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Since 1873

  • 2015 Events:
  • Apr. 18 - Flat Track Motorcycle Races (Baer Racing Products)
  • Apr. 24&25 - Campout (PA Van Council)
  • May 1&2 - Consignment Sale (Gratz Fire Co. & Amish Schools of Eastern Lykens Valley)
  • May 9 - Lawn & Tractor Show (Gratz Area Antique Machinery Assoc.)
  • June 27 - Sportsmen Gun Raffle (PA Supreme Tall Cedars)
  • July 11&12 - Harness Racing (Gratz Fire Co., Community LifeTeam & Gratz Fair Scholarship/Queen Prog.)
  • July 17-19 - Antique Farm Machinery Show (Gratz Area Antique Machinery Assoc.)
  • Sept. 20-26 - Gratz Fair
  • Oct. 2&3 - Consignment Sale (Amish Parochial Schools of Lower Northumberland County)
  • Oct. 17 - Craft Show (Gratz Fair Scholarship/Queen Prog.)
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SCHEDULE

 

Gratz Fair, Sept. 20 - 26, 2015

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

Sunday, Sept. 20

  • 11AM...............Gates Open
  • 12:00PM...........HARNESS HORSE RACING...music by Tom & Randy from the band Shannon
  • 1:00PM............QUEEN CONTEST (midway stage)
    sponsor - Wiest RV, Spring Glen
    5:00PM............Rabbit & Cavy Show
  • 6:00PM............DEMOLITION DERBY (grandstand - $6, bleachers - $4)**
    Double Figure 8 Racing, "New" 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 Productions Inc.  Derby Results

 


Monday, Sept. 21 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 RACING...music by Tom from the band Shannon
  • 3:30PM............Dairy Goat Show (Boer)
  • 4:00PM............Breeding Sheep Show
  • 5:30PM............Market Lamb & Market Goat Show
  • 7:00 & 8:15PM..LARRY CHANCE & THE EARLS (free)
    - "Remember Then", "Life is But a Dream", "I Believe"!!! Spanning from the late 1950's into the new millennium, the Earls have continuously been pleasing audiences with their flawless harmonies ceaseless vitality and endearing dedication to their fans. Larry Chance & the Earls represent the music that helped define Rock 'N' Roll, the Original Doo Wop era that put the street corner- society onto the national charts. Spanning from the late 1950's into the new millennium, the Earls have continuously been pleasing audiences with their flawless harmonies ceaseless vitality and endearing dedication to their fans. Born in South Philadelphia, PA, Larry Chance grew up in a neighborhood noted for it's show business roots, spawning such talents as Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Mario Lanza, Danny & the Juniors, Joey Bishop, David Brenner, and many more. It was here Chance began his love affair with show business. It was 1955 when his family moved to the Bronx, NY, there Larry discovered that vocal groups were to be found on almost every street corner, so he developed one of his own in 1957, with five friends, and called his group, the High-Hatters. By 1960 the group had evolved into what would then be called "the Earls".
    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. 22

  • 4:00PM............Gates Open
  • 6:00..........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. 21, at noon])
    sponsor - Big Country Radio-WYGL FM & WFYY, Selinsgrove
  • 7:00PM............DEMOLITION DERBY (grandstand - $6, bleachers - $4)**
    and Compact Demo Derby
    sponsors - Frank Krammes Excavating, Sacramento; M&V Tent Rentals, Dalmatia; Troutman’s Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Millersburg
    Demo.tif (13064 bytes)JM Productions Inc.  Derby Results

 


Wednesday, Sept. 23

  • 4:00PM............Gates Open
  • 5:30PM............Market Swine, Dairy Beef & Beef Cattle Show
  • 7:00 & 8:15PM..GEORGETTE JONES (free)
    Georgette Jones was born to the only Hall of Fame husband and wife country artists, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. She's been singing with one or both of her parents since the age of three. She recorded her first single with her Dad, "Daddy Come Home" when she was ten years old and performed it later that year on an HBO special.Georgette also worked as a backup singer for her Mom. She was thrilled to have opened for her Dad at the historic Ryman Auditorium. She has appeared on TV shows such as Crook and Chase, RFD-TV, Larry's Country Diner, Tru Country and The Grand Ole Opry. Georgette has toured Ireland, Europe, Asia and Canada along with her American touring schedule.  She is currently working on new music and multiple projects in the upcoming year.
    sponsor - Big Country Radio-WYGL FM & WFYY, Selinsgrove

 


Thursday, Sept. 24
  • 4:00PM............Gates Open
  • 3:30PM............Dairy Goat Show (except Boer)
  • 7:00PM............Sanctioned TRACTOR & TRUCK PULLS (grandstand - $8, bleachers - $6)**
    presented by              [rain date - Sunday, Sept. 27, 5:00PM]
    sponsors - Lapp's Ag Tire Service, Halifax; Valley Ag & Turf, Halifax & Harrisburg; Troy's Auto Sales, Dornsife; 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; Carson Stauffer Diesel Service, Port Trevorton; R&S Repair, Herndon
    ; Keiter's Farm Machinery, Halifax; Sherman Coal Co., I-81 Hegins; Wellers Garage, Hebe; East Coast Diesel, Jonestown
    Interstate Truck & Tractor Pullers Assn.  Pull Results

 


Friday, Sept. 25

  • 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 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.

 


Saturday, Sept. 26

  • 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]
    sponsors - &
  • 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 Productions Inc.  Derby Results

 


Daily - Midway Shows
TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

MIDDLE-EARTH STUDIOS - Costume Story-Telling, Puppet Shows
sponsors - Klinger Lumber Co., Elizabethville; Mattern's Landscaping, Gratz; Shade Electric, Sacramento; Village Automotive, Gratz

Sunday
1:30, 3:30, 7:30
Wednesday
6:30, 8:30
Monday
1:00, 5:30, 8:30
Friday
12:00, 4:30, 7:30
Tuesday & Thursday
5:30, 7:30
Saturday
12:30, 3:30, 6:30


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

Sunday
2:30, 5:30, 8:30
Wednesday
5:30, 7:30
Monday
12:00, 3:30, 7:30
Friday
11:00, 3:30, 6:30
Tuesday & Thursday
6:30, 8:30
Saturday
1:30, 4:30, 7:30

 

 


Daily - MIDWAY STAGE SHOWS
ENTERTAINMENT & TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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

Kieffer & Gabby Quandel
Sunday
4:30, 6:30
The Outlaws & Crazy Elmer
Monday
4:30, 6:30
Shotgunn
Wednesday
6:00, 8:00
Glenn Miller's
Big One Man Band

Thursday
6:00, 8:00
Shelby Nestler and
Make Mine Country

Friday
2:30, 5:30, 8:30
Shannon
Saturday
2:30, 5:30, 8:30

 

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