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New Events at the 2015 Westmoreland Fair

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In 1954 the Westmoreland Agricultural Fair Association was created by a group of Westmoreland County businessmen and farmers who were passionate about showcasing agriculture the 2nd largest business industry in Westmoreland County. Over the years it has grown from a small 3 day family oriented event into a large 9 day family oriented event that sees over 62,000 people from all over the southwestern Pennsylvania over the 9 days of the event.

Each year the volunteer board of directors and staff members work extremely hard to come up with ideas not only for events to be held in the grandstand, free entertainment on the grounds throughout the event, contests for those attending to take part in as well as new categories for those interested in competing in for blue ribbons and premiums. The exhibits entered into the fair from growing vegetables, canning, baking, cake decorating, with the largest category being photography, just to mention a few (there really are too many categories to mention) are NOT just for kids in 4-H, ANYONE can enter to exhibit in any open class of their choice.

This year once again the staff and directors have brought back some tried and true events that everyone enjoys watching such as demo derbies, truck pulls, tractor pulls, and bull mania. They have also brought back the Monster Trucks Races for two nights, this year the one and only BIG FOOT will be appearing at the fairgrounds.

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The staff and board of directors are excited to announce the NEW events for 2015 and hope that these new contests will become an annual event.
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The First Annual Westmoreland Fair Idol, this year the fair staff and directors along with a number of our sponsors – Mr. Waterheater, Big Bash Entertainment, Big 104.7 Radio, WHJB Radio, Westmoreland Mall, Waterworks, Redd Dawgs All Star Clubhouse – are hosting 4 qualifying rounds staring at Westmoreland Mall starting on July 17th, Waterworks on July 30th, Redd Dawgs on August 6th and at the Fair on August 25. Only 35 contestants will be allowed at each location and all MUST pre-register by location. Cash prizes will be awarded at each qualifying round as well as at the Championship round which will be held during the fair on Wednesday August 26. Check out our website for complete details as well as registration forms for each location.

 

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Sunday August 23rd there will be a Princess Parade and Party starting at 1:30pm  for the first 75 girls’ ages 3 to 9 who register to attend. Registration and attendance to this party does not waive the admission fee to the fair – all admission prices still apply. This Parade & Party invites the registered girls to attend the fair dressed as their favorite Princess. These 75 registered girls and one parent/ guardian will take part in a small walking parade around the fairgrounds and then return to the starting point where they will be able to complete a craft activity provided by our sponsors The Creative Art Store and Victoria Lin Ceramics while waiting for their turn to have a meet & greet with the Ice Queen and Snow Princess.

 

Newlywed gameWednesday, August 25, have you been married for 35 years or more? Or do you know a couple that have been married for 35 years or more?? Well this year for Senior Day AFTER bingo we will be playing the Not So New Newlywed Game. Three couples will be selected prior to the start of the fair and one couple will be selected from the audience to play for a chance to win the title of Mr.& Mrs. Sweet Hearts of the Fair as well as a prize package valued over $700 from our sponsor Lady Luck Casino.

 

photo contestBack to the Future Photo Contest, The fair doesn’t want to be left out of the fun that everyone is having re-making photos from their past. So we along with our sponsor Springhill Suites have created a photo contest to get in on the fun and 3 lucky people will win cash prizes. Check out the Fair website under contests for all the details and registration form.

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Did You Know?

Did you know that you can rent Westmoreland Fairgrounds for your event? From weddings and reunions to craft shows, concerts, and arena events - the Westmoreland Fairgrounds are available all year long. Learn more about Scheduled Events or Rentals

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