Fairs and Carnivals
Looking for something to do with your sweetheart or the hubby and kids on a beautiful summer day? Check out one of the fairs in the northeastern Pennsylvania area. If you are vacationing in or new to the Pocono area you may not be aware of the numerous fairs and carnivals going on around you.
Here is a list of area fairs. It is by no means comprehensive, so be sure to check your local newspapers for information about smaller carnivals, festivals and fairs in your immediate area.
Pocono Area Fairs
Mid to Late July
Attractions: Bullride, Rides, Talent Competitions, Musical Entertainment, Battle of the Bands, Demolition Derby, Tractor Pull, Horse Shows, 4H and FFA exhibits.
Carbon County Fair
Attractions: Rides, Musical Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Fireworks, Wrestling, Tractor Pull, Horse Show.
Late September – Early October
Attractions: Rides, Midway, Polka, Musical Entertainment, 4H Horse and Pony Pull, Demolition Derby, Fireworks, Motocross, Tractor and Truck Pulls, Horse Racing.
Mid to Late June
Attractions: Rides, Midway, Agriculture, Horticulture, Arts, Gardening, Pig Racing, Auto Rollover Contest, Demolition Derby, Homemade Wine Competition.
Luzerne County Fair
Early to Mid September
Attractions: Rides, Midway Games, Agriculture, Arts and Crafts Exhibits, Livestock, Musical Groups and Entertainment.
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Lycoming County Fair
Attractions: Rides, Grandstand Shows, Free Entertainment, Midway, Agriculture and Livestock Exhibits, Christmas Tree Competition.
West End Fair
Attractions: Rides, Free Entertainment, Agriculture and Livestock Exhibits, Demolition Derby, Fireworks.
Pike County Fair
2010 Fair cancelled
Mid to Late August
Attractions: Motocross, Agriculture and Crafts Exhibits, Tractor Pull, 4H Exhibits, Lawnmower Races, Musical Entertainment, Demolition Derby.
Tioga County Fair
Attractions: Agriculture and Crafts Exhibits, Wool Day, Rodeo, Carnival Rides, Tractor Pull, 4H Exhibits, Musical Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Square Dance.
Wayne County Fair
Early to Mid August
Attractions: Truck and Motorcycle Thrill Show, 4H Agriculture and Crafts Exhibits, Tractor Pull, Livestock Exhibits, Rides and Midway, Musical Entertainment, Demolition Derby.
Greene – Dreher - Sterling Community Fair
also called GDS Fair
Late August – Early September
Attractions: Kids Pedal Pull, Marching Bands, 4H Agriculture and Crafts Exhibits, Livestock Exhibits, Rides and Midway, Musical Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Dog Show.
Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair
Attractions: Talent Contest, ATV Drag, 4H Agriculture and Crafts Exhibits, Tractor Pull, Livestock Exhibits, Rides and Midway, Strolling and Musical Entertainment, Demolition Derby and Ladies Only Demo Derby.
Sullivan County, NY
Sullivan County Fair
Attractions: Rodeo, Demolition Derby, Rides, Tractor and Horse Pulls, Musical Entertainment, Pie Competitions.
Northern New Jersey
NJ State Fair and Sussex County Farm and Horse Show
Early to Mid August
Attractions: Horse Show, Barrel Riding, Agriculture, Photography and Crafts Exhibits, Butter Making, Monster Trucks, Rides, Tractor and Oxen Pulls, Musical Entertainment, Pie Competitions.
Take a break from your backyard garden and get out for some fun!
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