Presidents Welcome

Welcome to the 127 th McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair!

September 9 th thru September 15 th

In September, once again our little town of McClure will come alive with the sights,

sounds, lights, laughter, fellowship and homecomings as we celebrate the 127th year of

“The McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair.”

The Theme for all Pennsylvania State Fairs for 2018 is “Farms, Families, Fairs, Fun.”

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you, your family, and your friends to visit

our fair and take a stroll thru our exhibit hall to see our Farms and Families that enter their

vegetables, fruits, nuts and more. This agriculture is taken right from the Farms and from

Family gardens.  We would also like to invite you to exhibit all your fruits, vegetables,

wine, and more by participating in our “Open Show” entries. You can showcase your

prize-winning canned goods, home grown fruits and vegetables, flowers,

hay, wood crafts, antiques and so much more.

All Pennsylvania Fairs are Fun! We have a Milk Chugging Contest, Shoebox Float

Contest, Farm Games and more, Come Join the Fun at our Fair.

The Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs consists of one 108 county Fairs

across Pennsylvania that has as their focal point education and showcase agriculture,

horticulture, and tourism. Every fair in Pennsylvania is different, yet for everything that is

unique with each fair, they all operate with the same purpose – to showcase the best that

is made and grown in PA and educating their visitors about agriculture. Stop by our fair

and see Pennsylvania’s agriculture at its best. Support your fairs! Pennsylvania’s #1

industry is agriculture. As always, our fair would not continue to grow without the many

hours that our “Valuable Volunteers” give to us every year! Our fair officers and committee

members contribute many volunteer hours and many fundraiser events to continue the

 progress of our fair.  You will find our volunteers in the exhibit hall, food stand, souvenir

 stand, cake wheel and many other areas of our fair! Another important part of our fair is

our many sponsors.  Year after year, we have individuals and businesses sponsor our

many contests that we have during fair week.

We, the Fair Officers and Committee Members extend a warm THANK YOU for your

continued support and would like to welcome you to attend our fair.

Mark your calendars and join us for a week of “Farms, Families, Fairs, Fun.” As we

celebrate 127 years at The McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair.

Sandra Fisher, President

Fair Officers and Committee Members

Fair Officers:

Sandra Fisher, President

Jennifer Shawver, Vice President

Cloyd Hess, Treasurer

Ruth Ann Bubb, Secretary