99th annual ephrata fair
September 26-30, 2017

(717) 733-4451

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A message from the Board of Directors

Welcome to the 2016 Ephrata Fair, “The largest Street Fair in Pennsylvania”. The Ephrata Fair has been a significant part of local history for 96 years showing our many agricultural events and exhibits, as well as all the fun on the Midway.

Agriculture is Pennsylvania’s number one industry, and at the Ephrata Fair, we’re proud to do our part in promoting, preserving and educating the public about our agricultural heritage. The agricultural farming exhibits, prize winning animals, tractor events and other family fun contests are located in Tom Grater Memorial Park known as Tent City.

The pulse of the Ephrata Fair is on the Midway with its exciting rides, fun games and lots of delicious food. The Main Street midway extends from Lincoln Avenue to Park Avenue and branches out State Street in both directions as well as onto area parking lots and business lots. Main and State Streets are closed to traffic during the week of the Fair. The Ephrata Fair is a time-honored tradition passed down through generations where families and friends can come and re-live their past and renew old friendships. Senior Day and Kiddies’ Day offer discounts, entertainment and special events during the day. As part of your fair experience, be sure to tour through the various buildings and see the many exhibits displayed for competition.  Don’t miss the Ephrata Fair Parade on Wednesday of fair week and the Baby Parade on Saturday.

The Ephrata Farmers Day Association Board of Directors would like to thank you for your continued support to the Ephrata Fair.  We depend on you as a community, as well as dedicated volunteers, for a fun-filled and successful week.  If you would like to join our volunteer team, please complete the contact form located here or call us at (717) 733-4451 Extension 1000.

Board Members

  1. Beth Quickel
  2. Betsy Leinbach
  3. Brenda Zimmerman
  4. Brian Weist
  5. Carol Stark
  6. Christine Burkholder
  7. Deb Felak
  8. Elaine Sensenig
  9. Galen Kulp

  1. Kurt Brown
  2. Matt Smith
  3. Merv Esh
  4. Randy Leinbach
  5. Rick Pfautz
  6. Ryan Cochran
  7. Stephanie Smith
  8. Sue Pfautz

2016 Officers

Galen Kulp – President

Matt Smith – Vice President

Stephanie Smith – Secretary

Brian Weist – Treasurer

New Telephone System for the Fair

In an effort to protect the privacy of the volunteers that work for the Fair and realizing that chairmen periodically may change their phone numbers, the Ephrata Fair installed a phone system designed by BlueCloud Consultants based in Ephrata.

The system will receive all calls to the Fair phone number (717) 733-4451 then route them to the chosen department chairman’s home phone. The department extensions are also published in the Premium Book. There is also the option to follow the Interactive Voice Relay to find the department if you do not have access to the extension from another source.

Fair Committees – (717) 733-4451

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General Advertising

  1. The Shopping News
  2. Hocking Printing Co., Inc.

Computer Center
Phone Ext 1009

  1. Merv Esh
  2. Ralph Hess

Concessions
Phone Ext 1001

  1. Kurt Brown
  2. Justin Bauman
  3. Vic Richard
  4. Randy & Betsy Leinbach

Commercial Exhibits
Phone Ext 1004

  1. Amy Bauder

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Fair Office
Phone Ext 1000

  1. Betsy Leinbach
  2. Whitney Zimmerman
  3. Stephanie Smith

Domestic Exhibits
Phone Ext 1890

  1. Elaine Sensenig

Kiddies Day
Phone Ext 2502

  1. Tara Lesher

Parade
Phone Ext 1002

  1. Randy & Betsy Leinbach

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Premium Book

  1. Christine Burkholder

Property & Supplies

  1. Justin Bauman

Publicity
Phone Ext 1005

  1. Beth Quickel

Safety

  1. Les Martzall
  2. Kurt Brown
  3. Randy Gockley
  4. Randy & Betsy Leinbach
  5. Allen Pettyjohn

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Senior Citizens’ Day
Phone Ext 2503

  1. Stephanie Smith

Sponsorships
Phone Ext 1003

  1. Matt Smith

Tent City

    1. Sue Pfautz Ext 2001
    2. Rick Strauss Ext 1095
    3. Lynette Sauder
    4. Brenda Zimmerman
    5. Brian Wiest Ext 1004

 

Contest & Exhibits

Agricultural Demonstrations
Phone Ext 2504

  1. Sarah Stauffer

Antique Farm Machinery
Phone Ext 2411

  1. Les Landis
  2. Ron Kline
  3. Robert Landis

Apiary
Phone Ext 2311

  1. Melissa Voler

Art
Phone Ext 1911

  1. Tina Hanney

Association Show
Phone Ext 2011

  1. Sue Pfautz

Baby Parade
Phone Ext 2237

  1. Mindy Hoover
  2. April Spinetti

Baked Products
Phone Ext 1510

  1. Deb Felak

Butters, Spreads & Jams
Phone Ext 1540

  1. Melissa Voler

Canned & Dried Products
Phone Ext 1520

  1. Melissa Voler

Crafts 

  1. Becky Irvine – Adults Ext 1921
  2. Natalie Sensenig – Youth Ext 1193

Dairy Beef Show
Phone Ext 1030

  1. Andy Bollinger

Dairy Cattle
Phone Ext 1020

  1. Brian Smith

Family Fun
Phone Ext 2236

  1. Caleb Strausser
  2. Tom Bollinger
  3. David D. Zimmerman

Floral
Phone Ext 1710

  1. Delores Nolt

Grain, Forage & Pumpkins 
Phone Ext 1070

  1. Gerald Martin
  2. Dan Fox

Lambs & Sheep
Phone Ext 1040

  1. Jeff & Deb Bollinger
  2. Burnell & Jen Oberholtzer

Livestock Sale
Phone Ext 1010

  1. Jen Oberholtzer

Market Goats
Phone Ext 1060

  1. Gerald & Dottie Boyd
  2. Pat Musser

Models
Phone Ext 1941

  1. John Frantz

Needlecraft 

  1. Nancy Good – Adult  Ext 1810
  2. Melanie Zimmerman – Adult
  3. Suzanne McEllhenny – Youth Ext 1180
  4. Jenny Martin – Youth

Pedal Tractor Pull
Phone Ext 2212

  1. Todd Stauffer

Photography
Phone Ext 1912

Quilt Block 
Phone Ext 1860

  1. Elaine Sensenig

Quoits Tournament
Phone Ext 2238

  1. Bob Williams

Rabbits
Phone Ext 1090

  1. Connie Hutchinson

 

Swine
Phone Ext 1050

  1. Rick Pfautz
  2. Rick Strauss
  3. Steve Strauss
  4. Bob Strauss
  5. Kerry Boyd
  6. Cory Pfautz

Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts
Phone Ext 1310

  1. Bob Foster
  2. Natalie Brossman

Homemade Wines
Phone Ext 2111

  1. Beth Kimmel