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So much to do and see that’s FREE with FAIR admission. Exhibits, attractions, demonstrations, music, contests and activities for a fun and educational experience abound at the 165th Great Allentown Fair – The Pick of the Season!
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AGRI~PLEX SQUARE / HARVEST PATIOThis relaxation and entertainment oasis offers a fine selection of harvest brews, plenty of tables and seating and a great vantage to see two sensational stage shows!


Now you see it, now you don’t! Dale Scott will surprise, amaze and keep the whole family laughing with his mesmerizing illusion and magic. This world-class talent performs enthralling stage shows in Agri~Plex Square and also roams throughout the Fair doing slide-of-hand, mind-bending tricks right before your eyes!


Tuesday    4:30, 7:45 PM
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday   3:30, 6:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday   1:30, 4:30, 7:30 PM
Monday   3:30, 6:30 PM
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Three ultra-talented guys perform on 30 different musical instruments! You like rock–they can roll. You like country–they can twang. You like pop–they can sizzle. You like great music–you’re in luck! For an extraordinarily entertaining good time, catch their shows daily in Agri~Plex Square.


Tuesday    6:00, 9:15 PM
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday   2:00, 5:00 & 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday   3:00, 6:00 & 9:00 PM
Monday   2:00, 5:00 & 8:00 PM



Look for the harvest-colored green and orange shade sails cascading from the roofline of Agri~Plex. Sit, sip, relax and listen!

Tuesday     5:00 PM & 6:45 PM - Acoustic Kitty Project
Wednesday     5:30 PM & 7:00 PM - Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk
Thursday     5:30 PM & 7:00 PM - Copper Fields
Friday     5:30 PM & 7:00 PM - Brain Fitzy
Saturday     5:00 PM & 6:30 PM - Bob Yale Duo
Sunday     5:00 PM & 6:30 PM - Dan DeChellis
Monday     2:30 PM & 4:00 PM - Ferdinand the Bull Duo
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Special attraction Commemorating 100th Anniversary of Camp Crane


Attention antique vehicle and history enthusiasts! Don’t miss this special two-day exhibition of Ambulance 255, a working 1916 Model T Ford replicating a WWI ambulance just like the trainees experienced at Camp Crane. Hear fascinating talks* from its restorers throughout their stay. *Talks inside Agri~Plex at Camp Crane display.

Thursday     2:00 PM, 4:30 PM & 6:30 PM
Friday 1:00 Pm & 3 PM


 All date, times and attractions subject to change.



Have you ever seen a pig fly? Here’s one better. Have you ever seen a pig do a swan dive? Get ready…everybody’s favorite “oinkers” are back racing around a turf track and swimming…yes swimming…to the finish line in their own PIG-lympic size pool.


Tuesday    5:00, 6:30, 8:00, 9:00 PM
Wednesday thru Friday   2:30, 4:30, 6:00, 8:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday   2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30 PM
Monday   2:30, 4:30, 6:00, 8:30 PM

 All date, times and attractions subject to change.

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High-flying, death-defying–the Nerveless Nocks All American Thrill Show will leave your heart pounding. Performers soar to new heights fearlessly defying gravity on the rotating Wheel of Destiny, cyclists race inside the Wheel of Steel motor dome and fearless acrobats perform tricks atop 80-feet high Sway Poles– without a net!

Sponsored by Diefenderfer Electric & Telecommunications


Tuesday    5:30 PM, 7:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Wednesday thru Sunday   3:30 PM, 6:00 PM & 9:00 PM
Monday   3:30 PM, 5:30PM & 8:30 PM

 All date, times and attractions subject to change.



This grassy park-like variety show setting features entertainment, music, sports talk and new this year – Cat Country 96 NASH Next Contest! The RCN Sports Talk show comes to you LIVE on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and the Blues Brotherhood, the ultimate Blues Brothers tribute revue, is in the house Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The theater’s weeklong resident attraction, Marvelous Mutts goes on two to three times daily. Check out this year’s schedule.

Marvelous Mutts

Is there anything they can’t do? They scamper through an agility course with ease. They catch flying disks in a single bound. They launch themselves off a dock to catch toys before splashing into a waiting pool of water. See these wonderful dogs all adopted from shelters.

In Honor of Frank Banko, late Fair Board Member

Tuesday    4:30 PM & 7:00 PM
Wednesday thru Monday   3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 PM

All date, times and attractions subject to change.

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MOODONNA — Allentown Fair Mascot

She’s simply MOO-velous! The Fair’s bovine femme fatale charms children and their favorite grown-ups everywhere she goes. She roams throughout the grounds many times throughout the day.


Singing his own Great Allentown Fair song and a host of others, Glenn Miller keeps the beat up and down the avenues, often accompanying Moodonna as she makes her rounds. He serenades the crowds with his accordion, harmonica, trumpet and many more instruments.

DALE SCOTT—Roving Comedy Magic

When he’s not up on stage with mesmerizing illusions, magician Dale Scott takes his show on the midway performing astounding tricks right before your eyes. Look for him pushing his magic cart around the grounds two times daily.

All date, times and attractions subject to change.

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Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network

The judging, the blue ribbons, the splendor – come inside the spacious exhibition building that showcases the best of what is grown, sewn, cooked, created and collected. See the competitions, demonstrations and exhibits at the Fair’s “Pick of the Season.”


Lehigh Valley’s dynamic weeklong series of Master Chefs and Culinary Experts sharing secrets, tips and tastes! Foodies flock to see recipes prepared using the freshest of ingredients by renowned experts. The stage’s highlight–it’s Iron Chef Competition–is a two day competition. And new this year–Grain to Glass series feature distilleries demonstrating the use of local, seasonal ingredients to make their distilled spirits! Check out this year’s schedule. Sponsored by UGI, The Morning Call, K Heeps Meats, Inc., Allentown Appliance



The bar is raised when stakes get higher and the judging goes LIVE! Take a seat at the Fair’s famous CULINARY CONTEST STAGE sponsored by PenTeleData and join the excited contestants as their tantalizing dishes and scrumptious baked goods are tasted and scored by a panel of judges. Check out this year’s schedule. Also, don’t miss special demos at the exhibit sites including knitting and weaving.

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Special attraction Commemorating 100th Anniversary of Camp Crane


All week inside Agri~Plex

100 years ago the Allentown Fairgrounds was transformed into Camp Crane, the United States Army Ambulance Service training and mobilization facility preparing more than 20,000 troops to rescue WWI casualties on the battlefields of France and Italy. The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum that brings history and heritage to life all year round presents an amazing look into the remarkable period from 1917 to 1919 when those heading “Over There” spent time “over here” in preparation for duty. Sponsored by Lehigh County Historical Society

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Interactive contests, musical performances and the Lehigh County Agricultural Society’s award night can be found at this special area that invites participation and spectators. Check out this year’s schedule.

All date, times and attractions subject to change.


Go on an AGventure!  Pick up your Passport to the World of Agriculture inside Agri~Plex and take a self-guided tour through the barns in Agri~Land to see the pride of area farms and visit with dedicated farmers.  Passport sponsored by AAA East Central.


MOOooo..OINK, OINK…BAAaaa…NAaaaY…COCKLE DOODLE DOO… The Fair is home to over 1,000 farm animals for a whole week.  Often imitated, never duplicated—the Fair’s livestock show is the real deal. The best of all species from area farms are here and ready to compete for blue ribbons. 


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Encounter a host of baby and friendly farm animals at this charming petting zoo run by and benefiting Lehigh County 4-Hers.


Calling young wanna-be farmers–roll up your sleeves and dig in! Fun chores and cool games turn a day at the Fair into good old fashioned “down at the farm” fun all day long. Meet and milk “Aggie Hall,” the Fair’s talking cow!

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Visit the Headquarters for viewing livestock judging and taking part in the Barnyard Olympics and many other farm fun activities. Make sure to stop by Saturday to experience the Fair tradition of 4-Hers selling their livestock to the highest bidder during the Lehigh County 4-H Livestock Sale! Check out this year’s schedule.


All date, times and attractions subject to change.



America’s Got Talent Season 6 Quarterfinalist Dan Mink will wow, thrill, and shock you with his trick-roping, fast-draw shooting, bullwhip-cracking, knife-throwing feats that leave other Wild Western shows in the tumbleweeds. Stunts by his amazing trick horses including sidekick Lucky Joe will leave you charmed and laughing. And young pokes and old folks beware…you may become part of the show! Sponsored by Tractor Supply Co.


Tuesday    4:30, 6:00 & 8:00 PM
Wednesday thru Sunday   2:30, 5:00 & 8:00 PM
Monday   1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 PM

All date, times and attractions subject to change.

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Step inside the Fair’s air-conditioned shopping, dining and exhibits building to find the greatest in goodies, gizmos and gadgets.

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CHOO-CHOO! Model trains chugging along a scenic display make you want to hop on board! Venture inside the Main Exhibit building underneath the Grandstand to see a fascinating exhibit by the Lehigh Valley Garden Railroaders, a passionate group of hobbyists proud to show off their railroad collection rolling down the tracks.


MainGate Bier Garten & Night Club

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Music at the MainGate

One of the FAIR’s most popular gathering spots offers fun, spirits, music and reunions of FAIR-faithful every year. Great bands perform including the Saturday special event–18-time GRAMMY Award winner Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra perform “at the Gate.””


Tuesday    7:00 - 11:00 PM    M80
Wednesday   7:00 - 11:00 PM   Stereotype
Thursday   7:00 - 11:00 PM   Cherry Bombs
Friday   7:00 - 11:00 PM   Lucky 7 Band
Saturday   4:00 - 6:00 PM   Jimmy Sturr Orchestra
    7:00 - 11:00 PM   Social Call
Sunday   7:00 - 11:00 PM   Pre and Post MEGA BASH parties

 All date, times and attractions subject to change.