The Bloomsburg Fair 2016 has been a harvest time tradition since 1855 in the Susquehana Valley. Once the end of September rolls around, the Central Pennsylvania community of Bloomsburg sets the stage for the biggest festival in the entire state.
Bloomsburg Fair History and Facts
The first fair was held the decade before the Civil War and Gettysburg forever changed the history of Pennsylvania. As the years passed, the fair grew bigger and the schedule of events expanded. As the fair goes strong in its second century, you can expect to find a long list of fun things to do. The schedule still includes agricultural contests and traditional fun—as well as carnival rides and games, grandstand shows, and a long schedule of live entertainment.
Bloomsburg Fair Pennsylvania Tickets
Like many fairs, gate passes are needed to enter the fairgrounds. Kids are always free, and the adult price is less than the cost of a nighttime movie ticket. On the Monday of the fair, seniors can enter the grounds for free. Many of the shows and live events are free to enjoy, but the grandstand events require additional tickets, as do the rides.
Directions to the Bloomsburg Fair
The fairgrounds are located at 620 West Third Street , off exit 232 of Interstate 80. From Pittsburgh and points west, follow the interstate until you reach the exit, which is Pennsylvania Highway 42/Mall Boulevard. Veer left at U.S. 11 and take a right once you left Barton Street. From Barton, take the second right to Third-the fairgrounds are on the left.
From Lancaster, take Interstate 81 to the north. Once you get to Minersville, take exit 116, Highway 901. Follow the highway north until County Road 4024; take the quick jog to Highway 54, then head north on Highway 61. It will merge into Highway 42, and then the directions to the Bloomsburg Fair Pennsylvania are the same as from Pittsburgh.
Lodging near the Bloomsburg Fair
If you're planning to spend more than a day at the Bloomsburg Fair 2016, it will be nice to choose accommodations close to the fairgrounds. Many Pennsylvania hotels are located in and around Bloomsburg, a quick trip away from the fun.
The Holiday Inn Express, at 14 Mitchell Drive, offers a warm welcome and comfortable place to stay with many perks. High-speed Internet access is available throughout out the hotel, and morning papers are delivered to the rooms each morning. The hotel also features an indoor pool and a fitness center.
Also close to the fairgrounds, Bloomsburg University, and Interstate 80, Comfort Suites Bloomsburg is located at 120 Plaza Drive. This nonsmoking hotel also serves a complimentary continental breakfast, in addition to offering 82 cozy guestrooms.