Yankee Doodle went to Oley...
Just to see the Fair!
75th Annual - Oley Valley Community Fair
September 15, 16, 17, 2022
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 2019 our fair had 6,292 entries with a total premium distribution of $26,182.50. 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.