The Great Allentown Fair
The Great Allentown Fair offers a fun and educational experience starting on the Tuesday before Labor Day weekend and ending on the Monday holiday. Dedicated to supporting the achievements of farmers, gardeners and homemakers, the Fair invites guests to learn about agriculture while spending an exciting time riding rides, playing games and seeing shows. It serves up tantalizing international cuisine, musical concerts, thrill shows, and the latest in gizmos and gadgets.
The annual operation of The Fair for more than a century-and-a- half is testament to the viability and durability of the nonprofit Lehigh County Agricultural Society’s mission conceived in 1852. The 21st Century version of the Fair is steeped in the tradition of its rich agricultural roots while highly emphasizing education for the non-agrarian public. Its diverse entertainment offerings attract attendees of all ages and tastes.
The abundant activities that occur on The Allentown Fairgrounds year-round support the mission and perpetuation of the Fair while providing the Lehigh Valley one of its premier destinations. Trade shows in Agri~Plex, the area’s largest expo center, two restaurants, a dinner theatre and the famous Fairgrounds Farmers Market combine to make the 46-acre fairgrounds located in the city’s beautiful west-end a hub for enjoyment, commerce and tourism.