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Great Allentown Fair

August 30, 2023

Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N 17th St, Allentown, PA 18104

The Great Allentown Fair, a Lehigh Valley tradition, will soon welcome thousands of visitors to experience outdoor concerts, rides, games, novelty attractions, food and, most importantly, a splendorous showcase of products from the region’s farms, gardens and homes.

One of the nation’s Top 75 fairs, Allentown’s tradition kicks off Wednesday, August 30 and runs through Monday, September 4—the unofficial end of summer Labor Day holiday. Fair organizers are touting this year’s event as “Home Grown Fun!”

For ways to purchase tickets, view show schedules, and more information on The Great Allentown Fair, visit AllentownFair.com

The fair runs Wednesday, August 30 through Labor Day Monday, September 4. Hours are 4-10 p.m. on Wednesday, 12- 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and 12-9 p.m. on Monday.

Opening Night is Wednesday, August 30 with regular admission of $5. A special “$3 Bucks and a Can” promotion lets fairgoers get in by paying $3 at the gate and contributing a food item donation benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley.

“Weekdays Under the Wire” – all fairgoers are admitted into the fair FREE between the hours of 12- 2 p.m.

On Thursday, August 31, all active Military and Veterans with ID get in FREE all day on “Red, White, & Thank You” Military Appreciation Day.

On Labor Day Monday, September 4, seniors 65+ with ID get in FREE all day for American Bank Senior Citizens Day.

Starting on Thursday, regular gate admission is $10 – ages 12 and under are always free. Purchasing $5 advance admission tickets at the Fair Box Office and online saves 50 percent with no fees added. The advance discount ticket, on sale through August 30, is good whenever admission is charged.

Fairgoers may obtain all-day ride wristbands for $30 by purchasing them in advance through August 29. The wristbands sell for $35 on-site at the fair. Individual ride tickets are also available at the fair.

Powers Great American Midways’ rides open at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 p.m. on Thursday, 2 p.m. on Friday, and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day Monday.

All gate admission benefits the mission of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the nonprofit operator of the fair founded in 1852, to support agriculture.