Three auctions will be held as part of the 44th annual Elizabethtown Fair. The first auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, on Stage 2. At this time all the baked goods entered in the Competitive Exhibits area will be auctioned. These items will include the Best of Show Decorated Cake, Blue Ribbon Apple Pie, Angel Food Cake, Chocolate Cake, PA Preferred Brownie, Cookie or Bar, and all Mars Chocolate entries. Fair President Kenneth Myer will serve as auctioneer, assisted by John Carl.
Wednesday, Aug. 23, the annual Sale of Champions will take place following the Supreme Champion events in the Show Ring. Rabbit meat pens, dairy feeder calves, beef, goats, market lambs and swine will be auctioned. Proceeds benefit local youth.
The annual Arts & Crafts Auction offers many items donated by local artists, craft persons, merchants and fair vendors. Fair President Kenneth Myer will serve as auctioneer, assisted by John Carl. The auction begins on Stage 2 at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25.
Local florists have placed arrangements in dated crocks. Also featured at the Arts and Crafts Auction will be the Premium Book cover painting by Nancy Landis, local artist. Nancy designed this year’s cover. Nancy serves as the director of the Winters Heritage House Museum and lives in Elizabethtown with her husband and two children. This is her thirteenth cover.
The cover painting, donated to the Elizabethtown Fair by Nancy Landis, will be sold at the Fair’s Arts and Crafts Auction at 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25. The shawl donated by the Red Rose 4-H Fiber Artists Club will be auctioned at 8:30 p.m.
Anyone wishing to make a donation for the Arts and Crafts Auction may contact Barb Smith at 717-361-5163, or drop the donation off at the Fair Office on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.
In addition to the auctions, the Elizabethtown Fair will once again be sponsoring the Celebrity Milking Contest. The contest day has changed and this year will be at approximately 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25. The contest will be held in the area of the animal show ring. Invited dignitaries will include state Rep. David Hickernell, state Rep. Mindy Fee, state Sen. Ryan Aument, Mayor of Elizabethtown Chuck Mummert, Mayor of Mount Joy Tim Bradley, Magisterial District Judge Jayne Duncan, Magisterial District Judge Scott Albert, Elizabethtown Area School District Superintendent Michele Balliet, Executive Director of Masonic Village Cindy Phillips, County Commissioners Craig Lehman, Joshua G. Parsons, and Dennis Stuckey, the dairy princess and the 2017 fair queen and maybe more. Spectators are invited to come out and cheer for their favorite local celebrities. Anyone who wants more information may call Bonnie at 717-361-9111.