Comedian Jim Gaffigan takes over Fair stage on Sunday, September 6

Aug 13th, 2015Press Release from The Great Allentown Fair

Jim Gaffigan, one of the hottest comedians on the touring circuit and television today, will perform at The Great Allentown Fair on Sunday, September 6 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the show will go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m.  They are $49 and $29.

This announcement comes two days after the show scheduled on that date featuring pop singer Meghan Trainor was canceled as part of her tour cancellation due to vocal cord issues.

The Fair is refunding tickets for that show.

Marketing Director and Talent Buyer Bonnie Brosious said that she tried to book Gaffigan earlier this year but he was unavailable for fair’s open dates at that time.

“We are beyond appreciative and excited that Jim was able to make himself available on such short notice,” she said.  “He has delighted audiences at our beautiful State Theatre and the Sands Event Center and now we get to host him on the stage that has featured comedy legends such as Johnny Carson, Jonathan Winters and Red Skelton to name a few,” she added.

Gaffigan is currently starring in “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” a TV Land series inspired by his real life finding “a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite”—the fodder for his comedy routines for years.

Tickets will be available at the fair box office on the Allentown Fairgrounds next to the Farmers Market and through Ticketmaster online, over the phone and centers.   Tickets to the show include fair admission when purchased in advance.

Tickets are also still available for the fair’s five other concerts and demo derby.  The line-up is Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla on Tuesday, September 1, Little Big Town with Ashley Monroe on Wednesday, September 2, Carrie Underwood with Josh Dorr on Thursday, September 3, Eric Church with The Lone Bellow on Friday, September 4, deadmau5 on Saturday, September 5, Jim Gaffigan on Sunday, September 6 and the J & J Demolition Derby on Monday, September 7.

The fair is also selling discount admission and ride wristbands and premium concert parking.

Fair Box Office hours have just been extended to accommodate sales leading up to and through the September 1-7 event.  (See hours below)


8/10-8/25            MON-SAT            10 AM – 2 PM

9/1                         PREVIEW DAY      4 PM – 9 PM

9/2-9/6                 WED-SUN            12 PM – 9 PM

9/1                         LABOR DAY         12 PM – 7 PM


The Fair Box Office is located inside the Allentown Fairgrounds between the Ritz Barbecue and The Farmers Market.  Main Box Office is closed when the fairgrounds gates are closed for Fair set-up.



8/26 & 8/27         WED & THURS   12 PM – 4 PM

8/28       FRI          12 PM – 7 PM

8/29 & 8/30         SAT & SUN          12 PM – 4 PM

8/31                       MON     12 PM – 7 PM

9/1 – 9/6              TUES – SUN         12 PM – 8 PM

9/7                         LABOR DAY CLOSED


Liberty Street Box Office is located at Gate 8 on Liberty Street adjacent to the MAINGATE Nightclub.


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Fair Contacts:  Bonnie Brosious/Terri Schwenk

Allentown Fair Marketing Department    610-433-7541  moc.riafnwotnellanull@riaF

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