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2015 Northumberland County Fair Plans Shaping Up

Jun 16, 2015 04:51PM ● By Kevin

The Northumberland County Fair book will be ready soon and a new brochure is being created. In addition the fair website has been updated. Check it out at: for up to date plans for "the Biggest little fair in PA." 

In conjunction with the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, a kick-off ceremony will be held on July 21 at 11 AM at the Tall Cedars Grove. In addition to a ribbon cutting, there will be light refreshments and a drawing for door prizes. Local celebrities and dignitaries will help with the festivities, which include the GREAT BALLOON LAUNCH of hundreds of balloons carrying invitations to the fair, (which is scheduled for August 19-22 at the Grove). Children in attendance will help with that launch.

The County 4-H Program plans their 5-K Fundraiser on August 22, starting and ending at the fairgrounds. For details contact the County Extension Office. (This event is strictly a fundraiser that benefits local 4-H programs)

Individuals and businesses in and around Northumberland County are invited to sponsor events at this year's fair. Find information in the PDF above… Among sponsors already participating are: Zimmerman's Motors, Sunbury Animal Hospital, Pine Hurst Acres/Channel Seed, Bloom Heating, Line Mtn Animal Hospital, Northumberland Nat'l Bank, Olvany Insurance, Valley Ag & Turf and Sunbury Motors. Others are signing up daily. Sponsors at all levels are included on the fair website (with a link), fair signage & publications. Although the deadline to be included in print materials was June 1, it's not too late to become a sponsor and be included on the fair website.

So far the following entertainment acts have been booked for the 2015 Northumberland County Fair: "Jim McClincy, The Singing Mailman,” Van Wagner, Jay Smar, Randall-Ginley Band, K. J. Reimensnyder-Wagner, Mid-Life Cowboys Band, Tim Latshaw and Frank Wicher Band. More details at:

"Granny Pockets" has been invited to shed her special kind of cheer among young fair-goers. She says she is looking forward to her first appearance at the fabulous, family-friendly Northumberland County Fair. Who is "Granny Pockets?" Only those who attend will know.

Chosen for special prizes is this year's "Outstanding Vegetable": peppers. To enter this special event 12 peppers of any variety are required. First prize is $25, 2nd is $15. This event usually sparks lively competition among county gardeners!

NOTE! ... The art contest for the fair book cover deadline was MAY 1. The fair board voted on the entries and two tied for first place, so both will be incorporated in publications. It is not too late to start working on entries for 2016! ... Get out your colored pencils or ink to get started. The rules are on the "Special Contests" page on the website: Deadline for 2016's contest has not yet been announced. 

The fair committee has been notified that due to the threat of Avian Flu this summer, there will be no poultry, eggs or anything with feathers shown at this year's fair.

Information provided by R. Molaro.

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