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

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When is the Ephrata Fair?

Ephrata Fair Schedule

Sunday – Welcome Home Ceremony

A special event inspired by the first fair, during which the community welcomed home the brave heroes who served in WWI. Learn more!

Monday – Registration

  • Domestic Exhibit Registration – 3:00 – 8:00pm
  • Poultry Registration – 4:00 – 6:00pm
  • Grains Tent Registration – 4:00 – 8:00pm
  • Vegetable Tent Registration – 4:00 – 8:00pm
  • Goat, Sheep and Swine Registration – 6:00 – 9:00pm
  • Rabbit and Dairy Registration – 6:00 – 9:00pm
  • Dairy Beef Registration – 7:30 – 9:00pm

Friday

  1. Midway Opens – 10:00am
  2. Exhibits Open – 11:00am
  3. Rides Open – 4:00pm
  4. Petting Zoo (Tent City) – 4:00 – 9:00pm
  5. Rabbit Judging (Tent City) – 5:00pm
  6. Barrels of Fun Train Rides (Tent City) – 5:00 – 7:00pm
  7. Face painting by Joyful Canvas (Tent City) – 5:00 – 7:00pm
  8. Papa Tater Magic (Tent City) – 5:00 – 8:00pm
  1. Candy Scramble (Tent City) – 5:45pm
  2. Antique Tractor Pull (Tent City) – 5:45pm
  3. Den & Terry Duo (Whistle Stop Plaza) – 6:30pm
  4. Celebrity Cow Milking Contest (Tent City Upper Ball Diamond) – 6:30pm
  5. “When pigs fly” (Tent City Lower Ball Diamond) – 6:45pm
  6. Family Fun Contests (Tent City) – 7:00pm
  7. Easily Amused (Tent City) – 7:00pm
  8. Exhibits Closed – 8:00pm
  9. Midway and Rides Close – 11:00pm

Saturday

  1. Quoits Tournament (Tent City) – 8:00am
  2. Exhibits Removed In Park – 8:00 – 10:00am
  3. Cornhole Tournament (Tent City) – 10:00am
  4. Midway Opens – 10:00am
  5. Uptown Exhibits Open – 11:00am
  6. Shortline Model Railroad Club – (11 S. State St.) – 12:00 – 4:00pm
  7. Baby Parade Judging – 12:15pm

  1. Rides Open – 12:00pm
  2. Baby Parade – 1:00pm
  3. 100 Years of the Fair Cake Decorating Contest (Fair Office) – Judging at 2pm, followed by free cake for fair goers (while supplies last)! 
  4. Silent Auction Closes (Fair Building) – 8:00pm
  5. Exhibits Closed – 8:00pm
  6. devoN Nickoles (Whistle Stop Plaza) – 8-10pm 
  7. Midway and Rides Close – 11:00pm