Admission price: FREE!
Parking: $5 per vehicle
Please see our Admission page for details on entrance gates and parking.
Visiting the Fair and need to learn your way around? Check out our map of the Fairgrounds!
New to the Area?
If you are visiting Shippensburg for the first time and would like information on the town, hotels, restaurants, etc., please visit the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce web site. The Cumberland Valley Tourism Bureau is also an excellent resource for events and happenings in the area.
Monday thru Saturday Evenings
4 PM to 10 PM
Wednesday & Saturday Kiddies' Days
10:30 AM to 4 PM
Monday thru Saturday - 6 PM to 11 PM
pen at 5 PM on Friday evening
Wednesday & Saturday Kiddie's Matinee - 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Home Products Building Hours
Monday - Closed for Exhibit Entry
Tuesday - 4 PM to 10 PM
Wednesday - 10 AM to 10 PM
Thursday & Friday - 4 PM to 10 PM
Saturday - 4 PM to 10 PM
Commercial Exhibits Building Hours
Monday & Tuesday - 5 PM to 10 PM
Wednesday - 12 PM to 10 PM
Thursday & Friday - 5 PM to 10 PM
Saturday - 12 PM to 10 PM
The Shippensburg Community Fair is one of the summer's biggest highlight events in south-central Pennsylvania. The Fair attracts tens-of-thousands of visitors during the six day event. We constantly strive to maintain free admission to our Fair and we do so even today. The Fair brings the community together by uniting town and country to teach about our rich agricultural heritage.
The Fair first began under the leadership of former president Frank Lerew and continues under current president Richard Wyrick. Over the years our Fair has experienced tremendous growth, something that has forced us to continue expanding. You can read more about the history of our event on the History page.
Our event is organized by the members of the Shippensburg Community Fair Board of Directors, a committed group of individuals who manage the fair, as well as any improvements or changes made to the event. The Board of Directors meets at least once per month to discuss the improvements and procedures for the upcoming year. Fair Committees are also quite influential in the execution of the fair, as our volunteers are always available to lend a hand.
Our Fair is always held the last full week of July, Monday through Saturday. Fair activities begin each evening, however, activities are held all day on Wednesday and Saturday.
We are currently planning our 61st annual fair, scheduled for July 23 to 28, 2018.
The goal and mission of the Shippensburg Community Fair is simple:
"To educate and inform the public about agricultural products and services
as well as provide a venue for family entertainment and community awareness."
Days of Operation
Average Total Fair Exhibitors
Daily Parking Price
Weekly Parking Price
45,000 to 65,000 visitors per year
6 days, held the last full week in July
900 to 1,200 exhibitors
$5.00 per vehicle
$15.00 per vehicle for the week
Future Fair Dates
61st Annual Fair - July 23-28, 2018
62nd Annual Fair - July 22-27, 2019
63rd Annual Fair - July 20-25, 2020
64th Annual Fair - July 26-31, 2021
65th Annual Fair - July 25-30, 2022