How one of Pennsylvania’s only fairs looks and feels during the pandemic

The Lebanon Area Fair runs through tomorrow. With no rides or games, organizers are trying to end the fair with a familiar boom — a socially distant firework show.

LEBANON, Pa. — It’s another year of the Lebanon Area Fair. This year, though, it doesn’t look much like the fair people know and love.

“Desolate,” described Andrew of North Lebanon.

There are no rides, no games, and barely a crowd Friday night. 

“The track you see over the hill would be completely packed full, grandstands ready for people to watch the tough trucks, lines of cars on the road, people waiting to get in, and the parking lots would be stuffed,” described Emily Summey, a spokesperson and Lebanon Area Fair board member.

The only thing that may be stuffed is people’s bellies with fair food from one of the food stands on the grounds.

“We got over the heartbreak stage a few months ago,” responded Summey when asked about what it feels like to run the fair…

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