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The 92nd South Mountain Fair

The South Mountain Fair is a tradition that dates back to almost a century.
The South Mountain Fair is a tradition that dates back to almost a century.Penn Live

A long-standing community tradition, just shy of a century old, will be taking place this week at the South Mountain Fairgrounds in Biglerville. The 92nd annual summertime fair, the South Mountain Fair will kickoff on Aug. 12 and run through Aug. 16 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Come out and enjoy five fun-filled days of food, vendors, unlimited carnival rides, special entertainments and so much more. Admission to the South Mountain Fair is just $6 and includes all the aforementioned activities and attractions. Children under 36 inches in height are permitted free of charge.

The primary highlight on opening day Tuesday is a baked goods auction to benefit a local charity. This auction is to be held in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m. There will also be ongoing Monster Energy Motocross Stunt Rider Shows at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday’s lineup includes an archery sharp shooter show at 5:30 p.m., a Draft Horse Pulling Contest at 6:30 p.m. and Peak 98, Battle of the Bands, a free concert in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Battle of the Bands brings together some of the area’s best rock bands as they battle it out, playing against each other. If you would like more information about this, or a chance to participate, visit thePeak985.com or call 717-637-3831.

Thursday’s highlights include another archery sharp shooter show at 6:30 p.m., a chainsaw carving show at 7 p.m. and a fireworks display at 10 p.m. closing, visible from all vantage points within the fairgrounds. Friday will boast numerous activities including ongoing antique small gas engine demonstrations from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Stick around for another chainsaw carving show at 7 p.m. and then head to the auditorium by 7:30 p.m. for a free concert by John Conlee. Conlee is a renowned Country music legend and favorite at the Grand Ole Opry for over three decades.

The final day of the South Mountain Fair will open at 1 p.m. and include many encores of the highlights from earlier in the week in addition to new ones. Throughout all operational hours, there will be an encore of the antique small gas engine demonstrations in addition to a parade of antique farm equipment at 4:30 p.m. There will also be two chainsaw carving shows, one at 3:30 p.m. and another at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., Ronnie McDowell will be in the auditorium performing his favorite hit songs in a concert that is free and open to the public.

The address to the South Mountain Fairgrounds is 615 Narrows Road, Biglerville, PA. For more information, visit www.southmountainfair.com.