Five tips for affordable family fun at the Lebanon Area Fair

Posted July 17, 2019

This sponsored press release is paid advertising by the Lebanon Area Fair.

If you are looking for a fun, safe, and affordable family destination this summer, look no further than the Lebanon Area Fair. There are so many things for children and families to enjoy, and we have some tips to help make your family trip to the Fair the best one yet.

  1. Plan to arrive before lunchtime. There is ample parking at this time, admission is free for everyone until 3 p.m., and the Fair’s food stands and some of the independent food trucks will be open for lunch. The Eatery and Outside Eatery offer affordable lunch specials Sunday to Friday until sold out. Numerous animal shows occur during the day and the grounds are less crowded – ideal for pushing strollers.
  2. Are amusement rides your thing? Ride wristbands allow your children to “ride all day” and are just $15 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Rides open at 5 p.m. This is the most affordable way for families to enjoy the Midway.
  3. Consider attending Children’s Day on Monday, July 22. There will be special morning performances by character juggler Chris Ivey, the entertaining Pork Chop Revue, and the Eudora Farms Petting Zoo will also be open for morning Fairgoers. Children will also receive a free gift while supplies last! Visit the Fair’s website for more Children’s Day programming.
  4. If your family can’t attend on a weekday, consider attending the Fair on Sunday or Thursday. The events at the track on those days are free of charge and include plenty of opportunity for hands-on participation. The Fire Apparatus Show and Kid’s Games on Monday at 1 p.m. is sponsored by 911 Rapid Response and includes prizes, gifts, and games for children. Farmer’s Night takes place Thursday with fun for all ages. Ribbons will be awarded to our youngest competitors. You don’t have to be a farmer to participate! Farmer’s Night events begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Kapp Advertising pie eating contest. Later, children and adults can participate in a wheelbarrow race, bologna toss, hay bale stacking contest, and hay bale throwing contest, among other family-friendly activities. Sign up for these events at 6 p.m. at the track. Arrive early – sign up sheets fill quickly!
  5. Finally, buy your track tickets in advance from the Fair Office, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets include both the Main Gate and Track Gate admission fees for a reduced price! Admission fees are charged to everyone age 10 and up. If you plan to attend the Fair often, consider purchasing a weekly admission pass for $15 – it includes your Main Gate admission every day – or the weekly track pass for $45 – it includes your Main Gate and Track Gate admission every day. The office accepts cash, check, or credit cards for ticket sales.

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