2018 Elizabethtown Fair:

  • August 20-25, 2018
  • Monday 5pm-11pm
  • Tues thru Sat 10am-11pm

2018 Contest Schedule:
(click here to print map)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18  
(12:00 Noon Deadline for entry)
Baby Photo Contest; voting will take place all week>
Pet Photo Contest; voting will take place all week

Sunday, AUGUST 20
1:00 p.m. - Pet Show (children):

MONDAY, AUGUST 21
9:00 a.m. -  8:00 p.m.:
Angel Food Cake Contest
Best of Show Decorated Cake Contest
Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest
PA Preferred Chocolate Baking Contests
Chocolate Cake Contest
Mars Wrigley Confectionery Baking Contest
Children’s Coloring Contest
Drug Poster Contest
Holiday Ornament Contest
Poetry & Essay Contests
6:00 p.m. - Fair Queen Competition
7:00 p.m. - Three-Legged Race (children)

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21
1:00 p.m. - Sack Race (children)
6:00 p.m. - Youth Skid Loader Rodeo
6:30 p.m. - Talent Show (August 18th Deadline for entry)
7:00 p.m. - Adult Skid Loader Rodeo (children)

7:00 p.m. - Egg & Spoon Race (children)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
10 a.m. - 11:30am - Entry for Senior King & Queen 
6:00 p.m. - Child Chess Tournament
7:00 p.m. -Sack Race (children)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
1:00 p.m. - Pie Eating Contest (children)
6:00 p.m. - Corn Hole Tournament
6:00 p.m. - Youth Chess Tournament)
7:00 p.m. - Mini Hay Bale Toss (children)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
4:00 p.m. - Celebrity Milking Contest

6:00 p.m. - Adult Chess Tournament
6:00 p.m. - Pedal Power Tractor Pull (children & adults)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
10:00 a.m. - Horseshoe Pitch
2:00 p.m. - Hay Bale Throwing Contest
3:00 p.m. - Buck Shot Tournament (stage 2) Sponsored by Moo-Duck
4:30 p.m. - Frog Jumping Contest

Coloring Contest

It is time once again for the annual Elizabethtown Fair Coloring Contest for children ages 4 to 10. Age divisions will be 4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. Just color the picture and submit it to the Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church on Monday, August 20th between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Photocopies are acceptable, but enlargements will not be accepted. Ribbons will be awarded 1st through 5th place. All entries will be displayed throughout the week. Winning entries will be mailed to their owners at the close of the Fair. For more information call Bonnie at 361-9111.

Click Here to download coloring contest handout.

Baby Photo Contest

A Baby Photo Contest will again take place during the Elizabethtown Fair this year. Children two years of age or younger are eligible. The deadline for entry is noon on Saturday, August 18th. The contest is being run by the GEARS Community Center. Photographs may be dropped at the Community Center daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by contacting Joyce Hardman at 367-0119. Photographs will also be accepted in the Fair Office between 9 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 18th.

Although any 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 photographs are acceptable for entry, it is recommended that vertical 8 x 10 photographs be submitted for display purposes. Photocopies will be accepted. Parent’s and child’s name, address and phone number are to appear on the back of the photograph.

The photos will be displayed at the Fair throughout Fair Week. It is recommended that photos be picked up Saturday, August 25th, in the Fair Office, following the announcement of winners. Any photos not picked up at this time will be available for pick-up at the GEARS Community Center. All photos must be claimed by September 7, 2018.

For voting purposes, during Fair Week, one cent equals one vote. All forms of United States money are acceptable. Winners of 1st ($200), 2nd ($100) and 3rd ($50) place will be announced at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th.

The contest will be coordinated by the GEARS Community Center. Proceeds from the contest will benefit the GEARS Community Center and the Elizabethtown Fair.

For more information call Joyce Hardman at 367-0119.

Pet Photo Contest

The twenty-third annual Pet Photo Contest will be held at the Elizabethtown Fair this year. All pets are eligible.

Photographs should be dropped off at Waggin’ Wheels Pet Supply, 709 Cloverleaf Road, Elizabethtown, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Photos may also be sent to 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue, PO Box 549, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or dropped at the Fair Office on Saturday, August 18th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Photos must be 5” x 7” or 8” x 10”. To ensure good visibility, vertical 8” x 10” photographs are recommended. Photos MUST fit in an 8” x 10” space. If more than one photo of the same pet is submitted, both photos must fit in the 8” x 10” space. Photos may be cut to fit and stapled or taped to the display.

The owner’s name, address and phone number, as well as the pet’s breed and name, MUST appear on the back of the photo. Entries are limited to two per family.

Photos will be on display for voting throughout Fair Week. It is recommended that photos be picked up Saturday, August 25th, at the Pet Photo Display following the announcement of winners. Any photos not picked up at this time will be available for pick-up at Waggin’ Wheels Pet Supply. All photos must be claimed by September 7, 2018.

The three pet photos receiving the most votes (one cent equals one vote) will receive gift certificates donated by Waggin’ Wheels. All forms of United States money are acceptable.

Proceeds from the Pet Photo Contest will benefit the 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue and the Elizabethtown Fair.

Deadline for entry is Saturday, August 18th. For more information call Gail at 575-3160.

Pet Show Contest

The annual Pet Show Contest will be held at the Elizabethtown Fair this year. This year the Pet Show will be held Sunday, August 19th at 1:00 p.m. in the Petting Zoo. All pets are eligible. Children K-9th Grade are invited to participate.

The following classes will be judged: Class I Dogs - Largest, Smallest, Rescue, Best Dressed, Best Decorated Float; Class II Cats - Largest, Smallest, Rescue, Best Dressed, Best Decorated Float; Class III Other Pets - Largest, Smallest Furriest, Rescue, Most Unusual, Most Colorful, Group, Best Dressed, Best Decorated Float. A pet may be entered in two categories.

Dog exhibitors must provide proof that their dog has been immunized against Parvo Disease and rabies. Cat exhibitors must provide proof that their cat has been immunized against rabies. All rules and classes can be found at www.etownfair.com in the Premium Book under Exhibitor Materials.

For more information call Gail at 575-3160.

Chess Tournaments

New this year a Chess Tournament will be held in Myer Hall. There will be 3 Divisions – Child (12 & under), Youth (13-18) and Adult. The Child will begin at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 22nd, the Youth at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 23rd, and the Adult at 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 24th. The tournament will follow United Chess Federation (USCF) rules. Regulation Boards, pieces and clocks will be provided. To preregister mail name, entry fee ($4 Child, $6 Youth, $8 Adult), phone number and email to: Elizabethtown Fair, PO Box 285, Elizabethtown PA 17022 or drop at the Fair Office Saturday, August 18th between 9:00 a.m. and Noon. Entries will also be accepted prior to start time if openings remain. For information contact Mark at 475-6473. Chess Tournament is sponsored by Wood Chess of Central Pennsylvania.

***All contest rules can be found in the premium book on the exhibitor materials page.***

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