Changes to 2014 Clearfield County Fair

Published on April 7, 2014 at 10:59 a.m.

The 2014 Clearfield County Fair will have a few schedule changes from previous years. Harness Racing will be held Sunday through Wednesday, the Queens Contest will be held Sunday at 4pm and the Truck and Tractor Pull will be held Wednesday evening. There will be a $1 gate admission on Sunday for ages 4 and over. A portion of the gate admission will be given to one (or more) charitable organizations in Clearfield County. Organizations are encouraged to send a letter of interest to the Fair Office stating their mission, how they assist the community, and how partnering with the Fair would be beneficial to both organizations. The organization must have a 501C3 designation and be headquartered in Clearfield County. Their 501C3 number must also be provided. Letters of Interest can be sent to Greg Hallstrom, Clearfield Fair & Park Board, PO Box 712, Clearfield PA 16830. Letters must be postmarked by June 27th. Parking will remain free on Sunday.

Concert tickets and advance gate passes are now on-sale via the official fair website, www.clearfieldcountyfair.com. All concert tickets purchased by April 16th will include free gate admission. Concert tickets purchased after that date will require a separate gate pass. Grandstand entertainment this year includes the country band Florida Georgia Line, rock group Halestorm, and classic country band The Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Lee Greenwood. Saturday night’s entertainment is yet to be announced.

Entry forms for the Queen Contest are now being accepted. Forms can be printed from the fair website or can be requested by emailing clfdfairqueen@yahoo.com Entry forms are due by June 9th. Contestants must be sixteen years of age and not over twenty years by June 1st, be a female who is a US Citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania, be single, never married, have had no children, be willing to participate in fundraising events for charity, and also be comfortable around livestock. The contest consists of a 300 word or less essay on what the fair means to her community, a speech on why you should attend my fair, and a personal interview. The Queen Program is more than just fair week. It provides young ladies with an opportunity to enhance their speaking, writing, and interview skills, meet public officials and learn about agriculture. The program encourages community involvement by raising funds for charity, speaking engagements at area organizations and appearances at area events. The first contestant meeting will be held on June 10th, 6pm at the Expo II Building at the Fairgrounds. Ladies that are interested but yet undecided are encouraged to attend the first contestant meeting to learn more about the contest and the program. More information and rules can also be found on the fair website.

The Clearfield County Fair will be held July 27-August 2.


Ticket Sales Begin Tomorrow

Published on March 25, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.

Ticket sales for the 154th Clearfield County Fair begin tomorrow morning at 10am via this website. All concert tickets purchased by April 16th will include free gate admission. After that, a separate gate pass will need to be purchased. Advance gate passes will also go on sale. For the fairgoer who does not ride, the Advance Gate Only pass for $5 is the best option. For riders, an Advance Gate/Ride pass is available for $7 and for families the Family Value Pass is available for $25. The Family Value Pass consists of (6) gate only -no rides- passes that can be used all in one day or throughout the week.

Grandstand Entertainment this year is:

  • Tuesday, July 29 - Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Lee Greenwood
  • Thursday, July 31 - Florida Georgia Line
  • Friday, August 1 - Halestorm
  • All shows begin at 8pm. Saturday night is yet to be determined. The Full Pull Truck and Tractor Pull will be held on Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm.

    Visa/master card is accepted. Standing Room Only (SRO) includes the track and bleacher seating area. This area is closet to the stage. Fairgoers holding a SRO ticket can move between the track and the bleachers. SRO is considered general admission (no reserved seating). Grandstand seating for all shows is reserved seating. There will be reserved seating on the track for the Oak Ridge Boys/Lee Greenwood concert.


    Concert Tickets Going On Sale!

    Published on March 18, 2014 at 2:47 p.m.

    (March 18, 2014) Concert Tickets and advance gate passes for the 154th Clearfield County Fair will go on-sale Wednesday, March 26th, 10am via the official website www.clearfieldcountyfair.com. Don’t miss out on the Concert/Gate Ticket Special! All concert tickets purchased by April 16th will include free gate admission. Tickets purchased after that date will require a separate gate admission pass.

    There is no one hotter on the Country scene right now then Florida Georgia Line and you can see them live on Thursday, July 31st. Florida Georgia Line burst into the spotlight with the release of their 2012 multi-platinum selling single, ‘Cruise,’ which soared to the top of the charts and sold more than six million units. The song was the debut single from their freshman album, ‘Here’s to the Good Times,’ which stayed at No. 1 for an astonishing eight weeks last summer. Singers/songwriters Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will bring their hit songs “Cruise,” “Get Your Shine On,” and “Stay” to Puyallup. Ticket prices are $50 for Standing Room Only (also includes general admission seating in the bleachers) and $46 for Grandstand seating. A pre-sale date for FGL Fan Club members has been set for March 21st. Fan Club members will receive a url link with instructions.

    Classic Country fans will be treated to evening of music from one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry as the Oak Ridge Boys take stage on Tuesday, July 29th. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. Special Guest Lee Greenwood will open the show.

    As an award winning writer and musician, Lee has given America one of its most beloved treasures with the song, God Bless The USA. Lee Greenwood is an ICON in country music, with more than 30 albums with seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles hits. Ticket prices are $22 for Track Seating and $18 for Grandstand or Bleacher seating.

    Friday evening Halestorm will rock the stage. Halestorm is an American hard rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania. After scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from their self-titled debut and touring steadily for two years with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others, Pennsylvania quartet Halestorm are back with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. The song "Love Bites (So Do I)" from that album won their first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance on February 10, 2013. Ticket prices are $30 for Standing Room Only (also includes general admission bleacher seating) and $24 for Grandstand seating.

    Full Pull Productions will bring in the Big Rigs, Super Stock Tractors, Diesel Trucks and Gasoline Trucks on their new night, Wednesday July 30th to see who reigns supreme as the biggest, baddest puller of their class. Five total pulling classes are scheduled for this event – two classes will be ‘open to the world’ (no membership required) and will offer 2014 points in the USA-EAST Point Race. Classes are 8000 lb. PRO STOCK DIESEL 4x4 TRUCKS, 9500 lb. SUPER STOCK TRACTORS - THE “SMOKER SERIES”, 22000 lb. OPEN STREET LICENSED SEMI TRUCKS, 8000 lb. WORK STOCK DIESEL 4x4 TRUCKS, and 6200 lb. OPEN STREET LICENSED GASOLINE 4x4 TRUCKS. See www.fullpullproductions.com for a full listing of rules.

    As in previous years, the Fair will offer an Advance Gate Admission Only (no rides) Pass for $5, an Advance Ride Pass for $7, and the Family Value Pass for $25 until Sunday July 27th or while supplies last. A printable order form will be available for download on the Fair website. Phone orders are scheduled to begin in June. Saturday evening entertainment has not been secured yet. Check the Fair’s official website or Facebook page for information on all events, admission, and more!


    Entertainment Announced!

    Published on February 27, 2014 at 4:46 p.m.

    (February 26, 2014) The Directors of the Clearfield Fair & Park Board are excited to announce entertainment for the Grandstand Stage and Expo II Plaza at the 154th Clearfield County Fair. There are also a couple changes to the schedule from previous years. The fair will be held Sunday, July 27th through Saturday, August 2nd.

    There is no one hotter on the Country scene right now then Florida Georgia Line and you can see them live on Thursday, July 31st. Florida Georgia Line burst into the spotlight with the release of their 2012 multi-platinum selling single, ‘Cruise,’ which soared to the top of the charts and sold more than six million units. The song was the debut single from their freshman album, ‘Here’s to the Good Times,’ which stayed at No. 1 for an astonishing eight weeks last summer. Singers/songwriters Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley will bring their hit songs “Cruise,” “Get Your Shine On,” and “Stay” to Puyallup. Ticket prices are $50 for Standing Room Only (also includes general admission seating in the bleachers) and $46 for Grandstand seating.

    Classic Country fans will be treated to evening of music from one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry as the Oak Ridge Boys take stage on Tuesday, July 29th. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. Special Guest Lee Greenwood will open the show.

    As an award winning writer and musician, Lee has given America one of its most beloved treasures with the song, God Bless The USA. Lee Greenwood is an ICON in country music, with more than 30 albums with seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles hits. Ticket prices are $22 for Track Seating and $18 for Grandstand or Bleacher seating.

    Friday evening Halestorm will rock the stage. Halestorm is an American hard rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania. After scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from their self-titled debut and touring steadily for two years with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others, Pennsylvania quartet Halestorm are back with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. The song "Love Bites (So Do I)" from that album won their first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance on February 10, 2013. Ticket prices are $30 for Standing Room Only (also includes general admission bleacher seating) and $24 for Grandstand seating.

    Full Pull Productions will bring in the Big Rigs, Super Stock Tractors, Diesel Trucks and Gasoline Trucks on their new night, Wednesday July 30th to see who reigns supreme as the biggest, baddest puller of their class. Five total pulling classes are scheduled for this event – two classes will be ‘open to the world’ (no membership required) and will offer 2014 points in the USA-EAST Point Race. Classes are 8000 lb. PRO STOCK DIESEL 4x4 TRUCKS, 9500 lb. SUPER STOCK TRACTORS - THE “SMOKER SERIES”, 22000 lb. OPEN STREET LICENSED SEMI TRUCKS, 8000 lb. WORK STOCK DIESEL 4x4 TRUCKS, and 6200 lb. OPEN STREET LICENSED GASOLINE 4x4 TRUCKS. See www.fullpullproductions.com for a full listing of rules.

    An on-sale date for tickets has not yet been set; however, the Fair Board is hoping to place them on sale by the end of March. Entertainment for Saturday evening has not yet been confirmed. There will be a gate admission/concert ticket special ran for (3) weeks from the on-sale date. Concert tickets purchased within that time will include free gate admission. Any concert tickets purchased after the special ends will require purchase of a separate gate pass. As in previous years, the Fair will offer an Advance Gate Admission Only (no rides) Pass for $5 until Sunday July 27th or while supplies last. Concert tickets, Truck Pull Tickets, and Advance Gate passes will be available to order on-line and by mail. Phone orders are scheduled to begin in June.

    Gate admission Fair week remains at $8 ages 4 and over which includes an all day ride pass, harness racing, grove stage entertainment, Expo II Plaza Entertainment, livestock shows and exhibits, and commercial and non commercial exhibits. Reithoffer Amusements will be back on the Midway featuring Dutch Wheel, Tornado and Artic Blasts (rides subject to change). The Expo II Plaza entertainment features Buffo The Clown, Old McNally’s Pig Derby, Circle C Petting Zoo, Kachunga and the Alligator Show, and Kid’s Bucks – a game show where little kids win big. Senior Citizen Day will be held on Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 6pm, free Admission with proof of age. Kids Day will be held Tuesday featuring a free show plus contests and activities. Military Day will be Friday 10am to 6pm, free Admission for military personnel, active or non-active, with proof of service.

    Harness Racing will be held Sunday, July 27th through Wednesday July 30th. This is a change in schedule from previous years. Post time will remain at Noon. A $1 gate admission for ages 4 and over will be in effect for Sunday of the fair. A portion of the $1 gate will be donated to a local 501C3 organization. The designated organization has not yet been selected. Area organizations are encouraged to submit a letter of interest stating their mission and community involvement. The organization must have a 501C3 designation. Letters can be sent to PO Box 712, Clearfield PA 16830.

    Check back on the website or follow us on Facebook for updates.


    Queen's Lamb Donation Bouquet

    Published on August 8, 2013 at 1:18 p.m.

    THANK YOU to the following for your generous donation to purchasing the Queen's Lamb at the 4H/FFA Livestock Sale! Proceeds are split between the 4H/FFA Scholarship Fund & Queens for a Cause Program. 'Hayes' will live out his life at the Tubb's Farm.
  • 2012 Queen Misti Bruner & Keri Bruner
  • Catamount Consulting
  • Russell Stone Products
  • McDonald's Landscaping
  • Dr. Jordan Dentistry
  • McCrackens Auto Body
  • Carpet Shack
  • Hockman's Candy
  • Mike Kerr
  • Clair Wriglesworth
  • Lynn Robbins
  • AutoMart
  • Dimeling & Schrot (Jack Woolridge)
  • Dan Smeal
  • Blackburn Grain Farm
  • Tony Huegel (T H Port-A-Johns)
  • Jeff Taylor
  • Lansberry Trucking

  • Exhibit Entry Forms Due This Friday July 19

    Published on July 16, 2013 at 10:16 a.m.

    CLEARFIELD,PA, JULY 16,2012: Have a knack for baking, needlework, gardening, photography, or art? Clearfield County residents are invited to enter their items for show at the Clearfield County Fair. There are many departments in which one can enter including Livestock, Vegetables, Fruits & Nuts, Home & Dairy, Floral, Needlecraft, and Arts, Crafts & Photography. Let’s not forget about the PA Preferred Baking, Angel Food, and Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest. There is also the Culinary Contest featuring Ethan’s Café Amazing Appetizers, Liberty Tax Sticky Buns, Fun Central Kids Cupcake Decorating, King Arthur Flour Baking Contests and the Bee Kind Winery Amateur Wine Competition.

    Entry forms will be accepted at the fair office until July 19th. Please refer to the rules in the premium book for the date, time and location that entries are to be placed in their respective buildings. The full premium book outlining all departments, rules, and premiums can be viewed by clicking the "Download Premium Book" button above or stop by the fair office and pick one up.


    Royal 5K Full Results Posted

    Published on June 24, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

    Full results from the Royal 5K held on June 8, 2013 can be found here Royal 5K Results Also check out the Fair Fun 5k that will be held on Saturday August 3rd (last day of the fair)! Fair Fun 5K Thank you all for participating! See you next year!

    FAIR PARADE IS ON MONDAY NIGHT!

    Published on June 20, 2013 at 2:06 p.m.

    The Fair Brochure that was recently distributed contains typographical errors on the Sunday Schedule. The Fair Parade will be held on Monday night. Granpa Cratchet and the Flying Pages will not be performing on Sunday but you can see them Monday through Saturday. We apologize for the misprint!

    Fair Exhibit Entry Forms Now Accepted

    Published on May 23, 2013 at 2:41 p.m.

    Got a knack for baking, needlework, gardening, photography, or art? Clearfield County residents are invited to enter their items for show at the Clearfield County Fair. There are many departments in which one can enter including Livestock, Vegetables, Fruits & Nuts, Home & Dairy, Floral, Needlecraft, and Arts, Crafts & Photography. Let’s not forget about the PA Preferred Baking, Angel Food, and Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest. The Culinary Contest features Ethan’s Café Amazing Appetizers, Liberty Tax Sticky Bun, Fun Central Kids Cupcake Decorating, and King Arthur Flour Baking Contests. The Bee Kind Winery Amateur Wine Competition was such a success it is returning for this year!

    Entry forms will be accepted at the fair office until July 19th. Exhibits are to be placed in their respective buildings on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the fair. A link to the full premium book outlining all departments, rules, and premiums can be located on the home page of this website or stop by the fair office and pick one up.


    Concert Tickets to go On-Sale April 22nd!

    Published on April 15, 2013 at 4:58 p.m.

    2013 Fair

    (April 15, 2013) Concert Tickets for the 153rd Clearfield County Fair will go on-sale Monday, April 22nd, at 10am via the official website www.clearfieldcountyfair.com. For a limited time, concert tickets will include gate admission. Catch rising country star Brantley Gilbert on Friday, August 2nd, legendary rock group Lynryd Skynrd on Wednesday, July 31st, budding music sensation Victoria Justice on Tuesday, July 30th and American ska punk band Less Than Jake on Saturday, August 3rd. Track seating for each grandstand show is Standing Room Only. Bleacher and Grandstanding seating are also available.

    Brantley Gilbert was named New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Gilbert kicked off the second leg of his HELL ON WHEELS TOUR with a bang having already performed to seven sold-out arenas in Kansas City, MO; Lincoln, NE; Mankato, MN; Corbin, KY; Morgantown, WV; Augusta, GA and Chattanooga, TN. Music critics have noted the close connection Brantley maintains with his fans during the live performances: The Kansas City Star notes, “…what he does say in his blue-collar way resonates with fans, an even mix of males and females, from their 20s to their 40s. That big crowd hooted and hollered and sang through much of it, from the love ballads like “Saving Amy” to the Southern rock anthems like ’G.R.I.T.S.’” Gilbert’s set includes an array of music from his rowdy hits “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “Kick It In The Sticks” to the softer #1 “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “More Than Miles.”

    Beyond the tragedy, the history, the raging guitars and the killer songs, ultimately, Lynyrd Skynyrd is about an indomitable will, survival of spirit; unbowed, uniquely American, stubbornly resolute. Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd has maintained a tremendous legacy that began over 40 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and continues with the recently released Last Of A Dying Breed (Roadrunner). With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. Last of a Dyin’ Breed, the New Studio Album, is on sale now.

    Victoria Justice's star continues to rise. The 19 year-old, originally from Hollywood, FL is the star of her own hit Nickelodeon series Victorious. Victoria’s vocal talents are showcased on Victorious, the first official soundtrack from the series. A number of the songs have already turned into bonafide smashes, including the driving “Freak the Freak Out,” which has sold more than 600,000 copies on iTunes. Other hit singles off the record include “Beggin’ On Your Knees,” “Best Friend’s Brother,” and the shows theme song “Make it Shine,” which was co-written and produced by Dr. Luke. Combined the album’s first four singles have surpassed 1.8 million total digital downloads on iTunes to date. The busy starlet recently starred in her first ever lead in a feature film entitled “Fun Size,” alongside Chelsea Handler and Johnny Knoxville.

    An avalanche of powerful moments tumbles into an engaging live show. The moment when band and fan become one and the same, the moment of interaction, is the type of moment that lasts forever. Twenty years into its pioneering journey, Gainesville, Fla., natives Less Than Jake have had their fair share of moments. Ever-adapting to the constant change in an unsure music industry, Less Than Jake is still making cannonball-sized splashes in the deep end while many of its peers timidly eye shallow waters. With the release of Greetings And Salutations this sentiment is as true as ever. The twelve-track release recorded at The Moathouse in Gainesville and produced by Less Than Jake's own Roger Lima, includes both limited edition EP's Season's Greetings and Greetings From Less Than Jake plus two unreleased songs. The twelve tracks are pure unfiltered LTJ, Sunny ska mixed with barn-burner punk rock, more intended to get long-time fans and first-time listeners warmed up and moshing in their living rooms and singing along to every lyric. Keeping its signature mix of punk roots and horn-driven melodies, songs like “A Return To Headphones” and “Finer Points of Forgiveness” take the best of old-school Less Than Jake and put on a fresh coat of paint for an amped-up listening experience.

    Check the Fair’s official website or Facebook page for information on all events, admission, and more!


    ENTERTAINMENT SLATED FOR THE 153RD CLEARFIELD COUNTY FAIR

    Published on March 5, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.

    The Directors of the Clearfield Fair & Park Board are excited to announce entertainment for the Grandstand Stage and Expo II Plaza at the 153rd Clearfield County Fair. The fair will be held July 29th through August 3rd. AN ON SALE DATE FOR TICKETS HAS NOT YET BEEN SET.

    Catch rising country star Brantley Gilbert on Friday, August 2nd, legendary rock group Lynryd Skynrd on Wednesday, July 31st, and budding music sensation Victoria Justice on Tuesday, July 30th. Track seating for each grandstand show is Standing Room Only. Bleacher and Grandstanding seating are also available. Saturday evening’s entertainment will be announced at a later date.

    Brantley Gilbert kicked off the second leg of his HELL ON WHEELS TOUR with a bang having already performed to seven sold-out arenas in Kansas City, MO; Lincoln, NE; Mankato, MN; Corbin, KY; Morgantown, WV; Augusta, GA and Chattanooga, TN. Music critics have noted the close connection Brantley maintains with his fans during the live performances: The Kansas City Star notes, “…what he does say in his blue-collar way resonates with fans, an even mix of males and females, from their 20s to their 40s. That big crowd hooted and hollered and sang through much of it, from the love ballads like “Saving Amy” to the Southern rock anthems like ’G.R.I.T.S.’” Gilbert’s set includes an array of music from his rowdy hits “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “Kick It In The Sticks” to the softer #1 “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “More Than Miles.” Fans have also been treated to a few new songs, slated for Gilbert’s next album later this year. While still reeling from an exciting run of shows, Gilbert was named the Academy of Country Music (ACM) New Male Vocalist of The Year. The honor places him in the running for New Artist of the Year, vying for the spot against the New Female Vocalist of The Year and New Group/Duo Vocalist of The Year. Fan voting begins on Monday (3/25) via www.voteacm.com. The winner will be announced live during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

    Beyond the tragedy, the history, the raging guitars and the killer songs, ultimately, Lynyrd Skynyrd is about an indomitable will, survival of spirit; unbowed, uniquely American, stubbornly resolute. Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd has maintained a tremendous legacy that began over 40 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and continues with the recently released Last Of A Dying Breed (Roadrunner). The band's career was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, and then subsequently faced adversity through the losses of Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on. With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. Last of a Dyin’ Breed, the New Studio Album, is on sale now.

    Victoria Justice's star continues to rise. The 19 year-old, originally from Hollywood, FL is the star of her own hit Nickelodeon series Victorious. In her Nickelodeon series, Victoria plays the musically talented “Tori Vega,” who unexpectedly finds herself navigating life as a student at “Hollywood Arts High,” an elite performing arts high school. Victoria’s vocal talents are showcased on Victorious, the first official soundtrack from the series. The rest of the cast accompanies Victoria on the 10 original and infectious pop tunes. A number of the songs have already turned into bonafide smashes, including the driving “Freak the Freak Out,” which has sold more than 600,000 copies on iTunes. Other hit singles off the record include “Beggin’ On Your Knees,” “Best Friend’s Brother,” and the shows theme song “Make it Shine,” which was co-written and produced by Dr. Luke. Combined the album’s first four singles have surpassed 1.8 million total digital downloads on iTunes to date. The busy starlet recently starred in her first ever lead in a feature film entitled “Fun Size,” alongside Chelsea Handler and Johnny Knoxville. She plays a teenager who loses her little brother when they go trick-or-treating in the comedy directed by Josh Schwartz.

    Gate admission includes a variety of entertainment including those found in the Expo II Plaza. This year features Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix - a ménagerie of mongrels. The trainer has acquired each through pet shelters. With a Charlie Chaplinlike shuffler, Peers silently plays the fall guy to his mutts. They jump rope together, they knock him down, and they walk over him. The flawless comic timing, choreography and uncanny collaboration produce a truly great show.

    High Flying Pages Aerial & Animal Equestrian Artistry consists of 30 minutes of non-stop height, thrill & laughter. This show features a Double catcher flying trapeze-aerial artistry of flipping, twisting, and catching aerialist 50ft. high in the air. World renown, "the best flying trapeze act in the USA International Gold and Silver medalist.” Don’t miss the Russian Swing - A giant human swing that catapults the High Flying Pages one at a time up to 40 ft. in the air!

    Grandpa Cratchet is a cratchetie, professional type hand puppet. He is very huggable and loveable and always a teaser and practical joker. Granpa Cratchet is more than just a show! Granpa teaches an important life lesson in a fun and exciting way. The slapstick humor, wit, and charm of the characters bring these values alive in a new and vibrant way that appeals to audiences of all ages. Don’t miss Granpa, his dog Fuzzball, Afterburner Bunny, and Squirt the Skunk!

    The Board of Directors held their annual re-organizational meeting in January, officers were elected as follows: President, David Franson; Vice President, Rex Fink; Secretary, Larry Bickel; State Representative and Treasurer, David Hallstrom; and Manager, Greg Hallstrom.


    Big Rig Show & Community Expo Slated

    Published on August 21, 2012 at 11:18 a.m.

    CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Community Expo will be held from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Expo II Building at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds.

    The day-long event will offer an informative expo in a fun setting with live entertainment and refreshments. The expo will showcase area businesses and attractions through a variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment.

    The expo will be highlighted by live theatrical performances by the Reitz Theater, a racecar driving simulator sponsored by the PA Racing Outreach, live fencing demonstrations by the DuBois Fencing Club, a cupcake frosting station by Sweet Art Bakery, Mixed Martial Arts demonstrations by the Northeast Pummeling Den, floral arrangement demonstrations by the Hobby and Garden Club and a scenic slideshow of Bilger's Rocks.

    The expo is being held in conjunction with the sixth annual Big Rig Show, which will display big rig tours, including the Big Rig Convoy at 3 p.m. Sept. 8. A "Light the Night Parade" will be held at 8 p.m. Friday. The Big Rig Show will include food vendors, prize giveaways, games and more.

    Admission and parking are free for both events. For more information, please visit online at http://mycommunityexpo.com and http://clearfieldcountyfair.com

    The expo is being sponsored by Martin’s Foods of DuBois, the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce, Q102 and WQYX 93.1, The 814 Times, the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce, gantdaily.com and the Clearfield County Fair & Park Board.

    The Big Rig Show is being sponsored by Kenworth of PA, Hunter Peterbuilt, B&T Fleet and Proformance Fuel and the Clearfield County Fair & Park Board.


    Wine Winners

    Published on August 2, 2012 at 12:58 p.m.

    Best of Show

    Denny Norris of New Millport

    Gold Winners

    • Stef Greenawalt, Wellsboro
    • Dave Donahue, Curwensville
    • Donna Reese, Tyrone
    • Vicki Emick, Trout Run
    • Steve Banks, LaJose
    • Bill Gibson, Blairsville
    • Mary Haversack, Hyde
    • Dave Donahue, Curwensville
    • Vicki Emick, Trout Run
    • Dave Donahue, Curwensville
    • Carol Repasky, Moshannon
    • Denny Norris, New Millport
    • Denny Norris, New Millport
    • Randon Shugarts, Clearfield
    • John Matchock, Ramey
    • Don Dixon, Flinton

    Silver Winners

    • Megan Hazzouri, Clearfield
    • Mary Haversack, Hyde
    • Jonathan Beightol, Philipsburg
    • Maureen Briskar, Clearfield
    • John Dellantonio, Curewnsville
    • Holly Gibson, Blairsville
    • Raymond DeRalph, Reynoldsville
    • James Haversack, Hyde
    • Mary Haversack, Hyde
    • Dennis Robison, Clearfield
    • James Haversack, Hyde
    • Brad Petrunak, Duncansville
    • Karen Potts, Clearfield
    • Sandi Lewis, Irvona
    • Brad Petrunak, Ducansville
    • Denny Norris, New Millport

    Bronze Winners

    • Eric Huber, Houtzdale
    • Vicki Emick, Trout Run
    • Megan Hazzouri, Clearfield
    • Jonathan Beightol, Philipsburg
    • Don Dixon, Flinton
    • Kim Rese, Tyrone
    • Bill Gibson, Blairsville
    • John Matchock, Ramey
    • Cathie Hughes, Clearfield
    • John Kovach, Clearfield
    • John Matchock, Ramey
    • Eric Huber, Houtzdale
    • Rochelle Cossick, Irvona
    • Darrell Smeal, Clearfield
    • Dean Maurer, Clearfield
    • Holly Gibson, Blairsville
    • Helen Williamson, West Decatur

    Tickets for the Clarks Discounted

    Published on July 27, 2012 at 11:47 a.m.

    The Clearfield Fair & Park Board is pleased to announce that they and The Clarks have gotten together, renegotiated the terms of the contract, and Clarks’ fans can now attend the Wednesday evening concert for only $20, which includes fair admission as well. Tickets can be purchased on line or at the ticket window. Orders placed by phone or online will be held at the Ticket Window for pickup as we cannot assure they will be received on time through the mail. Ticket window hours are Monday through Friday, Noon to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm. The phone number is 814.765.1749.

    Tickets sold prior to this date will be honored for the concert. Current ticket holders are eligible for a rebate for the difference between the original price and the discounted price. Rebate Claims will be accepted beginning Monday, August 6th. Please mail your ticket stub, along with name, address and phone number, to PO Box 101, Clearfield, PA 16830 to obtain the rebate. The ticket stub must be included so please be sure not to misplace it after the concert. Rebate claims must be postmarked no later than August 20th. No rebates will be made Fair week. Please allow 3-4 weeks for refund.

    The Clarks are the best kept secret in American Rock with over 300,000 Albums sold and sell-out venues that seat in the thousands; they have shown they are more than a regional favorite. The Clarks are an American rock band that have somehow managed to stay together for 20+ years, support themselves through their music, and remain relative unknowns.

    From the scorching guitars of ‘Trampoline’ to the storytelling of ‘Midnight Rose’, the new songs deliver a real rock band playing real instruments. Add in overlapping vocals, driving percussion and great hooks, and you’ve got a cohesive collection of muscular music from a seasoned band that knows their trade. If Green Day played songs written by Paul McCartney, the result might sound a bit like ‘Restless Days’.

    The Clarks describe themselves with pride as a band that’s “always fashionably in style and fashionably out of style all at the same time. They’ve never struck arena-rock poses – never had any gimmicks or affectations at all. They just get onstage and get it done. And they’ve never found a reason to do it any other way.

    Advance Gate Only, Advance Gate/Ride, and the Family Value Special Pass are available until Sunday, July 29th, at the Ticket Window only. The Advance Gate Only pass is perfect for fairgoers who do not take part in the midway as it offers a discounted price of $5. The Family Value Special Pass offers (6) Gate Only Admissions (rides not included) for only $25. The admissions can be used all in one day or spread throughout the week.

    Senior Citizens will be admitted free on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 6pm with proof of age. Military personnel, active or inactive, will be admitted free on Friday from 10am to 6pm with proof of service.

    Admission paid at the gate during fair week is $8, ages 4 and up, and includes all day rides, entertainment on the David H. Litz Grove Stage, The Zerbini Family Circus, Buffo World’s Strongest Clown, Dynamo Disc Dogs, Harness Racing and Livestock, Commercial, and Non-Commercial Exhibits.


    Exhibit Entry Forms Due By July 20

    Published on June 29, 2012 at 4:25 p.m.

    Exhibit entry forms are being accepted until July 20th. Information and rules can be found in the Official Premium Book (see link above) as well as entry forms. You may enter in the following categories: Horses, Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Goats, Poultry & Pigeons, Rabbits, 4-H, FFA, Hay & Grain, Vegetables, Fruits & Nuts, Home & Dairy, Floral, Needlecraft, Arts, Crafts & Photography, Amateur Wine Contest, Apiary & Maple Products, Wildlife, and our Major Baking Contests - PA Preferred Chocolate Cake, PA Preferred Chocolate Cookie, Brownie, or Bar, Angel Food Cake, and Blue Ribbon Apple Pie. Also the Culinary Contests! King Arthur Flour Baking, Angry Bean/Ethan's Cafe Amazing Appetizers, Fun Central Kid's Cupcake Decorating, and Liberty Tax Cake Decorating

    Fair Brochure Distributed - Error on parking price

    Published on June 11, 2012 at 12:40 p.m.

    We apologize for an error in the 2012 Fair Brochure that is currently in distribution. The parking rate is incorrect. It should read Parking - $4. Sorry for any inconvenience!

    2nd Annual 4H & FFA Royalty Contest

    Published on May 25, 2012 at 10:42 a.m.

    Last year, as part of her senior project for Harmony Area High School, Brianna Beck, a 9 year member of the Harmony 4-H Club, offered the first ever 4-H & FFA Royalty Contest during the 151st Annual Clearfield County Fair. For 2012, the Clearfield County 4-H Teen Council would like to uphold Brianna’s project and offer the contest again. The contest will be open to current 4-H & FFA members, as well as 4-H & FFA alumni. Nominations are currently being accepted for the following age divisions (all ages will be based on your age as of January 1st of the current year):

  • Ages 8-14 (4-H Members)
  • Ages 15-21 (4-H & FFA Members)
  • Ages 22-35 (4-H & FFA Alumni)
  • Ages 36 & older (4-H & FFA Alumni)
  • You can nominate someone or nominate yourself. There is a small $2.00 fee per each nomination. The final day to make a nomination will be Friday, July 13, 2012. After all nominations are received, we will collect a brief write-up & photo of each nominee. The photos & bio’s will be displayed for the public at a selected location at the Clearfield County Fair starting Sunday, July 29th through noon on Thursday, August 2nd. A can will be provided for each nominee and the person in each age division collecting the most donations will be recognized as 4-H royalty at the 4-H & FFA Awards Ceremony & Hoe Down on the evening of Thursday, August 2nd.

    This contest should be a fun endeavor and a new opportunity for 4-H and will serve three (3) primary objectives:

  • 1. Increase awareness of the 4-H & FFA programs
  • 2. Recognize our current & past 4-H & FFA members for their involvement & dedication to the programs.
  • 3. Raise money for the 4-H & FFA programs and be able to provide scholarships to youth in need.
  • 4-H is a non-formal youth development educational program of Penn State Cooperative Extension for all youth between the ages of 8 and 19, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, or veteran status. To obtain a nomination form or for additional information on the 4-H program, contact Jana Lynne Davidson at Penn State Extension in Clearfield County at (814) 765-7878 Ext. 3. Nomination forms are also available on this website under events.


    Cross Over Sensation to Entertain at Clearfield County Fair

    Published on March 7, 2012 at 12:14 p.m.

    Band PerryDo you love singing along to these songs: “All Your Life,” “If I Die Young” and “Hip to My Heart”? And would you love to sing along at a live show right here in your own “backyard?” You will be able to do just that the evening of Aug. 3 at the Clearfield County Fair.

    The Band Perry – siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, who inherited a cross-pollinated love of country and rock ‘n roll from their parents, – say that they bleed the bright red blood of American music. The three have always felt the drive to perform and create music, sweating out the summers in Mobile, Alabama playing in any dusty roadhouse or church that would have them.

    Kimberly strapped on her first Gibson – and fronted her first high school band – at age 15, employing Reid, then 10, and Neil, only 8, as her roadies. Changing guitar strings and polishing cymbals for their big sister lost its charm after awhile, so the brothers formed their own band, opening for Kimberly’s band. In the summer of 2008, after spending a few years on the road honing their sound, TBP met longtime Garth Brooks manager Bob Doyle. Partnering with Bob and Josh Pegram, The Band Perry spent the fall and winter of 2008 writing in Nashville and collecting songs for their first country recording session.

    “The three of us bring different strengths into the writing room,” Neil points out. “Kimberly carries in a bag of melodies and lyrics, Reid always has some really great musical ideas in his back pocket, and I bring in a sense of humor and some thread that ties it all together.”

    The new recordings caught the ears of Scott Borchetta and Jimmy Harnen, the CEO and President of Republic Nashville, signing to the new label in the summer of 2009.

    When talking about The Band Perry, each member of the trio stresses how much family figures into the mix: “Reid, Neil and I share genes and a musical pedigree,” Kimberly explains. “We read the same classics and cook from the same recipes. With all of our likenesses though, I believe it’s our distinctions that stir up the magic when we create. When the three of us sit down to write songs together, we pull from all of our individual perspectives and happenstances to create the most interesting song concoctions.”

    “There’s tightness between the three of us that goes way beyond even best friends,” Neil adds. “Family vocal harmonies can’t be fabricated. And, besides – the three of us know that through the thick and thin of life and the music business, we’re watching after each other.” “Blood runs thick. The music business can be hard, but the three of us are committed not only to our lives in music, but to living them together,” Reid says. “I think the security of knowing that about each other allows us to be uninhibited when we create. It’s a democracy. It’s a safe haven.” “We’ve walked a long way to find your ears,” Kimberly Perry finishes with a grin. “So play us long and play us loud. The Band Perry is here, and we just have so darn much to say.”

    The Band Perry received a nomination from American County Music Awards for “Vocal Group of the Year.” The 47th Annual ACM Awards airs live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET on.

    An on-sale ticket date will be announced soon. Tickets will be available for purchase via the official fair website www.clearfieldcountyfair.com and by mail. For updates please back on this website or the Fair Face book page.


    Clearfield County Fair Cookbook Now Available!

    Published on September 2, 2011 at 9:26 a.m.

    The first ever Clearfield County Fair Cookbook is now available for purchase at the Fair Office for $10. A huge thank you to everyone who submitted a receipe!!! Production is limited to 300 copies. Stop by today!

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    Parade Winners

    Published on August 5, 2011 at 2:57 p.m.

    Fire equipment awards:

    Best Overall Engine - Bald Eagle

    2nd Best Overall Engine -Boalsburg

    Best Overall Engine/Tanker- Union

    2nd Place Overall Engine- Winburne

    Best Overall Tanker 1,500 gallons or more - Reynoldsville

    2nd Place Overall Tanker 1,500 gallons or more - Centre Hall

    Best Overall Aerial - Alpha

    2nd Place Overall Aerial - Crystal

    Best Overall Rescue Truck - Tyrone

    2nd Place Best Overall Rescue Truck - Curwensville

    Best Overall Ambulance or Quick Response Service - Bellwood

    Best Overall Brush/Brush Tanker - Sykesville

    Fire Company Making Best Appearance - Brockway

    Fire Company Traveling Longest Distance - Marion Center

    Best Overall Fire Apparatus (Judges Choice) (Sponsored by Paul "Foot" and Sue Lanich) - Hope.

    Band awards:

    First Place, Senior High School Band (Class AAA) - Marion Center

    2nd Place, Senior High School Band (Class AAA) - Purchase Line

    First Place, Senior High School Band (Class AA) - Curwensville

    2nd Place, Senior High School BAnd (Class AA) - West Branch.

    First Place, Senior High School Band (Class A)- DuBois

    2nd Place, Senior High School Band (Class A) - Moshannon Valley

    First Place, Junior High School Band - Curwensville

    2nd Place, Junior High School Band - Clearfield

    Best Appearing Band Front - DuBois

    Best Drum Major (Judges Award), (A) DuBois, (AA) Curwensville, and (AAA) Marion Center.

    First Place, Miniature Twirling Unit - Daisy Twirling Unit

    2nd Place, Miniature Twirling Unit - Clearfield County Illusions Baton and Flag Corps

    3rd Place, Miniature Twirling Unit - Morris-Cooper Mini Majorettes

    Best Drum and Bugle/Pipe Band - Nittany Highlander Pipe Band

    Best Appearing Float Using Parade Committee Theme - Keystone Childcare/Penn State Extension

    Best of Show Overall (Parade Committee Choice) (Sponsored by Robbins Motors) - Keystone Cowboys


    Melanie Swartz Crowned 2011 Fair Queen

    Published on August 1, 2011 at 10:12 a.m.

    P7311352 Last year’s winner Halee Kephart became “best friends” with contestant Melanie Swartz, 19, of Ginter, and this year, she crowned her the 2011 Clearfield County Fair Queen on Sunday afternoon at the grandstand stage at the Clearfield Driving Park.

    Swartz was joined by first runner-up Misti Bruner, 19, of Curwensville and second runner-up Chelsea Folmar, 16, of Luthersburg. In addition, Victoria Garner, 17, of La Jose and Kristin Rindosh, 18, of DuBois were named as Top Five Contestants.

    “Oh my gosh, I can’t even begin to describe it,” Swartz said just moments after Kephart crowned her as this year’s queen. “We became best friends when I was her second runner-up last year, and it made me want it even more this time.”

    Swartz said that Kephart mentored her over the past year and showed her a particularly important quality. “I learned to just be myself, and it’s the best quality that anyone could ever have.”

    According to Kephart, neither she nor the judges could have selected a better queen than Swartz. She said the two friends have grown and learned from each other in the fair queen program.

    “I’m just so proud and happy for her. There’s no doubt in my mind that she’s going to be an outstanding representative for our fair and for Clearfield County,” Kephart said.

    “My year changed my life in so many ways, and I’ve grown from being in this program the past two years . . . It would be selfish of me to keep this crown. I want to give another an experience of a lifetime.”

    Swartz said she greatly benefited from spending last year in the program alongside Kephart and because of that, she knew what was expected of her in this year’s competition.

    “I wanted to do my best for me. I wanted this for me,” she said when speaking of the opportunities coming her way over the next year. “And, Halee and I are best friends, and I know I can go to her any time.”

    In her speech, Swartz couldn’t forget the time that she wore flip flops to the fair. She went home only to notice her feet were a shade of tan from her dusty travels at the fairgrounds.

    “I realized how much my fair means to me because of my dust-covered feet,” she said. Her fair’s foundation was established around agriculture, which is the state’s No. 1 industry.

    Swartz said that 92 percent of farms are owned and operated by families and her fair gives its visitors – young and old – an “up close and personal” glance at animals.

    However, her fair’s concession stands serve up an array of traditional favorites that its visitors crave all year long. “It’s that special treat one time a year that fills a hungry stomach, and it also fills your heart,” she said.

    While the grandstand entertainment features popular musical artists from country sensations Trace Adkins and Kellie Pickler to pop phenomenon Big Time Rush, Thursday night’s Truck & Tractor Pull raises the dirt of the fairground’s half-mile track.

    The Clearfield fair is currently one of only 15 statewide that still features harness racing, she said. Before leaving the fairgrounds, she encouraged visitors to stop by the Expo buildings and admire the craftsmanship of the area citizens.

    “Come to my fair and go home with dust-covered feet,” Swartz said.

    Swartz became the 23rd Clearfield County Fair Queen, a program that was restored in 1989. This year, 16 girls entered the competition, and of those, 11 competed on stage.


    Big Time Rush has Sold Out

    Published on July 28, 2011 at 5 p.m.

    Tickets are no longer available for Big Time Rush as it has sold out today, Thursday, July 28th at 5pm.

    Tickets for Righteous Brothers Bill Medley; Trace Adkins and Kellie Pickler; Truck and Tractor Pull; and Firehouse, Slaughter, and Cinderella are still available for sale by calling the ticket office at (814) 765-1749 or stopping by the ticket office at the fair grounds. The ticket office is open from 12pm to 7pm Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm on Saturday, 12pm to 7pm on Sunday, and open during fair week.


    "Goldie" Finally Arrives & Avail for Purchase!

    Published on July 19, 2011 at 10:06 a.m.

    Goldie

    CLEARFIELD, PA, JULY 19, 2011: After a lengthy delay due to a manufacturer error, “Goldie” has finally arrived! “Goldie” is an adorable plush collectible horse with a custom name tag. Due to receiving only a partial shipment of “Goldie”, she will only be made available for purchase at the Ticket Office, located at the Fair grounds (in front of the grandstand). Ticket Office hours are Monday thru Friday, Noon to 7pm and Saturday, 10am to 2pm. Visa/MC is accepted.

    “Goldie” was named after Autumn Gold, lovingly nicknamed “Goldie”, and was the pony of Jana (Duttry) Davidson. Jana is the former 1999 Clearfield County Fair Queen and the former 2000 Pennsylvania State Fair Queen. Goldie, a 12’2 hand palomino pony mare, was purchased by the Duttry family in 1989, Jana’s first year as a 4-H member. When Goldie was purchased, she was a teenage pony with very little training and many didn’t believe she would ever learn or master anything beyond trying to buck someone off. However, with a few years of hard work, Jana was able to train her to be an outstanding western pleasure, pleasure driving, and trail pony. In 1994, Jana & Goldie received the ultimate 4-H horse honor of being named the Pennsylvania State 4-H Champion at the 35th Annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Jana highlights this as her most memorable experience in 4-H and a day she will never forget. Jana credits Goldie for a lot of her success in life, as she learned desire, dedication, and determination can take you far in life! Own this adorable collectible plush for only $10. Available while supplies last.


    Fair to Feature New Culinary Contests!

    Published on May 17, 2011 at 9:47 a.m.

    CLEARFIELD – This year’s Clearfield County Fair will feature some opportunities for Clearfield County residents to … mix it up in the culinary arena. Registration forms can be found in the Fair Premium Book (click the link on the home page).

    To start things off, Ethan’s Cafe and Angry Bean are sponsoring the “Amazing Appetizer” contest. The rules are as follows:

    All entries must be pre-registered, one entry per person. Registration forms must be received at the Clearfield County Fair office no later than 4 p.m. July 29 2011, registration forms may be mailed but have to be received by July 29, 2011.

    1. The contest is open to amateur contestants of all ages, must be a Pennsylvania resident.
    2. The individual contestant must make their own dish.
    3. All ingredients should be familiar to most people and available locally. Recipe should be creative, not a direct copy of a cookbook or magazine.
    4. The recipe must accompany the appetizer, can be hand written or typed on 8 ½”x 11” sheet of paper with contestants name, address and phone number on the back of the recipe.
    5. Appetizers should be presented on a disposable plate or container. Warming/Cooling dishes may be used; however the Clearfield County Fair and contest sponsors are not responsible for any lost, stolen or broken items during the contest.
    6. Servings to accommodate a minimum 4 judges are required.

    Appetizer entry is due at the Grove Stage no later than 11:45 a.m. Monday August 1, 2011. Judging will take place at the Grove Stage.

    Judging is based on the following criteria: flavor/taste (35 percent); originality (25 percent); appearance (25 percent); and ease of preparation (15 percent).

    The first place winner will take home $50 and a rosette; second place $30 and a rosette; and third place $20 and a rosette.

    Also new this year are two events sponsored by Sweet Art Bakery. The first is a Cake Decorating Contest. The rules are as follows:

    1. Open to any individual who is a Pennsylvania resident age 15 or older , that does not receive any income from baking/decorating (other than baking and cooking contests).
    2. All designs must be original creations of the contest.
    3. Cakes must be baked from “scratch” and accompanied with original recipe on 8 ½’ by 11” sheet of paper. Hand written or typewritten. Name, address and phone number listed on the back.
    4. All decorations must be edible, with the exception of internal cake supports.
    5. All submissions must include a detailed sketch of planned design and simple statement explaining how the design is to be executed. Modifications to design must be supported with an explanation.
    6. Design must represent contest theme “Hometown Fair”
    7. Cake and fillings must not include components that require refrigeration.

    Judging will be based on the following criteria: taste, complexity of design, creativity within the theme and execution of design.

    The first place winner will take home $100 and a rosette; second place $75 and a rosette; and third place $50 and a rosette.

    Sweet Art Bakery is also sponsoring a Kids Cupcake Decorating Contest. The rules are as follows:

    1. Open to any Pennsylvania resident between the ages of 7-14.
    2. Cupcakes only. Decorating contest only, cupcakes may be made from scratch or a mix.
    3. The contestant must decorate the cupcake themselves. Entry may be a single decorated cupcake or a small group of cupcakes decorated as a single theme. Contest theme is “Fair Food”.

    Judging will be based on the following: creativity within theme, level of difficulty and overall appearance.

    The first place winner will take home $50 and a rosette; second place $30 and a rosette; and third place $15 and a rosette.

    Preregistration forms, for both Sweet Art Contests will be accepted at the Clearfield County Fair Office until July 29 at 4 p.m. NO Exceptions. Culinary entry form from the official Clearfield County Fair Premium book may be used or a form can be picked up at the Sweet Art Bakery or on the Clearfield County Fair Web site.

    Judging for both contests will be held Aug. 1 at noon on the Grove Stage. Entries for both contests must arrive at the Grove stage no later than 11:45 a.m., Aug. 1.

    Also featured this year is the King Arthur Flour Baking Contest. The contest is open to ages 8-17 and 18 and up. This contest will be held Aug. 1 at noon at the Grove Stage. The rules are as follows:

    Pre-registration is required (see below) and is due as follows: received by date: July 29 at 4:00 p.m. at the Clearfield County Fair Office. NO Exceptions. Entries to be at the Grove Stage no later than 11:45 a.m. Aug. 1. Judging will take place at the Grove Stage.

    1. Exhibitor must bring the opened bag of King Arthur Flour or submit a UPC label from the flour bag when he/she submits their entry the day of the contest. Entrant must be a Pennsylvania Resident.
    2. Entry must be a layered cake of any flavor made from scratch using King Arthur Flour. ***For Junior entries must be a plate of 6 cookies made from scratch using King Arthur Flour.
    3. Cake must be frosted, edible decorations are encouraged.
    4. All entries must be submitted on a disposable container/plate for judging.
    5. All entries must be accompanied with a recipe typed or hand written on 81/2” by 11” sheet of paper with contestant’s name, address and phone number on the back.
    6. Ingredients list must state King Arthur Flour.

    Judging will be based on the following criteria: flavor (50 points); overall appearance (25 points); and texture (25 points).

    The prizes from King Arthur Flour are as follows:

    Adult Category

    • 1st place: $75 gift certificate to the Baker’s Catalogue
    • 2nd place: $50 gift certificate to the Baker’s Catalogue
    • 3rd place: King Arthur Flour Large Tote Bag

    Junior Category

    • 1st. place: $50 gift certificate to the Baker’s Catalogue
    • 2nd place: $25 gift certificate to the Baker’s Catalogue
    • 3rd place: Brownie Pan


    Presenting the 1st Annual 4-H & FFA Royalty Contest at the 2011 Clearfield County Fair

    Published on April 3, 2011 at 4:03 p.m.

    As part of her senior project for Harmony Area High School, Brianna Beck, an 8 year member of the Harmony 4-H Club, has decided to offer a 4-H & FFA Royalty Contest during the 151st Annual Clearfield County Fair. The contest will be open to current 4-H & FFA members, as well as 4-H & FFA alumni. Nominations are currently being accepted for the following age divisions (all ages will be based on your age as of January 1st of the current year):

    • Ages 8-14 (4-H members)
    • Ages 15-21 (4-H & FFA members)
    • Ages 22-35 (4-H & FFA Alumni)
    • Ages 36 & older (4-H & FFA Alumni)

    You can nominate someone or nominate yourself. There is a small $2.00 fee per each nomination. The final day to make a nomination will be Friday, July 8, 2011. After all nominations are received, we will collect a brief write-up & photo of each nominee. The photos & bio’s will be displayed for the public at a selected location at the Clearfield County Fair starting Sunday, July 31st through noon on Thursday, August 4th. A can will be provided for each nominee and the person in each age division collecting the most donations will be recognized as 4-H royalty at the 4-H & FFA Awards Ceremony & Hoe Down on the evening of Thursday, August 4th.

    This contest should be a fun endeavor and a new opportunity for 4-H and will serve three (3) primary objectives:

    1. Increase awareness of the 4-H & FFA programs
    2. Recognize our current & past 4-H & FFA members for their involvement & dedication to the programs.
    3. Raise money for the 4-H & FFA programs and be able to provide scholarships to youth in need.

    4-H is a non-formal youth development educational program of Penn State Cooperative Extension for all youth between the ages of 8 and 19, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, or veteran status. To obtain a nomination form or for additional information on the 4-H program, contact Jana Lynne Davidson at Penn State Cooperative Extension of Clearfield County at (814) 765-7878 Ext. 3. Download the registration form.

    4-H

    Brianna Beck of Cherry Tree displays her first place Middle Heavyweight Market Beef Steer and poses with some current 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Committee Members Christine Kline, Earl Freyer, Jana Davidson, Mike Kerr, Faye Pennington, Clair Wriglesworth, & Scott Way. Brianna is instrumental in the creation of the 4-H & FFA Royalty Contest.


    Clearfield County Fair Cookbook

    Published on February 24, 2011 at 5:14 p.m.

    Ever want to be in on something from the get-go? Ever want to be a part of history? Do you love enriching others lives with cooking or baking? You can do it all right here, right now – Email clfdfaircookbook@yahoo.com.

    Submit your recipe for the first ever Clearfield County Fair Cookbook!

    Categories are: (subject to change based on recipes received)

    Appetizers & Beverages

  • Soups, Salads & Vegetables
  • Main Dishes & Casseroles
  • Meat, Poultry & Seafood
  • Breads & Rolls
  • Pies, Pastry & Desserts
  • Cakes, Cookies & Candy
  • Canned Items

    Recipes should be an original to the person submitting and not a direct copy of any cookbook or website.

    All submissions need to include your name and town/city. This information will be printed with your recipe. Deadline is May 30th. A maximum of 300 recipes will be printed.

    Please include your phone number and email address in case we have any questions. We tentatively plan to publish the inaugural Clearfield County Fair Book prior to this year’s fair. Introductory production will be 300 copies. If you would like to be placed on a pre-order list, please note as such with your submission.

    Thank you for your continued support!


  • Central PA Outdoor Show Moves to Expo II in March

    Published on February 17, 2011 at 1:35 p.m.

    Clearfield—The 2011 Central PA Outdoor & Sports Show will move to the Expo II at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds, March 25-27.

    Show organizers say that an increase in the number of vendors this year, combined with expected rise in attendees prompted the move to the larger facility.

    Last year’s event drew thousands of visitors, however this year’s attendance is expected to increase because the three day event will coincide with Grice Gun Shop’s annual Anniversary Sale and events in downtown Clearfield.

    Attendees to the show will have the opportunity to visit some great exhibits such as boats, fishing, ATV and archery dealers; schedule a fishing charter in Canada or a hunting trip with some guides to the wild, and even take a virtual tour of a lake-side lodge in Alaska. Local participants and area attractions will also be featured.

    For more information on the Central PA Outdoor & Sports Show visit the website at Central PA Outdoor Show.


    Sign Up to be Notified of On Sale Ticket Date!

    Published on February 14, 2011 at 5:09 p.m.

    Click on "Ticket Sales" above, simply fill out the form, and you will be notified via email when tickets will go on-sale!!

    Trace Adkins, Kellie Pickler, Big Time Rush Slated for 151st Fair

    Published on February 9, 2011 at 3:48 p.m.

    CLEARFIELD – He has long been country music’s alpha male, a man whose commanding presence and once-in-a-generation baritone have made him a pillar of the contemporary Nashville sound. With the release of his latest, Cowboy’s Back In Town, Trace Adkins launches a new chapter in one of the genre’s most storied careers. He teamed with his friend Blake Shelton on the latter’s recent single, “Hillbilly Bone,” which went to the top of the charts and was named ACM Vocal Event of the Year, and, to top it all off, he was voted Country’s Sexiest Man by the readers of Country Weekly.

    Since late 2005, Kellie Pickler has been living life in fast forward. Landing a spot on the 5th season of American Idol, Kellie made it all the way to the top six, a finish good enough to guarantee her a place on the American Idol tour. Her unmistakable talent and star quality also earned her a recording contract in Nashville. Kellie burst onto the scene as the country cutie on “American Idol,” and since leaving the show, she’s released two albums and won three CMT Music Awards.

    Big Time Rush is living proof of the proverb “good things come to those who wait.” The process of finding Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson began three years ago, and now, after an incredibly successful first season on their hit Nickelodeon show of the same name, the band is finally ready to unveil their debut album entitled BTR. To understand Big Time Rush is to know their smash series, which boasts the highest-rated and most-watched live-action premiere in the history of the network, attracting 6.8 million viewers. Big Time Rush is excited to take their music to the stage, not just to perform live before their fans, but to also show them who they are outside of their on-screen personas.

    Tickets for grandstand shows and advance gate only passes will be available for purchase via the official fair Web site, www.clearfieldcountyfair.com once entertainment is finalized. Due to the overwhelming popularity last year, tickets for grandstand events will once again include gate admission. Trace Adkins & Kellie Pickler are to perform on Aug. 3 and Big Time Rush on Aug. 5.

    The Directors strive to obtain quality free entertainment for the entire family and this year is no exception as Bar C Ranch with Petting Zoo and Camel Rides, First Bite Fishing Tank, and Walker Bros Circus which includes aerialist, animals and clowns all under the big top were all secured at Convention. First Bite Fishing Tank will feature a new fishing tank just for the little ones! Bar C Ranch and Walker Bros Circus will be making their Clearfield debut. Reithoffer Amusements will return to the midway bringing back popular rides from last year as well as new ones. As a special delight, the midway is scheduled to open on Sunday, July 31st prior to the official opening of the fair.

    At a re-organizational meeting held on Jan. 4, officers of the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department Fair & Park Board were elected as follows: Manager Greg Hallstrom; President Dave Franson II; Vice President Rex Fink; Treasurer and State Fair Representative David Hallstrom; Alternate State Fair Representative Steve Flanagan; and Secretary Larry Bickel. The Directors recently attended the 99th Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention in Hershey, PA, where they attended various seminars and discussions including Food Safety; Using the Internet for On-line Entries; Fair Queen Activities and Responsibilities; Animal Health Issues; Barn Safety, and Legislative Process Update.

    Sponsorships are available at various levels. For more information, visit our Web site or contact Miriam at the Fair Office, 814.765.4629. Check our website or Face book page for updates!


    Lions Club, Queens for Kids Donate iPad to Special Needs Child

    Published on November 30, 2010 at 11:11 a.m.

    CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Lions and the Clearfield County Fair Queen’s ‘Queens for Kids’ program donate an iPad to a special needs five-year-old. To read the entire article, please click:

    Gantdaily.com


    Big Rig Show & Expo Winners!

    Published on October 22, 2010 at 10:26 a.m.

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    Back row left to right:

    TJ Dixon, Tom Dixon, Bill Bricen, Mick, Daniel Keinitz, Chad LaBorde, Robert Leel, DJ Mattis, Michael Hauck.

    Middle Row Left to Right:

    Fair Queens, Mark Sayers, Walter Gormont, Dennis Llewellyn, Harold Glasglow, Dave Gargasz, Joe Johns, Peggy & Chris (CME Trucking), Shannon Leonard, Fair Queens.

    Front Row (kneeling):

    Cody Conklin, Joshua & Kaitlyn Folmar, Roger Lydick, Tim Hough,, Frank Dragoone, J R Mitchell, Torey Bowling.

    THANK TO ALL WHO MADE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS AND WE WILL SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR.

    Sponsors -- Proformance Fuel Injection; Hunter Peterbilt; Kenworth of PA -- Clintonville Location

    Clearfield and Lawrence Twp Fire Police

    Lawrence Twp Police for Make-a-Wish convoy escort

    Clearfield Borough Mayor -- Jim Schell

    A total of 66 trucks registered for the show, 25 in the Light the Night Parade, and 35 in the Make-a-Wish convoy.

    Light the Night parade raised $260.00

    Make-a-Wish Convoy raised $1119.00.

    Highest pledge for the convoy was $246.00 from Bob Brewer from Indiana, PA.

    Trucks from as far as West Virginia and Ohio, furthest distance traveled was 187 miles to participate in show.


    Kid's Day Photos Posted on Facebook!

    Published on September 8, 2010 at 11 a.m.

    Photos from the watermelon eating contest and the pedal tractor pull held on Kid's Day of this year's fair are now posted on our Facebook page for viewing. Thank you for your patience! Just click on our Facebook Logo (located on the right side of the home page)!

    Big Rig Expo / Country Jammin the Valley Sept 10-11

    Published on August 20, 2010 at 9 a.m.

    A family fun weekend awaits all at the Clearfield Fair Grounds on Sept. 10 and 11. The weekend is packed with the Big Rig Show & Expo, Country Jammin in the Valley, and motorcycle rodeo sponsored by the local ABATE chapter. Food and refreshment vendors on site. Admission is Free!

    The Big Rig Show & Expo will feature a show of various classes of Big Rigs, Tri-Axles; Tractor/Trailer Combos; and more. A sight to see is the Light the Night Parade held on Friday night at 8 p.m. All registration fees for the parade are donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. Saturday highlights include the Make-A-Wish Convoy (registration fees benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation); Judging of Show Trucks; Trucker Games; performances by Joey Holiday; and the Award Ceremony.

    Saturday night features Full Pull Productions Truck and Tractor Pull at 7 p.m. with “Run What Ya Brung 4×4”; “Street Diesel (2.6)”; Pro Street Gas 4×4; and the ever popular Street Semi Trucks. Tickets for the Truck and Tractor Pull are only $12 for Adults and $6 for children ages 8 and younger. All tickets ordered by credit card or check will be held at the ticket office window at the Fairgrounds and be made available for pickup on Sept. 10. Tickets can be ordered online at www.clearfieldcountyfair.com; by calling 814-765-4629; or by stopping in the Fair Office.

    Check the official Big Rig Show & Expo website for details on how you can enter your pride and joy in the truck show, or register for the Light the Night Parade or the Make-A-Wish Convoy – http://bigrigshow.clearfieldcountyfair.com. Awards will be given in each class as well as eight special categories.

    Country Jammin’ in the Valley features Independent Artists from all over the North East. Artists scheduled to perform include Smokin’ Joe and Wild Horse Band; Jerry Schickling; Distillery Dave; Joe Quick Band; Paul Shimmel; Nathalie; Lorne Nelson; Brett Allen Morgan; Heather Olson; and Brinn Black. This fun filled 2 day event has become a reality, that started 5 year ago on a trip back from Nashville, Smokin’ Joe had a dream that we could put on an event to showcase Independent artists and give them a chance to perform in front of an audience from all over the north eastern part of the country.

    For more information on these exciting up and coming artists, please visit www.countryjaminthevalley.com/artists

    The Chinklacamoose Chapter of ABATE is sponsoring a Motorcycle Rodeo. For more information visit their Web site.

    Schedule

    Show trucks will be on display throughout the fair grounds both days.

    Friday, September 10th - Shine Day and Setup

    • 10am - 6pm: Setup and truck registration
    • 4pm - 7pm: Light the Night Parade Registration
    • 7:30pm: Light the Night Parade Lineup
    • 8pm: Light the Night Parade **

    Saturday, September 11th

    • 8am - 11am: Truck registration
    • 11am - 2:30pm: Make-a-Wish Convoy Registration
    • 11:30am: Rags down
    • 12pm: Judging Begins
    • 1pm - 2pm: Trucker Games
    • 1pm, 3pm, 5pm: Joey Holiday
    • 2:45pm: Make-a-Wish Convoy Lineup
    • 3pm: Make-a-Wish Convoy **
    • 4:30pm: Trophies Awarded
    • 7pm: Big Rig Pulling Event (paid admission required)
    ** PARADE AND CONVOY-FEES APPLY TO PARTICIPANTS, CURRENT INSURANCE CARD AND CDL LICENSE REQUIRED

    Clearfield County Fair Recognized by State

    Published on August 9, 2010 at 9:36 a.m.

    DSC_0134-300x200 The Clearfield County Fair received a certificate of Thanks and Recognition in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Clearfield County Fair from the Department of Agriculture Secretary, Russell C. Redding.

    In the picture (from left to right):

    Fair Manager Greg Hallstrom; Fair President David Franson II; Deputy Secretary of PA Department of Agriculture Mike Pechart; and Fair State Representative David Hallstrom.


    Thursday Harness Racing Results

    Published on August 9, 2010 at 9:32 a.m.

    Five close finishes, all decided by one length or less, had the largest crowd of the 2010 Clearfield County Fair harness racing meet roaring and Roger Hammer drove away with another Charles “Buster” DiSalvo Trophy to highlight the program for three-year-old pacers Thursday at the Driving Park.

    Hammer guided fillies Bliss Falcon and My Gal Mykenna to back-to-back wins, his fifth and sixth of the week, to continue his domination of the chase for the DiSalvo Trophy, awarded since 1984 to the driver with the most wins during the four-day meet.

    Though 64-year-old owner-trainer-driver from Bedford is not even sure how many times he’s accomplished the feat, he’s confident the number is in double figures.

    Most of the fans stuck around to cheer the six-time North American UDR (Universal Driver Rating) champion after he trotted up the track with two grandchildren, just as he did last year, to accept the huge piece of hardware from Carl Belin, a friend of the DiSalvo family.

    The presentation capped an afternoon featuring many of the start fair circuit’s top Pennsylvania Sire Stakes pacers, and they provided plenty of excitement.

    Bliss Falcon, a winner at the 2009 fair, clinched the DiSalvo Trophy for Hammer in thrilling fashion, beating hard-charging Variance Hanover by a head in the middle dash on the nine-race card. Hammer sent the bay filly he owns and trains to the front on the backside, parked out Mimi McBride at the half and had just enough horse to edge Steve Schoeffel-driven Variance Hanover at the wire.

    “I was worried about her, because she is better off the pace than she is on top,” Hammer said. “But where she was in there, I had to take my shot with her on top.”

    The 2:03 trip was Bliss Falcon’s third win in 13 starts this year. She’s 10-for-32 lifetime with earnings of $38,636.

    In the previous race, Ed McNeight Jr. had tied Hammer with his fourth win of the week, keeping Kalua Killean on the front end the whole way for a one-length victory over NF Tango, driven by Chris Shaw. Owned and trained by Chris Oluvic of Cranberry Township, Kalua Killean scored in 2:05.3 for her second straight win after pacing 1:57.1 for second place at The Meadows July 27. She’s raced 18 times this year after winning one of just two starts as a two-year-old.

    The third division of the Crawford Williams Memorial Pace went to My Gal Mykenna, which earned the cooler blanket with a 2:01.2 mile that boosted her lifetime earnings to more than $60,000. She’s won 16 of 27 starts for co-owners Hammer and Nevin Gilbert of Bedford, including six of nine trips behind the gate this year.

    “She’s a good mare,” Hammer said. “She’s got a record of 55 and two. I’ve raced her three times at the raceway. She got beat in 53 and one. Then, I brought her out to the fairs.”

    Where she’s been unbeatable, coasting to her fifth consecutive victory by 4-1/2 lengths after a 59.4-second half that was the fastest of the week.

    Do Me First made the long trip to Clearfield pay off for co-owner-trainer-driver Al Tomlinson of Mason, Mich., by claiming the lion’s share of the PASS filly pace’s fourth division with a 2:04.2 mile that left George Heit III’s NF Native Lady 2-1/2 lengths back. Two of Do Me First’s three prior wins were in $20,000 races Pocono Downs in 1:55.2 on June 28 and The Meadows in 1:53.4 on July 14.

    All three PASS colt and gelding races were dandies.

    Driver Dave Brickell hit the late double with Straight Character and Stately’s Revenge, both scoring in the 2:00.3 to tie for the Jerry “Killer” Krisher Award that goes to the horse with the fastest time of the week.

    Since they couldn’t share the E.J. Master Memorial cooler blanket, Stately’s Revenge owners Robert and Barbara Krenitsky of Butler opted to give it to their son, Straight Character owner-trainer Robert Krenitsky Jr.

    Brickell tucked Straight Character in the pocket behind James Brewer’s DVC Gifted Indeed until pulling him outside nearing the three-quarter-mark. The brown colt had the at the top of the stretch and outlasted Hammer’s Cories Artist by three-fourths of a length.

    “He’s just a race horse,” Brickell said. “He likes to go. You can do whatever you want with him. I drove him four back in 56 and four at a fair (Gratz), so he has speed. He did it by himself.”

    Straight Character, sporting six wins, has earned nearly $20,000 in 17 races this year and more than $42,000 for 34 lifetime starts that show nine wins and 10 seconds.

    The second division was a real crowd-pleaser as Stately’s Revenge sat fourth until going down the backside for the second time. The bay gelding still was third around the final turn before Brickell took him three-wide, and he roared down the stretch to pass Hammer’s front-running Lucious Al and Timmy Offutt’s Missed Opportunity.

    Stately’s Revenge won by a half-length over Missed Opportunity, with Lucious Al another length back.

    “Stately doesn’t have any speed,” Brickell said. “He doesn’t get real excited until after the half. Then he decides he wants to race. But he finishes strong. That’s his modus operandi. So you’ve just to work with him. Fortunately, he didn’t run out of track.”

    In 35 lifetime starts, Stately Revenge has seven wins, three this summer, plus nine seconds and seven thirds for earnings approaching $44,000.

    Timmy Offutt took Yogi Hanover to the front in the first turn of the third division, and the bay gelding owned by his parents, Joe and Karen Offutt of Woodsboro, Md., wouldn’t be caught, pacing the mile in 2:03 for a new lifetime mark. Yuma Hanover, with Kim Good in the sulky, was 1-3/4 lengths back in second.

    The win was Yogi Hanover’s first in five starts this year.

    Two dashes in the Quaker States race opened the program, and the Richie Salvatore Memorial trophy went to Whiting Hanover for a 2:04.3 mile after Blissful Bay scored in 2:05.2.

    Whiting Hanover had made 26 lifetime starts without a win before Schoeffel sent her past early leader Late For Work, driven by Shaw, at the half and pulled away to an 8-1/2-length victory in 2:04.3

    The first race set the tone for the afternoon as Blissful Bay led all the way for driver-trainer Wayne Long but flashed the wire a mere half-length ahead of fast-closing Vickers Hanover, driven by Timmy Offutt. The 2:05.2 trip marked only the second win for the bay gelding owned by Louis Manfredi of Lincoln University.

    Thursday’s results, with place, horse’s name, post position in parenthesis and driver’s name:

    Richie Salvatore Memorial Quaker States 3-Year-Old Pace

    First Division (Purse $1,256.78) – 1. Blissful Bay (2), W. Long; 2. Vickers Hanover (3), T. Offutt; 3. Quickpop (1), C. Shaw; 4. Camerosa (4), B. Brown; 5. Seth W Hanover (5), S. Johnston. Time: 2:05.2.

    Second Division (Purse $1,256.78) – 1. Whiting Hanover (4), S. Schoeffel; 2. Riverbloom (2), C. Kreiser; 3. Megaforce Hall (5), R. Hammer; 4. Late For Work (3), C. Shaw; 5. Puritan Hanover (1), T. Offutt. Time: 2:04.3.

    * * * * *

    Crawford Williams Memorial Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 3-Year-Old Filly Pace

    First Division (Purse $3,013.75) – 1. Kalua Killean (4), E. McNeight Jr.; 2. NF Tango (5), C. Shaw; 3. Grand Central (2), E. Neal; 4. Team Spirit (3), T. Offutt; 5. Anxiety Hanover (1), R. Hammer. Time: 2:05.3.

    Second Division (Purse $3,013.75) -1. Bliss Falcon (3), R. Hammer; 2. Variance Hanover (5), E. Neal; 3. Mimi McBride (4), C. Kreiser; 4. Fluffy Slippers (2), T. Offutt; 5. Mcultra (1), C. Shaw. Time: 2:03.

    Third Division (Purse $3,013.75) – 1. My Gal Mykenna (5), R. Hammer; 2. BP Wonder Woman (2), D. Brickell; 3. Ms America (3), W. Long; 4. I’m Notbad Hanover (1), S. Schoeffel; 5. Ithinthereforiam (4), T. Offutt. Time: 2:01.2.

    Fourth Division (Purse $2,964.75) – 1. Do Me First (2), A. Tomlinson; 2. NF Native Lady (1), G. Heit III; 3. Going Down Town (3), J. Brewer; 4. BP Ally (4), A. Johnston. Time: 2:04.2.

    * * * * *

    E Jay Master Memorial Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 3-Year-Old Colt Pace

    First Division (Purse $3,905) – 1. Straight Character (2), D. Brickell; 2. Cories Artist (3), R. Hammer; 3. High Wire Kat (5), C. Shaw; 4. Mcrum N Coke (1), J. Offutt; 5. DVC Gifted Indeed (4), J. Brewer. Time: 2:00.3.

    Second Division (Purse $3,095) – 1. Stately’s Revenge (3), D. Brickell; (2) Missed Opportunity (2), T. Offutt; 3. Luscious Al (4), R. Hammer; 4. Metro Man (5), C. Shaw; 5. Keystone Radience (1), J. Brewer. Time: 2:00.3.

    Third Division (Purse $3,095) – 1. Yogi Hanover (1), T. Offutt; 2. Yuma Hanover (5), K. Good; 3. Mcdickerson (4), E. Neal; 4. Burton Hanover (3), S. Schoeffel; 5. R R Lucky Breeze (2), C. Flickinger. Time: 2:03.

    HOOFBEATS – The very successful meet’s 36 races attracted 181 entries, with only two scratches… Schoeffel, Long and Wilbur Yoder tied for third in the DiSalvo Trophy standings with three wins apiece. Brickell, Shaw, Timmy Offutt and Bill Daugherty each had two. Nine others also drove into the winner’s circle… Thursday’s purses, $26,233.50, swelled the meet’s total payouts to $107,276.70. That’s second only to last year’s total of $116,905.50, according to longtime clerk-of-course Jeanne Urban.


    Wedneday Harness Racing Results

    Published on August 9, 2010 at 9:29 a.m.

    PJ’s Photo, making just her second lifetime start, stole the spotlight from the rest of the three-year-old trotters at the Clearfield County Fair harness races Wednesday afternoon.

    The bay filly owned by Pius Soehnien of Canton, Ohio, established a new Driving Park record for her class by winning the first division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes race in 2:03.2.

    The previous 3YO filly trot standard for the half-mile oval was 2:03.4, set three years ago by JC Mic Mac Jillio with David Brickell in the sulky.

    Catch-driver Wilbur Yoder took PJ’s Photo wire-to-wire for trainer Daren Harvey, Soehnien’s son.

    “She couldn’t have done it any easier,” Yoder said. “That’s the first time I sat behind her. She’s a real sweetheart. She’s still green, so I was just keeping her mind on business. She didn’t work hard at all.”

    PJ’s Photo, which won by 12 lengths three days after placing third because of a break at the Dayton Fairgrounds, did not race as a two-year-old because she developed a front-end problem, according to Harvey.

    “We were ready to go and she just started to sore up,” he said. “I knew she was a nice filly, so I just kicked her out to the field.”

    PJ’s Photo wound up with two cooler blankets, the Dunlap-Swales Memorial for the fastest of four dashes in the PASS race and the Queen’s Crown Award, presented in memory of Arlene Swales for the fastest mile of the day.

    The nine-race program got under way with wins by The Progress cooler blanket recipient Anastasia Paul and Red Oaks Katherine in the Quaker States event.

    Bill Daugherty sent Anastasia Paul from third to first around the turn between the quarter and the half, and the bay gelding owned and trained by Joe Urban of Mercer steadily increased the lead to 9-1/2 lengths by the finish line. The victory in a lifetime-best 2:08.4 was the first in three 2010 starts for Anastasia Paul, which was first or second in six of nine starts last year.

    In the second division, Red Oaks Katherine was victorious in her first lifetime start. The brown filly owned and trained by Syl King Jr. of New Holland inherited the lead when Uncle Fox and Pristine Christine both went off stride in the first turn and scored in 2:16.3 for catch-driver Wayne Long. Steve Gastelu quickly got Uncle Fox back on gait, and the bay colt made it interesting but trailed by 2-1/4 lengths at the wire.

    Eagle Say was another first-time winner in the second division of the PASS race, veteran driver Winston Lineweaver maintaining her rail position to pass Rosey Chick and AJ Peyton Rose in the first turn and going on to beat Rosey Chick by 2-3/4 lengths in 2:07.1. The bay fill owned by William Kreutzer of Rural Valley and Lineweaver’s wife, Eileen, of Marydel, Del., had been close to victory in only two of 13 previous starts, including two seconds in nine trips behind the gate this year.

    An equipment change has made all the difference, according to the 67-year-old Lineweaver, who’s been driving at the fair for a half century.

    “I put trotting hobbles on her,” he explained. “She always trotted before, but she’d get to these fairs and she wouldn’t try. So, we put the hobbles on her at Dayton and she finished second. Put ‘em on her today, and she went right out there and tried. I hope she keeps doing it.”

    Lineweaver’s daughter, Joyce, is Eagle Say’s trainer.

    Cummingsandgoings was one of two 2009 winners to return to the Driving Park and repeat, setting a new lifetime mark of 2:05.3 in the most exciting finish of the day. Driver Randy Neal of Punxsutawney pulled the bay filly he trains and co-owns with Cliff Neal three wide out of the final turn, and Cummingsandgoings responded to pass pace-setter Caviar’s Dancer and then nip Keystone Fling by three-fourths of a length. The win was her third in a row and seventh of her career, pushing her lifetime earnings over $30,000.

    Futures Photo, another sophomore unraced as a two-year-old, bested four rivals, including 2009 Clearfield County Fair winner Nine Gold Coins, in the fourth division. Driver Brady Brown had her in front all the way after Carry On My Dear broke in the first turn. Futures Photo, owned by R.J. Brown and B.G. Callihan of Chicora and T. Michael Brown of Slippery Rock, won for the second time in nine starts by 2-3/4 lengths in 2:08, a new lifetime mark. She is trained by Ashley Brown.

    The first two divisions of the PASS race for colts and geldings resulted in wire-to-wire wins by Washington County and Trevor R.

    “That’s where he likes it, on the front end,” Yoder said about Washington County’s victory. “He’s a little tougher to drive sometimes. If you can keep him at it, he’s pretty good. He likes the fairs. Last year, he was very green and immature. He’s developed into a lot better horse.”

    The bay gelding led by 15 lengths at the half and coasted to his third win in 10 starts this year, beating 2009 Clearfield County Fair winner Pennyforyourtrotz by 4-1/2 lengths in a lifetime-best 2:07. Washington County, owned by trainer John McMullen Jr. and his daughter-in-law, Michelle McMullen, of Armagh, sports five career wins and more than $20,000 in earnings.

    Trevor R had stiffer competition but had just enough left to hold off 2009 fair circuit PASS points leader North Broadway by a half-length for his second win in four days and the third in 19 lifetime starts. Driven by Bryce Truitt, the bay gelding shaved 8.2 seconds of his previous lifetime mark by scoring in 2:05.5. Truitt co-owns Trevor R with his wife, Cindy, who also is the trainer.

    In the finale, KT Justin A Moment became the second 2009 winner to repeat as Ed McNeight Jr. sent him past RT Picaadilly, driven by Robert Rougeaux III, the second time down the backside and on to a 2:05 trip that earned him the Ward Fink Memorial cooler blanket.

    “I guess he does like this track,” trainer Trish Adams said. “He was a good boy today. He minded his manners and got the job done. Sometimes he doesn’t do that. So, I was pleased with him.”

    The bay gelding, which beat Marjoe Hall by 2-3/4 lengths for his second win in nine starts this year, was kept in the pocket behind RT Picaadilly for the first half.

    “I’m pretty sure if I had pulled him early, he (Rougeaux) wouldn’t have let me go,” McNeight said. “He probably would have parked me. So, I didn’t have much choice but to sit there.”

    McNeight was confident he could make the pass but wasn’t sure KT Justin A Moment could hold on at the finish.

    “He gets hurting at the end of a mile. He gets sore,” McNeight said. “That’s why I pulled on the backside and not in the stretch. I wanted to get by and open up some lengths in case he got weak. And He did. He almost run on me halfway down the stretch.

    “He’s going to be a really, really good horse. He’s got problems now with his front feet. Last year he was a good horse.”

    KT Justin A Moment won six of 10 races and earned $20,456 in 2009 before finally being diagnosed with a hairline fracture of a pastern bone.

    “He’d race fine at the fairs,” owner-trainer Ken Weaver of Home said. “Then, we’d take him to the big tracks and he’d make a break. We kept trying to figure out what it was. Finally, the vet said we had to send him to get a bone scan. He didn’t get healed until February.

    “He’s got enough ability to go down there and race with the good horses.”

    Despite not having a winner in four races, Roger Hammer retained his lead in the chase for the Charles “Buster” DiSalvo Trophy that goes to the driver with the most wins for the meet. He has four and is a virtual lock to claim it again with five chances to add to the total Thursday.

    Yoder and McNeight each have three, but Yoder won’t be back and McNeight will drive in only one race.

    Next with two wins apiece are Daugherty, Long and Chris Shaw, who will have five opportunities to pad his total.

    Wednesday’s purses of $26,496.60 set the meet’s total payouts at $81,043.20 going into the final program, which will offer $26,233.50 for 44 entries. The first of the nine races for three-year-old pacers will start at noon.

    Wednesday’s results, with place, horse’s name, post position in parenthesis and driver’s name:

    The Progress Quaker States 3-Year-Old Trot

    First Division (Purse $1,248.30) – 1. Anastasia Paul (3), B. Daugherty; 2. He’s On Broadway (2), S. Gastelu; 3. Ja Jackson Day (4), D. Brickell; 4. William Rock (1), R. Rougeaux III. Time: 2:08.4.

    Second Division (Purse $1,248.30) – 1. Red Oaks Katherine (2), W. Long; 2. Uncle Fox (1), S. Gastelu; 3. Triple T Patriot (4), B. Truitt; 4. Pristine Christine (3), W. Lineweaver. Time: 2:16.3.

    * * * * * Dunlap-Swales Memorial Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 3-Year-Old Filly Trot

    First Division (Purse $3,056.25) – 1. PJ’s Photo (3), W. Yoder; 2. Caviar And Kisses (5), R. Hammer; 3. Belladonna (2), B. Provost; 4. Charming Photo (1), T. Offutt; 5. Megallenium (6), C. Shaw; 6. Vestal Hanover (4), W. Long. Time: 2:03.2. (Track record for 3YO filly trotters).

    Second Division (Purse $3,056.25) -1. Eagle Say (1), W. Lineweaver; 2. Rosey Chick (4), T. Offutt; 3. Ma Belle Danielle (5), S. Schoeffel; 4. AJ Peyton Rose (3), D. Brickell; 5. RT G And G (2), R. Rougeaux III; 6. Starlight Hanover (6), E. Neal. Time: 2:07.1.

    Third Division (Purse $3,056.25) – 1. Cummigsandgoings (2), R. Neal; 2. Keystone Fling (6), S. Schoeffel; 3. Leola (1), W. Long; 4. Caviar’s Dancer (3), D. Brickell; 5. RT Play Girl (5), R. Rougeaux III; 6. Red Oaks Jane (4), C. Shaw. Time: 2:05.3.

    Fourth Division (Purse $3,006.25) -1. Futures Photo (1), B. Brown; 2. Nine Gold Coins (5), F. Uber Jr.; 3. Southwind Cricket (4), R. Hammer; 4. Carry On My Dear (2), K. Good; 5. Sturgeon (3), R. Bolon. Time: 2:08.

    * * * * *

    Ward Fink Memorial Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 3-Year-Old Colt Trot

    First Division (Purse $3,941.67) – 1. Washington County (3), W. Yoder; 2. Pennyforyourtrotz (5), W. Long; 3. Key Of Ahhh (4), B. Provost; 4. Powerlifter (2), R. Hammer; 5. Bam Ba Lam (1), F. Uber Jr. Time: 2:07.

    Second Division (Purse $3,941.67) – 1. Trevor R (1), B. Truitt; 2. North Broadway (4), R. Bolon; 3. Elmer Fletcher (5), E. McNeight Jr.; 4. Detech (2), W. Long; 5. Tomasso (3), R. Hammer. Time: 2:05.3.

    Third Division (Purse $3,941.66) – 1. KT Justin A Moment (2), E. McNeight Jr.; 2. Marjoe Hall (3), R. Hammer; 3. RT Picaadilly (1), R. Rougeaux III; 4. Fortissimo (5), W. Lineweaver; 5. Par Tech (4), W. Long. Time: 2:05.


    Tuesday's Harness Racing Results

    Published on August 4, 2010 at 9:57 a.m.

    harness racing After one of the busier days in Clearfield County Fair harness racing history, driver-trainer Roger Hammer of Bedford had to concede he owns a pretty good crop of two-year-old filly pacers this year.

    Three of them highlighted Pennsylvania Sire Stakes filly races with consecutive victories at the Driving Park Tuesday afternoon.

    Wishfullartist, My Gal Hannah and Caramel Chinno made Hammer the leader for the Charles “Buster” DiSalvo Trophy with four wins at the halfway mark of the meet.

    Third leaving the gate, Caramel Chinno was on top coming out of the first turn and clicked off fractions of :30.2, 1:02.1 and 1:31 to score in 2:03.3 and wind up with the W.G. Saterlee & Sons cooler blanket as well as the Fritz Beinhauer Memorial Trophy for the fastest mile on the 11-race card for two-year-old pacers.

    “She hasn’t been beaten out here at the fairs,” Hammer noted after the chestnut filly’s fourth win.

    Her other two starts were at the raceways, finishing sixth at The Meadows and Chester after being in the top three at the half-mile pole.

    “At Chester, she got trapped in, and we couldn’t get out,” Hammer explained. “The other race was her first start and she didn’t know nothing.”

    In the first division, Wishfullartist and Swingin Susie, driven by Winston Lineweaver for Ellen Warren of Marydel, Del., traded the lead three times in the first quarter before Hammer put his bay filly in front to stay.

    Last Minute Cindy, with Wayne Long in the sulky, made up a lot of ground on the backstretch to briefly grab the second spot before going offstride.

    Then, Swingin Susie challenged again in deep stretch, but Wishfullartist held on to win by a quarter of a length in 2:07.3. She has three wins and three seconds in six starts.

    “This mare is no good racing on top,” Hammer said. “She won’t go until a horse comes after her. When that horse made a break, I thought I was done for, because I’d rather had him out there racing the whole way. Then, in the stretch, another one come out, and she thought it was all over.

    “She’s a better mare out of the hole, but where she was in today, I wanted to put her right on top, figuring if a horse come to her, I could just sit out there and ride with her.”

    My Gal Hannah really earned her third win to go with one second and two thirds.

    Starting in the second tier, she was parked out most of the trip, inching ahead of pacesetter Countless Gold, driven by Cory Kreiser of Myerstown, at the half before Hammer tucked her into the pocket. My Gal Hannah passed Countless Gold in midstretch to win by 2-3/4 lengths in 2:05.3.

    “Before the quarter, she made a little skip, and I just sat on the outside with her,” Hammer said. It was a tough mile, being hung out the whole way. When I got in the turn and gave her a little bit of a breather behind the guy, she rated back up and I came on back out with her again.”

    Catch-driver Timmy Offutt guided Dancedowntheaisle to a come-from-behind win, her first, in the final division of the PASS filly race.

    Owned and trained by Sherry Libengood of Dayton, the bay filly dueled the entire trip with Samanthas Playmate, driven by Bryce Truitt for owner Dennis Lane of Paramus, N.J. Dancedowntheaisle, in her sixth start, trotted past Samanthas Playmate in midstretch and pulled a way to win by 4-1/2 lengths in 2:07.3.

    Chris Shaw was the winning driver in two of the five dashes in the PASS race for colts and geldings, both in wire-to-wire fashion.

    His brother Jason’s Stripe’n Star, which has been in the money in all seen races, trotted the mile in 2:05.3 for a 10-length victory in the first division. The bay gelding lowered his lifetime mark by two seconds in his third win.

    In the program closer, Chris Shaw sat behind undefeated Evening Shadows for an easy lifetime-best 2:05 trip.

    “He ain’t been challenged yet,” Shaw said. “I never touched him with the whip. He just went right on.”

    Evening Shadows, now five-for-five, is owned and trained by Charles Von See of Sun City Center, Fla.

    Steve Schoeffel, another doublewinner, had everybody chasing Stealth Flight in the third division. The brown gelding posted his third win in six starts, scoring in 2:06 after being pressed most of the last half by Keystone Reactor, driven Kreiser.

    “He was waiting on horses,” Schoeffel said. “When a horse comes at him, then he’ll go on. Once he opened up on him, then he kind of shut back down again.”

    Red Burn, driven by Chris Shaw, got up for second but was 2-3/4 lengths back of Stealth Flight, owned by Schoeffel’s mother, Virginia, and wife, Kathy, of Evans City along with Jim Reuther of East Auroroa, N.Y., and Jerry Dedoszak of Varysburg, N.Y.

    The other two divisions of produced thrilling finishes.

    Young driver Eric Neal of Punxsutawney took Fool To Cry three wide in the final turn to track down three rivals, and the bay gelding owned by David and John Prushnock of Punxsy pulled away in deep stretch to beat fast-closing Lookout Josh, driven by Brad Provost, by 3-3/4 lengths in the second division.

    Fool To Cry, which had placed third and second at Dayton in his only other starts, paced the mile in a 2:04.4, earning the Ron Lizotte cooler blanket for the fastest of the five dashes.

    Lookout Macatoo had the fans in the grandstand roaring by nipping Hammer’s Roses Wild by a quarter-length at the wire in the fourth division, setting a lifetime mark with the 2:05.2 win that was his second in three starts.

    Provost kept Lookout Macatoo, owned by Douglas Cullers and Thomas Hope of Greenville, Ohio, in the pocket most of the way. He made a bid at the half-mile mark but ducked back in and waited until the final quarter to make his move.

    Hammer wasn’t surprised Roses Wild didn’t hang on.

    “He can pace fast, but he’s sulky,” Hammer said. “He won’t try all the time. You can’t catch him with the whip. If you do, he’ll stop. So you just hope he keeps going and get what you can get.”

    Come-from-behind wins by Pinkalicious and Born for Speed in the Butch Flanagan Memorial Quaker States Filly Pace got the program off to an exciting start.

    Driver-trainer Long had Pinkalicious right behind or beside Sam’s Diamond throughout the opener. The bay owned by L. A. Express Stable of Lincoln University inched in front at the three-quarter mark and went on to a five-length win, matching his lifetime mark set at Hughesville, 2:07.3.

    Schoeffel was the catch-driver for Born For Speed and was content to sit in fourth place for the first trip around the half-mile oval. He moved the bay gelding owned by Martin Frank Baxendell of Belle Vernon into third at the three-quarter mark, second at the top of the stretch and then past Bermuda Rough, driven by Chris Shaw, in mid-stretch.

    Born For Speed, which had finished far back in two raceway starts, registered his first win in 2:08, with Bermuda Rough 3-1/4 lengths behind.

    Tuesday’s payouts added up to $27,769.6 for a two-day total of $54,546.60.

    Wednesday’s purses will be $26,496.60 for three-year-old trotters. Post time will be noon for the first of the nine races that attracted 46 entries.

    Tuesday’s results, with place, horse’s name, post position in parenthesis and driver’s name:

    Butch Flanagan Memorial Quaker States 2-Year-Old Pace

    First Division (Purse $1,297.88) – 1. Pinkalicious (4), W. Long; 2. Sam’s Diamond (1), J. Brewer; 3. Caviart Grace (2), B. Weaver; 4. White Birch Baby (3), S. Johnston. Time: 2:07.3.

    Second Division (Purse $1,297.88) – 1. Born for Speed (1), S. Schoeffel; 2. Bermuda Rough (4), C. Shaw; 3. What A Jolt (2), A. Johnston; 4. DVC Havenly Cam (3), T. Offutt. Time: 2:08.

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    W.G. Saterlee & Sons Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Pace

    First Division (Purse $3,102) – 1. Wishfullartist (2), R. Hammer; 2. Swingin Susie (3), W. Lineweaver; 3. Metrodisle (5), J. Offutt; 4. Last Minute Cindy (4), W. Long. Time: 2:07.3. Sc – Blissful Artist (1).

    Second Division (Purse $3,102) -1. My Gal Hannah (5), R. Hammer; 2. Countless Gold (4), C. Kreiser; 3. TSM American Gal (3), B. Provost; 4. Fantasize (2), B. Truitt; 5. Western Dawn (1), W. Long. Time: 2:05.3.

    Third Division (Purse $3,102) – 1. Caramel Chinno (2), R. Hammer; 2. Unreal Appeal (5), S. Schoeffel; 3. Crafty Friend (3), J. Brewer; 4. Sabine’s Dragon (1), T. Offutt; 5. Twincreeks Mystic (4), C. Shaw. Time: 2:03.3.

    Fourth Division (Purse $3,052) – 1. Dancedowntheaisle (1), T. Offutt; 2. Samanthas Playmate (2), B. Truitt; 3. Bliss My Britches (3), C. Shaw; 4. Mandys Dads A Lair (4), B. Provost. Time: 2:07.3.

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    Ron Lizotte Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Colt Pace

    First Division (Purse $2,611.15) – 1. Stripe’n Star (3), C. Shaw; 2. Jus Another Joe (2), D. Brickell; 3. My Edward (6), B. Truitt; 4. Tsmstriking Dragon (4), B. Provost; 5. Ding Dong Ditch (1), W. Long. Time: 2:05.3. Sc – New Idea (5).

    Second Division (Purse $2,611.15) – 1. Fool To Cry (2), E. Neal; 2. Lookout Josh (5), B. Provost; 3. Mythbuster Hanover (3), S. Schoeffel; 4. Move Maker (5), G. Heit III; 5. Wynwood Art (1), B. Truitt; 6. DVC Hipnjazzy (4), R. Hammer. Time: 2:04.4.

    Third Division (Purse $2,611.15) – 1. Stealth Flight (1), S. Schoeffel; 2. Red Burn (3), C. Shaw; 3. What R U Doin (5), R. Hammer; 4. Keystone Reactor (4), C. Kreiser; 5. Yourgonnamissme (2), B. Provost. Time: 2:06.

    Fourth Division (Purse $2,611.15) – 1. Lookout Macatoo (1), B. Provost; 2. Roses Wild (4), R. Hammer; 3. Four Starz O (5), S. Schoeffel; 4. Down Right Hanover (3), T. Offutt; 5. Precise Accusation (2), R. Rougeaux III. Time: 2:05.2.

    Fifth Division (Purse $2,611.15) – 1. Evening Shadows (1), C. Shaw; 2. T. Boone (2), R. Hammer; 3. Little Mans Magic (4), D. Brickell; 4. Special Agent Gibz (5), S. Gastelu; 5. Fast Heat (3), J. Offutt. Time: 2:05.


    Monday's Harness Racing Results

    Published on August 4, 2010 at 9:42 a.m.

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    Witch’s Magic Brew and KT Tag I’m It didn’t make up the daily double, but they made quite a parlay for owner-trainer Ken Weaver of Home, a village near Marion Center, and catch-driver Ed McNeight Jr. on opening day for the 2010 Clearfield County Fair harness racing meet.

    They posted contrasting victories as two of the seven winners on Monday’s card for two-year-olds at the Driving Park.

    Witch’s Magic Brew led wire-to-wire in the Foster Kerr Memorial, one of three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for fillies, while KT Tag I’m It came from behind to claim the Kevin Beardsley Funeral Home cooler blanket in the second of three PASS divisions for freshmen colts and geldings.

    Also recording PASS wins were fillies RT Girls Lie Too and Leona and geldings Cadence Hall and Blueridge Dagon.

    In the lone Quaker States race, the meet’s opener, Quick Deal scored in 2:10 for second-year driver Bryce Brocklehurst to earn the Moyer Auto Body Shop blanket.

    The 20-year-old from New Wilmington settled his own brown gelding into the pocket behind Chris Shaw’s Shannay after Bryce Truitt’s My Brother Pete went off gate and waited until the midway point to make his move. Brocklehurst had Quick Deal flying past Shannay down the backstretch, and the second-time starter, fourth in his only other trip to the post, went on to win by a whopping 27-1/4 lengths.

    The first of the PASS filly dashes produced the most exciting finish as RT Girls Lie Too, driven by trainer Robert Rougeaux III for the Brocious Stable of Marion Center, outlasted Randy Neal’s Aucune Hanover by a half-length after a stirring stretch duel. Ameronica, with Roger Hammer in the sulky, joined those them in two hotly-contested trips around the half-mile oval. RT Girls Lie Too posted a 2:09.4 in the Richard and Betty Fink Memorial for his third win to go with a trio of thirds.

    Hammer kept Leona on the front end in guiding her to a lifetime mark of 2:11.1 for owner Janet Irvine of Houston, Pa., in the Earl Hallstrom Memorial. The six-length victory over Brian Weaver’s Comfy Magic was the second in six starts for the bay filly.

    Witch’s Magic Brew, which won its qualifying race at The Meadows in 2:04.4 in June, then stretched her winning streak on the fair circuit to six with a 2:09 trip that left Hammer’s Sierra Lady four lengths back after rallying from an early break.

    “She’s a nice filly,” said McNeight, who handled the reins because Weaver was driving the starting gate. “She’s real handy and easy to drive. She can get to the front, steal a fraction here or there and always have something for home.

    “I think she’s getting better where she can go with the Stallion Series, which is a notch below the Sires.”

    Neither Weaver nor Trish Adams, who is stable manager and groom for Weaver as well as an owner and trainer, would have wagered much on Witch’s Magic Brew earlier this year, especially after she went off gait and finished fifth in her fair debut at Meadville.

    “I wasn’t impressed with her,” Adams stated. “She has a grouchy attitude in the stall, so I thought we’d be Amishing her. I didn’t think she’d ever make a racer.”

    Weaver had similar sentiments but did have some hopes as the bay’s trainer.

    “She was nothing til we put the trotting hobbles on her,” he explained. “Then, all of a sudden, she quit making breaks, started getting confident and started to train. She’s hardly made a break since, other that the one at Meadville.

    “She’s quick off the gate, but if the horse Hammer was driving would not have made a break, he’d a beat us. I think that horse has a little more trot than she does. She leaves so good, I don’t want to give up the front end when she can get out there. She just doesn’t have a whole lot of finish, especially on the front end.”

    Witch’s Magic Brew has been finishing pretty strong so far, piling up more than $10,000 in winnings after just six starts.

    Cadence Hall, coming off a win at the Dayton Fairgrounds Saturday, made it three consecutive successes for driver William Daugherty Jr. and owner Susan A. Daugherty of Mercer in the A.E. Gus Mellott Memorial. The bay gelding clicked off the fastest final quarter of the afternoon, 30.4 seconds, to lower his lifetime mark nearly two seconds to 2:07.4. Daugherty, who made his first appearance at the Driving Park oval in 1959, had Cadence Hall 5-1/4 lengths in front of Steve Schoeffel’s Chips A Cumin at the finish line.

    KT Tag I’m It rebounded to the form he displayed in winning three of his four starts after losing two places to seventh at The Meadows and three places to fourth at Hughesville two weeks ago because of interference and then finishing second to Hammer’s S J Better Days at Dayton Saturday.

    The bay gelding got away fourth, and McNeight bided his time before pulling him out as the field passed the grandstand for the first time. KT Tag I’m It overtook Brocklehurst’s Somolli Crown on the turn at the top of the backstretch and wound up with the Ernest L. Peterson Memorial Award for the fastest mile of the day, 2:04.4.

    A break by Somolli Crown in the final turn triggered an accident as Brocklehurst failed to pull his bay gelding to the outside in time to allow Wilbur Yoder’s Centre County to pass. Brocklehurst was knocked off his bike but was not injured.

    “I didn’t get him out fast enough and the other horse clipped me and dumped me over,” Brocklehurst said.

    Brady Brown’s Jolly Roger was 42 lengths back when KT Tag I’m It flashed under the wire to boost his earnings to just under $10,000. His closing half of just over one minute to boost was by far the fastest of the day.

    “KT, he’s a really good horse,” McNeight said. “He could go places. He could go, probably, almost as fast as any two-year-old around.

    “This is a pretty nice horse he went by. I didn’t know if I could get him. Once he got by, they weren’t coming back and beating him.”

    Weaver noted that KT Tag I’m It’s mother, KT Troublein Dixie, had the most wins (22) of any two-year-old in the country in her first year of racing.

    His plans are to ship KT Tag I’m It to the Pocono Downs next week for a big stakes race at the pari-mutuel track.

    In the day’s finale, Yoder had Blueridge Dagon in the right spot when S J Better Days broke on the second trip down the backside and the brown gelding owned and trained by Michael Gillock of Belle Vernon scored in 2:08 with Hot Hot Broadway, driven by Fred Uber Jr., finishing 6-1/4 lengths behind.

    Blueridge Dagon sports one other fair circuit win and also was first in a qualifier with a 2:05.3 trip at The Meadows last week.

    First day purses totaled $26,777.10.

    Tuesday’s payouts will be $27,769.50 for 54 two-year-old pacers entered in 11 dashes. Post time will be at noon.

    Monday’s results, with place, horse’s name, post position in parenthesis and driver’s name:

    Moyer Auto Body Quaker States 2-Year-Old Trot (Purse $2,396.60) – 1. Quick Deal (2), B. Brocklehurst; 2. Bona Fide Man (1), E. McNeight Jr.; 3. Shannay (3), C. Shaw; 4. My Brother Pete (4), B. Truitt. Time: 2:10.

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    Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Trot

    Richard and Betty Fink Memorial Division (Purse $4,111.17) – 1. RT Girls Lie Too (1), R. Rougeaux III; 2. Aucune Hanover (2), R. Neal; 3. Ameronica (3), R. Hammer; 4. Ohno U Just Didn’t (6), B. Provost; 5. Juniata County (4), W. Yoder; 6. DVC Howsmyfuture (5), C. Shaw. Time: 2:09.4.

    Earl Hallstrom Memorial Division (Purse $4,111.17) -1. Leona (3), R. Hammer; 2. Comfy’s Magic (4), B. Weaver; 3. Cameron County (5), W. Yoder; 4. RT Show Stopper (2), R. Rougeaux III; 5. LJ’s Fortune (1), E. McNeight Jr.; 6. TSM Sweet Reward (6), B. Provost. Time: 2:11.1.

    Foster Kerr Memorial Division (Purse $4,111.16) – 1. Witch’s Magic Brew (3), E. McNeight Jr.; 2. Arizona Miss (2), R. Hammer; 3. Howardeena Hanover (1), K. Good; 4. RT Slide Job (6), R. Rougeaux III.; 5. Arneis Lady (5), T. Offutt; 6. Sierra Lady (4), W. Yoder. Time: 2:09.

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    Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Colt Trot

    A. E. Gus Mellott Memorial Division (Purse $4,015.67) – 1. Cadence Hall (1), W. Daugherty Jr.; 2. Chips a Cumin (5), S. Schoeffel; 3. Six Pack Abs (3), E. McNeight Jr.; 4. KC Willemakeit (4), R. Neal; 5. Antipasto Hanover (2), R. Hammer. Time: 2:07.4.

    Kevin Beardsley Funeral Home Division (Purse $4,015.67) – 1. KT Tag I’m It (3), E. McNeight Jr.; 2. Jolly Roger (4), B. Brown; 3. Centre County (2), W. Yoder; 4. BR Won Cool Ridge (5), S. Gastelu. Time: 2:04.4. DNF – Somolli Crown (1), B. Brocklehurst.

    Auto Mart of Clearfield Division (Purse $4,015.66) – 1. Blueridge Dagon (2), W. Yoder; 2. Hot Hot Broadway (5), F. Uber Jr.; 3. Procol Harem Chip (3), B. Weaver; 4. Greatest Hits (1), B. Truitt; 5. S J Better Days (4), R. Hammer. Time: 2:08.


    Fair Parade Winners

    Published on August 4, 2010 at 9:40 a.m.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the parade! All of you were outstanding!!!

    2010 FIRE EQUIPMENT AWARDS

    BEST OVERALL ENGINE:BOALSBURG

    2ND BEST OVERALL ENGINE: MAHAFFEY

    BEST OVERALL ENGINE / TANKER: WINBURNE

    2ND BEST OVERALL ENGINE / TANKER: CENTRAL FIRE

    BEST OVERALL TANKER – 1500 GALLONS OR MORE: UNION

    2ND BEST OVERALL TANKER – 1500 GALLONS OR MORE: TREASURE LAKE BEST OVERALL AERIAL: CRYSTAL

    2ND BEST OVERALL AERIAL: HYDE

    BEST OVERALL RESCUE TRUCK: BLAZING ARROW

    2ND BEST OVERALL RESCUE TRUCK: CURWENSVILLE

    BEST OVERALL AMBULANCE OR QRS: QRS 7 GLEN RICHEY

    BEST OVERALL BRUSH: RELIANCE

    FIRE COMPANY MAKING BEST APPEARANCE: LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP # 1

    FIRE COMPANY TRAVELING LONGEST DISTANCE: RENOVO

    BEST OVERALL FIRE APPARATUS (JUDGES CHOICE) (SPONSORED BY PAUL {FOOT} & SUE LANICH): BALD EAGLE

    2010 BAND AWARDS

    1ST PLACE SENIOR SCHOOL BAND (CLASS AAA): DUBOIS

    2ND PLACE SENIOR SCHOOL BAND (CLASS AAA): MARION CENTER

    1ST PLACE SENIOR SCHOOL BAND (CLASS AA): CURWENSVILLE

    2ND PLACE SENIOR SCHOOL BAND (CLASS AA): WEST BRANCH

    1ST PLACE SENIOR SCHOOL BAND (CLASS A): PHILIPSBURG – OSCEOLA

    2ND PLACE SENIOR SCHOOL BAND (CLASS A): MOSHANNON VALLEY

    1ST PLACE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND: CLEARFIELD

    2ND PLACE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND: CURWENSVILLE

    BEST APPEARING BAND FRONT: CURWENSVILLE

    BEST DRUM MAJOR (JUDGES AWARD): DUBOIS

    BEST COLOR GUARD CAPTAIN (JUDGES AWARD): DUBOIS

    1ST PLACE MINIATURE TWIRLING UNIT: DAISIES TWIRLERS

    2ND PLACE MINIATURE TWIRLING UNIT: MORRIS – COOPER MINI MAJORETTES

    3RD PLACE MINIATURE TWIRLING UNIT: HYDE FIRECRACKERS

    BEST DRUM AND BUGLE / PIPE BAND: NITTANY HIGHLANDERS

    BEST APPEARING FLOAT USING PARADE COMMITTEE THEME: KEYSTONE CHILD CARE ASSOC

    BEST OF SHOW OVERALL (PARADE COMMITTEE CHOICE )

    (SPONSORED BY “ROBBINS MOTORS”): CLEARFIELD AREA HIGH SCHOOL BAND


    Halee Kephart Crowned 2010 Fair Queen

    Published on August 2, 2010 at 12:36 p.m.

    August 2, 2010

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    On Sunday afternoon, contestant Halee Kephart was the judges’ favorite, as she was crowned the 2010 Clearfield County Fair Queen at the grandstand.

    “(While waiting for the results to be announced,) I thought if I’m not first or second, I’m not in this court,” Kephart said.

    “Then, they announced me as queen, and I couldn’t believe it. I was like ‘are they sure that’s right? Did they just same my name?’”

    Kephart, 19, is the daughter of David and Janice Kephart of Curwensville and a graduate of the Curwensville Area High School.

    She’s currently enrolled in the practical nursing program at the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center.

    Kephart was the third runner-up in last year’s fair queen competition. She said her experience completely changed her life and prepared her for this year.

    According to her, she learned a lot from 2009 Fair Queen Rachel Syktich. She said the former queen taught her determination and grace as well as to love their fair.

    “And, she taught me to basically not worry about it,” Kephart said of the competition with a light laugh. “I’m just so excited.”

    During the speech segment, Kephart congratulated the community for celebrating its 150th fair this year.

    “Why should you come to my fair? You already have all the answers,” she said. She said agriculture is currently Pennsylvania’s top industry.

    She noted that agriculture accounts for one of every seven jobs in the state and that 92 percent of farms are family-owned.

    In 1860, Kephart said community members organized a gathering during “the hottest week of summer” to celebrate agriculture. She said then the fair was born.

    Kephart said the same tradition continues this year, drawing attendees from “far and wide” to the fairgrounds. She said it would be tradition for thousands to line the streets for the parade and fireworks Monday night.

    She said it would be tradition for families to stroll through the animal barns before hitting the midway carnival with their children.

    “It’s our tradition; it’s our life. Here’s to 150 years and to 150 more,” Kephart said.

    Kephart will be joined by first runner-up Kathrine Dixon and second runner-up Melanie Swartz. Both are 18 years old and graduates of the Moshannon Valley Junior – Senior High School.

    Dixon is the daughter of Thomas and Dawn Dixon, of Houtzdale. Swartz is the daughter of Frank and Mary Ann Swartz of Ginter.

    Prior to the end of her reign, Syktich offered her farewell. She said people’s lives are shaped by the choices they make.

    When she became involved with the fair queen program, she admitted she had “no idea” about the opportunities that would be presented to her.

    “On Aug. 2, 2009, my life was shaped, when they called my name,” Syktich recalled. “It will be the same for one of these girls today.”

    Reflecting back to a year ago, Syktich said her “first stop” was harness racing. She was asked to go for a ride.

    “I thought, ‘they really are trying to kill me,’” she said with a laugh.

    But once on the track, she realized her experience was one rarely found at present-day fairs. She pointed out that Clearfield is one of just 15 fairs statewide that still offer harness racing.

    She said fair week was highlighted by her screaming each time Alice Cooper pointed to her among the track crowd, sharing “dippy pizza” with her court and laughing with former fair queens while playing Fat Albert.

    “I have many stories but promised the girls that I’d keep it to 10 minutes,” Syktich said. She said the constant support and stories of the former queens were valuable to her and will be to the future queen.

    She continued, “It was the best fair I ever had. It was an unforgettable year. I don’t think that I’m ever going to say goodbye.”


    Midway to Open Sunday

    Published on July 29, 2010 at 11:18 a.m.

    One of the greatest midways in Clearfield County Fair history returns to this year’s Fair; and have just announced they will be able to open on Aug. 1. Originally, the midway was to open Monday afternoon; however, Reithoffer was able to get all their equipment in early. The midway will open on Sunday at 2pm and remain open until at least 8 p.m. A ride band can be purchased at any of the Reithoffer ticket booths on the midway for $7. Admission to the park remains free as in past years.

    Reithoffer Shows made their debut in Clearfield in 1980. Their last apperance was in 1992. Reithoffer Shows is the innovator when it comes to spectacular rides and attractions. They have brought a dazzingling array of rides including Freak Out, Sling Shot, Dutch Wheel, Tornado, Sizzler, Cliff Hanger, and Orbiter. There are also plenty of rides for the little ones including Fire Chief, Bumble Bee, Bear Affair, Raiders, Jumpin Star and Dizzy Dragons. There is also Mini Indy, Super Scooter, Orient Express, and a midway staple, the Merry Go Round.

    The Midway will open on Monday at 11am and Tuesday through Friday at 10am. Paid gate admission of $8 includes an all day ride pass, ages 4 and up. An orange ticket will be given to those who pay at the gate. The orange ticket will be exchanged for a ride band at any of the Reithoffer ticket booths on the Midway. For those under age 4, a ride band can be purchased at the Reithoffer ticket booths for $5. “We are thrilled to have an amusement company of such high caliber on our Midway”; stated Greg Hallstrom, Fair Manager.

    Don’t miss out on all the other entertainment on grounds that is provided free with gate admission. Buffo The World’s Strongest Clown, Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue, and First Bite Fishing Tank are all located in the Expo II Plaza. Buffo and Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue will perform three shows daily while First Bite Fishing Tank will be open from 11am to 9pm daily.

    The David H. Litz Grove Stage features a variety of entertainment throughout the week. Harmonious Funk will perform on Monday; Primer Greys on Wednesday, The Moore Brothers on Friday; and Elvis Impersonator Ryan Pelton on Saturday. Tuesday at the Grove Stage is packed with Kid’s Day Activities featuring Dennie Huber Balloon Artist and Magician; a scavenger hunt; watermelon eating contest; face painting; pedal tractor pull; finger printing; and Smokey the Bear will make an appearance. Tuesday evening catch a special performance by the CAST Youth Choir. They consist of twelve young men and ladies ranging from ten to fifteen singing Pop, Broadway, Patriotic, and Contemporary. Thursday afternoon features Queen for a Day, a program for young ladies ages thirteen to twenty to learn beneficial skills such as etiquette, public speaking, and hair and make up. The event will feature an apperance by Miss Pennsylvania and a fashion show. Registrations for the event will be accepted until the day of or all spots have been filled. Thursday evening see The Dance Company show off their dancing skills and thirteen-year old singing senstation Eva Blankenhorn will sure to impress. Saturday at Noon, registrations will begin for the Arm Wrestling Competition which starts at 1pm.

    Kid’s Day, Aug. 3, is packed full of entertainment and good old fashioned fair contests; scavenger hunt, watermelon eating contest, and pedal tractor pull. On Aug. 5, Senior’s receive free admission (with ID). A misprint in the Fair Guide incorrectly identifies the entire week as Senior Day. Active Duty Military (with ID) will receive free admission on Aug. 6.

    Advance gate only or advance gate/ride passes can be purchased until Aug. 1 until closing of the Ticket Window which is located in front of the Grandstand. Check the official fair Web site for more information and times. Thank you for supporting your local fair and being a part of 150 years of history.


    Queen For A Day - Registrations Still Accepted

    Published on July 23, 2010 at 10:20 a.m.

    How would you like to be a Queen for a day? Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Fair Queen? If you are a young lady, ages 13 to 20 years old, you can find out what it takes to be the Fair Queen by registering for our "Queen for a Day" event to be held during the 2010 Clearfield County Fair.

    "Queen for a Day" will take place on Thursday, August 5th starting at noon in the Grove, but there is a limit of 50 entrants to the event. To pre-register, visit the Clearfield Fair office for an application or pick one up at WOKW radio station or download one from this site (click on the Queen link above).

    Queen for a Day Event:

  • Fashion Show
  • Musical Entertainment by Eva Blankenhorn
  • Hair & Make-Up Tips
  • Photo Opportunity for All Participants
  • Info on Agriculture, Manners and Etiquette, and Q&A
  • Musical Entertainment by Eva Blankenhorn

    Gift Bags for all Participants - items are from Dubois Business College, Susie's Fashions, Fashion Bug, Prom Closet, JC Penneys Styling Salon, Georgia's Main Street Salon, Jessic'as Sense of Style, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Penn State 4H Cooperative Extension.

    Special guests are to include our very own, Miss Pennsylvania and Fair Queens from neightboring counties. They will be on hand to work with you and offer great advice as well as pose for photographs with the "Queen for a Day" participants.

    To pre-register, visit the Clearfield Fair office for an application or pick one up at WOKW radio station or download one from the official fair website. You can drop it off at the fair office, mail it in, or fax it to 765-2186.

    Don't miss out on this great opportunity. If you have a daughter or granddaughter, age 13 to 20 who is interested in finding out what it takes to be a Clearfield County Fair Queen contestant, sign her up today!


  • 150th Clearfield County Fair Collectibles Now Available!!

    Published on July 9, 2010 at 10:05 a.m.

    "Maizey" Collectible Plush

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    "Collectible T-Shirt Front"

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    "Collectible Tractor-Enlarged to show detail-Actual Size 1:64 Scale"

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    150th Clearfield County Fair collectibles are now available on-line, at the Fair Office or Fair Ticket Window!

    "Maizey" is a custom plush collectible designed specifically for the 150th Clearfield County Fair and only available for a limited time. This adorable collectible plush is limited to a production of 375. She measures 6.5 inches sitting and has a custom ear tag with the year and her name.

    “Maizey” was named by Pamela Risser of Mahaffey. Ms. Risser reseached county history and found that Clearfield County was called Chincleclamousche, the name of the Native American Chief of the "Cornplanters" tribe of Senecas. Maize is the name for Indiana corn.

    Cost per plush is $10

    Own this one of kind T-Shirt designed to celebrate our historic event of 150 years of agricultural exhibits, top-name entertainment, family fun, friends, and lasting memories. T-Shirts are 50% Cotton and 50% Polyester Pre-Shrunk. Design by Jim’s Sport’s Center.

    Sizes are:
    Youth – Medium and Large;
    Adult – Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, and 3XL
    Price: Youth through Adult XL are $10.00
    Adult 2X and 3X - $12.00

    Online orders are subject to a Shipping and Handling charge of $3 for each item ordered.

    Special Offer! $5 Shipping and Handling for one order of (1) Maizey and (1) T-Shirt.

    Also in celebration of the 150th Clearfield County Fair, a 1:64 scale diecast tractor is available in limited quantities. Cost per tractor is $7 THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE FAIR OFFICE.

    Get yours today before they are all gone! Order online now!


    Exhibit Entry Form Deadline July 23rd

    Published on July 9, 2010 at 10:01 a.m.

    There are tons of exhibits to choose from, browse through the premium book online and see what YOU want to exhibit at the 150th Fair. Whether it is a passion for growing vegetables or flowers, or creating mouth watering baked goods, or hand making beautiful knits, or why not show off your artistic side by entering photos, crafts, drawings, scrap books and more, or perhaps you've raised a gorgeous livestock animal, or want to show case your riding skills....there is bound to be something you can show off at the 150th Fair!

    All rules and regulations are outlined in the premium book. Entry forms are located at the end of the book. Fill yours in today...entry forms must be received by July 23 at 4pm. See page 99 for entry blank guidelines.

    Thank you to everyone who has, or is planning to enter an exhibit. We provide the forum to display this community's talent....but it is the community that makes it such a fabulous presentation.

    Please come and browse through all the art, floral, livestock, and agricultural exhibits. Oh and by the way, we will auction off pies and cakes on Monday, Aug 2, 3pm at the Litz Stage. One slice will be kept for display. All proceeds will benefit The March of Dimes.


    Queen for a Day Registrations Now Being Accepted!

    Published on July 9, 2010 at 9:46 a.m.

    How would you like to be a Queen for a day? Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Fair Queen? If you are a young lady, ages 13 to 20 years old, you can find out what it takes to be the Fair Queen by registering for our "Queen for a Day" event to be held during the 2010 Clearfield County Fair.

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    The event offers a Fashion Show, educational information that is sure to benefit one greatly in the future on public speaking, etiquette, manners, and agriculture. You will learn more about the Fair Queen Program and their charity "Queens for Kids" (benefiting Children's Miracle Network). Hair and make up tips will be provided - but only to pre-registered participants! This program is a great way for young girls to realize their own potential.

    Special guests are to include our very own, Miss Pennsylvania and Fair Queens from neightboring counties. They will be on hand to work with you and offer great advice as well as pose for photographs with the "Queen for a Day" participants.

    "Queen for a Day" will take place on Thursday, August 5th starting at noon in the Grove, but there is a limit of 50 entrants to the event. To pre-register, visit the Clearfield Fair office for an application or pick one up at WOKW radio station or download one from the official fair website (click on Queen and follow the link to Queen for a Day).

    Don't miss out on this great opportunity. If you have a daughter or granddaughter, age 13 to 20 who is interested in finding out what it takes to be a Clearfield County Fair Queen contestant, sign her up today! This event will help you to grow and benefit far into the future! Registrations accepted until July 26th.


    May 28 Last Day to Enter Queen Competition

    Published on May 24, 2010 at 9:12 a.m.

    The registration deadline is rapidly approaching for the 2010 Clearfield County Fair Queen contest. This year's queen will have the honor of presiding over the 150th Clearfield County Fair. She will also be the 22nd such person wearing the crown and sash as she travels throughout the county and state as Clearfield's fair ambassador.

    The purpose of the fair queen program is to encourage the promotion of county fairs and Pennsylvania's No. 1 industry - agriculture. The 2010 Clearfield County Fair Queen court will consist of the queen and first and second runners-up. An award of $500 will be presented to the queen and $200 to the first and $100 to the second runners-up, respectively.

    New rules instituted by the State Fair Queen Program permit entries from outside Clearfield County as long as the contestant declares the Clearfield County Fair as her home fair and does not run for queen in any other county. The new rules enable the contest to be extended to young ladies who live in another county but participate in the fair and local 4-H and FFA clubs in Clearfield County.

    The registration deadline is May 28. All entries must be received in the Clearfield County Fair office or delivered to Fair Queen Committee Chairman Robert Swales by 4 p.m. on that date. The first meeting of all entrants will be held June 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Expo II Building in front of the fair queen office at the Clearfield Driving Park. This is an important and informative meeting that all entrants are required to attend. Complete details will be explained of the entire process from start to finish.

    Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to attend the meetings with their daughters. The Clearfield County Fair Queen program has been recognized as one of the best in Pennsylvania, and many other county fairs look to Clearfield for how to run a successful queen program. Past contestants have credited their participation with being more successful when they enter the business world. The Fair Queen Committee members encourage each candidate to reach her full potential. The committee is comprised of adults from various professional backgrounds along with several past queens including one past state fair queen, two first runners-up and several top five finalists.

    Throughout the process the committee endeavors to educate the candidates about the Clearfield County Fair and the importance of agriculture. Swales stresses that this is not a beauty or talent contest. The committee is looking for the one person who can best represent Clearfield County to promote the fair and agriculture throughout Pennsylvania.

    The queen and her court will serve as goodwill ambassadors year-round and during fair week by greeting visitors, meeting artists from the entertainment industry and presenting awards. They will continue their agriculture education by attending Ag Progress Days in mid-August and participating in other events scheduled by the Fair and Park Board.

    The queen also will appear at service clubs and civic organizations. She and her court sponsor several fundraising projects to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network or other local needs. For more information, contact Swales at 765-4121 or 577-0983. Entry forms are available on the Web site www.clearfieldcountyfair.com, in today's newspaper at right, or at the following schools and businesses:

    DuBois area: DuBois Area High School, Brockway Area High School, Palumbo's Meat Market, DuBois Diner, Tan Zone, Wayland Agway, Fox's Pizza, and Minit Mart in Penfield. Clearfield area: Clearfield Area High School, Clearfield Fair Board office, Swales Styleline Upholstery, Hair Premier by Suzette, Clearfield Dairy Queen, Clearfield Agway, Slender You - Tan Unlimited, Silverscreen Video and Zalno Jewelers.

    Coalport/Irvona/Mahaffey area: Glendale High School, Leyo's Market, Rainey's General Store and Purchase Line High School.

    Curwensville/Grampian area: Curwensville Area High School, South Side Subs, Curwensville Feed Store and Sholes Grocery.

    Moshannon Valley area: Moshannon Valley High School, Videos Unlimited in Houtzdale, Quik-Chek Market in Madera, and Ken's Stop-N-Shop in Glen Hope.

    Philipsburg-Osceola area: Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School, Sarina's Pizza, Hometown Market in Chester Hill and Brother's Pizza.

    Woodland/Bigler/West Branch area: West Branch Area High School, Giovanni's Food Express, Maple Mountain Equipment, West Branch Dairy in Allport, Napoli II Pizza in Kylertown and Country Convenience in Morrisdale.


    2010 Premium Book Now Available! Enter YOUR Exhibit today!

    Published on April 30, 2010 at 11:09 a.m.

    There are tons of exhibits to choose from, browse through the premium book online and see what YOU want to exhibit at the 150th Fair. Whether it is a passion for growing vegetables or flowers, or creating mouth watering baked goods, or hand making beautiful knits, or why not show off your artistic side by entering photos, crafts, drawings, and more, or perhaps you've raised a gorgeous livestock animal, or want to show case your riding skills....there is bound to be something you can show off at the 150th Fair!

    All rules and regulations are outlined in the premium book. Entry forms are located at the end of the book. Fill yours in today! Entry forms must be received by July 23 at 4pm. See page 99 for entry blank guidelines.

    Thank you to everyone who has, or is planning to enter an exhibit. We provide the forum to display this community's talent....but it is the community that makes it such a fabulous presentation.

    Please come and browse through all the art, floral, livestock, and agricultural exhibits. Oh and by the way, we will auction off pies and cakes on Monday, Aug 2, 3pm at the Litz Stage. One slice will be kept for display. All proceeds will benefit The March of Dimes.


    Update Bret Michaels Performance - Ticket Sales Resume

    Published on April 28, 2010 at 9:44 a.m.

    Fair Officials received word today from Michaels’ management that Bret Michaels will be performing on August 6th at the Clearfield County Fair. Michaels’ management projects Michaels will resume his Roses n Thorns Tour as early as May 27th.

    Michaels, front-man of the glam-metal band Poison and current “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant, was hospitalized on April 22nd at an undisclosed location after suffering a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage, or bleeding at the base of his brain stem. Michaels is currently listed in critical but stable condition and under “intense observation”. Further tests are being run to discover the cause of the bleeding. Check www.bretmichaels.com for medical updates.

    Tickets for Bret Michaels’ August 6th performance are only $34 for reserved track seating and $32 for reserved grandstand and bleacher seating and, for a limited time, gate admission is free with purchase of concert tickets. Rides and motorsport events not included. Check the official fair website, www.clearfieldcountyfair.com for a full lineup of entertainment and more.


    Bret Michaels Hospitalized, Sales for Aug 6th Concert Suspended

    Published on April 26, 2010 at 9:48 a.m.

    bret michaels web In light of the medical emergency involving Bret Michaels, ticket sales for his August 6th performance at the Clearfield County Fair have been suspended. Michaels, front-man of the glam-metal band Poison and current “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant, was hospitalized on April 22nd at an undisclosed location after suffering a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage, or bleeding at the base of his brain stem. As of April 25th, Michaels is listed in critical condition and under “intense observation”. Further tests are being run to discover the cause of the bleeding.

    All orders placed solely for Michaels’ concert that have not yet been processed, are currently being held. Orders placed for multiple concerts that include Michaels will be filled at this time so as not to hold fairgoers tickets to the other concerts. Due to the seriousness of Michaels’ condition, Fair Officials anticipate Michaels’ Roses and Thorns Tour will be cancelled and are preparing to secure an artist of equal caliber for August 6th. Ticket orders already processed for the Michaels’ concert will be honored for whoever is slated to perform on August 6th. A refund policy may also be instated. “I was stunned and saddened when I heard”, stated Brenda Hunter Publicity Director, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Bret and his family”. Check back for futher updates on the August 6th performance. Visit bretmichaels.com for updates on his condition.


    Name the Pig Contest Over - Winner Chosen!

    Published on March 30, 2010 at 12:59 p.m.

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    Many entries were received and the Fair Board thanks everyone for entering! We have chosen "Maizey" submitted by Pamela Risser of Mahaffey.

    Pamela thought of the name after researching the history of Clearfield County and learned that Clearfield was called Chincleclamousche, the name of the Native American Chief of the "Cornplanters" tribe of Senecas. Maize is the name for Indiana corn. "We love that the history of the County was taken into consideration" stated Brenda Hunter, Publicity Director for the Fair.

    "Mooley", last year's collectible plush cow, was named after the siren that adorns the Clearfield County Courthouse. The siren was used in war time as a Civil Defense alert. Since then, the siren is used to alert the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department.

    Ms. Risser will receive (2) tickets to see the Beach Boys on August 3rd and a collectible plush of "Maizey".


    FireHouse and Universe Racing to ROCK Clearfield

    Published on March 29, 2010 at 12:28 p.m.

    firehouse_front_angle32 BERWICK, PA- Universe Racing and the multi platinum recording band, FireHouse are proud to announce that the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards FireHouse/Universe Racing Dodge Charger will accompany the band to the Central PA Outdoors and Sports Show in Clearfield, Pa on Saturday, May 8.

    Set to rock the stage with Winger, FireHouse members CJ Snare, Michael Foster, Bill Leverty and Allen McKenzie are excited about seeing “their” race car before it takes to the track on June 5th at the Pocono International Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.

    Thanks to Pocono Raceway, a select number of show goers will have the opportunity to receive a free pass to the Pocono 200 in June.

    Steve Fox of Hazleton, Pa pilots the FireHouse Dodge and he will be in attendance to sign autographs and talk with fans.

    The Central PA Outdoors and Sports Show features hunting and fishing products, plus information on outdoor sport and camping retreats, supplies, boats, RV’s, ATV’s and more. The event runs all weekend from May 7-9 at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds.

    Beginning at 7:00 PM on Saturday night, FireHouse will take the stage, followed by Winger. Concert tickets are only $20 and are available at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds office.

    Running ‘Door to Door’ this season, come out and witness the collision of rock-n-roll and stock car racing!

    Visit www.universeracing.net for up to date information on the FireHouse Dodge Charger. For the complete FireHouse touring schedule, please log on to www.firehousemusic.com. Information on the Central PA Outdoors and Sports Show can be viewed at www.centralpaoutdoorshow.com.


    Winger, FireHouse to Play at Central PA Outdoor & Sports Show

    Published on March 24, 2010 at 9:32 a.m.

    WingerFireHouse-216x300 The Central PA Outdoor & Sports Show will be held on May 7, 8, and 9 at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds. The three day event will feature indoor and outdoor hunting and sports recreation exhibits, demonstrations and clinics, expert seminars, RV’s, ATV’s, entertainment and more!

    The Clearfield County Fair & Park Board is excited to announce that Winger and FireHouse will perform on Saturday, May 8th at 7 pm, in front of the grandstand. Tickets for this premiere concert are only $20, General Admission Seating, and will go on-sale on March 26. Tickets can be ordered online at this website; by calling 765-4629; or stop by the Fair & Park Board Office.

    Winger reunited after more than a decade in 2006 for the release of the successful comeback album entitled IV a record that pushed the boundaries of the Winger classic sound to new heights. Winger debut album in 1988 on Atlantic achieved platinum status in the United States, and gold in Japan and Canada sporting such hits as “Madalaine”, “Seventeen” and “Headed For A Heartbreak”. In 1990, the band was nominated for an American Music Award for “Best New Heavy Metal Band”. Shortly after, WINGER released its second album “In the Heart of the Young”, which went platinum in the U.S. and gold in Japan. The album included Winger’s biggest hit “Miles Away”, who topped at #12 of Billboard charts in the USA. Frontiers Records proudly announces the release of Winger’s fifth studio album entitled “Karma” , an amazing new record where the four band members: Kip Winger (bass and vocals), Reb Beach (guitars), Rod Morgenstein and John Roth shine with an incredible instrumental and vocal prowess at the service of superb Hard Rock songs, but with an uncanny sense of melody. The title “Karma” represents Winger completing its full musical circle as Kip explains, “We were discussing the very interesting path the band has had and we have all been through so much together. So we went for “Karma” as this is a word that truly sums up the experience of being in the band”.

    FireHouse has been rockin’ for over a decade. Their music has taken them all over the world and produced gold, platinum, and multi platinum records in the United States and countries abroad. In 2003, FireHouse headed back into the studio to write and record their 8th album, Prime Time. As music changes over time, FireHouse continues to evolve their musical style, yet at the same time hang onto their hard rock roots. The band reached stardom during the early 1990s with hit singles like “Don’t Treat Me Bad” and “All She Wrote”, as well as their signature ballads “I Live My Life for You”, “Love of a Lifetime”, and “When I Look Into Your Eyes”. You can expect to hear what FireHouse is famous for, soulful, melodic hard rock.

    Admission to the Central PA Outdoor Show is free. Thousands of dollars in prizes will be given away. For more information please visit http://www.centralpaoutdoorshow.com/.


    Please Give Me a Name!

    Published on March 23, 2010 at 3:42 p.m.

    Pig Plush 150th Last year Mooley, a collectible cow plush, was introduced and quickly became the hottest collectible in town. Limited productions of only 375 were made; all were sold by the closing of fair week. The collectible plush line will continue this year with a very adorable pig plush. The line will be limited to only 375 and are projected to be available for purchase in June.

    We need your help though! Our adorable Pig Plush needs a name! Please submit your suggestion to ghallstrom@verizon.net with the subject line - Name the Pig. The person submitting the chosen name will win one Pig Plush and complimentary seats and gate admission for two to the Beach Boys! (rides not included).

    Don't hesitate though; the Name the Pig contest will be open for a limited time. For a full line of events, please click on "Fair Events".


    Advance On-Line Ticket Sales to Begin

    Published on March 2, 2010 at 1:11 p.m.

    GSCollage Whether you are looking to reminisce, laugh, or rock out, the 150th Clearfield County Fair has a show for you! In celebration of our 150th, a stunning grandstand lineup of The Beach Boys, ZZ Top, Bret Michaels, and Jeff Dunham will perform. On-line ticket sales will begin at the fair’s official website www.clearfieldcountyfair.com on Tuesday, March 16th at 10 am for these shows plus the Full Pull Productions Truck and Tractor Pull, the Hell Drivers stunt show, advance walk-around gate tickets, and advance ride/gate tickets. Visa/Mastercard is accepted.

    A limited time special on advance concert ticket purchases includes gate admission with purchase. Motorsport events and carnival rides not included in this special.

    All concerts begin at 8pm. The Truck and Tractor Pull begins at 7pm on Thur, Aug 5th and the Hell Drivers Stunt Show is at Noon on Sat, August 7th. Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher seating for the Truck and Tractor Pull is $13 and the Hell Drivers is $7.

    The Beach Boys, performing on Tuesday, Aug 3rd, are some of the prime architects of the surf-rock craze. The Beach Boys first formed as a group in 1961, but it wasn't until 1966, that the group emerged as America's pre-eminent pop group. They were widely considered the only musical act able to challenge the incredible international success of the Beatles. In 2006, the major surviving Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks) reunited for a celebration of the 40th anniversary Pet Sounds and the double-platinum certification of their greatest hits compilation, Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys. Reserved Track Seating is $27 and Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher Seating is $25.

    ZZ Top began as a rough-and-ready blues-rock power trio from Texas that became a huge mid-'70s concert attraction. Beginning with the release of First Album in 1970, ZZ Top has toured constantly; building a national following that has made all the band's albums gold or platinum. Hit songs include “Tush"; "Gimme All Your Lovin'"; "Sharp Dressed Man", and "Legs" which introduced a pulsating synthesizer beat into ZZ Top's crunching blues-rock riffs. The trend continued with the album Afterburner, which contained such video hits as "Rough Boy", "Sleeping Bag", "Velcro Fly" and “Stages". ZZ Top is slated for Wed, Aug 4th. Reserved Track Seating is $54 and Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher Seating is $52.

    Bret Michaels, as the frontman for Poison for the last two decades, has sold 25 million records, He has set his musical sights beyond Poison and released a debut solo album “Songs of Life” in 2003, “Freedom of Sound” in 2005, and “Rock My World” in 2008, which features a collection of solo songs that have been featured on the “Rock of Love” television series. Reserved Track Seating is $34 and Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher Seating is $32. Bret Michaels will take the stage on Friday, Aug 6th.

    Over the last decade, Jeff Dunham and his comedic sidekicks, Walter the grumpy retiree; the beer-swilling NASCAR loving redneck Bubba J; the funny and manic Peanut; Jose Jalapeno, the spicy pepper from south of the border; and the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist, have risen from the standup comedy clubs to charm the world and become an unprecedented entertainment phenomenon. Spend the evening of Sat, Aug 7th laughing with Jeff Dunham. Reserved Track Seating is $57 and Reserved Grandstand/Bleacher Seating is $55. Projector screens will be in place for this show.

    An advance walk-around gate ticket will be available for $5 while supplies last. This includes all entertainment in the Expo II Plaza - Buffo the World’s Strongest Clown; First Bite Fishing Tank; and Bixby’s Rainforest as well as entertainment on the David H. Litz Grove Stage, Harness Racing Monday through Thursday (new post time is Noon); livestock, agriculture and grange exhibits; photography and art exhibits, a kid’s day show on Tuesday, and non-commercial and commercial exhibits. Children under 4 are admitted free. A separate ride pass may be purchased if those under age 4 wish to ride.

    An advance ride/gate ticket will be available for $7 while supplies last. This will include the same as the advance walk around ticket plus all day mechanical rides on the midway.

    Special admission days include Kid’s Day on Tuesday with a special show at 10am in the grandstand. Also be sure to sign up that day for the kid’s pedal tractor pull. Senior Citizen’s Day will be held on Thursday. Seniors will receive free admission all day with proof of ID. And for the first time, Military Day will be held on Friday. Active Duty military personnel will receive free admission on that day. Military ID must be shown.

    The Directors are working hard to ensure the 150th Clearfield County Fair is enjoyable for all. They thank all the volunteers, past-directors, the community and all the fair-goers for the rich filled history and look forward to continuing this rural Americana tradition. Please come and join us celebrate and educate at the 150th Clearfield County Fair.


    Comedian Jeff Dunham & Rocker Bret Michaels Slated For 150th Clearfield County Fair

    Published on February 13, 2010 at 4:42 p.m.

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    The very talented comedian who will have fairgoers in stitches on Saturday, August 7th is none other than Jeff Dunham and his partners, Walter the grumpy retiree; the beer-swilling NASCAR loving redneck Bubba J; the funy and manic Peanut; Jose Jalapeno, the spicy pepper from south of the border; and the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

    Friday, August 6th, features rocker Bret Michaels. As the frontman for Poison for the last two decades, Michaels has sold 25 million records, He has set his musical sights beyond Poison and released a debut solo album “Songs of Life” in 2003, “Freedom of Sound” in 2005, and “Rock My World” in 2008, which features a collection of solo songs that have been featured on the “Rock of Love” television series.

    Celebration of the 150th Clearfield County Fair will begin Monday, August 2nd, with the Fireman’s Parade and Fireworks by R&R Fireworks. Tuesday, oldies favorite The Beach Boys will perform; Wednesday, rock legend ZZ Top will make their first appearance in Clearfield County; Thursday will feature Full Pull Productions Truck & Tractor Pull; and The Hell Drivers will return Saturday afternoon to thrill those of all ages with car stunts and more. A limited time special will include gate admission with advance purchase of any concert ticket (motor sport events excluded). On-line sales of reserved seating tickets for all the Grandstand Shows are projected to be available at the fair’s official website, www.clearfieldcountyfair.com in March.

    One of the greatest midways in Clearfield County Fair history is also returning. Reithoffer Shows made their debut in Clearfield in 1980. Their last apperance was in 1992. Reithoffer Shows is the innovator when it comes to spectacular rides and attractions. They will bring a dazzingling array of things you have never seen in this area. Rides such as the Tornado, Dutch Wheel, Speed, and Full Tilt are just a few of the spectacular and thrill rides chosen by the Directors that will be on the midway. Photos of the rides and more information on Reithoffer Shows can be found on their website www.reithoffershows.com. All day access to mechanical rides is free with paid gate admission (ages 4 & over).

    The Expo II Plaza, also free with gate admission, will feature new & returning entertainment this year, Buffo the World’s Strongest Clown - not your ordinary clown, returns after a long absence at the fair. This gentle giant weighs in at over 200 pounds and has biceps that are bigger than most men's thighs. He juggles bowling balls as well as hatchets, meat cleavers, fire and chain saws - as long as they're not turned on! He rips telephone books in half and balances extension ladders and children sitting in chairs on his face. He makes animals appear and disappear and escapes from chains, ropes, handcuffs and a strait jacket. He even has a little dog that does almost as many tricks as he does!

    Bring the kids and make a lasting memory at the First Bite Fishing Tank where they can learn how to handle different species of fish; learn how to handle different species of live bait; and overcome their fears of fish and bait. All fish are returned safely to the tank.

    Now imagine the world of antic sounds and vibrant colors of exotic plants, palm trees, and animals. Families will travel through a rainforest as their tour guide Bixby takes them on a magical journey! Families will experience the excitement of a unique blend of magic, audience participation, sing-a-long and a menagerie of exotic animal interaction, all while Bixby brings awareness on conservation and preservation of the rainforest.

    The David H. Litz Grove Stage will feature a variety of entertainment throughout the week including the local favorite The Moore Brothers, Ryan Pelton, Tribute to Elvis Presley, and 11-year old singing sensation Eva Blankenhorn, you have to hear her to believe how sensational she is. Eva will also be performing during the 2nd Queen for a Day program.

    Harness Racing will take center stage on the half mile track in front of the grandstand Monday through Thursday at Noon. All the Expo II Plaza activities, Grove Stage Entertainment, Harness Racing, spectacular rides, plus the livestock, agriculture and grange exhibits; photography and art exhibits, a kid’s day show on Tuesday, and commercial exhibits are all free with a paid gate admission of $8 (ages 4 and over). Children under 4 are admitted free. A separate ride pass may be purchased if those under age 4 wish to ride. For those who do not wish to ride but still want to take in all the other free activities, an advance walk-around pass will be made available prior to the fair for only $5 (while supplies last). Also to be made available is a $7 ride pass that also includes all the free activities.

    Kid’s Day will be held on Tuesday with a special show at 10am in the grandstand. Also be sure to sign up that day for the kid’s pedal tractor pull. Senior Citizen’s Day will be held on Thursday. Seniors will receive free admission all day with proof of ID. And for the first time, Military Day will be held on Friday. Active Duty military personnel will receive free admission on that day. Military ID must be shown.

    The Directors are working hard to ensure the 150th Clearfield County Fair is enjoyable for all. They thank all the volunteers, past-directors, the community and all the fair-goers for the rich filled history and look forward to continuing this rural Americana tradition. Please come and join us celebrate and educate at the 150th Clearfield County Fair.


    ZZ Top to Headline 150th Clearfield County Fair

    Published on February 2, 2010 at 9:17 a.m.

    ZZ Top Web Photo

    The Directors of the Clearfield County Fair recently returned from the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention, and for the first time ever, with all the Grandstand Entertainment confirmed.

    Celebration of the 150th Clearfield County Fair will begin Aug 2 with the Fireman’s Parade and Fireworks by R&R Fireworks. On Aug. 4 rock legend ZZ Top will make their first appearance in Clearfield County. Thursday will feature Full Pull Productions Truck & Tractor Pull. The Hell Drivers will return Saturday afternoon to thrill those of all ages with car stunts and more.

    Entertainment for Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday evening cannot yet be announced per request of the artist’s management; however, an oldies favorite will be making a return after a long absence; a rock n roll favorite will have the grandstand screaming; and a very talented comedian will have the crowd in stitches. Online sales of reserved seating tickets for all the Grandstand Shows are projected to be available at the fair’s official Web site in March.

    One of the greatest midways in Clearfield County Fair history is also returning. Reithoffer Shows made their debut in Clearfield in 1980. Their last apperance was in 1992. Reithoffer Shows is the innovator when it comes to spectacular rides and attractions. They will bring a dazzingling array of things you have never seen in this area. Rides such as the Tornado, Dutch Wheel, Speed, and Full Tilt are just a few of the spectacular and thrill rides chosen by the Directors that will be on the midway. Photos of the rides and more information on Reithoffer Shows can be found on their website www.reithoffershows.com. All day access to mechanical rides is free with paid gate admission (ages 4 & over).

    The Expo II Plaza, also free with gate admission, will feature new & returning entertainment this year, Buffo the World’s Strongest Clown - not your ordinary clown, returns after a long absence at the fair. This gentle giant weighs in at over 200 pounds and has biceps that are bigger than most men's thighs. He juggles bowling balls as well as hatchets, meat cleavers, fire and chain saws - as long as they're not turned on! He rips telephone books in half and balances extension ladders and children sitting in chairs on his face. He lies on a bed of nails buried under a stack of cement blocks and walks on broken glass and machetes in his bare feet. He makes animals appear and disappear and escapes from chains, ropes, handcuffs and a strait jacket. He even has a little dog that does almost as many tricks as he does!

    Bring the kids and make a lasting memory at the First Bite Fishing Tank where they can learn how to handle different species of fish; learn how to handle different species of live bait; and overcome their fears of fish and bait. All fish are returned safely to the tank.

    Now imagine the world of antic sounds and vibrant colors of exotic plants, palm trees, and animals. Families will travel through a rainforest as their tour guide Bixby takes them on a magical journey! Families will experience the excitement of a unique blend of magic, audience participation, sing-a-long and a menagerie of exotic animal interaction, as Bixby brings awareness on conservation and preservation of the rainforest.

    The David H. Litz Grove Stage will feature a variety of entertainment throughout the week including the local favorite The Moore Brothers, Ryan Pelton, Tribute to Elvis Presley, and 11-year old singing sensation Eva Blankenhorn, you have to hear her to believe how sensational she is. Eva will also be performing during the 2nd Annual Queen for a Day program. Harness Racing will take center stage on the half mile track in front of the grandstand Monday through Thursday. All the Expo II Plaza activities, Grove Stage Entertainment, Harness Racing, spectacular rides, plus the livestock, agriculture and grange exhibits; photography and art exhibits, a kid’s day show on Tuesday, and commercial exhibits are all free with a paid gate admission of $8 (ages 4 and over). Children under 4 are admitted free. A separate ride pass may be purchased if those under age 4 wish to ride. For those who do not wish to ride but still want to take in all the other free activities, an advance walk-around pass will be made available prior to the fair for only $5 (while supplies last). Also to be made available is a $7 ride pass that also includes all the free activities.

    Kid’s Day will be held on Tuesday with a special show at 10 am in the grandstand. Also be sure to sign up that day for the kid’s pedal tractor pull. Senior Citizen’s Day will be held on Thursday. Seniors will receive free admission all day with proof of ID. And for the first time, Military Day will be held on Friday. Active Duty military personnel will receive free admission on that day. Military ID must be shown.

    The Directors are working hard to ensure the 150th Clearfield County Fair is enjoyable for all. They thank all the volunteers, past-directors, the community and all the fair-goers for the rich filled history and look forward to continuing this rural Americana tradition. Please come and join us celebrate and educate at the 150th Clearfield County Fair.


    Jam in the Valley/Big Rig Show

    Published on December 3, 2009 at 11:36 a.m.

    Jam in the Valley and The Big Rig Show will come together Sept. 10th and 11th, 2010. As soon as more details become available, we will post them.

    Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

    Published on November 4, 2009 at 4:45 p.m.

    The Queen Court and Committee, along with Joe Wrigglesworth, are hosting an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast to support the Children's Miracle Network through the Queens For Kids Program Saturday, November 14th from 6am to 11am at the Expo I building. The cost is just $5 for an adult and $3 for those 10 and under. You will have your choice of regular or buckwheat pancakes as well as sausage or liverwurst.

    Reithoffer Shows Return to Clearfield for the 2010 Clearfield County Fair

    Published on October 29, 2009 at 8:40 a.m.

    Reithoffer ShowsOne of the greatest midways in Clearfield County Fair history is returning beginning with the 2010 Fair. Reithoffer Shows made their debut in Clearfield in 1980. Their last apperance was in 1992. Reithoffer Shows is the innovator when it comes to spectacular rides and attractions.

    Reithoffer Shows will bring a dazzingling array of things you have never seen in this area. Rides such as the Super Himalya, Freak Out, and Indy 500 are just a few that the Fair & Park Board is requesting be brought to the 2010 Fair. The Board will meet with Reithoffer at the annual Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention in January and submit a requested list of rides to be brought to the 2010 Fair. “Reithoffer is giving us such a great opportunity, that we never had in the past, to bring the best, most spectacular rides out there to our fair. This will definitely contribute to making our 150th Fair memorable”, stated Greg Hallstrom, Fair Manager.

    Reithoffer Shows travels April through November up and down the eastern seaboard and as far west as Missouri playing the nations best fairs and festivals. Reithoffer Shows has a long history, beginning in 1896, of bringing quality, variety, and one of a kind rides to fairs and festivals. More information on Reithoffer Shows can be found on their website www.reithoffershows.com. Watch the Fair’s official website, www.clearfieldcountyfair.com for further updates on which of the amazing rides Reithoffer will be bringing to Clearfield.


    150th Clearfield County Fair

    Published on October 22, 2009 at 9:24 a.m.

    The 150th Clearfield County Fair will take place from August 2nd, 2010 through August 7th, 2010. The Clearfield County Fair and Park Board is now working on entertainment for the 150th Clearfield County Fair. We are also preparing for the annual state convention in Hershey where we will be attending seminars and round tables to learn different ways to better the fair and the community.


    3rd Annual Big Rig Show and Expo Winners

    Published on September 2, 2009 at 8:53 a.m.

    The following is a list of classes and their respective winners:

    Tri-Axle Dump 2009/2008 - Dustin Pentz
    Tri-Axle Dump 2007/2006- W. Paul Shaffer
    Tri-Axle Dump 2001-1995 - Mike Williams
    Day Cab - Dixon Contracting
    Antique Truck (no longer hauling) - Keith Folmar
    Highway Tractor 2007/2006 - Brad Foster
    Highway Tractor 2005/2004 - Dennis Llewellyn
    Highway Tractor 2003/2002 - Tom Shank
    Highway Tractor 2001 – 1995 - Jared Mitchell
    Highway Tractor 1994 and older - D J Mattis
    Tractor Trailer Combo – Flatbed (curtain side, rack & tarp, drop deck, equipment float) - Jeffrey Henry
    Tractor Trailer Combo – Specialty (dump, car carrier, squelton) - TMH Trucking Inc
    Boom Truck - Tom Dixon
    Cement Mixer - Frank Dragoone
    Fleet Trucks 1 – 50 units - Beany Fenush
    Garbage Packer Unit 09/06 - Doug Schultz
    Best Overall Straight Truck - Roger Lydick

    Furthest Distance to Participate in Show - Tim & Janie Johns (152 miles)
    People's Choice - Josh Masser
    Best of Show - Audie Pentz
    Oldest truck on display - Marty Brooks (1949 GMC)
    Best Chrome - W. Paul Shaffer
    Best Interior - Dennis Llewellyn
    Best Paint - Keith Folmar
    Best Display for Individual Setup - Jared Mitchell

    3rd Annual Big Rig Show and Expo Winners
    Winners from left to right. Bottom row: Joshua & Katlyn Folmar, W. Paul Shaffer, Carrie Flanagan, Rachel Syktich, Dennis Llewellyn, Betsy Baker, Mitchell’s. Middle row: Dustin Pentz, Audie Pentz, Scott Weber, Tim Johns, Cody Conklin, Jeff Henry, Jacob Shank, Back Row: Roger Lydick, Doug Schultz, Mike Williams, D J Mattis, Tom Dixon, Frank Dragoone, Marty Brooks, Tom Shank.

    Thank you to everyone for their participation and we hope to see you next year!!!!


    High School Musical Show Cancelled - Performers Unable to Arrive

    Published on August 6, 2009 at 10:01 a.m.

    The Clearfield County Fair regrettably announces the High School Musical show scheduled for 10am Thursday was cancelled due to the performers being delayed and unable to arrive today. The Fair felt the best thing to do was to cancel the show and advise fairgoers as they arrived at the gates that the show was cancelled.

    The Fair is greatly upset that they were unable to present the High School Musical show as scheduled. The Fair strives to obtain quality entertaining shows for the children of our community. Refunds were provided to fairgoers who arrived early for the HSM show, prior to the Fair receiving word that the HSM performers would not be arriving.

    The Fair sincerely apologizes for the cancellation of the show. Fairgoers are invited to enjoy many of the other activities being held today such as Harness Racing at Noon, Fearless Flores

    Circus and Thrill Show; Animal Racing and Petting Zoo; Live Interactive Stingray Show; Woodcarver; and the Dance Company and Marie Levin will be on the David H. Litz Stage this evening. The Full Pull Productions Truck and Tractor Pull will be held this evening at 7pm. Tickets are available for the Truck Pull by calling 765-1749 or stopping at the ticket office located in front of the grandstand.


    2009 Parade Winners

    Published on August 5, 2009 at 12:15 p.m.

    2009 Clearfield County Fair Parade Winners are as follows:

    ••Best overall engine: Penfield

    •Second best overall engine: Irvona

    •Best overall engine/tanker: Winburne

    •Second best overall engine/tanker: Oklahoma

    •Best overall tanker, 1,500 gallons or more: Union Township

    •Second best overall tanker 1,500 or more: Treasure Lake

    •Best overall aerial: Brockway

    •Second best overall aerial: Hyde

    •Best overall rescue truck: Curwensville

    •Second best overall rescue truck: Lawrence Township No. 1

    •Best overall ambulance or QRS: Brady Township

    •Second best overall ambulance or QRS: Glen Richey

    •Fire company making best appearance: Lawrence Township No. 1

    •Fire company traveling longest distance: Renovo

    •Best overall squad, command or special unit: Boalsburg

    •Best overall fire apparatus (judges choice) (sponsored by Paul "Foot" and Sue Lanich): Crystal Fire Co. of St. Marys

    2009 Band Awards

    There were no bands in the senior school band class AAA.

    •First place senior school band class AA: Curwensville Area High School

    •Second place senior school band class AA: West Branch Area High School

    •Third place senior school band class AA: Purchase Line High School

    •First place senior school band class A: Moshannon Valley High School

    •Second place senior school band class A: Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School

    •Third place senior school band class A: Northern Cambria High School

    •First place junior high school band: Clearfield Area Middle School

    •Second place junior high school band: Curwensville Area Junior High band

    •Best appearing band front: Curwensville

    •Best drum major (judges award): West Branch

    •Best color guard captain (judges award): Marion Center

    •First place miniature twirling unit: Dream Catchers

    •Second place miniature twirling unit: Daisies Twirlers

    •Third place miniature twirling unit: Liberettes

    •Best drum and bugle/pipe band: Nittany Highlanders

    •Best appearing float using parade committee theme: Keystone Child Care Associates

    •Best of show overall: (parade committee choice, sponsored by Robbins Motors): Hot Shots 4-H


    Rachel Syktich Crowned 2009 Clearfield County Fair Queen

    Published on August 3, 2009 at 12:12 p.m.

    2009 Clearfield County Fair Queen Rachel Syktich
    Her fan section belted out “We Love You,” as she was called to center stage. Rachel Syktich, 19 of DuBois, was also the judges’ favorite and crowned the 2009 Clearfield County Fair Queen at the grandstand Sunday afternoon. “It’s so surreal. It’s real. It’s happening. It’s real. I’m just living it right now,” she said. “And, it’s only just begun.” Syktich said that last year’s queen Leah Carr has been a mentor. She said that she learned a great deal as a member of her court. “She’s been such an inspiration. She made me want to do it again with her amazing queen ability. I felt that I could try to live up to those standards,” Syktich said. “She loves our fair and its agriculture. It’s a big part of all our lives and is what will stick with me. She taught me how to promote and love our fair.” During the contest, Syktich said her hope was to attract others to her fair that is the fifth largest in the state. She said the “changing times” was a recurring theme at this year’s Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention. She said that change is currently surrounding everyone due to the economic turbulence. “I hope you all can change that for one week. I see and know the times have changed. But for once time stood still,” Syktich said. Despite entering the contest as the previous year’s first runner-up, Syktich admitted that she was uncertain about the end result. She said that she had questions marks running through her thoughts. “All of those 10 girls were amazing. They were all true, good moraled girls. I think that they should all run again if they have the chance,” she said. She said that when announced the new fair queen, it was a dream come true. “It was like ‘wait, did they say my name. Did they just say my name right now? I’m the next fair queen, did they just say that.’ It’s just a beautiful dream that I’m living right now,” Syktich said. Syktich said that although she did not have her name called two years ago, she was inspired by friends, family and the queen committee to vie for the crown again both last and this year. “They are the reason I have this crown on my head,” she said. She said that she not only looks forward to promoting her fair with a smile, but also sharing the experience and memories with her court. “They are really great girls, and I am so proud to be standing with them. I know that we’ll all become great friends.” Syktich will be joined by Carrie Flanagan, first runner-up; Joslyn Smeal, second runner-up; Halee Kephart, third runner-up; and Devon Lucas, fourth runner-up.

    Queen For A Day Entry Deadline Approaching

    Published on July 29, 2009 at 2:32 p.m.

    (CLEARFIELD, PA – JULY 24, 2009) Entries for Queen For A Day at the 149th Clearfield County Fair are due to the fair office by Saturday, August 1st. Young ladies, ages 13 to 20, are invited to participate in this new event that will provide beneficial information for future college interviews, job interviews, and/or contests and pageants. The event opens with a guest appearance by Miss Pennsylvania then continues with a Fashion Show by Suzy’s Fashions of Hyde, Fashion Bug of Clearfield, and Trousseaux of DuBois. The Fashion Show is open to the public. The remainder of events is for the pre-registered participants. Following the Fashion Show, Dori Samanka of Trousseaux, will make a presentation on manners, etiquette, and speaking skills. The Penn State Cooperative Extension Office will then inform the participants of the importance of agriculture in our daily lives. Following this, representatives from Avon, Merle Norman Boutique, and JC Penney of Clearfield will be on-hand to provide skin, makeup and hair tips. Miss Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen, and fair queens from neighboring counties will be on hand to meet and chat with the participants. Queen for a Day will take place on Thursday, August 6th starting at noon at the David H. Litz Grove Stage, but there is a limit of 50 entrants to the event. So if you would like to learn more about the Clearfield County “Queen for a Day” event, visit the Clearfield Fair office for an application, pick one up at WOKW radio station or any of our representative businesses, or visit www.clearfieldcountyfair.com. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. This event will help you to grow and benefit far into the future!

    Changes at Weaver Street Gate to Ease Flow of Entry

    Published on July 29, 2009 at 2:31 p.m.

    CLEARFIELD,PA, JULY 29,2009: Fairgoers will notice a change in gate entry at this years fair at the Weaver Street and Park Street gates. Upon entering Weaver Street gate, fairgoers will be able to purchase their parking ticket and then drive directly into the oval to park. They will then be able to walk in at either the Weaver Street Gate or Park Street Gate. Admission Ticket Booths will be set up at the cross road of Weaver Street and Stadium Drive and also at Park Street. Fairgoers will purchase an admission ticket and receive their hand stamp for the all day carnival rides. All day ride stamp applicable to ages 4-64 with paid admission or to those who purchased an advance ride/gate pass. Those under age 4 and over 65 or who use an advance gate pass or fireman’s special can purchase a ride ticket at any ticket booth located on the carnival midway. The change was made in an effort to speed up entry into the fair and keep waiting to a minimum. For more information on this year’s fair events, admission rates, online ticket orders, or online purchase of the 1st ever fair plush collectible, “Mooley”, please visit www.clearfieldcountyfair.com.

    Fair Exhibit Entry Forms Due 7/24

    Published on July 20, 2009 at 12:58 p.m.

    Got a knack for baking, needlework, gardening, photography, or art? Clearfield County residents are invited to enter their items for show at the Clearfield County Fair. There are many departments in which one can enter including Livestock, Vegetables, Fruits & Nuts, Home & Dairy, Floral, Needlecraft, and Arts, Crafts & Photography. Let’s not forget about the Hershey Baking or Angel Food contest. New categories have been added in Horses, Poultry & Pigeons, 4H, Vegetables, and Home & Dairy. A new department has been added for goats. Entry forms will be accepted at the fair office until July 24. Exhibits are to be placed in their respective buildings on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the fair. The full premium book outlining all departments, rules, and premiums is available on the website -click on the link located on teh home page right above the news. Premium books are also available at the fair office. Thank you for entering!

    Mooley Now Available

    Published on June 30, 2009 at 11:38 a.m.

    Mooley is a custom plush collectible and only available for a limited time. Only a limited number of this adorable collectible custom plush have been produced! He measures 6.5 inches sitting and has a custom ear tag with the year and his name. Mooley will be available in July but pre-orders are now being accepted. Cost per plush is $10 plus shipping ($2.24 per item) and handling ($1 per order). Orders are accepted online as well as by stopping by the fair office.


    Queen For A Day Program New to 2009 Clearfield County Fair

    Published on June 30, 2009 at 11:17 a.m.

    How would you like to be a Queen for a day? Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Fair Queen? If you are a young lady, ages 13 to 20 years old, you can find out what it takes to be the Fair Queen by registering for our "Queen for a Day" event to be held during the 2009 Clearfield County Fair.

    The event opens with a Fashion Show hosted by Suzy's Fashions of Hyde, Fashion Bug of Clearfield, and Trousseaux of DuBois. The Fashion Show is open to the public! Participants of the event will go through different stations learning more about agriculture, public speaking, and tips on hair and makeup. This is a great way for young girls to realize their own potential, to learn more on agriculture and the Fair Queen Program. A representative from Suzy's Fashions, Fashion Bug, Trousseaux, JC Penneys, Clearfield County Career & Technology Center Cosmetology Program, Merle Norman, Avon, and the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office 4H Department will be present.

    Our very own, Miss Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen, and other fair queens from neighboring counties will be on hand to work with you and offer great advice as well as pose for photographs with the "Queen for a Day" participants.

    "Queen for a Day" will take place on Thursday, August 6th starting at noon in the Grove, but there is a limit of 50 entrants to the event. So if you would like to learn more about the Clearfield County "Queen for a Day" event, visit the Clearfield Fair office for an application, pick one up at WOKW radio station or any of our representative businesses, or download here.

    Don't miss out on this great opportunity. If you have a daughter or granddaughter, age 13 to 20 who is interested in finding out what it takes to be a Clearfield County Fair Queen contestant, sign her up today! This event will help you to grow and benefit far into the future! Registrations accepted until July 31st.


    Up & Coming Independent Artists Featured at Jammin' in the Valley

    Published on June 8, 2009 at 8:06 p.m.

    If you are looking for a relaxing, great time, that is easy on the wallet, mark your calendars for June 26th & 27th. For the 4th year running, Jammin’ in the Valley returns to the Clearfield Fair Grounds. This event is free to the public and will be held from 6pm to 10pm on the 26th and Noon to 9pm on the 27th. Independent Artists Smokin Joe and his Wild Horse Band, Jerry Schickling, Distillery Dave, Joe Quick Band, One Lane Bridge, Elaini Arthur, Sheryl-Dawn Ryan, Brett Allen Morgan, Heather Olson, and Laura Fedor are scheduled to perform. For bios and an up to date listing of artists, as well as artist sign up, please visit the official website.

    Visit one of the food concessions to satisfy your taste for fair food while enjoying the great music. If you have a hunger for wings, stop by the Expo II building for the Wing Fling hosted by the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce on June 27th from 1pm to 4pm.


    2009 Music Fund Fest

    Published on February 18, 2009 at 12:45 a.m.

    This year's Music Fund Fest will feature M.C. Bob E. Day, One Lane Bridge, Jerry Schickling and North Country, Marie Levin Reba Tribute, JAX, Smokin' Joe and the Wildhorse Band, and the Moore Brothers. It will be held at the Expo I building on April 18th, 2009 starting at 5:30. Tickets will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 765-4629 for tickets. For more information, view the flyer.


    Clearfield Fair & Park Board Elects Officers; Attends Annual State Fair Convention

    Published on January 28, 2009 at 3:22 p.m.

    At a re-organizational meeting held on January 5, 2009, officers of the Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department Fair & Park Board were elected as follows: Manager Greg Hallstrom; President Dave Franson II; Vice President Rex Fink; Treasurer and State Fair Representative David Hallstrom; and Secretary Larry Bickel. The Board of Directors recently attended the 197th Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention held in Hershey, PA, where they attended various seminars and discussions and scouted entertainment for the 2009 Fair.

    At this year’s fair, the Expo II Plaza will feature something new and bring back an old favorite. Come see, touch and experience live stingrays at the world´s only traveling, self-contained Stingray Exhibit, complete with an educational video and audio presentation. Stingray barbs are removed and friendly staff will answer questions and keep curious little ones amazed. Then stop and visit the Circle C Petting Zoo & Animal Racing, a returning crowd favorite! Bates Amusements will return to the midway with an array of rides sure to please all ages and Full Pull Productions is returning with the Big Rigs.

    There are many sponsor opportunities of various levels available. Interested parties should contact Joann McCracken at the Fair Office, 814-765-4629 or email clfdfair@verizon.net.