About the Northumberland County Fair
2017 marks the 18th consecutive Annual Northumberland County Fair! It’s about bringing local families together to share the historical traditions of what originated as an agricultural community.
On display we find products of home, garden and farm. It’s not so much about the prizes and ribbons (although they’re fun too) but about learning from each other. Just listen as you circulate through the displays and you’ll hear, “I wonder what tomato variety that big one is?” or “How on earth did she get those stitches so perfect?” or, “I’ll have to talk to him about the breeding of that outstanding heifer.” If you don’t learn something at the fair, you just aren’t paying attention.
It all began in 2000. The original concept for a County Fair came out of the County Cooperative Extension Committee in the late 90's, when a concern at that time was expressed that youth programs (4-
Each county has an extension Committee, responsible for oversight of local extension offices and personnel. Funding comes from a combination of County, State and Federal budgets and is sometimes rather uncertain.
The idea was (and still is!) that a County Fair would provide a venue for the county 4-
The first few years our county fair was held at the All home Days grounds in Elysburg. Eventually, scheduling issues led to the search for a new site. Subsequently, we utilized the armory in Sunbury until 2013. Uncertainty about the fate of that facility led us to seek another venue for 2014. The Tall Cedars grounds near Seven Points has been our new location for 3 years.
The Northumberland County Fair is a non-
Northumberland County Fair Board
Matt Reader – President
Jeff Baney – Vice President
James W. Temple – Treasurer
Jane Rebuck – Secretary
Richard Byerly , Wendy Horn, Emily Adams,
Francine & Donald Feaster, Peggy Shelley,
Jon & Kim Clemens, Larry Snyder, Betty Bronson,
Mike Shimko, Jim & Tanya McClincy, Valerie Reader,
Randy & Sally Ross, Ryan Brezgel, Mike Brezgel,
Shirley & Robert Lahr, Harry & Marjeana Masker,
Melissa Keisling, Jacob Keisling, Joe Bartello,
Joan Renn, Donald & Roberta Molaro,
Robert Randall, Mary Kay Clark