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74th Annual - Oley Valley Community Fair
September 16, 17, 18, 2021
The Board of Directors of the Oley Valley Community Fair Association made the difficult decision to postpone the 74th Annual Oley Valley Community Fair, which was scheduled for September 17, 18 & 19, 2020.
Although this is a strong disappointment to us, as well as to all the members, volunteers, sponsors, vendors and community, it has become very clear to us that postponing this year's Oley Valley Community Fair is the responsible choice to support the health and wellness of all involved parties as well as our home community. "It is our responsibility to control the spread of COVID-19 and continue our effort to keep our community and beyond healthy and safe" stated Kevin D. Bieber, President of the Oley Valley Community Fair Association.
The impact of the postponement of the 74th Annual Oley Valley Community Fair will be felt far and wide. The iconic three days in September that allow us to gather on the fairgrounds and share stories and just plain old catch up with others will be missed, all while enjoying your favorite fair foods. The impact will also be felt by the exhibitors, the small businesses and our sponsors.
The Board of Directors of the Oley Valley Community Fair, are very thankful to everyone who has supported the Oley Fair throughout the past years. We ask for your support through this troubling time that our world is going through and we ask for your respect in our very tough decision.
Bieber added, "as difficult as this time is in our society, we know that the Oley Valley Community Fair will be back better than ever in 2021 as we celebrate the 74th Annual Community Fair on September 16, 17, 18, 2021."
**** Please note that this is the first time in its history that the Oley Valley Community Fair has been cancelled.
Oley Fire Company Fairgrounds
26 Jefferson Street, Oley, PA 19547
9AM - 10PM Daily
FREE Admission | $5 Parking Fee
Exhibits Building Hours:
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Entertainment RAIN or SHINE under our Bandstand Pavilion
Bring your own lawn chairs
NO Smoking under Pavilions.
Pets are not permitted on the Fairgrounds.
Our fair is made possible by the hundreds of volunteers that put in many hours before, during and after the fair. This year's fair will again require many volunteers, one which hopefully might be you!!The Oley Valley Community Fair promotes good friendly competition among the many friends and neighbors of the surrounding Oley area. Each year you can see a wide variety of local products from the farm and home that are entered in many different categories. In 2018 our fair had 5,706 entries with a total premium distribution of $23,413.50. This is just an example of what kind of money can be won at the Oley Fair by exhibitors, both the young and the more experienced.
The Oley Fair is also known for its famous French fries, hamburgers and much much more. I guarantee when you come to our fair, you will smell that famous good Dutch cooking aroma in the air. It will make you want to keep coming back for more. The real secret is that twenty-one of our area churches and their congregations help prepare and serve this wonderful home style food. You will not find any food vendors or midways at our fair.
If you have not done so already, we invite you to come experience the Oley Fair. If you are one of the many thousands that come each year, we invite you to bring a friend. No matter if you're a first timer or have been at all the fairs, you will remember the experience for a long time.
History of the Oley Fair
In the years following World War II, there was a need to unite members of the community through a community project. Two Oley residents, Warren Levengood and Fred Stauffer visited a number of surrounding community fairs including Myerstown, South Lebanon, East Lampeter, and Newfoundland to get ideas for a possible fair in the Oley Valley. The two gentlemen, with the help of a few others, gathered many ideas from the fairs they visited and they determined that the Oley Valley would be an ideal place for a community fair. Although they had their work cut out for them, they approached the Oley Lions club and the Board of Directors at the Oley High School to receive acceptance for the idea. Both individuals played a role on the Board and were members of the Lions Club; therefore, selling the idea was not too difficult.