Welcome to the New Holland Farmers Fair!

The 2017 fair will be held on Wednesday October 4th thru Saturday October 7th.

Contest and Events


Livestock Events

SHEEP SHOW SALE

The Sheep Show Sale takes place at the livestock tents on Fulton Street. Participants must arrive between 7 and 9 pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. The Show is on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4 pm and the Sale is on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Animals going back to the farm will be released on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10 pm.

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SWINE SHOW SALE

The Swine Show Sale takes place at the livestock tents on Fulton Street. Participants must arrive between 6 and 8 pm on Monday, October 2, 2017. The Show is on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm and the Sale is on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Animals going back to the farm will be released on Friday October 6, 2017 at 10 pm.

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GOAT SHOW SALE

The Goat Show Sale takes place at the livestock tents on Fulton Street. Participants must arrive between 7 and 9 pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. The Show is on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm and the Sale is on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Animals going back to the farm will be released on Friday October 6, 2017 at 10 pm.

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RABBIT SHOW - 2017 SHOW CANCELLED - We are in need of Chair People for this event to continue.

The Rabbit Show takes place at the livestock tents on Fulton Street. Exhibitors must pre-register their entries with the chairperson beginning September 1 until space is full. Judging will begin on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6 pm. The entry fee is $1.00 per head. This is a one-day carrying cage show. All carriers must have leak proof bottoms.

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Parades

THE SPECTACLE OF BANDS PARADE

The New Holland Farmer's Fair is proud to present the Spectacle of Bands Parade on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7 pm. The parade will form at the New Holland Park and proceed west on Jackson Street, north on Custer, east on Broad, south on Railroad, east on Main, and south on Kinzer to the park.  The judge's stand is located near the end of the route on East Main Street across from the Liberty Fire Company. Reserved seats will be available across from the judge's stand and can be obtained by contacting Jan at (717) 445-9902.

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THE BABY PARADE

The Baby Parade is held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1 pm. Registration due no later than Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Any child six and under may compete. The parade route is East Main Street to Roberts Avenue; south on Roberts Avenue to Franklin Street; and east on Franklin Street.

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THE PET PARADE

The Pet Parade is held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1 pm, immediately following the Baby Parade. Registration is suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. All registrants must be at St. Stephen's United Church of Christ on east Main Street no later than noon on Saturday, October 7, 2017 for judging.

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Contests

53RD ANNUAL FIREMAN'S TUG-OF-WAR

The 53rd Annual Fireman's Tug-of-War kicks off on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8 pm. The winners will compete for the championship on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8 pm. Awards are made after the contest Saturday night. The event is held on East Franklin Street rain or shine.

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NEW HOLLAND GRASSLAND FFA SAFE TRACTOR DRIVING CONTEST

The New Holland Grassland FFA Safe Tractor Driving Contest demonstrates skillful practices and emphasizes the safe operation and handling of a farm tractor. Participants must be a current in-school member of the Grassland FFA Chapter. The contest is held at the New Holland Sales Stables Parking Lot on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10 am.

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37th ANNUAL HORSESHOE PITCHING CONTEST

Teams of two will compete in a Round Robin format at the 37th Annual Horseshoe Pitching Contest. The event will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the New Holland Community Park. Sign in is from 8 to 8:30 am and drawing for a partner is at 8:35 am. The contest begins at 9 am. Team members will be decided by luck of the draw.  The event is open to both male and female participants.

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THE LONG JOHN EATING CONTEST

The Long John Eating Contest will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 on East Franklin Street. Registration applications for the event will be available at 1:45 pm at the contest location. The first contest begins at 2:45 pm. The contest is open to anyone ages 8 and up.

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Kids Events

KID'S DAY

Bring the kids out on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for Kid's Day at the New Holland Fair. The festivities happen on Towne Centre Green at the corner of North Roberts and East Main Street. There will be balloons, magic, face painting, free handouts, and a drawing for a savings bond. 

PEDAL POWER

The Pedal Power tractor pull is open to children ages 3-6 on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm and ages 7-10 on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm. The event takes place on East Franklin Street.

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