August 20 – 25, 2018
161st Harford Fair


Harford Fair Queen Amanda Gawel

A Glimpse in to Being the 26th Harford Fair Queen
by Brooke Marvin, Harford Fair Youth Board News Reporter

     Great, delicious food? Check. Live music and entertainment? Check. Friendly, welcoming staff? Check. Fair Queen? You bet! Does the name, Amanda Gawel, ring a bell?
     Amanda Gawel, of Clarks Summit, is the 26th Harford Fair Queen. Amid the excitement from it being the 160th Harford Fair, Amanda wore her sash and crown with beauty and pure joy! The Fair Queen Competition Program, in general, offers the opportunity to promote a greater understanding and awareness of agricultural fairs, create strong, healthy connections between people of all ages, and be a representative for the Harford Fair and the Fair Queen Competition Program itself. She reflects on her experience of being the 26th Harford Fair Queen as a blessing! “It is an honor to not only represent the Harford Fair, but also the great, supportive community,” Amanda exclaims.
     Amanda’s role of being the 26th Harford Fair Queen does not stop there. From January 17-20th, she will attend the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention on behalf of the Harford Fair in Hershey, PA. It will be at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center with the theme: “Farms, Families, Fairs, Fun!” This will also be the great theme for the 2018 Harford Fair!
     All in all, the family and friends of the Harford Fair would like to not only congratulate Amanda for being the 26th Harford Fair Queen, but wish her luck in the upcoming queen contest! One way or another, it is evident to see Amanda’s genuine love for the Harford Fair. She is and always will be a winner in our eyes!


Traffic Employees of the Year
Michael McHugh and Jenn Ocana

The 2017 Harford Fair is behind us and what a great fair it was! The many years of success of the fair is a credit to many groups as well as individuals. Included in that number are the many traffic workers who man the parking area. Chuck Latwinski initiated the Traffic Employee of the Year Award three years ago to recognize traffic workers who go above and beyond his or her duties throughout fair week. This year the two selected by their crew chiefs and agreed upon by the entire traffic crew as Traffic Employees of the Year 2017 are Jenn Ocana and Michael McHugh. Each possessed outstanding qualities which were noted by their crew chiefs when they received the award. Read more…


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