Schuylkill County Fair

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SUMMIT STATION — The Schuylkill County Fair is in full swing.

The six day fair in Summit Station is an annual tradition for many.

This is the 30th annual fair.

“I love it. We can bring the kids over, they can have a good time looking at everything, bring the wife out for something good to eat,” said Randy Engle of Minersville.

There are the usual fair faves: rides, food and animals from pigs to alpacas.

Rhonda Carl is a Schuylkill County native and the 2013 Pennsylvania Fair Queen.

She grew up coming to the Schuylkill County fair.

“I just remember walking around here with all my friends, going to pet the animals, going to get some good milkshakes and some good food here and I was the Little Miss in 2006 and the Princess in 2009 and the queen in 2012 and now this title. I know the ins and the outs of this fair and I just love it here,” she said.

People like Karen Gilbert of Schuylkill Haven said one of the things they love most about the fair is smaller and better for families.

“It’s quiet, laid back, it’s not super crowded,” she said.

“We’re used to going up to the Bloomsburg Fair every year and a lot more going on, a lot more crowds, but it’s nice like she said, less crowd, not as busy,” said Buck Gilbert of Weatherly.