Venango County Fair Wraps Up Today

| August 12, 2017

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – The finale of the Venango County Fair is set to be a grand one with pet and dog shows, fireman’s water battle, demolition derby, a bonfire and fireworks.

Fair officials have been happy with the way things have been this week.

“Things have gone very well,” Treasurer Rainy Linn said. “The weather has been good and it’s nice seeing families come out and have a good time at the fair.”

Linn said the fair, in its 60th year, had good results at the 4-H livestock auction with good prices and everything was sold.

She also said the vendors were doing well. Crowds have been moderate, ranging from very, very good to “a little slow” at times.

The truck and tractor pulls, as well as the demolition derby, continued to be the most popular. Pigs and horses have been the most popular animal shows, according to Linn.

“We really want to thank the volunteers who help every year at the fair,” Linn said. “Without them, there is no fair. They put in hundreds of hours getting things done. They are a true godsend.”

Linn said fair board Vice President Frank Pan Kratz has already received many suggestions for next year.

“Once we meet in September, we’ll see what we want to do. We always have plenty of ideas to consider,” Linn said.

As for Saturday, the final day, here is a look at what’s happening.

Kicking things off at 9 a.m. are the open pet, 4-H pet and 4-H cat shows at Phillips Arena. The 4-H dog show follows at 10:30 a.m.

The fireman’s water battle at the parking lot field begins at 11 a.m.

At 1 p.m., the Barnyard Olympics Animal Costume Contest will be at Phillips Arena. The “Harvest for Health” and “Box Social Auction” follows at 2:30 p.m.

The 4-H Awards program is at 3 p.m. at Phillips Arena.

At 5:30 p.m., the Power Wheels Derby will be held at the pulling track. The demolition derby for full-size cars, minivan, compact trucks and SUVs will be held on the pulling track at 7 p.m.

At dusk, the bonfire and fireworks will bring the fair to a close.

Fair tickets are affordably priced at $6.00 per day.

Children under eight are admitted free.

Other points of interest are as follows:

Saturday, August 12

9:00 a.m. – Open Pet, 4-H Pet, and 4-H Cat Show

10:30 a.m. – 4-H Dog Show

For a full schedule of fair events, visit

The fairgrounds are located at 867 Mercer Road, three miles south of Franklin.

For more information, visit or call 814-437-7716.

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