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Since 1873

  • 2016 Remaining Events (see calendar for details):
  • Gratz Fair - Sept. 18-24
  • Consignment Sale - Sept. 30-Oct. 1
  • Campout - Oct. 7-8
  • Gratz Arts & Crafts Festival - Oct. 15
  • Paint & Enjoy - Oct. 22
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Gratz Fair, Sept. 18 - 24, 2016

Sunday    Monday    Tuesday    Wednesday    Thursday    Friday    Saturday
Midway Shows     Midway Stage Shows

Sunday, Sept. 18

  • 11AM...............Gates Open
  • 12:00PM...........HARNESS HORSE by Tom & Randy from the band Shannon
  • 1:00PM............QUEEN CONTEST (midway stage)
    sponsor - Wiest RV, Spring Glen
    4:00PM............Rabbit & Cavy Show
  • 6:00PM............DEMOLITION DERBY (grandstand - $6, bleachers - $4)**
    Double Figure 8 Racing,Youth Demolition Derby, Mini-Van Demo Derby
    sponsors - Deibler, Straub & Troutman [Keystone Insurers Group], Elizabethville; Heim's Disposal Service, Dornsife; Penn Valley Printing & Design, Gratz
    DemoFigure8.tif (13163 bytes)JM Motorsport  Derby Results


Monday, Sept. 19 Seniors & Military Day
FREE Admission to seniors [age 60 and over], and active Military with ID until 4PM

  • 11AM...............Gates Open
  • 12:00PM...........HARNESS HORSE by Tom & Randy from the band Shannon
  • 3:30PM............Dairy Goat Show (Boer & Fainting), Breeding Sheep Show
  • 5:30PM............Market Lamb & Market Goat Show
    Jeff Krick is an award winning Elvis Tribute Artist who has been entertaining Elvis fans professionally since 1990.  Since becoming an actor and ETA, Jeff has performed worldwide from Las Vegas to Bermuda. Jeff has won multiple awards and contests with his unbelievable voice and authenticity of bringing Elvis to the stage. Jeff will make you feel like you’re watching Elvis himself and has had the honor of performing multiple times with Elvis' back up group, the Stamps Quartet (1971-1977). Jeff is fully endorsed by The Stamps Quartet and Ed Enoch, an original member of the group. In addition, Krick's son, Kirk Jr., will be accompanying him.
    sponsors - Bruce's Tree Service, Valley View; Tri-County Insurance Associates, Valley View; Valley Ag & Turf, Halifax; Wal-Mart Supercenter, Elizabethville; Wenger’s Feed Mill, Rheems; WQLV 98.9 FM "The Pulse of Central PA", Millersburg; Zerbe’s Refuse, Ashland


Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • 4:00PM............Gates Open
  • 6:00PM..........Dairy Cattle Show
  • 7:00PM...........Thumbprint Cookie Contest and Cupcake Contest (Agricultural Hall)
    sponsor - Georgine & Dennis Wert
  • 7:00PM............TALENT CONTEST (midway stage) (participants - phone 717-365-3441 [deadline-Monday, Sept. 19, at noon])
    sponsor - Bigfoot Country (98-100-106fm), Selinsgrove
  • 7:00PM............DEMOLITION DERBY (grandstand - $6, bleachers - $4)**
    and Compact Demo Derby, Pick-up Truck/SUV Demo Derby
    sponsors - The Rite Screen Co., Elizabethville; M&V Tent Rentals, Dalmatia; Troutman’s Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Millersburg
    Demo.tif (13064 bytes)JM Motorsport  Derby Results


Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • 4:00PM............Gates Open
  • 4:30PM............Market Swine, Dairy Beef & Beef Cattle Show
  • 7:00 & 8:15PM..DION PRIDE (son of Charley Pride) and THE CRAMER BROTHERS (free)
    Dion connects with crowds of all types, and works feverishly, through his performances, to win over crowds of all ages. Dion Pride is the son of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, Charley Pride. Dion is also a songwriter and multi talented Instrumentalist. He plays guitar, piano, drums and bass. At fourteen, he was performing. One of his songs titled “I Miss My Home” was recorded by his father and released on Charley Pride’s “Choices” album in 2011.
    Dion played lead guitar and keyboards for his father, and opened His Father’s show for 5 years, but while touring on his father’s show, Dion began to incorporate some of his own material. The audiences were so responsive that Dion decided to strike out on his own and has not looked back.
    When asked, “What was the most important thing you learned from your father?” Dion sums it up in one word, ”Humbleness”.
    Cramer Brothers Band - they are an outstanding country music show based in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania. They have become one of the premiere acts in country music. These multi-talented musicians perform contemporary country, classic country and bluegrass music that will provide entertainment for all ages.
    sponsor - Bigfoot Country (98-100-106fm), Selinsgrove


Thursday, Sept. 22
  • 4:00PM............Gates Open
  • 3:30PM............Dairy Goat Show (except Boer & Fainting)
  • 7:00PM............Sanctioned TRACTOR & TRUCK PULLS (grandstand - $8, bleachers - $6)**
    presented by              [rain date - Sunday, Sept. 25, 5:00PM]
    sponsors - Lapp's Ag Tire Service, Halifax; Valley Ag & Turf, Halifax & Harrisburg; The Gratz Bank, Gratz, Herndon, Valley View, Pottsville & Minersville; One Stop Recycling, Lykens; Grosser Excavating, Halifax; Derek Stiely Auto, Hegins; Big B Mfg., Klingerstown; Bacon Machine Co., Valley View; Barder's Turbo Service, Elizabethville; Sitlinger Excavating, Gratz; C.J. Stiely Towing & Transport, Trevorton; Dupont Pioneer Seeds, Dornsife; R&J Dairy Consulting; Kimmel Coal & Packaging, Wiconisco; Messick's Farm Equipment, Halifax; Packers Concessions, Centre Hall; Pine Creek Structures, Gratz & Berrysburg; Schreffler Equipment, Pitman; Steve Dietz Lime Sales, Klingerstown; Village Automotive, Gratz; Calvin Lenig Coal Sales, Dornsife; Williams French Fries, Millersburg & Halifax; R&S Repair, Herndon; Sherman Coal Co., I-81 Hegins; Wellers Garage, Hebe; East Coast Diesel, Jonestown
    ; Country Turf & Trail, Sunbury; Bressler's Septic & Excavating, Hegins; M-n-K Trucking, Valley View; Snyder Fuels, Sunbury; Hassler Diesel Performance, Bethel
    Interstate Truck & Tractor Pullers Assn.  Pull Results


Friday, Sept. 23

  • 10:00AM..........Gates Open
  • 1:00PM............HIGH SCHOOL CAVALCADE OF BANDS (free)
    sponsors - The Gratz Bank, Gratz; Halifax Bank, Halifax; Mid Penn Bank, Millersburg
  • 7:00PM............The Clair A. Hartman Youth Livestock Sale (4-H, FFA) [reception 6:00PM]
  • 7:30PM............REDEYE RODEO (grandstand - $3, bleachers - free)**
    SEBRA sanctioned Bull Riding and Cowgirl Barrel Racing. (participants - phone SEBRA office at (336)861-2219).
    sponsors - Goldglo Landscapes, Millersburg; Hilltop Masonry, Dornisfe; JBM Tent Rentals, Lykens; Lykens Valley Fencing & Decks, Gratz; Rocky Mountain Structures, Lykens; Schreffler Equipment, Pitman; King's Sawmill, Spring Glen
    Redeye Rodeo Co.


Saturday, Sept. 24

  • 11:00AM..........Gates Open
  • 1:00PM............Kids Korner Contests [Pedal Tractor Pull, Egg & Spoon, Toilet Paper Toss, and Mooing].  Money and, ribbons and/or prizes to be awarded. In addition, a special drawing for 3 bicycles Sponsor - Bartlebaugh Amusements. See Competitive Exhibitor Tabloid for details.
  • 2:00PM............PA Mountain Pie Championship [categories: SWEET (dessert), SAVORY (meat, seafood, egg or vegetable). Open to winners at PCOA campgrounds]
    sponsor -
  • 7:30PM............DEMOLITION DERBY (finals) (grandstand - $8, bleachers - $6)**
    sponsors - Engle’s Rentals, Gratz; One Stop Recycling, Lykens; WQLV 98.9 FM "The Pulse of Central PA", Millersburg
    Demo.tif (13064 bytes) JM Motorsport  Derby Results


Daily - Midway Shows

TOM CROWL - Comedy Ventriloquist
sponsors - Klinger Lumber Co., Elizabethville; Mattern's Landscaping, Gratz; Shade Electric, Sacramento; Village Automotive, Gratz

1:30, 3:30, 7:30
6:30, 8:30
1:00, 5:30, 8:30
12:00, 4:30, 7:30
Tuesday & Thursday
5:30, 7:30
12:30, 3:30, 6:30

sponsors - The Gratz Bank, Gratz; Ray’s Front End Shop, Gratz;
Swing Restaurant at Lykens Valley Golf Course, Millersburg

2:30, 5:30, 8:30
5:30, 7:30
12:00, 3:30, 7:30
11:00, 3:30, 6:30
Tuesday & Thursday
6:30, 8:30
1:30, 4:30, 7:30



sponsors - The Boardwalk Family Fun Center, Gratz; Deppen’s Farm, Lykens; Koppy's Propane, Williamstown; Sitlinger Excavating, Gratz; Sunbury Animal Hospital, Sunbury; Chad's Sign & Grafix, Gratz

Donna Godshall
4:30, 6:30
The Outlaws & Crazy Elmer
4:30, 6:30
6:00, 8:00
The Large Flowerheads
6:00, 8:00
Chad Reinert
2:30, 5:30, 8:30
The New Individuals
2:30, 5:30, 8:30


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