Schnecksville Community Fair

4550 Old Packhouse Road
Schnecksville, PA 18078



Eighteen hundred acres of orchard -- it was part of a vast agricultural empire built by General Harry Trexler in the early years of the twentieth century. It nearly surrounded the village of Schnecksville. It was perfect orchard land, with sharply rolling hills and a breeze that never quit. The immaculately groomed orchards provided a way of life for many of the local inhabitants, but the pressures of suburban sprawl and commercial development became too great for the orchards to survive. It was decided to cease orchard operations and market the land for development.

The first party to express an interest in some of the newly available land was the Schnecksville Fire Company.  Located at the center of the village, it was growing out of its quarters and had no room for expansion. In 1980, the fire company bought a tract of land a few feet off Main Street and in September of that year, decided to build a large open-air pavilion and hold a carnival to support the building fund. That fall, many of the trees were cleared and a road was graded back to the site of the pavilion, which went up the next spring.

From its humble beginnings through to the present, the Schnecksville Community Fair has never waivered in its purpose:  to provide several days of family fun and excitement for northwestern Lehigh County and the surrounding communities.  From the midway to the food booths, from the competitive exhibit hall to the animal pens, there’s something for everyone to see and do. 

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