Experience one of America's oldest and most famous county fairs through the eyes of key organizers and attendees! A unique Pennsylvania cultural phenomenon, the Centre County Grange Fair is widely regarded as the last remaining encampment fair in the United States. The documentary Grange Fair: An American Tradition examines this celebrated event, which brings nearly 10,000 families and farmers from across the country to Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, each year. Originally conceived in 1874 as a one-day picnic to introduce rural Pennsylvania farmers and their families to the Grange organization, the fair has grown to become the backbone for the shrinking rural and agricultural communities of Pennsylvania and beyond. © 2004 WPSU. 86 min.
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