History - Pike County Agricultural Fair
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History of The Pike County Fair

The first Pike County Agricultural Fair was held in 1993 in a public park in Matamoras, PA on the site of a former municipal airport. The attendance at the first fair was approximately 1,000 people.

The fair continued to grow until it had outgrown the Matamoras site after the 1998 event. The fair organizing committee began to look for a new site; in early, 1999, arrangements were made to lease the Magic Valley property in Bushkill, Lehman Township. A former amusement park which was later the site of the Pocono Renaissance Faire, Magic Valley had grown into decay and disrepair.

After the first inspection, it appeared that the fair would need to be postponed in 1999 while needed repairs were made to the facility. However, due to an outpouring of volunteer helpers, basic repairs were completed during the summer, and the 1999 Pike County Fair was held on schedule, in September.

Further repairs and improvements are still needed at Magic Valley; however, the fair organizing committee is determined to rehabilitate the former amusement park, and are feverishly working toward puchasing the facility as a permanent fairground for the Pike County Agricultural Fair.

In 2000, look for better amusements and food facilities, improved rides and attractions, and a new entertainment schedule. We look forward to seeing you at Magic Valley in Bushkill for the 2000 Pike County Fair!

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