Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Fairs and Festivals Round Out Summer Fun in the Allegheny National Forest Region
With the end of summer in sight, there’s one staple yet to come – fairs – and McKean County in Pennsylvania has its fair share of events this month.
The McKean County Fair, held annually in East Smethport nearby to scenic Pennsylvania Route 6, has festivities, rides, animals and food for the entire family, with the week-long events ending on Saturday, August 21. The fair is in its 105th year.
Thursday, Aug. 19, will be Senior Citizens Day – they will be admitted free all day. The main event of the day will be the stock car racing which begins at 7:30 p.m. A Freestyle Motocross Show will wow the crowd starting on Friday, August 20. Then, on Saturday, August 21, there will be a demolition derby.
And don’t forget to try out the food at the fair. But if that fare doesn’t tickle your fancy, make sure to check out the elk jerky that will be available at the Crook Farm Fair August 28 and 29 at 476 Seaward Ave. in Bradford. The Crook Farm Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
This is believed to be the oldest dwelling in the Bradford area and has been restored and furnished in the period of the 1870s.
The Old Time Country Music Festival will run along the same time as the fair. For the kids, there will be a petting zoo, pony rides and a kiddie carnival. There is also a herb garden and walking trail behind the farm for families to enjoy.
For more information about top events in Pennsylvania take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Pennsylvania.
For more information visit the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau website at http://www.visitanf.com/