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
Sandra Fisher, President
Jennifer Shawver, Vice President
Cloyd Hess, Treasurer
Ruth Ann Bubb, Secretary