CM-MR-2-Sch Fair 1The 30th Annual Schnecksville Community Fair recently took place in Schnecksville, PA, just seven miles north of Allentown in Lehigh County. The hard work of more than 100 volunteers brings this fair to life each year. Over 1,700 competitive items, including 619 animals, were entered. The theme of the fair was ‘Harvest Your Dreams.’
For the past few years the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has been recognizing ‘Outstanding Fair Ambassadors’ as they visit the many fairs in the state. At the opening ceremony held on Monday evening Mr. Boots Hetherington, Fair Fund administrator, presented Steve Reppert, Schnecksville, with this award. Steve has been involved with the fair for eight years, serving on the board of directors and maintaining the fair website.
2013 Best of Show
Eggs — Barbara Solt, Slatington
4-H and FFA — Lance Lazarus, Breinigsville
Youth Under 19 — Mackenzie Hintenach, Wernersville
Grain & Hay — Lance Lazarus, Breinigsville
Vegetables — Emory Minnich, Slatington
Edible Nuts, Fruits & Berries — Kathleen Wright, Schnecksville
Baked Goods — Elaine Moyer, Orefield
Preserved Foods — Patricia Hunter, Fleetwood
Christmas Trees — Emory Minnich, Slatington
Horticulture — Denise Clark, Whitehall
Floral Arrangement — Kathy Hunsicker, Allentown
Needlecraft — Kathleen Guarini, Schnecksville
Quilt Competition – Hand Stitched — Janet Creitz, Schnecksville
Quilt Competition – Machine Stitched — Marie White, Lehighton
Photography & Painting — Mackenzie Hintenach, Wernersville
Handcrafts — Larry Hahn, Orefield
Wines & Spirits — John Muick, New Tripoli
Apiary — Ed Taylor, Schnecksville
Livestock Champions
Animal numbers were up at the fair this year. Numbers entered were: Beef, 16; Dairy Beef, 15; Dairy, 54; Goats, 59; Sheep, 39; Swine, 38; Rabbits, 18; and Poultry, 380.
Livestock Contest Champions
Best of Show Rabbits — Lorissa Lazarus, Germansville
Best of Show Poultry — Tom Buss, Germansville
Supreme Champion Beef — Erin Schantzenbach, Coopersburg
Supreme Champion Dairy — Abby Sterner, Barto
Grand Champion Market Steer — Jordan Rassler, Kempton
Grand Champion Dairy Beef — Amanda Witt, Germansville
Supreme Champion Breeding Goat — Diana Heimbach, Macungie
Grand Champion Market Goat, FFA — Todd Wessner, Germansville
Grand Champion Market Goat, 4-H — Brian Snyder, Reading
Grand Champion Market Sheep, FFA — Todd Wessner, Germansville
Grand Champion Market Sheep, 4-H — Ashley Wessner, Germansville
Supreme Champion Ewe — Bruce Snyder, Kutztown
Supreme Champion Ram — Bruce Snyder, Kutztown
Grand Champion Market Swine — Tami Bennecoff, Kutztown
Grand Champion Feeder Pig — Lance Lazarus, Breinigsville