As summer draws soon to a close, the annual Sinking Valley fair fast approaches, following the upcoming start to a new year for local schools and the nearing of abounding fall fun.

The agricultural fair is slated for September 10-14 at the fairgrounds in Skelp. The Fair has been a tradition since 1932 and always offers food and entertainment for all.

A local fairgoer last year said, “We enjoy seeing all the local animals, and veggies, canned items, textiles, art...made right here in central PA. The music and tractor pulls are also fun!”

Earlier this week, board members and organizers held the final meeting before the fair. Sign up sheets are available for volunteers who would like to work in the food booth, help in the office, help register contest entry items, or assist with judging in a variety of areas.

Spots are also available for volunteers to help with the baked goods auction, the sack race, the pedal tractor pull, the homemade ice cream contest, serving of chicken dinners, the pet show, and the handing out of premium checks.

Anyone interested in helping in any of these areas can message the Sinking Valley Farm Show Facebook page, or call (814) 684-7469.

As in years past, the fair will feature a variety of displays, live entertainment, and food vendors. There will be commercial vendors and contests open to the public. A new fair queen will also be named this year.

Fair books will be available at the fairgrounds and other locations throughout the area. The Daily Herald will provide more information about scheduled events as it becomes available.

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