Family Oriented Activities


Big Owl telling stories about Native American customs.

The Schuylkill County Fair is providing numerous outdoor family oriented activities during fair week.   Schuylkill County Fair will be in operation August 1 – 6, 2016.  The fair’s theme for this year is “We have good things growing.”   Families will be able to see “good things growing” out of the the many programs presented by local experts outstanding in their field.  Maybe a pun intended there.   Programs presented by Porcupine Pat, Environmental Educator from the Schuylkill Conservation District in the James Shadel Nature Center.  Mrs. U’s Zoo RevUe (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) under the Weston Pavilion daily at 6:30 were she will explain the wonders of the creatures she has collected over the many years of teaching science in the Tri-Valley School District.   Peggy Hentz of Red Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be at the Weston Pavilion (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) speaking on the importance of saving our wildlife, the environment and the planet for future generations.

Big Owl will be telling stories about Native American customs, spiritual beliefs, implements and attire on Bear Creek Island.  In and around Bear Creek, which runs through the Fairgrounds, Schuylkill Sportsman will engage the young and young at heart in Hover ball Archery.  The fish in Bear Creek will provide the perfect environment for Trout Unlimited to teach fly casting, tying and fish identification.

Penn State Master Gardner’s will present a programing on gardening on the Schaeffer Harley Davidson Stage inside the Main Exhibit Hall.  Also, on that same stage, DCNR will present programing on the “Tree Ring Circles” and hand out Tree Cookies.  Then still at other times on the Schaeffer Harley Davidson stage you can see Cathy Riotto of Holly Road Fiber Farm spinning fleece from her angora goats.

Don’t forget to visit with the Herb Society of Schuylkill County and identify the various herbs growing in their fairy garden.  While you are there pick up some information of starting your own her garden.  These are just some of the nature type of programs going on at the 2016 Schuylkill County Fair.

Schuylkill County Fair runs August 1 – 6 where “We have good things growing.”  33 years and growing better with each year.  For more information about the Fair visit the fair web site at or follow us on twitter and like us on Facebook.

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