HISTORY OF THE GREAT GRANGE FAIR
1999 Recreation of
The Grange Fair began in 1874 when Leonard Rhone urged his Progress Grange to join their sister subordinate Granges in having a pic-nik to which they would invite their neighbors and introduce the Grange Organization and the benefits of membership in such a faternity. Since then, it's grown into a real family tradition with some campers going back generation after generation.
Tent sites are passed down to family members as prized possessions. Even the size of the Fair has grown to include 950 tents, 1300 RV's, hundreds of concessions, over 7,000 exhibit items, amusement rides, livestock, tractor pulling and much more! Come to Centre Hall, PA and find out why so many folks wrap up every summer at Grange Park with the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair.
We feature numerous exhibits, some sale items and some competition exhibits featuring the most talented artists, craftsmen, cooks, and bakers around.
We also host the top names in entertainment! The best part is, concerts are included in the price of admission!
The Grange Park is in use year around for numerous events. For information about hosting your event at the Great and Historic Grange Park, visit our Grange Fairgrounds Calendar information page or call LeDon Young at 814-364-1495.
Some "tenters" from long ago enjoying the Granger's Pic-nik.