Bellefonte Children’s Fair is Saturday

Family fun for everyone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BELLEFONTE — Since 1949, the families of Bellefonte have celebrated the end of the school year with a children’s fair. Always the first Saturday in June, this one-day event features food, games, activities, and entertainment for the whole family – and raises money for the community’s parks.

This year the fair will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Curtin and Armor streets in Bellefonte.

The fair always takes its chances with the weather. Last year it was a beautiful day with no rain and provided the perfect weather for fair enjoyment. Like almost everything at the fair, food sales are a cooperative activity with local churches selling the Canyon Pizza and running the Create-a-Cookie Booth. Miller’s Shaved Ice, King’s Funnel Cakes, Scott’s Roasting, JB Concessions, Nutty Bavarian, Culligan water, Brazilian Munchies, and Kiwanis ice cream will be available for purchase.

The Bellefonte High School football players will assist with set-up of the fair and the Bellefonte High School swim team will operate the games.

State Senator Jake Corman provides one of the most popular attractions — the Moon Bounce. Additional fun will be found at booths sponsored by Lincoln Caverns, Krislund Camp, YMCA, Bellefonte Key Club, and many others. Friends of Ezra Nanes, candidate for State Senate, will sponsor this year’s entertainment tent and the new addition of State College Doula’s nursing and child changing area.

There will also be a few special characters stopping by to greet everyone throughout the fair as well as Richard Benninghoff the Magician. The Master Gardeners of Centre County will sell plants including those donated by Woodrings Floral Gardens and the Bellefonte Garden Club which offer a variety of items for the parents as well. The entertainment for the day includes many from our talented local groups.

The performers are:

r 10:30 a.m. — American Raiders Baton Corp

r 11:15 a.m. –Hot Styles Dance Company

r 12 noon — Bellefonte Community Band

r 1:15 a.m. — Tir Na Nag Irish Step Dancers

r 2 p.m. — Sauce (local band)

All of the proceeds from the fair support the improvement of children’s facilities at Bellefonte parks. To date, the Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club has been able to help the Bellefonte Borough add playground equipment at the Teener League, Parkview Heights Park, Governor’s Park, help the YMCA replace the slide at Kepler’s Pool, and help with the installation of handicap accessible playground equipment at Governors’ Park.

The Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club is committed to the Bellefonte Children’s Fair and its members are eager to preserve the valuable tradition that many have grown to love. This event is a perfect family friendly entertainment that is visited by generations of families.

For more information, visit Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club on Facebook or via their website at