Tradition: Lancaster Fair to Mark 145th Year
Lancaster Fair spotlights agricultural activities, 4-H exhibits, diverse musical entertainment, delicious food, and motorized competitions
Withits old-fashioned country flair flavor, the 145th Lancaster Fair promises to fill families and fairgoers up on fried dough, homemade pies and maple cotton candy, coupled with a fantastic array of carnival rides, live music, and agricultural fun. As one of the Grand North’s premier events, the Lancaster Fair, which takes place from Sept. 2- Sept. 7 on the 65-acre Lancaster Fairgrounds, provides families near and far with entertainment and activities for all ages, highlighted by all kinds of farm-themed fun, including the hilarious pig scramble, horse and oxen pulls, sheep dog trials and a range of 4-H exhibits. “One of the Grand North’s most longstanding and beloved traditions, the Lancaster Fair is about community – people coming together to enjoy the final days of summer,” said Shane Beattie, vice-president of the Lancaster Fair’s Board of Directors. “This year’s fair is jam-packed with demonstrations, live entertainment for all ages and, of course, delicious fair food and local vendors. We look forward to seeing guests from near and far as we celebrate our 145th year of providing a place where families and friends meet.”
nominated and New England native country artist, Jo Dee Messina, is this year’s featured entertainment for Saturday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. Messina is a chart-topping country singer who has been previously honored by the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. She has also been nominated for two Grammy Awards. To date, Messina has topped the charts with nine number one singles. A native of Holliston, Massachusetts, Jo Dee will get the crowd on its feet with her upbeat tunes. Krazy Kountry Band will warm up the audience at 5 p.m. Both shows are free with paid admission.
grand stand shows include humorist Rusty DeWees, aka The Logger, Cruise Night, 6th Annual Fireman’s Muster, New England Championship Wrestling, and Pig Scramble, all free with paid admission, along with three paid events: the Big Rig Truck Pull, 4x4 Truck Pull, and Demolition Derby. For more information and a complete schedule of events and exhibitions, please visit: lancasterfair.com/events-schedule/.
We welcome families and visitors to head north to enjoy all that the Lancaster Fair has to offer,
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