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This summer, the Lebanon Valley is offering endless opportunities for you and your family to take part in. Whether local fairs are your preference or you’re looking for a relaxing evening listening to (free) live music in Coleman’s Park - we have something that will surely suit you.
The first Lebanon Area Fair was held in 1957 and has continued to grow and expand for 50 years. Prior to 1970, the “Lebanon County 4-H Fair” was looking for a place to call home. The Ebenezer School, Fredericksburg Fireman’s Park and H&H Tack Farm all hosted the annual 4-H roundup over a period of 14 years. In 1969, a group of 4-H leaders arranged to purchase the land now known as the Lebanon Area Fairgrounds. 1970 was the inaugural year for the fair to be held on this land. The only building was an half-complete refreshment stand and all the entries were exhibited under 400 linear feet of tenting.
Starting on July 23 throughout the 27th the 60th Annual Lebanon Area Fair will be at the Expo Center. Admission is free from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 23-29; $5 admission after 4 p.m. for guests age 10 and up. Anyone under the age of 10 is free at all times. Military Appreciation will be Thursday, July 28 and all military are admitted free with ID. The Lebanon Area Fair has something for everyone, stop by and check out the tractor pull or get something to eat at some of the best vendors that Lebanon County has to offer. Live music will also be offered, along with a petting zoo for the children. If you are interested in a full list of the events or have any questions make sure to check out their website at www.lebanonareafair.com
If you’re looking for something relaxing and something the whole family can do make sure to check out the 25th Year of the Annual “Music In The Park” every Sunday at 7 o’clock at Coleman’s Park at The Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheatre. This amphitheatre can seat to up to 3,500 so you won’t have to worry about not being able to find a seat - just come out and enjoy the scenic Coleman Memorial Park and a great night of music. Check out the brand-new playground while you’re here.
If you happen to be in Mount Gretna area make sure to stop by the Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show from August 20-21. The show will be located under the oaks of the Chautauqua section of Mount Gretna between Route 117 and Pennsylvania Avenue. If you are over the age of 12 admission is 10 dollars a person. The show will feature professional works of art from people all over the country. Live music will also be present as well as food stands, so you can enjoy lunch while you listen to some of your favorite music. There will also be a kids art show which will take place on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Chautauqua Playground.Families will find make-and-take art activities, face painting, balloon animals, etc. Student performers will also provide musical entertainment. The show is a community fundraiser and is presented by the Chautauqua.
These are just some fo the activites that we have going on in the Lebanon Valley in the upcoming weeks for a full list vist www.visitlebanonvalley.com
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