Ephrata Fair

19 South State Street
Ephrata, PA 17522

717-733-4451

About us:

The Way It All Began

The Ephrata Fair has been a significant part of local history for over ninety years. The annual street fair dates back to 1919 when area businessmen planned and sponsored a one-day celebration recognizing World War I veterans. These events generated revenues for the purchase of the town’s community park.

Adding Agriculture

A farm harvest celebration was added to the fair in 1920 and the entire event was named the Ephrata Farmers Day Fair in 1922. Over the next decade planners added additional days for a total of three days.

The Parade Is Added

Fair organizers officially incorporated as the Ephrata Farmers Day Association in 1932 and added a Parade. Area residents looked forward to the successful October event so much that it was increased to four days.

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