Yorkís historic annual fair has made its way to the famed fairgrounds. On Saturday night people packed in on a cool night to experience the nationís first fair to experience a multitude of food, ride, and games.
The York Fair started back in 1765, over a decade before the Declaration of Independence was signed. The event started off as a two-day agricultural market in the town square. Two hundred and fifty-three years later has evolved into an event spanning nine days. Typically, the event starts the first Friday after Labor Day.
At first glance, the York Fair may appear to a normal fair, but itís not just food rides and games. The York Fair has an educational aspect which most common carnivals and fairs do not have.
Agriculture has a huge impact and plays an important role to the fair. Since the fairís inception†agriculture has been engrained in the fairís roots.
Evidence can be found all over the fair. Starting with the birth center. In the Utz Arena, you can witness live births of cows and pigs. In the old main building, you can witness the hatching of little chickens as well.
There are informational displays and exhibits planted all over. Many going over the history of agriculture in York†and Lancaster†counties. In the petting center, there are student projects on display ranging from the different dirt in the area that effects plant growing to the shaving process of a sheep.
In many ways, the fair is as educational as it is fun. There is plenty to do no matter the age young to old. In addition to games, food, rides, and animals, the fairground does have a grandstand where they have live events. On Saturday Night comedian Gabriel Iglesias. American Idol Live is one of the events coming up.
Article Posted: 07/31/2021 12:34:58 PM