For more than 150 years, the Lycoming County Fair has been provided a fun event for people of Lycoming County and nearby areas. It has — and continues — to feature various types of entertainment, and highlights through displays, the agricultural bounty of this county. This always highly anticipated event is at hand again and is taking place from July 12 to 22 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville.
Webb Weekly asked Rocky Reed, President of the Lycoming County Fair Association, about this year’s Fair.
What is new at the fair this year?
“Well, we’ve been able to really expand our outdoor corner where we have stuff for hunting, biking, kayaking, fishing, and four-wheel trucks and accessories,” Reed said. “It’s really a great place for those who enjoy the outdoors. This year on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the 14th, 15th, and 16th, we’ll be having Monster Truck Rides for all ages. Tickets are only $10.
We are also having the 1st Annual ‘Off the Farm’ Antique Tractor Pull on Tuesday, July 18th, which is a free show at the grandstand. Also, we got word to expect some Elvis sightings during the course of the Fair.
On Saturday night, we are having a battle of the border where hardcore demo drivers from New York are taking on heavy hitter PA demo drivers.
This year for Monday Night Mayhem, our pro wrestling event, we are excited to welcome some new wrestlers, including Former MMF Star the Patriot, Former WWE Stars Afa Jr. and Gene Snitsky, as well as micro wrestler Short Sleeve Sampson.”
How much is admission into the fair this year?
“We were pleased to be able to keep general admission at just $4 again this year. Kids 12 and under are free thanks to our sponsor EQT because every kid deserves to see the Fair. We do our best to keep the fair affordable for families.
“Wednesday, July 19th, those 65 and over with a valid ID get into the Fair for free thanks to our Sponsor, UPMC for Life Health Plan.
“Thursday, July 20th, we have Military Appreciation Day, where all Military personnel with a valid ID get into the Fair for free. This is also thanks to our sponsor UPMC for Life Health Plan.
“We are so fortunate and thankful this year to all of our sponsors of the Fair. They allow us to make upgrades and improvements at the Fair and help us keep costs lower for attendees; we really couldn’t do it without them. We are very thankful to all of them, with a special thanks to UPMC, who is a major sponsor of the Lycoming County Fair.”
The Fair opens on Wednesday, July 12, with Free Gate Admission, and you can enjoy dinner and Harness Racing. Gates open at 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 13, the Grandstand attraction will be Harness Racing, and that day’s entertainment on the Red Dog Mobile Stage will be Chamberlin Hill performing from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, July 14, the Grandstand show is highlighted by Unlimited Tough Truck Racing. The Jeff Jordan Logging and Excavating Pavilion will feature entertainment by Frank and Kathi Delucca. The Red Dog Stage will feature Audiobox.
Saturday, July 15, gates open at 10 a.m. There will be an Antique Tractor Pull at 10 a.m., an Obstacle Trail Clinic at 5 p.m., and a 4H and VOC Sheep Show at 5:30. At 4 p.m. Lycoming County Fair Motor Sports presents “Battle of the Border,” a Three-Man Team Derby, which features Kids Power Wheel Derby, Compact Team Demo, and Full Size Truck/SUV Demo.
At 4 p.m., Dan and Galla will be entertaining on the Red Dog Stage, and at 6 p.m., the Dave Miller Band will be performing there.
Sunday, July 1, at 9 a.m. there will be an Open Horse Show, at 10 a.m. a Hillbilly Garden Tractor Pull. Also, at 10 will be a 4-H and Meat Rabbit Show. At 1 p.m. will be a Youth Meat Blocking Show.
At the Jordan Pavilion, Vespers will be held at 5 p.m., and Frank and Kathi Delucca. The Red Dog Stage will feature at 2 p.m. Bobby Ward, Dan, and Galla at 4 p.m. and Prize Walk at 6 p.m.
The Grandstand Feature at 4 p.m. is the “Backyard Brawl” featuring Modified V8 Derby, Tommy Hedrick’s Memorial, Kids Power Derby, Figure 8 Racing, and Compact Demo.
Monday, July 17, highlighted by Grandstand Show, Live Pro Wrestling at 7 p.m.
The Jordan Pavilion will again feature Frank and Kathi Delucca. The Red Dog State will have Dan and Galla at 4 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 18, is Youth Day, 12 and under, FREE with and paid admission.
The Grandstand entertainment is highlighted by the “Best School Talent Challenge” at 7 p.m.
Jordan Pavilion will be featuring Children’s Story Hour at 9:30 a.m. and Frank and Kathi Deluca.
Wednesday, July 19, “Senior Citizens Day,” Free all day, 65 and over with valid ID; rides not included.
The Grandstand feature will be an “Off the Farm” Antique Tractor Pull. Entertainment at the Red Dog Stage will be Dan and Galla at 6 p.m. and Celtrice Wood and Wire at 7 and 8:20 p.m.
Thursday, July 20, is Military Appreciation Day, Free all day with a valid ID. The grandstand is highlighted by “Throwback Thursday,” featuring Compact SUV/Mini Trucks, Queens’ Clash (Ladies Only), Compact Chain and Bang Derby, and Figure 8 Racing.
Jordan Pavilion will again feature Frank Kathi Delucca, and the Red Dog Stage will have Dan and Galla at 5 p.m. and a Tack Auction at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 21, highlighted Grandstand Event is the Dale Wheeland Memorial Tractor Pull. There will also be various 4H and youth horse and related shows and competitions and livestock auctions.
Jordan Pavilion will look again at Frank and Kathi Delucca, the Red Dog Stage has Dan and Galla at 1, 3, and 5 p.m., and October Rose will perform at 6 and 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 22, the last day of the Fair, is highlighted by the 13th Annual PATP LEG.
Dan and Galla will be at the Red Dog Stage at 1 and 3 p.m., and October Rose will be there at 4 and 6 p.m.
So as you can see, there is a little bit of something for anyone at this year’s 152nd Lycoming County Fair. For more information, call 570-584-2196.