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York Fair

Join us as we stroll through America's First Fair!  Capture the dazzling lights of the midway.  Photograph the relationship between farm animals and the kids of 4H who have dedicated their time and efforts to raising them.  Preserve all the unique personalities and oddities that dot the landscape of the grounds.  The food, the colors, the excitement!  There's lots to document with your camera at a Pennsylvania fair!

ADULTS: $8.00 (over 18)
CHILDREN: $4.00 (6-18)

PARKING: $7.00


Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

Fair Facts and Services

  • Indoor Pavilion
  • Outdoor Pavilion
  • Indoor Rest Area
  • Outdoor Rest Area
  • Covered Rest Area
  • Benches throughout the grounds
  • Parking available for over 4500 cars
  • First Aid facilities on the Fairgrounds
  • Baby Service Center
  • A courteous staff to assist you
  • Group bus rates available





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  • John W.

    I had a great time. Sorry that I got separated from the rest of the group. I wasn't trying to be anti social! I posted a few of my shots here but here's the rest of my edited shots if you want to look:

    September 16, 2013

  • Adam H.

    Great venue. I really looked at the fair from a different angle this year.

    September 15, 2013

  • Marcus


    September 15, 2013

  • Rima B.

    Hi, I am new in this area, in this meet up. Is there anyone going from Phoenixville area (close by)? Let me know, i want to join, but to far to drive alone :(

    August 27, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      Rima, I am not aware of anyone going to the York Fair from the area in which you live. You may have better luck by attempting to meet someone at A.C. Moore in Lancaster. This is a traditional meeting place for folks in our group. Their address is 1515 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. Good luck.

      September 2, 2013

    • Rob W.

      Rima, I tried sending you an email, but maybe it didn't go through. It looks like I'll be driving myself. Maybe we can hook up and you can still get to the fair. My cell phone is[masked]

      September 14, 2013

  • Daryl S.

    Last minute straggler here. I would be coming from Harrisburg, and was wondering if I could meet up with anybody off the Carlisle ave exit, there are a few stores along that Carlisle ave exit I think along with a Burger King, Giant and some other stuff. I would be willing to pay half the cost of parking at gate. Just a little unsure of where meetup location is at. Thanks.

    September 13, 2013

  • Rob W.

    With multiple people coming from Lancaster, it seems silly to drive myself. Is there space in anyone's car?

    September 12, 2013

  • Angela H.

    I live very close to the fair and am thinking of going if I can get the car. Is anyone for sure attending?

    1 · September 11, 2013

    • Lamont Dozier, J.

      I'm planning to go and I live in Manchester

      September 11, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      Angela, There are 15 club members attending this event. If you are familiar with the fairgrounds, we are meeting at 5 PM at the little bridge connecting the infield of the race track to the midway near the Carlisle Avenue gate. If you park inside the Carlisle Avenue gate, face the grandstand - then turn left and walk to the little ditch to the left of the track. You will see a little white bridge crossing that ditch. I will be waiting there to gather the troops at 5 PM. You are welcome to come earlier, but I will be there at 5. Also, nothing compels you to meet us at the bridge. Just have fun and shoot lots of pix if you don't want to meet us.

      September 11, 2013

  • Linda K.

    I usually go in the am before it gets so crowded....may go though....

    August 25, 2013

  • Blake Z.

    For you new folks, especially, tie a small yet visible red ribbon to your camera or camera strap so we will recognize you as a meetup member.

    I'll be looking for red ribbons, just to say hi.

    2 · August 17, 2013

  • Cindy R.

    Can I hitch a ride with someone, or I could drive if a couple people wanted to ride with me. Just seems silly to drive alone.

    August 15, 2013

    • Cindy R.

      You are most kind, I graciously accept your offer.

      August 15, 2013

    • benoît

      4-4:30 at our place should be OK to be there on time.

      August 15, 2013

  • Adam H.

    Growing up in York - I know this venue fairly well.

    July 25, 2013

    • Adam H.

      Born and raised... Now I'm on the other side of the river but my family still lives in York so we make many trips there.

      July 25, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      As you may know I live in Manchester about 5 miles north of York.

      July 25, 2013

  • Blake Z.

    Take Rt 30 to Carlisle Avenue exit. After the Carlisle Avenue off-ramp, turn left at the light. Follow Carlisle Avenue to the York Fair gate. When parked, turn toward grandstand, then face left and walk to the end of the parking lot. You'll see ahead a dirt path leading to the exhibits.I will be there at 5 PM. There's not enough room above to provide coherent directions, sorry.

    July 2, 2013

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