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Warm Weather – Fairs and Festivals!

When I think of rural living, I think festivals and fairs.  I can remember as a kid always looking forward to the local carnival in New Cumberland where I grew up.  Maybe it’s a reminder of my childhood, but I love carnivals and fairs.  Or, perhaps it’s the smell of funnel cakes…

Small town festivals and fairs are the gathering place for rural communities. Kids run and play, friends catch up, and we support our local fire departments, not-for-profit organizations and one another.  We eat way too much, take home stuffed animals we won’t know what to do with, and hope our children don’t ask us to ride that thing that spins around!  Whether it is a town carnival or the Perry County Fair, there is a feeling of family and simpler times.  It is, for me, one of the many things that make Perry County so special.

So as the weather warms up, I can’t help but think about all the opportunities that lie ahead to enjoy the county and it’s beautiful communities.  If you know of a community event, please email the Chamber at so that we can share the information on our website and our facebook page.  And if you have any pictures, send them along.  Maybe I’ll get brave and post a picture of me riding a Ferris Wheel.  You’ll have to wait and see!


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