The 63rd annual Lebanon Area Fair opened yesterday at the fairgrounds off Rocherty Road, where it’s been held since 1970.
LebTown visited yesterday to capture photos of the first day. Find them below.
If You Go… The fair runs now through July 27. Admission is free from 8am to 3pm daily. Children under 10 years old are admitted free all day, every day. Admission after 3pm is $5 for ages 10 and up. See the full schedule and more information here.
All photos by LebTown photographer Will Trostel.
Read more: Our preview of this year’s Lebanon Area Fair
Walking up to the main entrance of the Lebanon Area Fair.
Gina Boehler, on behalf of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, showcases some of the items in the Festival of Theme Baskets that will be given away during the fair.
An apple pie contest is part of various food contests. Food contests include cakes, breads, candies, pies, pastries, wines, beers, and of course plenty of produce.
Lebanon City Councilman Cornell Wilson enjoys some food and stops for a pic outside Robin’s Ice.
Robin’s Ice is one of many food offerings available at the Lebanon Area Fair.
Members of the St. James Players are introduced before their performance on Saturday. The St. James Players are a children’s theatre group that uses space at St. James Church. An earlier version of this article misidentified the group as the St. James Choir. We regret the error.
Guests enjoying one of many rides.
Tickets are required for the enjoyment of rides.
Milkshakes by the Lebanon County Dairy Promotion Program are a fixture of the Lebanon Area Fair.
A black raspberry shake in the process of being made.
Cattle being cooled off, especially necessary due to the heat wave that affected Lebanon County this weekend.
More cattle seen inside one of the barns at the Lebanon Area Fair.
Poultry on display.
Rabbits at the Lebanon Area Fair.
A chicken at the Lebanon Area Fair.
Livestock showings are a hallmark of the fair.
Guests anxiously awaiting the next tractor pull.
A tractor pull in process.
A Quarryville based participant in Saturday’s tractor pull event.
Crews cleaned the dirt track after each tractor pull.
Another tractor pull in process.
Closeup of the tractor.
Side view of a tractor mid-pull.
A shot of the ferris wheel from outside the fair.
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