Lackawanna County Fair Organizers Look Ahead to Next Year


(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Tents, three rides, and tables that’s all that is left at Montage Mountain as crews finished the clean-up.

 A fair weekend of weather – and an inaugural “fair” in the books- that’s the memory of the “Lackawanna Heritage Fair.”

  “It was great seeing everything coming to fruition. Everything in the last year that we spent executing,” Said Armand Olivetti.

Olivetti is the chairman of the fair board. He says with rain four of the five days the fair did well. More than 12,000 people walked the exhibits and displays.

  “We were hoping for a turn out between 20 and 25-thousand and if we had five good weather days there is no doubt in my mind that we would have had that,” Said Olivetti.

 In all — it costs a quarter of a million dollars to host the fair.

The county made close to that amount back — between ticket sales, sponsorships, and a grant.

  Riley Timlin of Scott Township told Eyewitness News his favorite part of the fair was the wave pool!

Riley came to the fair on Sunday and says it was great. She and her mom came to Montage Mountain Monday to pick up a raffle basket they had won.

  “I don’t know which one we are getting but we got. We put tickets in on a whole bunch,” Said Riley Timlin.

 Members of the fair asked an important question for attendees over the past few days.

  “Does it have the look and feel of a county fair? I think anyone who went would have felt that they were going to any of the other counties fairs around here,” Asked Olivetti.

  Now, planning for next year’s fair has already started.

       As far as change — Mr. Olivetti says the layout needs to be looked at to help guests and vendors flow throughout the fair

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