Middletown Grange Fair Returning For 71st Year

The carousel at the Middletown Grange Fair. Photo via Middletown Grange Fair.

The 71st annual Middletown Grange Fair is returning Wednesday, Aug. 14 on Penns Park Road in Wrightstown. With a classic rural farm feel, it offers a real, but fun, look into agricultural life.

Regular horse drawn wagon rides, animal auctions, and hot dog pig races are just a few of the highlights. With hundreds of items in the schedule, the Middletown Grange Fair offers something new to experience every single year. 

Fair Co-Director Amber Diianni joined Pat Wandling for Speak Your Piece Thursday. Diianni says she grew up on her grandparents’ farm.  

“What’s nice about the Middletown Grange Fair is it brings the agriculture back to the community,” Diianni said. “There’s a variety of animals that a lot of people never experience. So you have the cows, pigs, sheep, rabbits, chickens, goats, guinea pigs.”

There will even be alpacas and llamas for the adventurous festival-goers.

But with such a large fair comes a lot of work. Dianni said the crews are busy putting everything together.

“Tents got put up on Tuesday, so it’s really starting to look like a fair ground now,” Diianni said. “But there’s a lot of things that go on behind the scene that you would never think.”

There will plenty of food for the hungry, including an Apple Pie Eating contest. Additionally, chicken dinner will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. for $15.

The fair runs each day from Wednesday, Aug. 14 until Sunday, Aug. 18. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day and the fun lasts well into the evening, except Sunday when it all wraps up at 5 p.m.

Check WBCB1490.com here for the full conversation on Speak Your Piece with Pat Wandling.