A Guide to the Great Allentown Fair

Great Allentown FairThere 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. One event that you must put on your calendar is the Great Allentown Fair. This event takes place each year at the end of the summer, and it’s the perfect sendoff for the season. With agricultural events, big musical acts, great foods, carnival rides, and community displays, the Great Allentown Fair is a great time for everyone.

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 was originally conceived in 1852 and continues to have deep roots in the agricultural traditions that it began with. This year’s Great Allentown Fair will take place at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown, PA on September 1st through September 7th.

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. You’ll also find tons of fun carnival rides and delicious food on the midway.
Plus, there is a calendar of free daily events that include music, an elephant encounter, a high dive show, and even swimming 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 your favorite artists from today as well as a trio of classic rock legends.

  • Def Leppard, Styx, and Tesla | Tuesday, September 1st
  • Little Big Town | Pain Killer Tour | Wednesday, September 2nd
  • Carrie Underwood | Thursday, September 3rd
  • Eric Church | The Outsiders World Tour | Friday, September 4th
  • Meghan Trainor | The MTRAIN Tour | Sunday, September 6th

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. 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!

For more information on Bethlehem, PA and the Lehigh Valley, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of tips on what to do and see while you’re in the area!

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