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2014 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 28th. This year marks the 140th 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:

Equine Events Draw Riders to Grange Fair Equine Events Draw Riders to Grange Fair
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"It's very therapeutic. I've had a lot of health issues and I'm still riding," Johnson says. "It has kept me sane. They gave me my life back." [Read More]
Food Remains Star of the Show at the Grange Fair Food Remains Star of the Show at the Grange Fair
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
Let's be honest, most folks go to the fair for the food. French fries, pizza and ice cream are some of the most common favorites. But at the Grange Fair there are culinary options for even the most sophisticated palates. [Read More]
Grange Fair set up presents challenges Grange Fair set up presents challenges
17 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — This week, thousands of fair-goers from Centre County and beyond will descend on Centre Hall for the 140th Grange and Encampment Fair. Those attending the fair will see plenty of tents and RVs, that's for sure. What many of fair-goers didn't see was the hard work that went into [Read More]
Grange fair shaping up for anniversary year Grange fair shaping up for anniversary year
17 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Uniting family and community traditions with education and hard work is what the annual Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair is all about. And with fair attendees from 25 states last year, this is not your typical county fair. The 140th annual Centre County Grange Encampment [Read More]
For many, food booth is first stop at Grange Fair For many, food booth is first stop at Grange Fair
17 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — For many visitors to the 140th Grange Fair, the first stop will be at a food vendor. The Grange Fair opens on Aug. 21 and runs through Aug. 28. The famous and unique camping fair provides a week of tenting, RVing, visiting and eating for the thousands who attend. Who [Read More]
Grange Fair fills the Grandstand with great entertainment Grange Fair fills the Grandstand with great entertainment
17 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — Celebrating its 140th year, the Centre County Grange Fair will include eight days of first-rate entertainment on the stage of the Fair’s Grandstand. Grange is unique among county fairs in that it offers its entertainment as part of admission to the park. No extra charges [Read More]
Annual Family Tradition of the Grange Fair Continues for 140th Year Annual Family Tradition of the Grange Fair Continues for 140th Year
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
Darlene Confer, general manager of the fair, expects this year to be the best one yet, weather permitting. "If we have good weather, I anticipate this will be the best attendance we've ever had," she says. [Read More]
Grange Fair Queen Contest set for Aug. 20 Grange Fair Queen Contest set for Aug. 20
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
The Centre County Grange Fair will celebrate its 140th anniversary this year. It also marks the 11th year of the Centre County Grange Fair Queen Contest. [Read More]

General Information

Admission to the Grange Fair is $6 per day or $15 for a weeklong 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 weeklong 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

•  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 www.statecollege.com for a listing of hotels , restaurants , and local entertainment in the area.

Opening Day Activities

Campers can begin to set up tent sites on August 20th, with fair activities beginning August 21st. The children's playground will open at 10 a.m. on the 21st with craft sessions for children beginning at 10 a.m. in the Rec. Building. The official Grange Fair welcome will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Jubilee Grove, The Boomers will entertain in the Grandstand at 8pm.

 

Entertainment

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

 

Date Performer Time
8/21 The Boomers
8:00 p.m.
8/22 Bill Anderson
8:00 p.m.
8/23 Nashville Bluegrass Band
8:00 p.m.
8/25
The Swoon Brothers
8:00 p.m.
8/26
Jason Crabb
8:00 p.m.
8/27
Chubbie Checker & The Wildcats
8:00 p.m.
8/28
The Outlaws
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 www.grangefair.net

More Information

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014 Sponsored by MC DONALD'S
Bartlebaugh & Garbrick: Tenter/Camper Special
McDonald's Day at Bartlebaugh's from 1 pm to closing. Special Admission/Ride rate with Coupon from McDonald's

 

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 105.9/106.9 WQWK QWiK ROCK DAY
Kid’s Day with QWIK from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bartlebaugh: $1.00 per ride, or $10.00 wristband
Garbrick: Reduced Rates

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 GRAYMONT (PA) DAY
Bartlebaugh: Froggy Day -- 140 FREE Minutes 12:00 to 2:20 p.m.
Garbrick: Veterans Appreciation Day All Day
Military ID holders get $2.00 off Daily Wristband

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014 SUNSET ICE CREAM DAY
Kiddies’ Day at Bartlebaugh & Garbrick 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Boys and girls through high school age admitted FREE
Bartlebaugh: $1.00 per ride, or $10.00 wristband
Garbrick: Reduced Rate 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014 FROGGY 101 DAY
Collegiate Day at Bartlebaugh & Garbrick All Day
½ PRICE Admission & ½ Price Ride Wristbands with Valid Student I.D.
Garbrick: T-Shirt Tuesday (FREE T-Shirt with Purchase of Daily Wristband)

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 VARIETY ATTRACTIONS DAY
Bartlebaugh: Buddy Night – 2 for the Price of 1
Garbrick: 140 FREE MINUTES 5:00 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014 SENIOR CITIZENS DAY Sponsored by PA LOTTERY
62 and older ADMITTED FREE (Parking $6.00)
Bartlebaugh & Garbrick: Food For Fun Day
$2.00 OFF ALL Ride Wristbands w/ Canned Item Donation
Bartlebaugh: Ladies Day

 

 

 

Tractor Pulls

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

Date Event Time
8/22
4x4 Pickup Pulls
6:00 p.m.
8/23
Farm Tractor Pulls
10:00 a.m.
8/24
Garden Tractor and ATV Pulls
10:00 a.m.

 

Children's Day Activities

Monday August 25.
Denny Huber will be performing magic tricks at the Southside Stage at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. Hypnotist Michael Blaine will be performing at 2:30 p.m. on the Southside Stage. A Horseless Rodeo center will be set up from noon-2 p.m. at the Equine Facility for children ages 2-12 with free children's games and prizes. Other activities for children will include a coloring contest, bean bag toss, fishing booth, and face painting.

Children's Day is also the first round of qualifying for the horseshoe tournament. Qualifying rounds begin at 9 a.m. at the Horseshoe Pitch Courts. The finals will be held on August 26th at 9 a.m.

 

Final Day Activities

The last day of the fair will be Thursday, August 28th, which is Senior Citizen's Day at the fair. Those aged 62 years and older are admitted free to the fair all day. The Grange Fair parade will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature numerous floats and local high school bands. The Outlaws will perform at the Grandstand at 8 p.m. All exhibit buildings will close at 8 p.m.


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

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