Dawson Grange Community Fair, located at 110 Chaintown Road, is celebrating its 40th anniversary through Aug 10 with contests, tractor pulls and music. All events at the fair are free.
“We charge no admission, no parking fees,’’ said John Anderson, president. “We do not use carnival rides. We have games for kids to play and entertainment on stage every night.’’
Anderson said the fair was started by members of Dawson Grange 419.
“It grew from there. There’s a lot of volunteers – everyone here volunteers,’’ said Anderson.
The fair has become an important part of the community.
“We see our neighbors once a year for sure and that’s at the fair,’’ said Anderson. “It’s become the hub of the community. Everybody looks forward to it and and have support from our township – Lower Tyrone Township.’’
Dawson includes features that make fairs great, including judging of agricultural and home economics exhibits. There are opportunities for 4-H youths to participate.
Schedule for the remainder of the fair includes:
Aug. 8: horse shoe pitching, 6 p.m., horseshoe pit; Western style tractor pull, 7 p.m. arena; chocolate cake closed judging, 7:30 p.m., grange hall; Tim Litvin Band, 8 p.m., stage.
Aug. 9: horse shoe pitching, 6 p.m., horseshoe pit; truck pull, 7 p.m., arena; Birmingham Band, 8 p.m., stage.
Aug. 10: garden tractor pull and dead weight tractor pull, 9 a.m., arena; horse shoe pitching, 10 a.m., horseshoe pit ; pet contest, 11 a.m., stage; cupcake contest closed judging, 6:30 p.m. , grange hall; Western style tractor pull, 7 p.m., arena; Crazy Cowboys, 8 p.m., stage.
More information is available at the Dawson Grange Community Fair's Facebook page.