What: The media is invited to a kid again on Tuesday, August 1. It is a day filled with food, fun activities, educational exercises and entertainment. The day starts at 11AM when the gates open to the public. And new this year, everything is open. A new ride company, Goodtime Amusements out of Hellertown, PA is operating the rides opening at 1PM.
If a fair goer comes a little early on Tuesday, you may see the alpaca show in progress followed by the sheep show. 4-H/FFA members show off their breeding and market animals in front of a seasoned judge, who in their opinion, determine which animals are superior.
Lunch under the trees of the Dr. James S. Shadle Nature Center and later take in the educational hands on stations in the center. The Nature Center will be set up with a number of interactive nature learning stations. Make a bracelet learning the cycles of the earth. Learn about the natural elements through hands on activities. These are some of the nature activities under the direction Porcupine Pat.
The Kids Tent has many activities going on inside and immediately outside the tent area on Kids Day. The Kids tent is being operated this year by The Arts Barn Education Center. Inside the tent you will finding engaging crafts based upon agriculture and nature. Outside the tent you will find many creative contests just for this day. These are some of the contest going on for the day include: Candy Chaos, Frozen T-shirt, and Cupcake Challenge. Visit the Kids Tent for times of these contests. In addition to these contests the kid’s area has many more contests in which to participate. Cool off with an ice cream eating contest. Fill your hunger with Pie and slurp some Jell-O eating while washing it all down with participation in the Milk Chugging Contest. Exercise off all that you ate with the pedal tractor pull run by the Agriculture Museum or take a more relaxed attitude and watch for the Tractor Parade put on by the Ag Museum at 4:30 as it wonders throughout the fairgrounds. All of these contests and more may be found in and around the Kid’s Tent.
Don’t miss the Celebrity/Youth Obstacle Contest. Well know celebrities from various professions from all over the county have accepted the challenge of being in the first ever Celebrity/Youth Obstacle Contest. The contest, sure to get a lot of media coverage, will be held at 6PM in the Ag Arena. The celebrities, without dropping any names, come from the news media, political arena and agricultural industry. Although there are some with agricultural backgrounds, it can be safely said that none of them have worked in the livestock end of the agriculture industry. For that reason this will be a challenge. The celebrities under the direction of youth exhibitors will to the best of their ability work a species of livestock in, around and through various obstacles. The celebrities are up for the challenge and it is sure to be an Ag-citement event.
Some big kids will be taking the track at 7PM for the Lucas Oil East Coast National Pull. Featuring 466 Hot Farm tractors, Limited Pro Stock Semi’s, Modified Tractors, and East Coast Diesel – Pro Stock Diesel Four Wheel Drive Trucks.
Hot Dog! That is a hot dog eating contest for the kid in all of us. This contest is sponsored by Berks Packing and Boyer’s Markets and for the older kids 18 and above. Obviously it is to see who can eat eh largest number of hot dogs in a prescribe time. For those who wish to participate a word to the wise come with an empty stomach.
Kids at heart the Rehrig Brothers will provide a special performance at 5:30 on the M & T stage. This special performance of the Rehrig Brothers is sponsored by the Red Lion Café of Pine Grove.
Top off Kids Day with a sweet treat by sampling the desserts of the Schuylkill County Wine Contest at 5PM. Take the treat with you as you go to watch the evening’s entertainment on the M&T Bank stage which is the Reckless. They will be performing at 7 and 9PM. Play the whole day at the Schuylkill County Fair and be a Kid again.
Visual Opportunities: Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
- Alpaca/Sheep Show
- Rabbit Hopping Demonstration
- Fair Opens to the Public at 11AM
- ID Me, Child Identification Program
- Lions Club of America KidsSight USA – Vision screening
- Jell-O Eating
- Frozen T-shirt Contest
- Goodtimes Amusement Rides Open to Public
- Cup Cake Challenge
- Ice Cream Eating
- Tractor Parade
- Pie Eating
- Milk Chugging
- Market Goat Show
- Candy Chaos
- Cooking with Schuylkill County Wine Contest
- Rehrig Brothers
- Pedal Tractor Pull
- Hot Dog Eating Contest
- Celebrity/Youth Obstacle Contest
- Reckless (Classic Country) Sponsored by Hidden River Credit Union and Richard B Ryon Insurance
- Lucas Oil / East Coast National Pull
- 466 Hot Farm Tractor
- Limited Pro Stock Semi’s
- Modified Tractors
- East Coast Diesel – Pro stock Diesel FWD Truck
Sponsored by Reynmil Inc. Forest products, Kistler Transportation and
Other Notable Visual Opportunities:
- Muttville Comix
- Trout Unlimited
- Peggy Hentz – Red Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation
- Kids Area Activities operated by The Arts Barn Education Center
- Schuylkill Talent Showcase – Artist in Motion
- Todd Gladfelder, chain saw artist
- Porcupine Pat, Naturalist
- Farming for A Day
When: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Where: Schuylkill County Fair Grounds
More Info@: www.schuylkillfair.com
Schuylkill County Fair runs July 31 through August 5 where “where our Country Scene makes Blue Ribbon Dreams come true.” The Fair has been making Blue Ribbon Dream come true for 34 years. For more information about the Fair visit the fair web site at www.schuylkillfair.com or follow us on twitter and like us on Facebook.