Make new memories at the fair

It’s nearly time to make new memories with great friends, family, and the rest of the community at the Shippensburg Community Fair! The week long 63rd annual fair begins Monday and runs through July 31.

Traditions meet local food, fun, and entertainment. The fair features agriculture, livestock, dairy exhibits, home products, equine, and more. While the fair officially begins on the 26, there are also three events being showcased on the 25. Those events are the Livestock Stockman’s contest, Shippensburg Band concert, and Community Vespers Service.

Due to restrictions involving the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 fair was cancelled last year. Thanks to community efforts, the major attractions are back in full swing this year, just in time to make new fair memories in 2021

Read more about last year’s virtual fair coronation

Attractions

Enjoy a wide range of entertainment both on and off stage. All admissions are also free for onstage attractions.

  • July 25 at 7pm: Shippensburg band and
  • July 25 at 7:30pm: Community Vespers Service
  • July 26 at 6pm: Little Miss Pageant
  • July 26 at 7:30pm: Fair Queen Pageant
  • July 27 at 7:30pm: The Chris Ruble Band
  • July 28 at 9am-4pm: 51st annual craft show
  • July 28 at 7:30pm: Into The Spin
  • July 29 at 7:30pm: Presley & Taylor
  • July 30 at 7pm (Registration begins at 6pm): Karaoke contest
  • July 31 at 8:30am: 5k run/walk
  • July 31 at 7:30pm: The Hobbs Sisters

Exhibits

Hundreds of people from the Shippensburg area and surrounding counties gather again this year to share their exhibits and compete in fun filled contests. Both young and old are dedicated to displaying proper showmanship while coming together as a community, to make new memories.

This year’s key exhibits feature:

  • Farm & home products
  • Livestock
  • Dairy
  • Horses
  • Truck and tractor pulls

There are multiple exhibits per category. Time and dates vary, so be sure to read the fair’s official website for more information.

Fair Food

The fair also offers a variety of delicious foods. Many of which are homemade by over 20 non-profit organizations. If you would like to support your community while also satisfying your belly, feel free to stop by and grab a bite!

The menu includes:

  • Pizza
  • Burgers
  • Smoothies
  • Sandwiches
  • Fries
  • Milk shakes
  • Chili
  • Salads
  • Ice cream

Many more items can also be found on the fair’s official menu.

Rides

Enjoy a vast array of rides and games this summer!

Ride Hours are:

  • 6pm-11pm Monday-Saturday
  • 5pm-11pm Friday
  • 10am-5pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinee

Rides can be ridden with tickets or wristbands. Several tickets may be required per ride, while wrist bands grant access to unlimited rides.

Ticket and wristband prices:

  • $1.00 per ticket or $20.00 for 25 tickets
  • $15.00 per wristband in advance or $30.00 per wristband at the booth

Read more about Shippensburg’s rides and games on the fair’s official web page

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