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schuylkill county fair 2021

After a year off due to the COVID pandemic restrictions, Schuylkill County Fair returns in 2021.

The annual fair is being held from Aug. 2-7 at the Fairgrounds near Summit Station and promises 6 days of food, fun, and entertainment.

“We are elated to welcome our friends and neighbors to the 2021 Schuylkill County Fair after a year of being away from everyone due to the pandemic. We have an exciting week lined up with new and unique food offerings, local and national entertainment on the stages, new family activities throughout the grounds, new classes to the track events and many returning crowd favorites,” Paul Kennedy, president of the Schuylkill County Fair Association says.

Kennedy says this year’s fair will look slightly different from past events. That’s mostly due to maintaining some level of safety precautions. Those include hand sanitizing areas and touchless payments at fair vendors. He says the Schuylkill County Fair organizers learned from other events nationwide and implemented them at the local fair.

“We are confident that we will continue to present the quality fair that our customers expect and deserve,” Kennedy says.

Food vendors will include some of the traditional ones you’d expect at the Schuylkill County Fair – including the return of the Jefferson Grange loaded baked potatoes – but also options for vegans and vegetarians.

Schuylkill County Fair – Aug. 2-7, 2021

Here’s a look at the full schedule of events for the week-long Schuylkill County Fair.

Monday, Aug. 2 – Pulling Day

  • 4 p.m.: Fair opens to the public
  • 4 p.m.: Rides open to the public
  • 4 p.m.: Queen/Princess contest (Main Stage)
  • 5:45 p.m.: Ways of Wildlife with Porcupine Pat (Weston Pavilion)
  • 6 p.m.: Royalty crowning (Main Stage)
  • 6:45 p.m.: Appalachian Mt. Olde Time Toys with Porcupine Pat (Weston Pavilion)
  • 7 p.m.: Local Diesel/Gas Truck & Street Semis Pull (Ag Museum Track)
  • 7 p.m., 9 p.m.: Entertainment – New Individuals (Main Stage)

Tuesday, Aug. 3 – Kids Day

  • 11 a.m.: Fair opens to the public
  • 12 p.m.: Schuylkill Ballet Theater (Main Stage)
  • 12 p.m.: Kids contests (held every half-hour)
  • 1 p.m.: Rides open to the public
  • 2 p.m.: Artist in Motion (Main Stage)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Pedal Tractor Pull (Kids Area)
  • 5:45 p.m.: Bugs and More Bugs with Porcupine Pat (Weston Pavilion)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Youth Obstacle Course (Ag Arena)
  • 6:45 p.m.: Lanternflies and Mosquitoes with Kyle Schutt (Weston Pavilion)
  • 7 p.m.: East Cost Pro Pulling LLC (Ag Museum Track)
  • 7 p.m., 9 p.m.: Entertainment – Sapphire (Main Stage)

Wednesday, Aug. 4 – Schuylkill County Day

  • 4 p.m.: Fair opens to the public
  • 4 p.m.: Rides open to the public
  • 5 p.m.: Adult Milk Chugging Contest/Pie Eating Contest (Kids Area)
  • 5:45 p.m.: Indian Sign Language with Porcupine Pat (Weston Pavilion)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Celebrity Tractor Pull (Ag Museum Track)
  • 6:45 p.m.: Indian Lore with Dave “Big Owl” McSurdy (Weston Pavilion)
  • 8 p.m.: Farm Stock Pulls (Ag Museum Track)
  • 7 p.m., 9 p.m.: Entertainment – Hooligan (Main Stage)
  • 7:30 p.m.: Boilo Contest

Thursday, Aug. 5 – Senior Appreciation Day

  • 11 a.m.: Fair opens to the public
  • 5 p.m.: 4H/FFA Livestock Auction and Awards with Robert Derfler, Auctioneer (Ag Arena)
  • 5:45 p.m.: Ways of Wildlife with Porcupine Pat (Weston Pavilion)
  • 6 p.m.: Cornhole Tournament, Registration begins at 5 p.m. (Ag Museum Track)
  • 6:45 p.m.: Form Follows Function with Larry Moyer (Weston Pavilion)
  • 7 p.m., 9 p.m.: Entertainment – Mudflaps Reunion (Main Stage)

Friday, Aug. 6 – Country Day

  • 4 p.m.: Fair opens to the public
  • 4 p.m.: Rides open to the public
  • 5:30 p.m.: DJ Chicken Nugget/Line Dancing (Ag Arena)
  • 5:45 p.m.: Red Creek Wildlife Center with Peggy Hentz (Weston Pavilion)
  • 6 p.m.: Threshing demonstration
  • 6:45 p.m.: Red Creek Wildlife Center with Peggy Hentz (Weston Pavilion)
  • 7 p.m.: Kids/Adult Hay Bale Toss (Kids Area)
  • 7 p.m., 9 p.m.: Entertainment – Amish Outlaws

Saturday, Aug. 7 – Military Appreciation Day

  • 8 a.m.: Open Horse Show (Pioneer Pole Equine Complex)
  • 10 a.m.: Antique Tractor Pull, registration begins at 9 a.m. (Ag Museum Track)
  • 11 a.m.: Livestock Judging (Ag Arena)
  • 1 p.m.: Rides open to the public
  • 2 p.m.: 4H/FFA Master Showman Contest (Ag Arena)
  • 3 p.m.: Princess Parade
  • 4 p.m.: Baby Parade
  • 5:45 p.m.: Red Creek Wildlife Center with Peggy Hentz (Weston Pavilion)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Color Guard Presentation of Colors
  • 6:45 p.m.: Red Creek Wildlife Center with Peggy Hentz (Weston Pavilion)
  • 7 p.m.: Entertainment – Hannah Violet Trio (Main Stage)
  • 9 p.m.: Entertainment – John King (Main Stage)

Daily Entertainment

In addition to the events above, here are some other entertaining events at the 2021 Schuylkill County Fair:

  • Clive Allen Magic & Illusion: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily, plus 2 p.m. on Tuesday and 4 p.m. on Saturday
  • Kids Maze: Daily
  • Kids Scavenger Hunt: Daily
  • Tractor Parade: Daily at 4:30 p.m., plus Tuesday and Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Schuylkill County Fair 2021 FAQs

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about the Schuylkill County Fair:

Schuylkill County Fair

How much does it cost to attend the Truck and Tractor Pulls?

In addition to the $5 admission to Schuylkill County Fair, there’s a $5 charge to most of the Truck and Tractor Pulls.

Truck and Tractor Pulls happen on Monday, Aug. 2, Tuesday, Aug. 3, Wednesday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug. 7. However, there is no additional admission charge to the Antique Tractor Pull on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Truck and Tractor Pulls start at 7 p.m. with weigh-in at 4 p.m.

  • Aug. 2: Local Diesel/Gas Trucks, Street Semis
  • Aug. 3: East Coast Pro Pulling LLC
  • Aug. 4: Celebrity Tractor & Farm Stock Pulls

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How much is admission to Schuylkill County Fair?

Admission to the Schuylkill County Fair in 2021 is $5.

Kids under the age of 10 get into the Fairgrounds for free.

A special $4 admission rate is available for senior citizens 60 years and older on Thursday, Aug. 5, for Senior Appreciation Day. A $4 rate is also available for active duty and military veterans on Saturday, Aug. 7, on Military Appreciation Day (ID is required).

There is an additional fee of $5 for admission to the Truck and Tractor Pull events on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 2-3. Admission to the Truck and Tractor Pull on Wednesday, Aug. 4 is $3.

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How much is parking at Schuylkill County Fair?

Parking at Schuylkill County Fair is free.

The Schuylkill County Fairgrounds is located at:

2270 Fair Road
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

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What do rides cost at Schuylkill County Fair?

Amusement rides are open to the public at the following times during Fair Week:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Saturday: 1 p.m.

Here’s a breakdown of the cost of amusement rides at Schuylkill County Fair:

  • Individual tickets: $1.25
  • Sheet of 20 tickets: $20
  • Daily ride bands: $20

Rides are between 2-4 tickets each.

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What time does Schuylkill County Fair start?

Gates open at Schuylkill County Fair at the following times on Fair Week:

  • Monday, Aug. 2: 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3: 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 4: 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 5: 11 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 6: 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 7: 11 a.m.

The Fair ends daily following the main entertainment on the Main Stage.

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2 responses to Schuylkill County Fair Returns on Monday

  1. Ryles July 30th, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Does anyone from North of the Mountain go to the Schuylkill County Fair?

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    • Frank July 30th, 2021 at 8:26 pm

      Ask Biden. He might say he drove an 18 wheeler to the fair from Scranton after a hard day doing blue collar work

      Reply

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