York County Carnivals and Fairs

By Sarah Frane Editor-Publisher Macaroni Kid York June 21, 2021

Summer in our family means lots of outdoor fun! From family picnics and fishing to catching fireflies, there's always something to do. Our favorite Family Summer Tradition, however, is to attend every town carnival and fair in York County!  There's just something about the smell of cotton candy,  the rides, the sound of the bands playing in the background, the food, and the bright lights of the fireworks that always takes me back to my childhood.

Summer  Carnivals and Fairs are also used to help raise funds for many of our local Fire Companies and Community Groups. Which means there is no shortage of carnivals to pick from!   

To help you find all the info for all the local Carnivals/Street Fair we've compiled the list below! We hope that your family will be able to enjoy all of them!

1.Shrewsbury Volunteer Firemen’s Annual Carnival 

The Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company is excited to announce the 72nd annual Shrewsbury Fireman's Carnival. Coming June 28th thru July 3rd, get your favorite carnival food, ride the rides, play all the games, and listen to the entertainment. You are bound to have a good time with all your family and friends!

More information to be released at a later date!

Monday: Iron Ridge (Bluegrass)
Tuesday: Kittback (Country/Sout. Rock)
Wednesday: Rockbox (Country/Sout. Rock)
Thursday: Dean Crawford (Country)
Friday: Colt Wilbur Band (Country)
Saturday: Laredo (Country)

2.Fawn Grove Olde Tyme Days 

The 31st Annual Fawn Grove Olde Tyme Days is June 25, 26, 27, 2021 and benefits the Citizens Volunteer Fire Company in Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania. This year's feature is Massey Ferguson! Come on out this June and take a step back in time to watch all kinds of tractor pulls on our track and gas engines, and LOTS OF TRACTORS! You can also enjoy dancing, live bands, kid’s events, great food, flea markets and MORE! There is also a parade on Saturday! Feel free to contact us with any questions!  Hope to see you there!!
Admission is FREE! Parking is also FREE at Kennard-Dale High School with a FREE shuttle to the show grounds. 

3.New Freedom Lions Carnival  

July 6th - July 10th, 2021


Tuesday July 6h

The Village Idiots 7:30 to 11:00 PM

Kiddie Fireworks at 9:30

Wednesday July 7th

Josh Christina 730 to 11:00 PM

Thursday July 8th

Cheap Sneakers 7:30 to 11:00 PM

Friday July 9th 

Panama Rex 7:30 to 11:00 PM

Fireworks at 11:00

Saturday July 10th

New Freedom Parade starts at 4:00 PM

Joe Forrester  7:30 to 11:00 PM


4.Mason Dixon Fair 

July 12 - 17, 2021

Please click here for a full schedule of events 

5.Eureka Volunteer Fire Department Carnival and Parade 

July 19-24  

Parade Saturday at 4:30

Music Line up is as followed:

Monday, July 19: Stu Huggens and the Black hats

Tuesday, July 20: Foggy Hollow

Wednesday, July 21: Floating Anchor

Thursday, July 22: Second Time Thru

Friday, July 23: Borderline

Saturday, July 24: Tanner Mountain Band

6.Jefferson Carnival  

After much consideration and recent updates, the 2021 Jefferson Carnival will be held this year from Monday, July 12th to Saturday July 17th. More info to come! 

7.Red Lion Street  Fair 

August 14, 2021 9AM-4PM

Red Lion Area Business Association (RLABA) is proud to offer the local community the Red Lion Street Fair event each summer. This year’s Street Fair will be held from 9 AM-4 PM, rain or shine. Vendor registration and information is scheduled to be available on the RLABA website. Looking forward to seeing you in August!

8.Dallastown Carnival 

August 17-21 

9. York Fair

July 23-August 1, 2021

Click here for full schedule of events 

10. Hellam/Eastern York Rec Carnival 

August 25-28 

Know of a carnival or fair we missed? Let us know by emailing the info to