Three auctions will be held as part of the 46th annual Elizabethtown Fair, which begins Monday, Aug. 19, on the fairgrounds between East High Street Elementary School and the Elizabethtown Brethren In Christ Church.
The first auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 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 Junior Brownie, Cookie or Bar, and Mars Wrigley Confectionery entries. Fair President Kenneth Myer will serve as auctioneer, assisted by John Carl.
On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the annual Sale of Champions will take place following the Supreme Champion events in the Show Ring. Rabbit meat pen, beef, goats, marketlambs and swine will be auctioned. Harry Bachman will serve as auctioneer, assisted by John Carl. Proceeds benefit local youth.
The Annual Elizabethtown Fair Auction offers many items donated by local artists, crafters, 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. 23. Local florists have placed arrangements in dated crocks. Also featured at the Annual Auction will be the Premium Book cover painting by Nancy Landis, local artist.
Landis, who designed this year’s cover, serves as the director of the Winters Heritage House Museum and lives in Elizabethtown with her husband, Steve. They keep a small farm where they raise sheep and horses and a few backyard hens. She has enjoyed painting the premium book cover as her way of assisting the fair. In her words: “The Elizabethtown Fair is more than the sum of its parts. It is a community-led exhibition of all that we accomplish in this corner of Lancaster County. This year’s cover is a tribute to all that the fair embraces; from rides and food, to exhibits and opportunities.”
The cover painting will be sold at the fair’s annual auction at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.
Anyone wishing to make a donation for the Annual Elizabethtown Fair Auction may contact Darlene at 717367-0108, or drop their donation off at the Fair Office on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Admission is free to the fair; there is a charge for parking. Tickets must be purchased for rides and food is offered for sale. The fair runs daily from Monday, Aug. 19, through Saturday, Aug. 24.