336 Grange Road • New Sewickley Township • Rochester, PA 15074 • 724.774.7093
     


74th Annual Big Knob Grange Fair
August 30 - September 3, 2016

"We Have Good Things Growing"


The showplace of Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Arts, Entertainment, Food and More!

 


NEW THINGS COMING TO 2016 BIG KNOB GRANGE FAIR

The 74th Annual Fair will be held the tradition week – the one before Labor Day, so that means August 30 thru September 3, 2016. The full program will be published in a tabloid in July, and a complete listing will be posted about the same time on our website: www. bigknobgrangefair.org.

There are NEW things coming to the Fair in 2016. LAM Enterprises of Greenock, PA will provide the rides and midway for the first time for Big Knob Grange Fair. The “pay one price” tradition will continue – pay $15 and ride from 6:00 to closing, or buy a few tickets and just ride a couple times. We’re happy to announce this new contract arrangement for rides and games.

The Fair will open with a larger Opening Parade on Tuesday evening at 6:00 with the Freedom High School Band, fire departments, marching groups, and local leaders. The evening will include fireworks at dusk.

The first Princess and Scarecrow Parade will be held on Saturday morning at 11:00 in the stage area. Girls and boys, ages up to age 8, come dressed as your favorite princess or a scarecrow. There will be a creative activity on the outdoor stage, and a short parade for the enjoyment of the fair crowd. There will be no judging.

Adult Coloring is being added to the competitive exhibit area. Rules for this and all competitive exhibits will be released by July first.

The Big Knob Livestock Club, Inc. is larger than last year, and will hold their second show and sale as an independent organization. See their projects, and buy home-grown meat for your freezer.

Interested vendors should contact Traci Dean at 724 683 5197. Competitive exhibits: Jeanette McDonald, 724 709 0201. Livestock, Regina McCabe, 724 462 4984. Track program: Rusty Zahn, 724 462 4086. General questions, Bill Steel, 724 775 8213.

***CLICK HERE to download the 2016 BOOTH SPACE REQUEST***

Check back for complete website updates and 2016 information!

 
Food!
Agriculture!
Fun!
...and More!


Complete Dinners in our Dining
Room from 4:30 until sold out!

Tuesday, September 1
Roast Beef Dinner

Wednesday, September 2
Stuffed Chicken Breast  Dinner

Thursday, September 3
Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner

Friday, September 4
Fish or Ham Loaf Dinner

Saturday, September 5
Braised Steak Dinner

Adults $9.00
Children $4.50
Children under 3 FREE!
Dessert Extra

Refreshment Stand Opens
at 10:00 Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday
and Saturday

Dining Room open for
Pie and Sandwiches
8 pm – 10 pm daily!


FREE PARKING!

Exhibits
4H

Livestock

Animals


Agriculture

Home Economics


Antique Tractor Club

Contests
Greatest Apple Pie

Chocolate Cake

Angel Food Cake

Livestock Costume

Livestock
Auction


Hay Eating Contest


FREE ADMISSION!

Parade & Opening Ceremonies
Freedom Area High School
Marching Band

Tuesday at 6:00
(Outdoor Stage)

Fireworks!
by American Fireworks Co.
Tuesday at Dusk

(Track)

Midway and Games
by J&J Amusements

Pay One Price Rides ($15)
Open at 6:00 pm

Bingo
Nightly at 7:00
(Hospitality Pavilion)

Giggles the Clown
Nightly 6:30 - 9:30
(On grounds - Fair Building)

Class Reunions

Awards


Mud Bog & ATV Races

Truck & Tractor Pulls

Small Car Demolition Derby

Mini Van Demolition Derby

Large Car Demolition Derby

Live Entertainment
Bobby Dee & Moonlight Band
Dawn Savage Band
Crows Run Band

Horse Show

Big Knob Has Talent

Country and Western
Square Dancing
 

Big Knob Livestock Club
Market Animal Show

Farm Olympics


 
See the Exhibits page
for all the details!


See the Events page
for all the details!
See the Events page
for all the details!
 


Get in on the fun!

Want to volunteer to help with the fair? Contact Linda Zahn at (724) 316-6628
Want a booth space at the fair? Contact Traci Dean at tracid0307@gmail.com

***CLICK HERE to download the 2016 BOOTH SPACE REQUEST***

BACK AGAIN IN 2015!

We pride ourselves as being the only FREE FAIR we know of in Pennsylvania. We are again asking attendees of the fair to bring nonperishables to be donated to the Unionville Food Pantry as a "not required admission fee". There will be a trailer located in the cement block fair building; we would like to fill it for the food bank.

The Unionville Food Pantry is a community food pantry, located at Unionville Methodist Church and run by Compassionate Ministries of Unionville UMC under the direction of Jo Shane.  It is supported by local churches, organizations and Freedom Schools.  It is a community effort to feed and clothe those in need in New Sewickley Township, Freedom, Rochester, and New Brighton areas. The pantry is open the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6-8 p.m. In the week writing this article, three new families used the Panty for the first time, a total of 12 new clients. In total there are about 40 families using the program. At the fair we would like to stock the pantry with pancake mixes and syrup, paper products, peanut butter, jelly, snack crackers, pasta and sauce, canned goods, soup, or any non-perishable item with a non-expired use-by date.

The Pantry also has a need for clothing and can serve as a go between for furniture items. They also have some handicap items available. If you know of someone that needs their help, you can call Unionville UMC at 724-843-0862.

ONLY FOOD ITEMS AND PAPER PRODUCTS OR MONETARY DONATIONS AT THE FAIR, PLEASE.

 


Tabloid information is available at the Grange (kitchen entrance) and at many local businesses in
New Sewickley Township and Beaver Valley or request a copy at the address listed below.

The Fair is conducted by Big Knob Grange on their property in New Sewickley Township.
336 Grange Road, Rochester PA 15074 (just off Big Knob Road, and State Route 68)

A member of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs

NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR OTHER DRUGS ARE PERMITTED ON THE FAIRGROUNDS OR IN BUILDINGS.
NO DOGS (except guide dogs) ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS OR IN BUILDINGS!


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