September 14. 2021 10:44AM
Artisan Roger Bowman is working on a weaving loom with sheepskin to create a ladies 6 foot shawl. Bowman brings his art demonstration to Agri-Plex Exhibit Hall at The Great Allentown Fair from Winterside Farm in Lenhartsville.
PRESS PHOTOS BYLORI PATRICK Want to have fun at The Great Allentown Fair? Step into the Lil' Farm Hands Activity Center to milk a cow like Aubrey Novak, where you can see adults trying their hand at it as well.
The livestock barns are full of wonderful farm animals for families to experience. Chris Ingham traveled from Florence, N.J., with his siblings to share some fair time. Chris takes a minute to spend a moment with Lilac the cow, along with his Mom, Jessica Carroll.
Family friend Lauren Cooangelo of Palmerton challenges Emberly Zeller from Germansville to a tractor race in the Lil' Farm Hands Activity Center, while Emberly's dad Paul and brother Ryland cheer her on.
Very brave audience participant Owen of Breinigsville wears his protective balloon helmet made by Wesley Williams, The One Wheel Wonder, in preparation for the daredevil jump performed in the Agri-Plex Square. Williams, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been showcased on both “America's and Britain's Got Talent” shows, “The Gong Show” and holds the world record for riding the tallest unicycle at 22 feet.
Master Craftsman David Kline supports disabled vets through sales of items from Viking artisans around the world, via the Wounded Warrior Project as a frontline runner. One of Kline's specialties is the hand-crafting of walking sticks made from poison oaks and sumacs.
Hoping to shout BINGO, sisters Abigail and Annabelle mark their cards while Aunt Angela Applegate and grandmother Debra Applegate of Catasauqua make sure they don't miss a number.
Local fictional storytelling authors Kathy Fronheiser of Breinigsville and Christopher D. Ochs of Emmaus discuss their books with fairgoers in the Agri-Plex Exhibits building.
AgriPlex_2473 The Great Allentown Fair had an entire section of exhibits on display of flowers, vegetables, cooking demonstrations and so much more including both artisan and commercial style booths. So much to see and enjoy in the Agri-Plex Exhibits building.
Best_2468-1 See the Best of Show Ribbon Winners of The Great Allentown Fair at this booth inside the Agri-Plex Exhibits building near the front entrance.
The Grandstand Show Venue brought in country music stars for their “Reboot to our Roots” theme. Toby Keith and his band performed for participants all too happy to dust off their cowboy boots and hats for a great time at The Great Allentown Fair.
Country music superstar Carrie Underwood graced the Grandstand stage on a fantastic evening of 70 degree weather with her performance that made her fans feel the moment with her hit songs and several Christian numbers. The show ended with “When He Cheats” preceded by the tours namesake “Cry Pretty” and an emotional “Jesus Take The Wheel” a song she sang for the network ABC “American Idol” competition that she won in 2005.
Uncommon Caricatures artist J. Robb draws the likeness of best friends Emalyn and Ella. The girls from Pine Grove are in the third grade. They decided to wear matching outfits and hair for their fun day at The Great Allentown Fair.