100th annual ephrata fair!!
September 25-29, 2018

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Ephrata Fair, PA Parade

85th Ephrata Fair Parade

Wednesday • 7:00 p.m. (Weather Permitting)

Floats • Fire Trucks • Music • Marching Bands • Homecoming Queens • Baton Twirlers

Come out and join us on the one night the whole town comes out to play!

The 2018 Ephrata Fair Parade will feature some amazing talent, including:

Liberty High School Grenadier Band – Hailing from Bethlehem, PA, this nationally known marching band has played at Pearl Harbor, in the Rose Bowl parade, and for the Queen of England. These talented musicians will perform an exhibition at the start of the parade.

Liberty High School Grenadier Marching Band


Milford Mill Band – This celebrated marching band from Milford Mill Academy in Baltimore, Maryland has performed for the NFL Buffalo Bills, in the Macy’s Day parade, and at countless other national events.

Milford Mill Academy Band


Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band – Perhaps best known for leading the Eagles fight song, “Fly Eagles Fly,” and rallying tens of thousands of fans at Eagles home games and the Super Bowl, this band will bring an energetic dose of team spirit to this year’s Ephrata parade.

Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band


South Philadelphia String Band – Established in 1946, this award-winning Philadelphia Mummers String Band has become renowned for its captivating and charismatic productions.

South Philly String Band


Uptown String Band – Known for its infectious music and showmanship, this award-winning string band has performed in the annual Philadelphia Mummers Parade since 1938.

Uptown String Band

Interesting in participating in this year’s parade?

See the 2018 Premium Book for rules and prizes.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


57th Annual Baby Parade

Lineup • 12:00
Judging • 12:15
Parade • 1:00 p.m.

Parade Route –

  • Begin at S. Church Street.
  • East on Main Street.
  • South on State Street.
  • West on Sugar Alley.
  • End on South Church Street.

In the event of rain, the Baby Parade will be held in a tent in Grater Memorial Park at 1:00 p.m.


Parade Night Food Collection

Donate Non-Perishables

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Canned Fruits & Veggies
  • Canned Meats
  • ‘Helpers’ Meals
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup
  • Jell-O

Please support Ephrata Area Social Services Food Bank by bringing a bag of groceries to be collected by First United Methodist Church in Ephrata during the parade and at their drop off site along the midway.