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2015 Grange Fair Info

A great end of summer tradition for the Centre Region, the Centre County Grange Encampment & Fair, more commonly known as "The Grange Fair," begins August 21st and runs through August 29th. This year marks the 141st year of the annual fair. Livestock exhibits & sales, camping areas, carnival rides, concession stands, concerts, craft exhibits, food exhibits, and tractor pulls are just some of the attractions visitors can expect to see at the fair.


Grange News

Check out the latest Grange Fair News below:

'Glamour Camping' Tent at Grange Fair to Raise Money for Tree Preservation 'Glamour Camping' Tent at Grange Fair to Raise Money for Tree Preservation
49 weeks ago - - Michael Martin Garrett
"The trees are an important part of the atmosphere here, but lately they've had to struggle with a lot of disease," says Ede Boake of Herman-Boake Auctioneering. "So many people come to the fair and enjoy the grace and beauty of this area, and we want to help keep it that way." [Read More]
Tradition Endures at Grange Fair Tradition Endures at Grange Fair
49 weeks ago - - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
With 141 years listed, the Grange Fair is certainly a tradition that has hung on in the midst of dramatic changes. For many who still earn their living in agriculture and related fields, Grange Fair is a chance to slow down a little and spend time with family and friends. [Read More]
Grange Fair Continues 141 Years of Family Tradition Grange Fair Continues 141 Years of Family Tradition
49 weeks ago - - Michael Martin Garrett
Eicher says the fair has become "more commercialized and modernized," with a greater focus on commercial vendors, but some things never change. "I think most everyone would say the fair is as wonderful as its ever been," Eicher says. "Family is the glue that holds this all together." [Read More]
Celebrating the Sunset Ice Cream tradition Celebrating the Sunset Ice Cream tradition
49 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — For more than 30 years, Sunset Ice Cream Parlor has been a Grange Fair staple.The Williamsport-based business, which first opened its doors in 1977, has been serving fairgoers since the 1980s. At this year’s Grange Fair, there will be a “Sunset Ice Cream Day” [Read More]
Centre County Grange Fair Comes to Life Ahead of Friday Kickoff Centre County Grange Fair Comes to Life Ahead of Friday Kickoff
49 weeks ago - - Zach Berger
A self-proclaimed "family tradition," the Grange Fair is the only remaining tenting fair in the nation. Each summer, the fairgrounds are transformed from vibrant, green land to a living, breathing city, where thousands of people -- and hundreds of animals -- take up residence. [Read More]
5 Questions with Shirley Heidrich, Centre County Grange Fair director and chair of the entertainment department 5 Questions with Shirley Heidrich, Centre County Grange Fair director and chair of the entertainment department
52 weeks ago - Town and gown
The 141st Centre County Grange Fair runs August 21-29, and the headlining entertainment is already scheduled thanks in part to Shirley Heidrich, who has worked on the board of the fair for more than 20 years. Heidrich is chair of the entertainment department and helps bring in the acts that take [Read More]

General Information

Admission to the Grange Fair is $6 per day or $15 for a week long admission pass. Children 11 and under are admitted free. All grandstand entertainment is included in the price of admission. Individual tickets or all day passes can be purchased for the carnival rides.



Parking is $6 per vehicle, or a week long parking pass can be purchased for $16.  Wheelchairs and motorized scooter rentals are available for rent from T&B Medical of State College.


Members of the Grange Fair Committee ask visitors to adhere to the following rules:

•  Pets are not permitted in Grange Park, however service dogs are permitted.

•  Alcoholic Beverages of any kind are not permitted on the fairgrounds at any time.

•  Open fires of any kind are prohibited in Grange Park. This includes charcoal or gas Bar-B-Q grills.

•  Children 8 years of age and younger must be supervised by an adult.

•  Loud talk and objectionable or profane language are prohibited at all times.

•  Audio and video taping of Grandstand Shows is prohibited.


Visitors who will be coming from out of town can log-on to for a listing of hotels , restaurants , and local entertainment in the area.



The following is a list of headlining Grandstand entertainers at this year's Grange Fair.


Date Performer Time
8/21 Old Dominion
8:00 p.m.
8/22 Remington Ryde
8:00 p.m.
8/23 Grange Fair Idol Finals
8:00 p.m.
Craig Wayne Boyd
8:00 p.m.
Guy Penrod
8:00 p.m.
Sammy Kershaw
8:00 p.m.
Paul Revere's Raiders
8:00 p.m.
Francesca Battistelli
8:00 p.m.
Cassadee Pope
8:00 p.m.


Many local artists/bands will also be performing at the Grange Fair.


For a complete list of performances and times, visit the Grange Fair's website at

More Information


Bartlebaugh Rides: $16.00 Wristband



Bartlebaugh Rides: $16.00 Wristband



Bartlebaugh Rides: $16.00 Wristband

Garbrick Rides Presents Military Appreciation Day: Military ID Holders get $2.00 off Daily Wristband


Kiddies Day – Reduced Rates at Bartlebaugh Rides & Garbrick Rides from 10 am – 4 pm



Bartlebaugh Rides Presents Collegiate Day: 1/2 Price wristband with college ID

Garbrick Rides Presents T-Shirt Tuesday & Collegiate Day: Free t-shirt with wristband purchase (while supplies last) & 1/2 Price wristband with college ID


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 Bartlebaugh Rides Presents McDonald’s “Pay One Price” Day at the Fair – $8.00 price includes admission, parking & wristband (Ages 2+)

Garbrick Rides Presents A Thank You to the Girls Scouts – Buy One Wristband and Get One Free



Senior Citizens Day – 62 & older Admitted FREE (Parking is $6.00)

Bartlebaugh Rides Presents Buddy Day – Buy one wristband, get one FREE

Garbrick Rides Presents Cancer Awareness Day – Reduced rates with a portion of proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society




Bartlebaugh Rides Presents Ladies Day – Ladies get $2.00 off wristband

Garbrick Rides Presents A Celebration of Jack Garbrick’s 90th Birthday! – $.90 rides from 1-4 PM




Bartlebaugh Rides & Garbrick Rides Presents Food For Fun Day – $2.00 off wristband with canned food donation



Tractor Pulls/Competition Track Events

The following is a list of some vehicle/tractor pulls that will take place at the Grange Fair.

Date Event Time
4x4 Pickup Pulls
6:00 p.m.
Farm Tractor Pulls
Garden Tractor Pulls
10:00 a.m.
Interstate Tractor Pulls
7:00 p.m.
Interstate & Mini-Mods 7:00 p.m.
Light Farm Tractor 6:00 p.m.
Circus Una Motorcycle High Wire Thrill Show 8:00 p.m.
Lucas Oil East Coast National Pulling Event Pro Stock Tractor & Diesel Pickups 7:00 p.m.




For more information regarding this year's Grange Fair, visit their website at .

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