Monday was the first day of the Harford Fair in Susquehanna County after a year of rest last summer.
HARFORD, Pa. – At first glance from the car park, you may notice changes at the 163rd Harford Fair. The front door was rebuilt just in time for the opening day and for the first time you can pay for the ticket with a credit card.
The pandemic canceled last year’s fair. It was unfortunate news for many, but it gave the right board time to get things going.
Fair officials built a new sales hall. He seized the site of the historic century-old wooden hut, but the hut has not disappeared. It was moved piece by piece to its new location where there is hope, which will remain for about a hundred years or so.
“Seeing it restored was a lot of fun and it felt like we were able to keep it here on the premises,” said Heather Winn, a board member of the Harford Fair.
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The Harford Fair offers a lot of history, but a novelty this year that puts the fair in the future is virtual reality.
“When a part appeared, I was in space and you couldn’t even see anything but space and things. You couldn’t even see yourself. Everything seemed completely different and real,” Michael Stockholm said.
But there is still a lot of tradition that attracts people from all over: lots of food choices and who can forget about animals?
and it was obvious that the fair was lost by the number of people who took advantage of the first day.
“It’s great to be out and do something. A great day, but Joe said it was going to rain like crazy, that’s why we’re here,” Alan and Debbie Hickock of Montrose said.
“The energy is amazing, everyone is here, everyone is having a great time. That feels really good,” Winn added.
The Harford Fair will run until Saturday 21 August.
Check the daily schedule here.