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Annual Sinking Valley Fair slated for September 12-16

The 75th Annual Sinking Valley Fair is scheduled for September 12-16, with a week of food, prizes and entertainment for everyone. So come on out and help celebrate this diamond anniversary.
Admission to the event is free and parking is $2.
Individuals should note that all entries should be registered on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Entrants available for early registration can call 684-SHOW to make arrangements.
Things will kick off Tuesday with the FFA/4H tractor driving contest at 3 p.m. There will also be demonstrations at this time. At 6 p.m. there will be a horseshoe contest.
On Wednesday, the fair grounds will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for judging. All dairy animals must be entered between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and group exhibits will be judged at 4 p.m.
The fairgrounds will open to the public at 2 p.m. A fairground horse race will be held at 5 p.m. Also at 5 p.m. there will be games and contests for everyone.
Then, Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., there will be a vesper service provided by The Weimers. Also at 7 p.m. the dairy show will be held as well as wine judging.
Thursday is Senior Citizen Day at the fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainment will be provided beginning at noon. Once again there will be games and contests for all at 5 p.m. and Crystal Marie will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday the fairgrounds will open at 10 a.m. Registration for the talent contest will begin at 4 p.m. and the talent show is scheduled for 6 p.m.
At 5 p.m. there will be a Draft Horse show along with games and contests. At this time, individuals are also invited to gather around for The Denny Huber Show, full of clowning and magic. At 6 p.m., see the Spring Mount Percherons.
Then, Dan and Galla will provide the entertainment Friday night with a variety show at 8 p.m.
Saturday brings a fun-filled day with games at 9 a.m. and a pet show contest beginning at 11 a.m. Also, at 11 a.m. weigh-in for the tractor pulling contest will begin with the contest taking place at 1 p.m.
The Servello Family will take the stage from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and the chicken barbecue will begin at 5 p.m.
Finally, the much anticipated auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. with auctioneer David Britcher, following the contest closing and awards presentation at 7 p.m.
Also throughout the week there will be an angel food cake contest, apple pie and Hershey contest. The winners of these events will have the chance to enter their winning recipe in the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Participants will be able to pick up their exhibits and checks on Sunday, September 17 from noon to 3 p.m.
Interested individuals can find detailed fair rules and regulations by picking up a copy of the 75th Annual Sinking Valley Fair Premium Book at Agway in Alexandria, Alice’s Garden, Altoona Library, Martin’s Garden Center, Sinking Valley Churches, Sinking Valley Grange, Tyrone Milling, Rispoldi’s Greenhouse in Williamsburg, Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, Martin General Stores and LaScalia’s Restaurant.