Rachel Siegel, Chairperson– 717-274-1197

The contestant shall arrange a table top display; the maximum size is limited to a 2 1/2’ x 4’ table space containing the following items which have been made or grown by the contestant since last year’s Fair:

2 sewn articles (garments/home furnishings), 1 baked good, 2 different live floral exhibits (cut flowers, arrangements or plants), 1 jar of preserved food and 1 art/craft item. Arts/crafts are defined as any item that could be entered in Department 19, as well as items that have been knitted, crocheted, woven or embroidered by the exhibitor.

Quality, workmanship and level of difficulty demonstrated in the individual items in the display and the total arrangement of the collection will be considered in the judging.

A White tri-fold board may be borrowed from the Fair for the week. See chairman when setting up display.


01. Homemaker of the Year

Premiums: 1st-$40.00; 2nd-$30.00; 3rd-$20.00; 4th-$15.00; 5th-$10.00

ENTRY FEE: $2.00



The Lebanon Area Fair is offering classes related to the current State Fair Theme as used by the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs (PSACF) and many Fairs throughout the state. All entries should depict the PA State Fair theme.

Fair Theme Rules

1. All entries must be original.

2. Photos and poems must be matted. Must be 5 x 7 photo in an 8 x 10 mat.  NO FRAMES.

3. 2017 theme- “Country Scenes, Blue Ribbon Dreams”.

4. Entries in classes 10-11 are judged on the quality of the plant or specimen, taste of the food product, & aesthetic appeal of display. The plant or specimen must have  been grown by the exhibitor. Food product need not be made from the specimen or specimen plant, but rather from the same species since the prior Fair. Refrigeration will not be provided. Display must fit an area of 12” x 16”.


01. Original Photo, ages 19 years & older

02. Original Photo, ages 18 years & under

03. Original Poem, ages 19 years & older

04. Original Poem, ages 18 years & under

05. Floral Arrangement, ages 19 years & older*

06. Floral Arrangement, ages 18 years & younger*

07. Miniature Garden (Dish Garden), any age

*Floral Arrangements may include flowers, fruits, and vegetables.

08. “Country Scenes, Blue Ribbon Dreams”-Plant to Food Product, any age -A potted herb plant along with a food product (baked, canned, dried vinegar, preserves/jelly etc.) made from the species

09. “Nature’s Bounty”, any age -At least one specimen of a single species of vegetable, fruit or nut along with a food product (baked, canned, dried vinegar, preserves/jelly etc.) made from the same species.

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$7.00; 3rd-$5.00                                                                ENTRY FEE: $1.00




Fun Safety Poster Rules

1.  Only one poster may be submitted per exhibitor.  Exhibitors must be between the ages of 8-11, 12-14, 15-18 by June 1, 2017.

2.  The poster size must be 14” x 22”, equivalent one-half of a standard poster board.  Other sizes will not be accepted for judging at the state level.

3.  2017 Theme: “Know Your Farmer”. Exhibitors should use this theme on their poster.

4.  Posters will be evaluated on use of theme, visual appearance & creativity in relation to the exhibitor’s age

5.  Only one poster per fair may be forwarded for each age group.

6.  The winning poster from each age class should be submitted by November 1st along with a Certificate of Eligibility to the Bureau of Ride & Measurement Standards for entry in the State Farm Show.

7.  Cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 will be awarded to the top three entries in each age group during the Pennsylvania State Farm Show, January 2018.


01. Ages 8-11

02. Ages 12-14

03. Ages 15-18

Premiums: 1st-$15.00; 2nd-$10.00; 3rd-$5.00

Winning posters become the property of the Lebanon Area Fair and will be sent on to the 2018 Pennsylvania State Farm Show by the Fair on your behalf.



Deb Tice, Chairperson– 717-926-4273

Sheep Lead Line Rules

1. The animal will be halter led ONLY. No handling will be permitted.

2. The outfit worn by contestant must be 100% wool or at least 70% wool blend.

3. Sheep may be tastefully decorated.

4. Any animal not entered at the Fair must meet the health rules as printed in the general rules.

5. The entry will be judged on the appropriate and attractive dress of the person, the animal’s conditioning, fitting, halter training, and the overall effect created by person and sheep.

6. A typed, one-minute commentary describing contestant’s outfit, sheep-related activities, and sheep shall accompany entry.

7. The show will be cancelled, if less than 3 contestants enter.

8. A contestant will receive bonus points if the animal is owned by the exhibitor.


01. Pee Wee (age 7 and under)

02. 8-13 (Junior)

03. 14-21 (Senior)

04. Adult (over 21)

Premiums: 1st-$15.00; 2nd-$10.00; 3rd-$7.00; 4th-$5.00; 5th-$3.00

ENTRY FEE: $1.50


DIVISION 5AnimalDecoratorClass


Deb Tice, Chairperson– 717-865-7415

Animal Decorator Class Rules

1. Animal must be halter led only.

2. Contestant(s) and animal will follow the theme described in their story or poem.

3. Contestants will be judged on originality as well as appearance.

4. A typed commentary will accompany entry; this may be fact or fiction; nursery rhyme or fable. Some examples include Batman and Robin, Little Bo Peep, Mary Had a Little Lamb.

5. Commentary will be limited to 1 minute.

6. All contestants will receive a prize; prizes will be awarded for Most Original, Prettiest, Funniest, etc.

7. Any animal not entered at the Fair must meet the health rules as printed in the general rules.


01. Pee Wee (under 8 years of age)

02. Junior (8-12 years)

03. Senior (13-18 years)

Premiums: 1st-$15.00; 2nd-$10.00; 3rd-$7.00; 4th-$5.00; 5th-$3.00                      ENTRY FEE: $1.50




Rachel Siegel, Chairperson– 717-274-1197

Scarecrow and Straw Bale and Broom Rules

1. Scarecrows must not exceed the following: W– 4’, H– 6’ .

2. Straw bales should be intact traditionally sized rectangular bale. The shape of the rectangular bale should be unaltered. Class 6 is for exhibitors that wish to alter the shape of the actual straw bale.

3. Must be free standing.

4. Entries in Class 1 will be judged on originality and authenticity to traditional cornfield or garden-type scarecrows as seen on early farms.

5. Modern, mechanical, or electrical devices such as balloons, plastics, foil etc. are allowed to be used on Class 2-7.

6. Exhibitors are limited to one entry per class.

7. Any type of broom can be used. (Commercially manufactured or handmade.) Contestants will dress the broom. This can be done with scarves, hats, strings, maps, vines, leaves, sunglasses, pinecones, felt cut-outs and buttons just to name a few. Use your imagination to create a character or animal. The broom must be free standing and be no taller than 6’ and no wider than 3’.


01. Traditional Scarecrow

02. Modern Scarecrow

03. Celebrity/Celebrity Couple Scarecrow

04. Straw Bales– Horizontal

05. Straw Bales– Vertical

06. Straw Bale– Altered shape

07. Decorated Broom

Premiums: 1st-$20.00; 2nd-$18.00; 3rd-$16.00; 4th-$14.00; 5th-$12.00               ENTRY FEE: $2.00




Dana Lape, Chairperson– 717-273-1592

Please see Talent Show Entry Form

Talent Show Rules

1. This contest is open to any amateurs from the greater Lebanon Area.

2. Contestants will present a 2-3 minute performance exhibiting their talent.

3. Contestants must supply their own CD of the song or music to be performed when applicable. All types of music will be acceptable with the following restrictions: all music and lyrics to be used are at the discretion of the contest committee and judges. No profanity or inappropriate actions or dress will be permitted. If acts are deemed inappropriate, performance will be terminated.

4. Judging criteria will be based on chosen talent and may include: music ability, choreography, costuming, originality and creativity, stage presentation, effectiveness and overall presentation. The decision of the judges is final.

5. $5.00 entry fees must be submitted with application. Entries will be accepted until age groups are filled. Entry forms available in Fair Office or at www.lebanonareafair.com.



01. Adult

02. Youth 13-19 Vocal

03. Youth 13-19 Non-Vocal

04. Youth 12 & Under Vocal

05. Youth 12 & Under Non-Vocal

Premiums: 1st-$75.00; 2nd-$50.00; 3rd-$25.00



Nadine Moore, Chairperson– 717-279-1942

Lebanon Area Fair Queen Contest Rules 

FairQueenContestantsEach Contestant must:
1. Be a resident of Lebanon County or currently or previously enrolled in a Lebanon County 4-H program and participated in such program for at least 2 consecutive years.

2. Attend a mandatory meeting prior to the Fair.

3. Submit a completed and signed permission form, short biography and essay postmarked by July 1st to: Nadine Moore 706 State Drive Lebanon, PA 17042 (forms available in the Fair Office and online at www.LebanonAreaFair.com)

4. Adhere to the rules set forth by the Pennsylvania Fair Queen Program as listed below.

Pennsylvania Fair Queen Program Rules

1.  Be a female who is a U.S. Citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania.

2.  Be at least 16, but no older than 20 years of age as of June 1 of the year entering the local contest.

3.  Be certified as the winner by the local fair where she was crowned.

4.  Have not been a former local Fair Queen winner, nor a former PA Fair Queen contestant.

5.  Not hold an other State title for any other commodity group or pageant during her reign.

6.  Have her parent(s)’ or guardians(s)’ consent to enter the competition.

7.  Be single, have never been married, have not been pregnant nor given birth to a child.

8.  Act in accordance with the PA Fair Queen “Behavior Policy”. *

9.  Meet all time commitments, Queen obligations and “Dress Code” as set forth by the PA Fair Queen Program. *

* Items 8 & 9 will be distributed at the mandatory meeting before the Fair.

Competition Judging criteria and requirements:

1. Written Essay– on the topic, “What my Fair Means to My Community”, 300 words or less. Judging Criteria: content, grammar, and spelling (15 points)

2. Personal Interview– each contestant will meet alone with the judges. Judging Criteria: conversational ability, the answers to the questions, appearance/poise/presence, activities, interview conduct, and knowledge of the fair industry. (35 points)

3. Speech Presentation– on the topic “Why You Should Come to My Fair” (3-5 minutes), persuasive speech appropri- ate for an audience of adults. The audience is the judges, parents, fair board members, or guests. Props that enhance this speech for this targeted audience are permitted, but not required. Contestants are judged on the effectiveness of their public speaking skills, NOT entertainment. Overhead projectors or Powerpoint presentation are NOT permitted. Judging Criteria: speech content (to include agriculture), speech format, conveys the importance of PA Fairs, public speaking ability, and poise/presence. (30 points)

4. Evening Gown/Introductions– this segment is conducted on stage, Saturday evening during the coronation ceremony. Each contestant makes a personal introduction to the audience, similar to that which a fair queen would give when visit- ing a fair or other public speaking event. The contestant has approx. 15 seconds to make this introductions. Judging Criteria: content, stage presence, and appearance (20 points)


**The 2017 Lebanon Area Fair Queen will receive a $500 premium at the completion of her reign.**



Nate Artz, Tournament Chairperson



Brenda Meily Classic Volleyball Tournament Rules

Tournament will begin at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, July 23. Teams must pre-register at Fair Office by Thursday, July 20 in order to be eligible. The registration fee is $35.00. Tournament will be either round robin or double elimination, depending on the number of teams entered. Teams will consist of four men, two women. At least two women must be on the court at all times.


01. Class A

02. Class B

Premiums: Will be determined by number of teams entered in each class.



Saturday, July 22 –2 p.m.

Pedal Tractor Pull Rules

1. The tractor and sled will be provided.

2. Contestants will not be allowed to stand while on tractor.

3. When forward motion stops, the pull distance will be measured from that spot.

4. Contestants cannot use their hand or body to help push rear tire.

5. Boys and girls pull in the same class.

6. The decision of the judge is final.

7. In case of a tie, the contestants will re-pull.

8. Sign-up begins at 1:30 p.m.


1. Age 4 & under

2. Age 5

3. Age 6

4. Age 7

5. Age 8

6. Age 9-10



Thursday, July 27 preceding Farmers’ Night at the Track—6:30 p.m.

Pies donated by BG’s Grocery Store, Jonestown

Pie Eating Contest Rules

1. This contest will be limited to the first 10 people per age group that sign up.slider-05

2. Sign up will be during Farmers’ Night at the track.

3. Contestants must eat an entire pie and have their hands behind their backs.

4. Prizes will be awarded in both age groups.


1. Youth (12 and under)

2. Adults (13 and over)



Thursday, July 27– 7:00 p.m.

Tug of War Rules

1. Men’s team will consist of 10 men (weighing up to 2,100 pounds). Women’s team will consist of 10 women (weighing up to 1,700 pounds).

2. One person can pull for one team only.

3. Teams shall be present by 8:00 p.m. that evening.

4. Roster will need to be submitted to committee at weigh-in.

5. No spike type shoes will be permitted.

6. Gloves are recommended.

7. Open to Lebanon and adjoining counties.


1. Men’s

2. Women’s

Premiums: 1st-$50.00; 2nd-$40.00; 3rd-$30.00; 4th-$20.00



Saturday, July 22– 7:00 p.m. (Rain Date July 23)

**Complete set of rules are available at the Fair Office and at www.lebanonareafair.com.**

  • Classes: Work Stock Gas, Super Street Gas, Street Diesel 8500 lb., 2.5/2.6 Smooth Bore Diesel, Limited Pro Stock Diesel (old 2.6), 3.6 4×4 Pro-Mod Diesel, Work Stock Semi, Super Street Semi
  • Premiums:
    • Work Stock Gas & Street Diesel: 1st – $75, 2nd – $50, 3rd – $25
    • 2.5/2.6 Smooth Bore Diesel & Work Stock Semi Classes: 1st – $150, 2nd – $125, 3rd – $75, 4th – $50, 5th – $25, 6th – $25
    • Super Street Gas, Limited Pro Stock Diesel (old 2.6), 3.6 4×4 Pro-Mod Diesel, Super Street Semi Classes: 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100, 4th – $50, 5th-8th – $25
  • Entry fee: $20.00 per person at Cornwall Road gate, includes 1 hook. $10 per additional hook. Weekly Pass or Weekly Track Pass are not good at Cornwall Road gate.
  • Rules coming soon.

DIVISION 15 – RODEO– Bulls & Barrels 

Monday, July 24– 7:00 p.m. 

  • Contact RedEye Rodeo Company for information. Call early – first come, first serve, until the show is filled.
  • All Health Papers Are Required.
  • Entry Fee: $15 per person at Cornwall Road gate if not participating. Weekly pass or weekly track pass are not good at Cornwall Road Gate.



Tuesday, July 25– 7:00 p.m. 

**Complete set of rules are available at the Fair Office and at www.lebanonareafair.com.**


01. 7,500 lb. Farm Stock

02. 9,500 lb. Farm Stock

03. 11,000 lb. pace 12 mph

04. 13,000 lb. pace 10 mph

05. 15,000 lb. pace 10 mph

06. 11,000 lb. Hot Stock

07. 13,000 lb. Hot Stock

Premiums: 1st-$100.00; 2nd-$75.00; 3rd-$50.00; 4th—8th-$25.00

ENTRY FEE: $15.00 at Cornwall Road gate includes 1 hook; $10.00 for each additional hook for Farm Stock. Weekly pass or weekly track pass not good at Cornwall Road gate.



Tuesday, July 25– 7:00 p.m. 

**Complete set of rules are available at the Fair Office and at www.lebanonareafair.com.**


01. 900 lb. Youth 12 HP

02. 900 lb. Youth 16 HP

03. 1,000 lb. 16 HP Factory Stock

04. 1,000 lb. 16 HP Stock Class

05. 1,000 lb. 20 HP Stock Class

06. 1,000 lb. 25 HP Stock Class

07. 1,000 lb. Max 12 Stock Class

08. 1,100 lb. Hydro Factory Stock 20 HP

Premiums: 1st-$25.00; 2nd-$15.00; 3rd-$10.00

ENTRY FEE: $15.00 at Cornwall Road gate includes 1 hook; $5.00 per additional hook. Weekly pass or weekly track pass not good at Cornwall Road gate.


DIVISION 18 – Super Stock Tractor & Modified Truck Pulls (Invitation Only) 

Wednesday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. 

**Complete set of rules are available at the Fair Office and at www.lebanonareafair.com.**

  • Classes: ECS Modified 4×4 Trucks, ECS Super Stock/Pro Stock Tractors, ECS Pro Stock Diesel Pick-ups, ECS Limited Pro-Stock Semi, ECS 466 Hot Farm
  • Premiums will be paid by East Coast Pullers.
  • Entry fee: $20.00 per person at Cornwall Road gate, includes 1 hook. $10 per additional hook. Weekly Pass or Weekly Track Pass are not good at Cornwall Road gate.



Friday, July 28, 7:00 p.m. 

**Complete set of rules are available at the Fair Office and at www.lebanonareafair.com.**

  • Classes: 2WD, 4WD, Side by Side UTVs
  • 2WD & 4WD Premiums: 1st- $500; 2nd- $300; 3rd- $150; 4th- $50; 5th- $25. Side by Side UTVs – 1st – $100, 2nd – $50.
  • Entry fee: $20.00 per vehicle at Cornwall Road gate.  Weekly pass or Weekly Track Pass are not good at Cornwall Road gate.
  • Rules coming soon.



Saturday, July 29– 7:30 p.m. 

**Complete set of rules are available at the Fair Office and at www.lebanonareafair.com.** Questions Call– 717-867-8356 or 717-926-2862

  • Classes: Full Size “Heavy Hitter”, 1980’s & Newer “Welded Class”, Full Size Car Stock-Chain-n-Go, Ladies Class, Combined Mini-van/Compact Pick-up Truck, Mini SUV Class, Front Wheel Drive Class, Small Car Class.
  • Premiums: $7,000 GUARANTEED PAYOUT.
  • Entry fee: If registered by Wednesday, July 26, $20 admits driver and mechanic. After Wednesday, July 26, $30 admits drive only. Weekly pass or weekly track pass not good at Cornwall Road gate.
  • Rules coming soon.
  • Entry form coming soon.


DIVISION 21 – Rabbit Hopping 

Chairperson– Sue Werner– 717-865-5727

Sunday, July 23– 6:00 p.m. 

Rabbit Hopping Rules 

1. Rabbit must be at least 4 months of age to compete.

2. Lebanon Area Fair rabbit health rules apply.

3. Rabbits shall move through the course of their own free will.

4. Rabbits must wear a properly fitted H-style harness and run on-leash. Leashes must be a 1/2” webbed material like the harness.

5. The handler must wear court-type athletic shoes.

6. A timer, score keeper and a judge officiate the competition.

7. Handlers may use their voice, foot movements, hands and may lift a rabbit over the equipment. However, the handler must never touch the rabbit with his/her feet.

8. The competition will be judged on the number of faults. Faults can be knocking off poles, going out of bounds, or lifting the rabbit over the jump. Time is used to break a tie.

9. Poor sportsmanship, unsafe behavior, mishandling the rabbit, refusal, lifting the rabbit by the harness/leash and wrong directions are all disqualifications.

10. Only one handler per rabbit. Only one rabbit is allowed on the course at a time.


01. Beginner

02. Intermediate

03. Advanced

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00

ENTRY FEE: $1.00



5K Run

Lebanon Area Fair 5K running applications can now be filled out online! The link to sign up is: https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/online-registration/ Select our run, the 8th one down on July 22nd and you can complete the application online!