Published on August 06, 2022 at 09:43
They work together to keep the tradition alive at the Carbon County Fair.
The 22nd annual event takes place Monday through Saturday along Little Gap Road in Palmerton.
It will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Admission is $7 for ages 6 and up.
The fair’s new president, Malinda Fox, is set to succeed her father, Robert Silliman, who completed 21 years in the role last year.
Fox, who has been involved in organizing the fair for many years as chair of the auction, said her main goal for this year is to involve young people more in their organization.
She noted that with the inflated cost of fuel this year, visitors should take advantage and explore local events.
“The 22nd Annual Carbon County Fair is the perfect place to bring your family and enjoy all we have to offer,” Fox said. “We enjoy a family environment in an old fashioned country fair setting.”
Fox said the fair “will feature great musical entertainment and amazing shows at Midway, (so) be sure to check out the demonstration mud derbies and racing chainsaws featured in the show. arena”.
“We’ll have lots of agriculture on display as 4-H clubs show off their livestock, and don’t forget to browse the exhibits for crafts, baked goods, photography and more,” she said. declared. “Your mouth will be salivating as the aroma of all Midway foods will tempt your taste buds.
“Kids will love all the animals on display and can enjoy thrilling rides and even win a souvenir at one of the many Midway games. So come enjoy all the fun food and entertainment we have to offer.
For more information, visit carboncountyfair.com.
The fair begins at 5 p.m. Monday with the opening ceremony and will see the crowning of the Carbon County Fair Queen.
Those looking for entertainment can hear the Steel Creek Band play at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on the main stage. DJ Chicken McNugget will play tunes from 6-8 p.m.
A garden tractor draw will take place at 7 p.m. in the small arena.
The ever-popular Fireworks Show will begin at 9:30 p.m. in the arena.
Children’s Day is the theme for Tuesday.
A special draw will be held at 7 p.m. on the Midway for prizes outside the fair office, including six bikes and electronics and more. Tickets are available 30 minutes before the draw.
The special ride is $20 to ride from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. On other days, runners can purchase a pass for $25. Individual tickets will also be available for purchase.
The Fabulous Grease Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on the main stage.
A lumberjack contest will be held at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the arena.
Seniors Day is Wednesday.
There will be performances by the Nashville Music Company at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
A demolition derby will provide arena action at 7 p.m.
The senior draw will take place at 8 p.m. at the arena.
Ronnie McDowell, with Nashville artist Leigh Pollari will perform at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the main stage
A demolition derby for youth and adults will take place at 7 p.m. in the arena.
There will also be craft beer, a wine garden, Buster the Clown and Amazing Anastasinis.
The Lehighton High School Band performs at 5 p.m. Friday in the arena, followed by the Barnyard Olympics at 6:30 p.m.
A Classic Tractor Pull will land at 6 p.m. in the arena.
Mystery City will play at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on the main stage.
A Coal Cracker Cornhole Tournament will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. on the main stage, followed by a Tough Truck event at 4 p.m. in the arena.
Dean Hawk & The Hawks will play at 4 p.m. on the main stage, followed by The Cramer Brothers at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Chris Everett and Kim Gruber brave the elements Thursday morning as they attempt to set up Gruber’s Goldfish Stand before the 22nd annual Carbon County Fair. The event will take place Monday through Saturday at the fairgrounds along Little Gap Road in Palmerton. TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS