Sullivan County Fair

Sullivan County Fair
4430 Route 154
570-924-3205

History

The first County Fair was held in or around 1851. The Fair was officially organized in 1883. The annual fair was held in early October in the late 1800's and was known as the Forksville Fair.  

In 1878, the membership was listed at 550 members. The following year (1879), members voted on a permanent location for the fair. Forksville won with 246 votes and Dushore received 47 votes.

The fair leased ground from Mr. D. T. Huckell for $50 per year, in 1885. The present fairgrounds were purchased in 1892 from J. W. Rogers for the sum of $1000.

The Fairgrounds has been maintained and improved as much as possible in a county that has only a population of 6600 people. Much time and effort has gone into continuing a traditional county fair. Although the fair is small in size, the exhibits from the residents of this county and surrounding counties are varied and a good indication of the pride of the Sullivan County Citizens.  

As part of its non-profit status, the fair must strive to educate the consumer of the rural way of life and also to encourage the youth of the county to be proud of the Sullivan County way of life. The County is not large, but the fair strives to exhibit the agriculture in a positive way. Agriculture is the largest asset of this county and the fair must do its part to encourage an understanding of where our food comes from. It also provides an area in the county for various groups to hold events and celebrations. 4-H, especially, benefits from the fair. 4-H members receive monetary rewards for hard work and public recognition of their work.


Recent News

168th Annual Sullivan County Fair

Schedule: Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:00pm: Fair Exhibits accepted until 6 pm7:00pm: Vespers Service sponsored by the Sullivan County Ministerium    Monday, August 26, 2019 9:00am: Fair Office Opens12:00pm: Fair Exhibits accepted…

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167th Annual Sullivan County Fair

Schedule of Events:Sunday, August 26,20181:00 pm Fair Exhibits accepted until 6 pm7:00 pm Vespers Service sponsored by the Sullivan County MinisteriumMonday, August 27,20189:00 am Fair Office Opens12:00 pm Fair Exhibits accepted until 7 pm7:30 pm…

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166th Annual Sullivan County Fair

Schedule of Events:Sunday, August 27, 20171:00 pm Fair Exhibits accepted until 6 pm7:00 pm Vespers Service sponsored by the Sullivan County MinisteriumMonday, August 28, 20179:00 am Fair Office Opens12:00 pm Fair Exhibits accepted until 7 pm7:30 pm…

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165th Annual Sullivan County Fair

Schedule of Events:Sunday, August 28, 20161:00 pm Fair Exhibits accepted until 6 pm7:00 pm Vespers Service sponsored by the Sullivan County MinisteriumMonday, August 29, 20169:00 am Fair Office Opens12:00 pm Fair Exhibits accepted until 7 pm7:30 pm…

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164th Annual Sullivan County Fair

Schedule of Events:Sunday August 30, 20151:00 pm Fair Exhibits accepted until 6 pm7:00 pm Vespers Service sponsored by the Sullivan County Ministerium Monday - August 31, 20159:00 am Fair Office Opens12:00 noon Fair Exhibits accepted until 7 pm7:30…

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Sullivan County Fair 2014

163rd Sullivan County FairFair Schedule:August 24, 20141:00pm: Fair Exhibits accepted until 6 pm7:00pm: Vespers Service sponsored by the Sullivan County Ministerium August 25, 20149:00am: Fair Office Opens12:00pm: Fair Exhibits accepted until 7pm…

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Sullivan County Fair 2013

Schedule of Events:Sunday, August 25, 20131:00 pm: Fair Exhibits accepted until 6 pm7:00 pm: Vespers Service sponsored by the Sullivan County Ministerium Monday, August 26, 20139:00 am: Fair Office Opens12:00 noon  Fair Exhibits accepted until…

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