Showplace for Schuylkill County Agricultural Products, Crafts, and Art
Mission Statement: Our mission is to educate the general public about agriculture and resource management and its direct impact on our daily lives through both our youth and adult population.
The Schuylkill County Fair Association, in August of 1984, organized and sponsored the first Schuylkill County Fair to be held since 1941. The Schuylkill County Fair is important to Schuylkill County for a number of reasons. The Fair spotlights our number one industry and promotes a better understanding of Agriculture and a rural way of living which often go unseen by the general populace and yet enriches all of our lives. The Fair provides our 4-H and FFA with an opportunity to promote their great youth organizations and highlight their project work at the local level. Local businesses use the Fair to promote their goods and services and non-profits benefit from fundraising at the Fair. The Fair is the most attended weeklong event in Schuylkill County and continues to provide a family oriented event for all to enjoy.
The Fair is conducted by dedicated volunteers under the direction of a board of directors that meet monthly. The Foundation for Agriculture and Resource Management (F.A.R.M.), a 501(c)3 organization does business as the Schuylkill County Fair.
The fairgrounds themselves are approximately 73 acres of lush vegetation nestled in the valley between the Blue Mountains. The property is located 1 mile east of Summit Station on Route 895. The proper is a seasonal facility. There are two ponds with bass and pan fish along with a fresh water stocked trout stream flowing through the property. There are numerous pole building structures on the property with a wide expanse of open area of macadam surrounding those buildings. Two modern restroom facilities are strategically located at either end of the grounds. Mature trees provide shade in many areas of the grounds. Walking trails can take visitors throughout the grounds.
In addition to the annual Fair, events are ran year round to support the fair operations and spotlight Agriculture. Additionally, the Fairgrounds are available year round for demonstrations, seminars and other activities by youth groups and other organizations. If you have any questions, please contact any of the Fair officers.
We look forward to and encourage your participation in the Fair and the Association. Our deepest thanks are extended to those who have already joined the membership rolls and to those who have provided help to make this and our future Fairs a success.
The Schuylkill County Fair Board of Directors