Elizabethtown Fair

Each year our fair provides an opportunity for the showcasing of agriculture in Lancaster County and surrounding counties. 

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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.

Notice for Livestock Entry

All marketing and breeding animal entries will be submitted through the Showman App! Scrapie and 840 RFID tag numbers will be required (for market animals only) when submitting online entries.

Notice to Sale of Champion Buyers

With the ever changing challenges facing our small business, the meat processing industry is experiencing a shortage of labor as well. We have checked with several processors in our region and none of them have the ability to commit to openings in their schedule for potential fair animals that are ‘keep’ for slaughter. If you select ‘keep’ for your purchase year, you will need to make arrangements for the animal you purchase.

AUGUST 19-24, 2024

Monday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Tues thru Sat: 10:00am – 11:00pm

Free Admission

Frequently Asked Questions

Petting Zoo

The petting zoo is open each day from 10:00am to 10:00pm.

Story Time with a Bunny

Story Time with a Bunny is for preschoolers and is open daily at 10:30am.

Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Elizabethtown

Farmer for a Day

Kids Korner Hours:

Monday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Tues thru Sat: 11:00am – 9:00pm


Rides open at 2:00pm

(Noon on Saturday)


Animals on the fairgrounds are restricted to animals for exhibits and/or competitions. Dogs and other pets will not be permitted on the fairgrounds during hours of operation.