Message from the President

Welcome to the 2023 Bradford Agricultural Fair where our theme this year is “SOUTHERN CHARM DOWN ON THE FARM.” Bradford and Union Counties have a

long rich history of farming and related industries. The Bradford Agricultural Fair is THE PREMIER EVENT each year to showcase the animals and plant life representing so many generations of Bradford and Union County families. In fact, at the 2022 fair, the total sales for all cattle and swine animals brought in over $500,000 for the students involved in FFA and 4-H, believed to be a record amount.

The Bradford Agricultural Fair not only supports these young people and their families, it promotes related businesses and industries. There are exhibits from local merchants, churches and individuals demonstrating their crafts. Deggeller Entertainment will once again bring thrilling rides and games for all ages on the expanded midway. You will

obviously notice the fair is the middle of a building expansion. Thanks in part to a $3 million dollar grant, we are building the long awaited barns dedicated to cattle and swine as well as goats, chickens and rabbits. These barns and the main arena will make it possible to hold major farm animal related events throughout the year. We also raised the level of the midway ground and are making significant drainage improvements to avoid having to shut down during severe rain event as we did in 2022. SO PARDON THE INCONVENIENCES as these facilities will give all Bradford County citizens something to be proud of.

On behalf of the entire Fair Association Board of Directors, I want to encourage all fair attendees to practice Southern Charm, showing courtesy and respect to other fairgoers, workers and visitors to our great county. Let’s make the 2023 fair a safe and enjoyable environment, and show off our Southern Charm Down on the Farm.

Bob Milner, Fair President