Clearfield County Fair starts Sunday

Kids and adults alike in Clearfield County look to the end of July and the beginning of August as the end of summer. Soon, it will be school time again and temperatures will drop. From there, leaves will change and that four-letter “S” word will begin to fall from the sky.

Before all of that though, there is the one last respite of summer, one that perhaps brings out the kid in all of us. THE FAIR!!

Sunday is “Sneak a Peek” day at the park with free admission and free parking all day long.

The Clearfield County Fair Idol contest gets under way at 12:30 p.m., just at the right time to grab a steak-on-a-stick, a gyro or any of the many other treats at the park and head to the grandstand for the event’s preliminary round. The top contestants will be divided into groups and then sing on the David H. Litz grove stage throughout the week.

At 3 p.m., the fair queen contest starts with 14 girls competing for the chance to wear the crown. The young ladies will give speeches on “My Fair” before the winner is announced. The queen contest is sponsored by Smokin’ Joe and the Wildhorse Band.

The carnival will open some rides at 4 p.m.; the carnival will also be open throughout fair week with specials for children’s day and midnight madness.

County National Bank and the Pennsylvania Lottery present Jerry Schickling on the David H. Litz grove stage at 2, 5, and 8 p.m. Sunday.

Vespers services start at the grandstand at 7 p.m. This year’s service will be led by Pastor Matt Holbert of St. John Lutheran Church in Clearfield.

The night wraps up with a new addition for the 2006 fair: The Bonnie Whaling Yarn Shop Spinners will do a demonstration in Expo II beginning at 7 p.m.

Plenty more activities are in store Sunday and throughout the week. Log onto GantDaily for coverage from the park each day.

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