Wednesday’s Country Scenes & Blue Ribbon Dreams


Wednesday, August 2 is Schuylkill County Day at the Schuylkill County Fair and who better to represent the day than our own County Commissioner George Halcovage participating in the Celebrity Tractor Pull.

What:              The media is invited to spend a day at the Schuylkill County Fair.  Where we have a country scene where blue ribbon dreams come true.  Schuylkill Country Fair has been making blue ribbon dreams come true for 34 years.     During that time some well establish contests have developed and some new ones are being introduced for the first time this year.  What would the fair be without its ethnic diversity?  This is shown well in the Ethnic Cooking Contest.  A Boilo Competition exemplifies our regional culture.  Schuylkill Gown is a cooking contest where participants may savor the flavors of Schuylkill Grown products make up this contest.   Rich and savory slow cooker dish and flavorful quick breads will be served to a panel of judges to determine which recipe best cast a favorable light on products grown in Schuylkill County.   A friendly game of family feud is making a return for the fun that is always being had at the fair.  Speaking of fun, don’t miss out on the Adult Milk (mustache), Chugging and Pie (in your face) Eating contests.

Speaking of contests don’t miss out on the Celebrity Tractor Pull on the Track.  See who can push the petal to the metal the hardest as that powerful tractor make its way down the track pulling the weighted sled.  While at the track don’t blink or you may miss the Side by Side Dirt Drag Races.  This competition is open to both diesel and gas trucks.

Crazy Hearts will be found on the M & T Stage at both 7 and 9 pm.  Crazy Hearts is a Country with A New Attitude.  Crazy Heart is sponsored by Red Lion Café.

Speaking of sponsors Wednesday I sponsored by the Schuylkill County Commissioners who proudly support the Schuylkill County Fair as a as a vital part of Ag-tourism to the area.  So when you see a Commissioner at the Fair or else wear say THANKS.

Experience more country scenes and blue ribbon dreams back at the Weston Pavilion when visiting with the Red Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Demonstrations held daily at 5:30. 6:30, and 7:30.

Visual Opportunities Wed. Aug. 2, 2017

  • Beef Show
  • Dairy Beef Show
  • Fair Opens to the Public at 4PM
  • Lions Club of America KidsSight USA – Vision screening
  • Elks Drug Awareness Trailer – Elks National Drug Awareness Program
  • Family Feud
  • Tractor Parade
  • Ethnic Cooking Contest
  • Open Horse Show
  • Adult Milk Chugging
  • Adult Pie Eating
  • Schuylkill Grown Cooking Contest.
  • Crazy Hearts (Country w/A New Attitude) Sponsored by Red Lion Cafe
  • Celebrity Tractor Pull
  • Side by Side Dirt Drag Races with both Diesel and Gas Trucks
  • Boilo Competition

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 – Wagstaff and Company
  • Todd Gladfelder, chain saw artist
  • Porcupine Pat, Naturalist
  • Farming for A Day

When:                             Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Where:                      Schuylkill County Fair Grounds

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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 or follow us on twitter and like us on Facebook. 

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