Dear Fair Friends:
Although it seems like we just finished the 70th anniversary of the Oley Valley Community Fair, it comes time once again to write a new president’s message for the upcoming 71st Oley Valley Community Fair. As they say “time flies when you are having fun”. That is exactly what our fair is about, having fun, re-connecting, catching up with friends, family, classmates or just enjoying three beautiful fall September days.
Last year we were very fortunate to have three all but perfect days for our fair. The weather was just right, the crowds were large and the overall fair was yet another success. That success, as I have said before, is in large part of the many volunteers who give of their time and energy to prepare and put on this memorable event. Along with my fellow officers, we THANK YOU so much. Without you and your commitment to our fair, we would not be able to showcase, what is in my opinion, one of the best fairs in Pennsylvania and beyond.
Each year we strive to produce something new and exciting at the fair. This year we are excited to introduce two new contests, the Youth Decorated Cupcake Contest, as well as a Daily Facebook Photo Contest. Rules and eligibility for both of these contests can be found in this fairbook or on our website.
Aside from our volunteers, there is another very important group of people that we cannot say thank you enough to. Those individuals and local business people are the many sponsors who help defray the cost of the contests or overall expenses of the fair. You will find their names inside this book.
Once again the Oley Fair is very lucky to have some premier Blue, Red and Yellow Ribbon sponsors. Back with us again as a Blue Ribbon Sponsor is BB & T, Reading Eagle Company and Brook Ledge / Gotwals / Expressway. This year we have a brand new Oley based business as our Red Ribbon Sponsor, Village Gifts & More. Also back with us as Yellow Ribbon Sponsors are Graber Letterin and Deka Batteries. Please stop by their stands during the fair and express your thanks for all their support of the 2017 Oley Valley Community Fair.
Well, as our theme this year says, “The Oley Fair is the Place to Beeeee!”, I certainly invite you and all your friends to join us as we “buzz” around the fairgrounds having a good time, enjoying the fun to be had, partaking of all that good fair food and just taking some time out of your busy schedule to sit back and relax. As always, I will plan to see you at my favorite place, the Oley Valley Community Fair !!!!!!
Kevin D. Bieber