2022 Elizabethtown Fair:

  • August 22-27, 2022
  • Monday 5pm-11pm
  • Tues thru Sat 10am-11pm
  • Free Admission

Elizabethtown Fair Chicken BBQ and Bake Sale

The 36th Annual Elizabethtown Fair Chicken BBQ will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022, on the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds. A Bake Sale benefitting the Fair Queen Scholarship Competition will be held in conjunction with the BBQ.

The Chicken BBQ and Bake Sale will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for 1/2 chicken at $5.00 or dinners at $10.00. Dinner will include 1/2 BBQ chicken, potato chips, applesauce, roll, dessert and a drink. There will be a drive-through pick-up on the Fairgrounds. Advance BBQ dinner tickets are now available at $9.00 from Elizabethtown Fair members and friends, or by calling 367-7256. Tickets may also be purchased at Brandt’s Farm Supply, Groff’s Meats and B & G Lumber.

The chicken for the barbecue is being donated to the Elizabethtown Fair by Wenger’s Feed Mill, Inc. and prepared by Harvey’s Main Street BBQ. Herrs is donating potato chips, Pepperidge Farms is donating rolls, Swiss Premium Dairy is donating discounted drinks, Mars Wrigley Confectionery the desserts and Charles & Alice the applesauce.

The Elizabethtown Fair is one of 109 Pennsylvania State Fairs.

We offer animal, agricultural, competitive and commercial exhibits. We have a free petting zoo, free nightly entertainment, contests for all ages, rides and lots of great food!

Each August the Elizabethtown Fair provides an opportunity for the showcasing of agriculture in Lancaster County and surrounding counties. Many local civic organizations and church groups use the Fair as their principal fundraiser for the year. It is also an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to promote themselves.

The Elizabethtown Fair Board and Committee would like to thank all those who help make the Fair a success. First of all, without our partners, the Elizabethtown Area School District and the Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, the Elizabethtown Fair would not be possible at the present site. We would also like to thank all our exhibitors, vendors, sponsors and those who support our auctions. Thank you also to all our volunteers and those who attend - without you the Fair would not exist!

The exhibitor information and tentative schedule for 2022 are now available here. Please note that livestock entries and some contests have deadlines prior to the Fair.


In August of 2023, the Elizabethtown Fair will be celebrating our 50th year! To commemorate this event, we are compiling a cookbook. We would like to include the community and we are seeking recipes. Recipes may be emailed to Etownfair@pafairs.org or mailed to Elizabethtown Fair. P.O. Box 285, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. Please send us some of your favorite recipes. If your recipe won at the Fair at any time please note this. Be sure to include your name and contact information.