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York County Carnivals and Fairs

By Sarah Frane Editor-Publisher Macaroni Kid York May 4, 2022

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 73rd annual Shrewsbury Fireman's Carnival. This year's carnival is scheduled for June 27-July 2, 2022 featuring carnival rides, games, food, raffles, and live entertainment.

Live Entertainment:
Beginning every night at 7:30pm
Mon.: Borderline (Country)
Tues.: Dean Phillips Band (Bluegrass)
Wed.: Whiskey on the Rocks (Country)
Thurs.: Stonewood (Country)
Fri.: Colt Wilbur Band (Country)
Sat.: Grant Bryan Band (Country)

Fire Company Games/Raffles:
-BINGO: starting every night at 7pm
-Nightly 50/50 drawing
-Flower Wheel
-Chance
-Rip Off Tickets
-Candy Wheel

Carl's Cookshack: (SVFC Stand)
Opening every night at 5:30pm
Pit Beef, Pit Ham, Pit Turkey, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Sausage, Fish Sandwich, French Fries, Mozzarella Sticks, Popcorn Chicken
***Menu subject to change***

Funnel Cake Stand:
Opening every night at 5:30pm
Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreos, Fried Smores, Fried Snickers, Fried Milkyway, Apple Fritters, Fried Twinkies
***Menu subject to change***

Rides by Russ Amusements
Rides opening every night @ 6pm

NO PETS - NO ALCOHOL - NO COOLERS
*Enter Playground Ave. - Off N. Main St.*


2.Fawn Grove Olde Tyme Days 

The Annual Fawn Grove Olde Tyme Days will be held June24, 25, & 26, 2022 and benefits the Citizens Volunteer Fire Company in Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania. This year's feature TBD! 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  

Each year the New Freedom Lions Club host an annual carnival to raise funds for local charities. All funds raised go directly back to community. organizations like the girl and boy scouts, the New Freedom Fire Company, New Freedom Ambulance Service,  SYC Library,  New Freedom Community Center, and many others. The carnival is manned by many volunteers who work for the good of the community. If you would like to volunteer or help out in any way please contact our club president  Bob Warner at 717-235-5681

The carnival is located at Marge Goodfellow park in downtown New Freedom, Pa.

2022 Schedule: 

Monday July 4th

Band to be determined

7:30 to 11:00 PM


Tuesday July 5h

“Josh Christina”

Click here for website link

7:30 to 11:00 PM


Wednesday July 6th

“Marshall Stone Band”

Click here for website link

730 to 11:00 PM

Kiddie Fireworks at 9:30


Thursday July 7th

“Cheap Sneakers”

7:30 to 11:00 PM


Friday July 8th

“Ren Williams Band”

7:30 to 11:00 PM

Big Fireworks show at 11:00


Saturday July 9th

“Joe Forrester” (Elvis and Rock and Roll)

7:30 to 11:00 PM

New Freedom Parade starts at 4:00 PM

“NO PETS ALLOWED ON CARNIVAL GROUNDS”


4.Mason Dixon Fair 

July 11-16, 2022

There's so much to experience at the Mason Dixon Fair we can not list it all! Please click here for a full schedule of events. 


5.Eureka Volunteer Fire Department Carnival 

We are please to announce the 2022 Carnival will be held July 18 through July 23!

Musical Lineup:
Monday July 18- Stu Huggens

Tuesday July 19- Double Dog Dare

Wednesday July 20- Foggy Hollow

Thursday July 21- Blynd Ambition

Friday July 22- Borderline

Saturday July 23- Tanner Mountain Band


6.Jefferson Carnival  

July 18th to July 23rd Gates Open at 5:30 pm

2022 Schedule: 

50/50 Drawing with Winner each Night (Don’t have to be present)

Monday July 18 

Rides - $ 15.00 Armbands – Single Tickets & Books  

Mirage DJ - - Oldies & More  


Tuesday July 19 

 Rides- $ 15.00 Armbands - Single Tickets & Books

 Mirage DJ - - Rock & Roll & More


Wednesday July 20 

FIREWORKS – 10:30 pm (Rain Date July 21)

Rides- $ 15.00 Armbands – Single Tickets & Books

Mirage DJ - - Country Hoedown  


Thursday July 21 

Rides- $2.00 Rides (each ride 2 tickets @ $1.00 each) No Armbands - No Books

Mirage DJ - - Disco Fever  


Friday July 22 

Rides- Regular ticket prices with Books (No Armbands)

Mirage DJ - - Mixer


Saturday July 23 Rides

Regular ticket prices with Books(No Armbands)

Mirage DJ - - Dance Party

FOOD STANDS OPEN AT 5:30 pm

BINGO STARTS AT 7:00 pm

RIDES START AT 6:00 pm

NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

NO COOLERS

NO PETS


7.Red Lion Street  Fair 

August 13, 2022 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 

 2022 INFO COMING SOON 



9. York Fair

July 23-31 2022

Click here for full schedule of events 


10Hellam/Eastern York Rec Carnival 

2022 Info Coming Soon!


Know of a carnival or fair we should add? Let us know by emailing the info to sarahfrane@macaronikid.com.