The Lebanon Area Fair is here again. The fair will run at the Lebanon Expo Center, at 80 Rocherty Road, from Saturday, July 22 to Saturday, July 29.

Read More: 2023 Lebanon Area Fair is officially open

Each day of the fair, admission is free before 3 p.m. and $5 after 3 p.m. Children under 10 are admitted free of charge both to the fair and track events.

LebTown visited the fair on its first day to give our readers the inside look at Lebanon County’s premiere event of the year.

Read More: For 60+ years, the Lebanon Area Fair has been one of county’s biggest attractions

The Lebanon Area Fair kicked off on Saturday, July 22, at the Lebanon Valley Exposition Center & Fairgrounds in North Cornwall Township.
Sofia Hernandez, left, and Mr. Burgos at the Bell & Evans fair booth.
Ryelee Mullen, who will be showcasing in dairy and dairy beef competitions, shows off her livestock.
From left to right, Kyra, Ryan, and Jared display their livestock which will be included in the week’s competitions. 
Among many other things, rabbits and bunnies were displayed and entered in contests.
Guests admire floral arrangements for sale inside of the fairgrounds.
Lebanon County Commissioner Mike Kuhn speaks during opening events for the 2023 Lebanon Area Fair. Entertainment chairman Dana Lape is behind him.
Joe Templin, left, and Charlie Fetter represent the Lebanon County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs.
Various forms of art were on display and ranked in competitions held by the fair. 
Dustin Tobias and his son Henry pose next to their first-place winner in the LEGO category, showcasing the theme “Farming the Future.”
SPC Hayden Arnick, right, and SSG Edward Nolen represent the Army National Guard booth at the fair.
Agricultural equipment was displayed for sale all throughout the grounds.

The Midway

Fair week this year features about two dozen musical acts, along with other midway entertainments and special events such as the fair queen competition and talent show.

Read More: It’s not just animals: Lebanon fair offers full slate of music, midway entertainment

Midway rides are operated by Penn Valley Amusement Rides. Find hours and pricing here.

The Midway area at the 2023 Lebanon Area Fair.
Alexis, left, and Rebecca enjoy the famous fair milkshakes.
The band Pentagon performs for a crowd at the fair.
Pony rides were available for guests.
Pony rides were available for guests.
A bird zoo was available for guests to visit. 

The track

Track events kicked off on Saturday night with the 4×4 truck pull. The track, as well as other parts of the Expo Center, recently received a major renovation.

Read More: Lebanon fairgrounds, gem of the county, undergoes renovations

The fair will run at the Lebanon Expo Center, at 80 Rocherty Road, from Saturday, July 22 to Saturday, July 29.
Questions about this story? Suggestions for a future LebTown article? Reach our newsroom using this contact form and we’ll do our best to get back to you.

Do you want to see more from LebTown?

Support local news. Cancel anytime.

Already a member? Login here

Free news isn’t cheap. If you value the journalism LebTown provides to the community, then help us make it sustainable by becoming a champion of local news. You can unlock additional coverage for the community by supporting our work with a one-time contribution, or joining as a monthly or annual member. You can cancel anytime.

William Trostel is a full-time freelance photographer/videographer based out of Lebanon City. Beginning his career as a hobbyist trying to film his friends skateboarding, his camera quickly turned into a passion. Within two years of being a hobbyist, William began to book portrait sessions and commercial...


LebTown membership required to comment.

Already a member? Login here

Leave a comment

Your email address will be kept private.