Thank you to everyone who volunteered, planned, attended, fed, made, sewed, painted, cleaned, picked up trash, marched, smiled, laughed, hugged, pulled, sawed, threw, sprayed, walked, guarded, viewed, zoomed, twirled, carried, hauled, scored, entered, wrote, clicked, filmed, broadcast, tasted, petted, giggled, worked, traveled, hitched, showed, groomed, awarded, calculated, sang, strummed, drummed, flipped, served, woofed, mooed, wiggled, neighed, baa'ed, blatted, rolled, stomped, tasted, and so much more!!!!
Plans are in motion for the 2023 fair, the board, officers, members/committee persons, department heads are meeting and planning. If you would like to get involved, please contact us! (Many points of contact are listed on our "Contacts" page! We would love to have YOU join US!
Great things are in the works, including fund-raising and planning for our new (and desperately needed) Home Show building! Are you good at grant-writing, fund-raising, even donating? Join us!
Would you like to become a vendor selling your wares next August at one of the few FREE ADMISSION fairs left in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania? Contact us!
Would your non-profit organization like to put up a booth or tent during fair week? Contact us!
(Please follow our submission deadlines, and don't wait til the last minute! We are all volunteers who have jobs, families, and other surprises in our lives too.)
Do you love a parade and want to participate? Contact the parade committee!!
Would you love to have your livestock entered to win pretty ribbons? Follow our guidelines and contact us!
Would you like to lend a hand painting, cleaning, building, picking up trashing, coordinating an event, or even something else? Contact us! Join us! Don't delay!
We are the Cochranton Community Fair - and it takes a community!!
2022 fair week has passed, so that's a wrap, but it isn't edible and the work and planning never stop. 2023 is already scheduled and in planning stages. The fun (and the work) never stop!
Quoting from our Facebook page on August 7, 2022:
"The day after the end-of-fair fireworks at the Cochranton COMMUNITY Fair.
My hat is off to the volunteers who were back at the fairgrounds this morning, picking up trash, tearing down stalls, and organizing a multitude of things, along with organization volunteers who were cleaning and packing up their individual booths!
ALL of them completely exhausted and drained from this week's heat and humidity, but there they were, continuing the job.
Thank you, too, to everyone who came and supported the non-profit organizations, the commercial vendors and enjoyed the animals, different events, and exhibits! Your support uplifts your COMMUNITY in more than one way!
Thank you to those who purchased raffle tickets from various organizations, including the fair (the fair desperately needs a new home show building)!
The COMMUNITY at large does not see the behind-the-scenes work that it takes for a week long event like the fair (and the 12 months of planning that begins immediately after this year's fair), but it is good to know that many appreciate and enjoy the event.
The fair is always looking for volunteers of any age, but younger volunteers are essential as the long-time volunteers reach 'retirement' ages.
You are never 'too busy' to become part of a great team! Our current volunteers have full-time jobs, children, grandchildren, and are involved in other organizations. We are real people just like you! Some of us are retired from professional jobs, but instead of stopping all activity, they are volunteering time for our beloved COMMUNITY. Some even have health issues, but we work with and around those.
You can too! Being a volunteer is one of the best jobs you will ever love and talk about at other gatherings! Volunteering sets a great example to your friends and next generations too!
If the fair isn't your thing, consider one of our many COMMUNITY organizations that set up booths and tents at the fair! The main thing is to get involved and support your COMMUNITY!
If you are interested in getting involved, come to our next fair board meeting, Wednesday, September 21st! (location to be announced) and express your interest and share your talents!
Kudos to all,
Rita Preston, Board Member and Fair Parade Secretary