New Holland PA Fair
This has been the week of the New Holland Farmers Fair.
This year the fair runs from October 3 through October 6.
The New Holland Farmers' fair has been running since the 1930s, when it was started to promote farmers' produce and goods during the Great Depression.
The emphasis in the fair in earlier years was on the display of animals, flowers, and baked goods.
Nowadays, most people come for the parade, which was held on the first day, October 3. The parade features local high school marching bands from all over the area, classic automobiles, and fire company members and apparatus.
Then folks stay, or come on the following days, for the atmosphere, games, kettle corn, funnel cakes, and that wonderful carnival food that can only be found at fairs.
As the evening darkens, the carnival rides start up.
There's nothing quite like the beautiful, garish, colorful lights that outline the rides at a county fair!