Press Room

Welcome to The Great Allentown Fair's Press Room. Anyone may access the press releases issued by the Fair's Marketing Department, by clicking on Press Releases or News Alerts.

Date Event Files
June 6, 2022 Fair looking for ‘blue ribbon’ contestants!  Rules for entering the Fair’s blue ribbon competitions and contests available. Press Release
June 1, 2022 The Wonder Years, a beloved Philadelphia pop punk band is coming to The Great Allentown Fair on Sunday, September 4. Press Release
May 31, 2022 Multi-Platinum rising country superstar Cole Swindell is coming to The Great Allentown Fair on Friday, September 2 with special guest and fellow country star Chase Rice. Press Release
April 28, 2022 The Bouncing Souls announced as Dropkick Murphys’ special guest for Allentown Fair show News Alert
April 4, 2022 Celtic punk band, the Dropkick Murphys are making their debut on the Fair’s historic Grandstand stage on Thursday, September 1. Press Release
Feb.17, 2022 Daryl Urmy becomes president of society operating Allentown Fair, Fairgrounds. Press Release
Feb. 2, 2022 Beverly Gruber of The Great Allentown Fair honored by Pennsylvania Showmen’s Association News Alert
Jan, 17, 2022 MONSTER TRUCKZ - The Most Insane Show on Earth! - July15-17, 2022 Press Release
Dec. 10, 2021 DINO & DRAGON STROLL COMING TO ALLENTOWN!  One Weekend Only!  December 11-12 Press Release
Dec. 7, 2021 Lehigh County Agricultural Society mourns loss of leader. Press Release
Sept. 23, 2021 The Allentown Fairgrounds lights it up!  Fairground’s historic cupola gets lit up like Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row. Press Release
Sept. 23, 2021 'Agricultural Recognition Night at Allentown Fair ' yields bountiful harvest of awards. Press Release
Sept. 1, 2021 The Great Allentown Fair postpones opening due to severe weather News Alert
Aug. 23, 2021 Allentown Fairgrounds gates close in prep for Fair; Liberty Street Box Office opens. News Alert
Aug. 20, 2021 Allentown Fair extends Box Office hours due to high demand News Alert
Aug. 19, 2021 The 2021 Great Allentown Fair is back! Press Release
Aug. 16, 2021 Allentown Fair Queen Contest and Queen Coronation set for Opening Night at Allentown Fair Press Release
Aug. 9, 2021 Allentown Fair extends deadline for 11 Culinary Contests! News Alert
Aug. 2, 2021 FAIR BOX OFFICE open Thursdays! News Alert
July 27, 2021 Allentown Fair offers mail-in opportunities to register during this final week to enter 2021 ‘blue ribbon’ contests News Alert
July 17, 2021 Multiplatinum Indie Pop Trio AJR coming to Allentown Fair. Press Release
July 2, 2021 Toby Keith makes history with new single “Old School” News Alert
July 2, 2021 Fair looking for ‘Blue Ribbon’ contestants. Rules for entering the Fair’s blue ribbon competitions and contests available. Press Release
June 2, 2021 Allentown Fair looking for workers!  We are taking applications and conducting interviews to work in various departments running September 1 - 6 Press Release
May 25, 2021 The Great Allentown Fair returning after 2020 pandemic cancellation.  Press Release
Aug. 31, 2020 LAST CALL for Fair Box Office 2020 ticket refunds News Alert
Aug. 19, 2020 Feast the Fair over Labor Day Weekend! - The Great Allentown Fair is giving the community the opportunity to get your fair food fix over Labor Day Weekend. Press Release

Vendor List
Aug. 17, 2020 Allentown Fair Premium Book entries go virtual! The Great Allentown Fair is now collecting photos of entries for a select amount of both adult and youth (ages 19 and under) categories for virtual display on the Fair’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms. News Alert
Aug. 3, 2020 Fair Box Office opens for 2020 ticket refunds. News Alert
July 8, 2020 The 2020 Great Allentown Fair that was scheduled to be held September 1-7 is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Press Release
June 26, 2020 5 Seconds of Summer concert at Allentown Fair canceled News Alert
June 4, 2020 Raymond L. Hoffman, 69, of Slatington, died Monday, June 1 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. Press Release
Feb. 19, 2020 Dan Smalley announced as Carrie Underwood’s special guest for Allentown Fair show News Alert
Feb. 11, 2020 Les “Corky” Powers inducted into Outdoor Amusement Business Association Hall of Fame News Alert
Jan. 31, 2020 5 Seconds of Summer is returning to The Great Allentown Fair on Sunday, September 6 News Alert

Live Nation Release
Jan. 6, 2020 Carrie Underwood, the seven-time GRAMMY® Award winning country music vocal powerhouse, is returning to The Great Allentown Fair. Press Release



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