Goshen Country Fair 2013

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Today marks the start of the annual Goshen County Fair, a tradition here in Chester County for 64 years.

I grew up looking forward to the rides and delicious homemade donuts. I received my very first bee sting at the Goshen Fair, rode my first grown-up ride (the Gravatron) and spent many nights wandering the fairgrounds with my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and cousins.

I took my kids for the first time last year. They loved the rides – always a great selection for little and big kids. They ate their share of yummy fair foods like pizza and donuts and enjoyed getting up close with the animals. They can’t wait to go again this year!

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The fair runs from today, Monday July 29th through Saturday, August 3rd.

This year’s schedule:

Monday

  • Fair Opens at 6:00pm
  • Rabbit and Poultry show – 6pm

 

Agriculture Judging:

  • Dept 11, Sect A-12 Youth Grains, A-13 Youth Vegetables A-15 – Bread & Candy A-17 – Floral Specimens
  • Dept 12, Sect 1,
  • Dept 13, Sect 1
  • Dept 14, Sect 1 & 2
  • Dept 15, Sect 1 – Rolls, Cookies
  • Dept 17, Sect 3

 

  • Music: Honey Badger Band
  • Kountry K-9 Show
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Tug-O-War
  • Gate Prize – 9:00pm

Tuesday

  • Fair Opens at 6:00pm
  • Wristband Night 6pm to 10pm
  • Jersey, guernsey and brown swiss dairy cow show – 6pm

 

Agriculture Judging:

  • Dept 11, Sect A-15 Pie Sect A-17 – Floral Arrangement
  • Dept 15, Sect 1 – Pie, Sect 2 & 4
  • Dept 17, Sect 5
  • Dept 18, Sect 1

 

  • Music: Yesterdays News Band 6:30
  • Champion Martial Arts Center Demo
  • Kountry K-9 Show Pie Eating Contest
  • Tug-O-War
  • Gate Prize – 9:00pm

Wednesday

  • Fair Opens at 6:00pm
  • Dairy Goat show – 6pm

 

Agriculture Judging:

  • Dept 11, Sect A-15 Cakes
  • Sect A-17 – Follage House
  • Dept A-18 – Needlework/LEGO
  • Dept 15, Sect 1 – Cakes Dept 17, Sect 2
  • Dept 19, Sect 1 & 2
  • Dept 20, Sect 1 & 2,
  • Dept 23

 

  • Music: West Chester Swing Kings Band
  • Kountry K-9 Show
  • Pie Easting Contest
  • Tug-O-War
  • Gate Prize – 9:00pm

Thursday

Fair Opens at 6:00pm

  • Wristband Night 6pm to 10pm
  • Dairy Cow show
  • Lineback and Holsteins – 6pm

Agriculture Judging:

  • Dept 11, Sect A-15 Sect A-17 –
  • Flowering House Plants Sect A-19 –
  • Photography Dept 17, Sect 1 & 6
  • Dept 22, PA Preferred Baking Contest

 

  • Music: Charlie Gracie Rock & Roll Pioneer Band
  • Kountry K-9 Show Pie Easting Contest
  • Tug-O-War
  • Gate Prize – 9:00pm

Friday

  • Fair Opens at 6:00pm
  • Sheep show – 6pm
  • Music: Southern Edge Band
  • Kountry K-9 Show
  • Pie Easting Contest T
  • ug-O-War – Semi-Finals
  • Gate Prize – 9:00pm

Saturday

  • Fair Opens at 5:00pm Pet Show, Ayrshire and Milking shorthorn show
  • Cow Pie Bingo, 5:30pm BBQ Chicken Dinner at 5pm Children’s Matinee until 7pm reduced prices on rides
  • Music: Chester County Lawmen Band
  • Kountry K-9 Show
  • Pie Easting Contest
  • Tug-O-War – Finals
  • Gate Prize – 9:00pm
  • Attic Shoppe Raffle Drawings
  • Grand Prize Drawings at the end of the Fair Fair

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I hope to see you there!

Jen is a “Mom Blogger” in the sense that she writes about her life which largely revolves around being a mother. You can expect to hear about family life and raising young kids, recipes and menu planning, home organization, crafts, products that she loves and local, family friendly events and locations. You can hear more from Jen on her blogs, WorthingtonLower and Stars and Bars Made

 

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