Oldtime Fair deemed success for Hancock County
NEW CUMBERLAND — Another Oldtime Fair came to an end this weekend. The 17th fair held at Tomlinson Run State Park came to an end on Sunday.
“The weather was beautiful,” said Buddy Stewart, fair board president. “We couldn’t of asked for a better fair.”
Over the three day fair, approximately 1,300 people attended, and Stewart reported the weekend was an overall success.
There were 25 vendors, some of which performed better this year than they had in past Oldtime Fairs. Then Sunday’s American Classic Car Show set a new record of 72 registered cars.
The two new events performed well for their first year and Stewart hopes to bring them back next year. He would like to turn the Bike Night into a Bike Show. Stewart also said they could always use more trucks at Touch-A-Truck which had vehicles from the Newell, Chester and New Cumberland Fire Departments, JDRIV Career Center, Nick’s Towing and Auto Sales and Zellers Excavating.
The fair also had canned goods, baked goods, produce, quilts and even LEGO creations entered in the exhibits. Storybook Cafe brought chalk, bubbles, books and games to entertain and educate children while at the fair, and the Sheriff’s Department held three K-9 demonstrations to educate patrons on the roles the K-9 officers.
On Friday admittance was granted by a non-perishable food item donation to the F.I.S.H Food Pantry and Stewart reported F.I.S.H had a successful food drive.
The money raised this year will be put towards next year’s fair, and planning for the 2020 Oldtime Fair will begin in October.