There are great events happening all year in the Lehigh Valley. The city of Bethlehem is known for having several great festivals and celebrations and our neighbors in Allentown have quite a few of their own. The Great Allentown Fair is a draw for people in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. This event takes place each year at the end of summer, and it’s the perfect send off for the season. Mark your calendars for August 30-September 4 for the Great Allentown Fair. With agricultural events, big musical acts, great foods, carnival rides and community displays, it’s is a great time for everyone.
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About the Great Allentown Fair
The Great Allentown Fair has been a much-loved tradition in the Lehigh Valley for more than a century and a half. The fair began in 1852 and is still deeply rooted in the agricultural traditions on which it was founded. The 46-acre fairground located at 302 N. 17th Street is owned and operated by the Lehigh County Agricultural Society.
Events and Activities at the Great Allentown Fair
The Great Allentown Fair has everything you could want in a traditional country fair with the added benefit of great entertainment and activities. Of course, there are agricultural displays and competitions that continue in the long tradition of the fair. These events include judging panels for different livestock, 4-H projects, food products, flowers, and other farm products as well as domestic and fine arts. Along the Great American Midway, you’ll also find tons of fun carnival rides and delicious food. Plus, there is a calendar of free daily events that include music, a 4-H petting zoo, stunt team demonstrations and even racing pigs!
Entertainment at the Great Allentown Fair
Every year the Great Allentown Fair presents performances from big name acts from multiple genres. This year on the Grandstand stage, you can see country superstars as well as rap sensations.
- Nelly | Friday, September 1
- Keith Urban | Sunday, September 3
Where to Stay During the Great Allentown Fair
It doesn’t matter what your favorite part of the Great Allentown Fair is, your time in the Lehigh Valley will be made all the more special when you stay at the Sayre Mansion. Our elegant and comfortable guest rooms and suites are the ideal place to relax and recharge in between activities. Check out the availability and book your stay now. Our historic mansion is located in the heart of Bethlehem, so you’ll be close to all of the great shopping, dining, art, and entertainment that our city has to offer. And each morning you’ll start the day with a full delicious breakfast, so you’ll have the energy to take on whatever you have planned. Here at the Sayre Mansion, we love the Lehigh Valley, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your time with us. We’ll see you soon!