Midway keeps fairgoers entertained all week long

Posted July 24, 2019

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

There’s fun for all ages at the Lebanon Area Fair this summer. The Midway will be bustling all week long with plenty of entertainment. So whether you’re looking for concerts, games, rides or shows, the Midway is the place to go.

Each day will feature the Eudora Farms Interactive Zoo and Camel Rides where both kids and adults alike can interact with a variety of interesting animals. Pony rides will also be offered by the Hoof & Horns 4-H club Sunday, July 21 through Thursday, July 25.

Character Juggler Chris Ivey will entertain the crowd with three shows daily. And new this year is the Pork Chop Revue, which will perform three times every day in a performance that won’t be forgotten.

Pork Chop Revue is “an awesome display of some of the smartest swine in the country,” according to their website. “These bodacious barnyard buddies present a show featuring amazing stunts and laughable antics. You will laugh as you watch these bundles of bacon jump hurdles, waltz and even sing!”

The Midway is also packed with amusement rides and carnival games from Penn Valley Shows. Midway games could win you prizes like stuffed animals, goldfish and sports jerseys. Rides and games open at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 and at 5 p.m. July 21-27.

With both the Main Stage and the Pavilion offering entertainment, it’s easy for everyone to find something they will enjoy. All Main Stage shows kick-off at 7 p.m. and feature a variety of bands including Pentagon Band, Jeff Krick Jr. Tribute to Elvis, Uptown Band, Josh Squared Band, LUV GODS, Emily’s ToyBox, Jess Zimmerman Band, and Flamin’ Dick and the Hotrods.

The Pavilion has multiple shows that run throughout each day of fair week. Some of the bands that will be performing at the Pavilion include Dusty Aleman, Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass Band, Olivia Farabaugh, Katie Rubino, and more.

The Pavilion also hosts a Sunday morning Praise and Worship Service with John Kline and On Fire Youth Ministries, Wednesday night Country Line Dancing with DJ Dave Whitehead, and a Friday Night Talent Show.

New this year in the Pavilion will be Thursday night Goat Yoga. Bring a yoga mat and be taught yoga by an instructor while adorable goats hop around you.

As Entertainment Committee co-chairs, Dana Lape and Russell Wolfe work every year to bring a variety of entertainment acts to keep fairgoers having fun all week long. Each year they add new shows and events in order to keep the fair fresh and exciting.

“I enjoy spending my off-season from the Lebanon Area Fair traveling to other fairs and attending concerts to scout the next act we would like to bring to the Fair,” Lape said. “I saw Emily’s ToyBox play at the casino and they really rocked! I’m excited to bring them to Lebanon.”

The 2019 Lebanon Area Fair runs from July 20-27. More information about Midway entertainment and schedules can be found online at LebanonAreaFair.com.

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