A Grange Fair to Remember: 2013!

Every year, we make our list of Grange Fair traditions and add on a few new things to experience. Here are my recommendations from last summer:

1. The fair haircut. Do it. The stylists at Forever Reds bring their adorable red car over and the kids love it! I think Sherri and the gang do a marvelous job on cuts. In fact, this week I look particularly purty because Sherri just spruced me up!

IMG_02142. Spend lots of time at the Equine Arena. Jump on the tram and get out to at least one of the horse competitions. The facility is gorgeous and the drivers/ riders are extremely talented. Get a glimpse of some of America’s top riders.


3. Watch the kid’s talent show on Tuesday, August 27th at 9 a.m. on the Southside Stage. Truly, this is a delight. Some kids sing. Others do flips. At least one twirls a baton. And a few recite hilarious speeches. You’ll smile the whole time.

Of course, there are so many wonderful things to enjoy. We try not to miss the Fair Queen Coronation (7 p.m. on Thursday), or the Jr. Swine Show (8 a.m. on Monday morning). We always spend lots of time looking at the bunnies, goats, and chickens. And, of course, we poke our head in to say hello to the librarian and rummage through the books for a few treasures.

What should we add to our “2013 Grange Fair Gotta-Do” list?



 Enjoy your home,

About Laura

We are one little family and we're on a mission: we want to discover our hometown and share the treasures with you! Just think of all the tractor-pulls, restaurants, farm stands, mom-and-pop shops, and local attractions that we'll enjoy together. We hope that our discoveries and ideas strengthen your family and our hometown Penns Valley, Pennsylvania.
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2 Responses to A Grange Fair to Remember: 2013!

  1. Ruth Nazimek says:

    You’ve sold me on the Grange Fair…I’ll be the Lady with the bells on!

  2. Erin H. says:

    We usually go on Saturday; heck, we live here and could go all the time, but Saturday seems to be the day that we visit the Fair. It’s Grosses’ French Fries (with vinegar and salt!) and Scott’s Pulled Pork for dinner!

    But that’s just me.

    Of course, we check out all of the animal barns, and ride the tram around a few times, and never, ever ever ever, ride any of the rides. We will run into family at some point, and friends that we haven’t seen in a long while, and we spend time promising to get together soon (and, usually we do!) while the kids tug on our arms to keep us moving.

    I love to walk the “streets” lined with tents around 7PM on Saturday; just about everyone who is anyone is up on the Midway meeting and greeting, and the tent areas are quiet, the lanes are darkening, and you can walk hand in hand with your loved ones and talk about everything. It’s just a nice time – a quiet time – a last breath of summertime.

    At the end of our Fair night, we usually get some ice cream, check out the display buildings (I *love* looking at all of the canned/jarred produce!) and always, always buy chances for the quilt. We’ll walk home, close every single window of the house, put on a couple of fans for white noise, and try to ignore how far the danged tractor pulls run into the early morning hours.