Recently Blair County Spring Valley Fair hosted its annual Spring Valley Fair. Local festivals and fairs surrounding Altoona offer a hometown feeling for students from agriculture backgrounds. And introduce a new sense of fun for students from an urban setting. This fair greeted its attendees with a volunteer tractor chauffeur to transport people from the parking lot to the main area of the fairgrounds.
The Spring Valley Fair held competitions for home-grown vegetables, home-made paintings and miscellaneous artwork. Most fairs are centered around community involvement, which is why there are various competitions held prior to the opening of the fair. This community based fair showcased not only small competitions but also sold homemade bakery items, and had local businesses advertise their companies to increase the community finances.
The fair was held for five days, from Sept. 11 to Sept. 15, 2018. The first day was contest entry day, along with the tractor driving contest; but this wasn’t open to the public. The fair was open to the public starting on Sept. 12, which was the day the 4H competitions and fair queen contest was held. Other than locally supported competitions, live entertainment was included from local bands such as: Ride the Song, Born and the Beanstalk, Stephen Ceremuga, and Sharptones LLC.