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The 124th Anniversary McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair September 13-19, 2015


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McClure, Pennsylvania

— Mark your calendars and join us for a week of Fun, Food and Fellowship with Friends and Family.


The McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair offers:

  • Bean Soup served daily at 12 Noon.
  • Concessions open at 4:00 PM daily.
  • Amusements and Midway by GARBRICK’s.
  • FREE Admission and FREE Entertainment
  • PAID PARKING for a nominal fee.
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Hometown Vietnam Veteran Honors All Veterans


Cloyd Hess III served in 1968-1969 in the Vietnam War as a corporal,
1st Battalion, 4th Marine, 3rd Marine Division.  Cloyd received the Vietnamese Cross
of Gallantry. His unit has a memorial at Paris Island which includes his name.
Cloyd has three children, Jared, Gwendolyn, and Tobias; 18 grandchildren, and
7 great-grandchildren.  Cloyd and his wife Carol are very active in their church, McClure
First United Methodist.  Cloyd and his wife, Carol donate endless hours of volunteer work
to the fair.  Cloyd takes care of all the reunions at the fairgrounds, over sees the
“soda stand” and is our Fair Treasurer.  You will find him helping in every fundraising
event we have throughout the year.  Cloyd would like to take this opportunity to honor
all Veterans by serving 200 free bowls of Bean Soup to the first 200 Veterans.
Please join Cloyd on Wednesday, September 16th beginning at 4:30 p.m. for a bowl of
bean soup and fellowship.  Please be sure to bring your ID.


Quilt Raffle

101″ x 112″ Lone Star Quilt.

Hand Quilted by Local Amish Families.

Tickets $2.00/ticket or 3/$5.00


Quilt will be displayed at all Fair Fundraiser Events, McClure Bean Soup Gun Raffle and at the week of the Fair.

For More Information:

or contact

Sheila Aucker (570) 765-5831 • Sandra Fisher (717) 543-5467 for details

Proceeds to benefit McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair Open Show Entries and Pageant Program


2015 McClure Bean Soup Pageant Winners Deborah Thomas, Alaina Brower, Olivia Laub and Sarah Nesbit

 Congratulations to our 2015 Pageant Winners

Queen -  Winner - Deborah Thomas,  Runner Up - Bethani Simms

Princess :- Winner – Olivia Laub,  Runner Up - Kelsey Schuller

Little Miss -  Winner – Sarah Nesbit,  Runner Up – Aiyana Reed

Teeny Bean -  Winner – Alaina Brower,  Runner Up – Ambrielle Mohry

In conjunction with the Pageant, the Photogenic competetion was held. Winners are as follows.

Most Photogenic

 Queen - Deborah Thomas

Princess - Kaiya Reed

Little Miss – Alexis Phillips

Teeny – Alaina Brower



Be sure to check out the Schedule of Events, Free Entertainment, Contests, and other fair activities planned for this year’s fair.

New To The Fair? Check out the Visitor Information.

Make sure to visit our McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair Facebook page.




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