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Potter County Fair starts Saturday, Aug. 2

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The 91st annual Potter County Fair will run Saturday through Tuesday, Aug. 2-5 at the fairgrounds located on the east side of Gettysburg.
This year there are a number of events, starting with a “color run” on Saturday morning at the medical center, and exhibit entries and judging at the fairgrounds. The old time tractor pull will be held that afternoon, and carnival games with prizes for kids takes place during the afternoon.
On Saturday night the crowning of the 4-H royalty happens at the fairgrounds, followed by a robotics demonstration and a dance.
Sunday starts off with the community church service followed by a BBQ. A demolition derby and bull ride will provide some big action on Sunday, too. A health awareness booth and a mobile heart and lung screening van will be at the fair, and watermelon feed will be hosted that day.
Free inflatables for the kids will be at the fair on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. A brat feed will top off the Monday night events at 5:30.
Livestock shows and sales are the main event on Tuesday, with a BBQ dinner that evening at 6 p.m.
A fundraiser for the Gettysburg Medical Center Foundation is back this year. Folks can buy a chance to play Cow Pattie Bingo to get a spot on the board. The board is made up of 2×2 foot square pieces of land. At noon on Tuesday a “Bingo Bessie/Bobbie” will be chosen from the cattle barn to be released onto the marked field. The “owner” of the square where the “cow pattie” lands wins a cash prize. The winner will be announced at the Tuesday night BBQ. Proceeds go to the local medical center.
Monday afternoon Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lensch will be at the show arena at 5 p.m., and demonstrations will be presented on grain engulfment rescues.
Check out pages 12-13 of this week’s paper, along with ads from area businesses, to find out more about what’s happening at the Potter County Fair!
–Molly McRoberts

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