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Since 1873

  • Upcoming Events:
  • Gratz Fair - Sept. 14-20
  • Amish Parochial Schools of Lower Northumberland County Consignment Sale - Oct. 3 & 4
  • PA Van Council Campout - Oct. 10 & 11
  • Gratz Fair Scholarship Program's Craft Show - Oct. 18
  • See you there!
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Gratz Fair, Sept. 14 - 20, 2014

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

Sunday, Sept. 14

  • 11AM...............Gates Open
  • 11:30AM...........HARNESS HORSE by Tom & Randy from the band Shannon
  • 1:00PM............QUEEN CONTEST (midway stage)
    5:00PM............Rabbit & Cavy Show
  • 6:30PM............REDEYE RODEO (grandstand - $3, bleachers - free)**
    SEBRA sanctioned Bull Riding and Cowgirl Barrel Racing. (participants - phone 717-949-3934 [evenings]).
    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.

Monday, Sept. 15 Seniors & Military Day
FREE Admission to seniors [age 60 and over], and active Military with ID until 4PM

  • 11AM...............Gates Open
  • 11:30AM...........HARNESS HORSE by Tom from the band Shannon
  • 4:00PM............Breeding Sheep Show
  • 5:30PM............Market Lamb & Market Goat Show
    Marty Haggard - son of Merle Haggard, began touring in 1979 and traveled with his Dad from 1983 to 1985. Marty's love for his Dad's music inspired him to begin a project titled A Tribute To Merle Haggard "My Dad". He aslso recorded a second Tribute album and is planning many more in the future. As Marty's song "Apple" states "An Apple never falls too far from it's tree".
    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 - Big Country Radio-WYGL FM & WFYY, Selinsgrove

Tuesday, Sept. 16

  • 4:00PM............Gates Open
  • 6:00..........Dairy Cattle Show
  • 7:00PM............No Bake Dessert Contest and Cupcake Contest (Agricultural Hall)
    sponsor - Georgine & Dennis Wert
  • 7:00PM............TALENT CONTEST (midway stage) (participants - phone 717-365-3441 [deadline-Monday, Sept. 15, at noon])
    sponsor - Big Country Radio-WYGL FM & WFYY, Selinsgrove
  • 7:00PM............DEMOLITION DERBY (grandstand - $6, bleachers - $4)**
    Double Figure 8 Auto Racing, Mini-Van, and Driver & Passenger Demo
    sponsors - Deibler, Straub & Troutman [Keystone Insurers Group], Elizabethville; Heim's Disposal Service, Dornsife; Penn Valley Printing & Design, Gratz
    DemoFigure8.tif (13163 bytes)JM Productions Inc.  Derby Results

Wednesday, Sept. 17

  • 4:00PM............Gates Open
  • 5:30PM............Market Swine, Dairy Beef & Beef Cattle Show
  • 7:00PM............BILL HALLEY JR. AND THE COMETS (free)
    high-energy, 6-piece combo performing a rousing, crowd-pleasing set of songs first recorded at the dawn of Rock n’ Roll in the early and mid 1950’s by the legendary Bill Haley and the Comets. Emphasizing authenticity in sound and presentation, this Rock n’ Roll history show features Bill Haley Jr. sharing the inside stories and historical context behind the songs he sings backed by his incredibly talented band of Comets.
    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

Thursday, Sept. 18
  • 4:00PM............Gates Open
  • 3:30PM............Dairy Goat Show
  • 7:00PM............Sanctioned TRACTOR & TRUCK PULLS (grandstand - $8, bleachers - $6)**
    presented by              [rain date - Sunday, Sept. 21, 5:00PM]
    sponsors - Keiter's Farm Machinery, Halifax; Lapp's Ag Tire Service, Halifax; One Stop Recycling, Lykens; Grosser Excavating, Halifax; Bacon Machine Co., Valley View; Barder's Turbo Service, Elizabethville; Belack Equipment, Deep Creek; Big B Mfg., Klingerstown; Sitlinger Excavating, Gratz; C.J. Stiely Towing & Transport, Trevorton; Derek Stiely Auto, Hegins; 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; Troy's Auto Sales, Dornsife; Hamburger Implement, Valley View; The Gratz Bank, Gratz, Herndon, Valley View & Pottsville; Calvin Lenig Coal Sales, Dornsife; Williams French Fries, Millersburg & Halifax; Valley Ag & Turf, Halifax & Harrisburg; Carson Stauffer Diesel Service, Port Trevorton; R&S Repair, Herndon

    Interstate Truck & Tractor Pullers Assn.  Pull Results


Friday, Sept. 19

  • 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]
  • 7:00PM............DEAD LEAVES (free)
    Dead Leaves is a hard rock band formed in 1994, in Shamokin PA. They are a band that does not stray much from the Hard Rock sound; no rap, no techno; just heavy hitting lyrics and Bass Lines. Dead Leaves is from Central Pennsylvania.

Saturday, Sept. 20

  • 11:00AM..........Gates Open
  • 1:00PM............Kids Korner Contests [Scavenger Hunt, Egg & Spoon, Toilet Paper Toss, and Mooing].  Money and, ribbons and/or prizes to be awarded. Some prizes courtesy of McDonalds. In addition, a special drawing for 3 bicycles. See Competitive Exhibitor Tabloid for details.
    2:00PM............ARMA Lawn Mower Races(grandstand - $6, bleachers - $4)**
    sponsors - Frank Krammes Excavating, Sacramento; M&V Tent Rentals, Dalmatia; Troutman’s Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Millersburg
    Demo.tif (13064 bytes) American Racing Mower Association  Lawn Mower Results
  • 7:30PM............DEMOLITION DERBY (finals) (grandstand - $8, bleachers - $6)**
    sponsors - Engle’s Rentals, Gratz; One Stop Recycling, Lykens; Town & Country Lawns, Klingerstown; WQLV 98.9 FM "The Pulse of Central PA", Millersburg
    Demo.tif (13064 bytes) JM Productions Inc.  Derby Results

Daily - Midway Shows

sponsors - Klinger Lumber Co., Elizabethville; 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;
Sunbury Animal Hospital, Sunbury; 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; Wiest RV, Spring Glen; Mattern's Landscaping, Gratz

The Seger Family
4:30, 6:30
The Outlaws & Crazy Elmer
4:30, 6:30
Eva Katherine
6:00, 8:00
Remember When
6:00, 8:00
Andy Svrcek (Elvis)
2:30, 5:30, 8:30
2:30, 5:30, 8:30


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