The York Fair – America’s oldest fair – celebrates 250 years of fun this year. After you ride the zip line, cover your face in powdered sugar from a fresh funnel cake and see the butter sculpture, here are five more things that you’ll want to make sure you squeeze in during this year’s event.
1. TNA Wrestling
Nothing shouts ‘Merica louder than sweaty grown men smacking each other in the face with folding chairs and aiming flying elbows at a guy when he’s not looking. TNA Wrestling takes place at the Grandstand on September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Get it on.
2. Pig and Hot Dog Racing
Pigs and Dachshunds dressed in hot dog customs racing each other. Are you not entertained? Cheer on Brittney Spareribs, Oscar, Nathan and more. C’mon, it’s dogs and pigs dressed like hot dogs. Honestly, what more do you want? Racing takes place every day at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
3. Go see Drake White
Drake White – the Nashville-based country singer – is part of the new wave of modern country musicians from Music City. He recently announced a string of dates opening up for the Zac Brown Band. Check out White and his band The Big Fire’s brand of country blues and Southern roots-rock on The Radio Stage on September 19 at 6 p.m.
Drake White – Gypsy
4. Get Hypnotized
The lights, sounds, smells and music are enough sensory overload to hypnotize fairgoers, but if you actually want to experience an altered state of consciousness you need to see hypnotist Tammy Barton at Heritage Hall every day at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Close out the 250th York Fair and the summer with bang at the closing ceremony featuring music by the Dover Area High School band and a concert by pop-country music star and runner-up of the tenth season of American Idol Lauren Alaina, plus a fireworks display on September 20 beginning at 5 p.m.
Lauren Alaina – Breakdown