The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

July 16, 2013

Fair turns 75 this year

By Karen Blackledge
The Danville News






75th anniversary

Aug. 12-17


Free admission


Free entertainment


Aug. 11


3 to 6 p.m. Entering livestock

7 p.m. Vesper services music by “Gospel Strings” freewill collection given to Challenger Baseball Team and Young’s Funny Farm


Aug. 12


Noon – 8 p,m. Entering exhibits except 4-H and FFA

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entering livestock

5 p.m. Market livestock weigh-in

5:30 p.m. Kiddie pedal tractor pull

6 and 8 p.m. Entertainment by The Jesse Alexander Band

7 p.m. Youth and special contests

7 p.m. 4 x 4 truck pull

8 p.m. Judging of baked goods

8:30 p.m. old-fashioned and special contests


Aug. 13


9 a.m. Exhibit judging except livestock and baked goods. Buildings closed during judging

9 a.m. Judging of market steers, beef cattle, dairy beef, market goats, market lambs, breeding sheep with master exhibitor judging to follow

4-6 p.m. Fleece to shawl competition and wool day event with Susquehanna Spinners and Weavers

5 p.m. Cake and pie auction with 50 percent of proceeds to benefit Challenger Baseball and Young’s Funny Farm

6:30 and 8:15 p.m. Entertainment by Legends oldies band

7 p.m. Square dance demonstration with Danjo Wheelers and Susque Country Squares

7 p.m. Hot stock, pro farm, super farm and classic tractor pull


Aug. 14


9 a.m. Dairy goat judging

Noon dairy goat master exhibitor judging

6 and 8 p.m. Entertainment by Aaron Kelly of American Idol

6:30 p.m. pet and toy parade forms 6 p.m. in arena

7 p.m. Dairy cattle master exhibitor contest

7 p.m. Garden tractor pull


Aug. 15


9 a.m. Dairy cattle judging

6 p.m. VIP dairy goat showmanship contest

6 and 8 p.m. Entertainment by the Midlife Cowboys

7 p.m. Four-wheeler ATV pull

7:30 p.m. Apiary demonstration by Beekeepers of the Susquehanna Valley


Aug. 16 


10 a.m. 4-H and FFA presentations and public speaking contest

1 p.m. Supreme showmanship contest

5 p.m. Milking contest with county commissioners

6 and 8 p.m. Entertainment by Gospel Bond

6 p.m. Free for all horse pull contest

7 p.m. Equestrian vaulting with Ginger Klein and the Bear Gap Vaulters

8:30 p.m. Single horse pull

9 p.m. Fireworks with rain date of 9 p.m. Aug. 17


Aug. 17


3-5 p.m. Children’s program with Eric Sundberg and other fun activities

4 p.m. Farm stock tractor pulling contest

6 p.m. Lightweight pony pulling contest

6 and 8 p.m. Entertainment by The Joe Murray Banc

7 p.m. Heavyweight pony pulling contest

7:30 p.m. Mini 34-inch and under pulling contest

7:30 p.m. Mini 38-inch and under pulling contest