The sights and sounds of the 167 Bloomsburg Fair

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Showcasing what the 167 Bloomsburg Fair has to offer, PA live! host, Chris Bohinski, visited many hotspots at the fair. From the pigsty to the catering tent, the Bloomsburg Fair has a lot to offer those visiting Columbia County.

Featured on PA live!Paul Yoachim of the Pennsylvania Pork Farmers was able to show off the intelligence of pigs at the Bloomsburg Fair.

Two pigs featured in the pig pen, Regina and Ramona, were able to follow commands like a dog would, being able to sit down and beg with a slice of apple as a reward.

Also at the Bloomsburg Fair, Caitlyn O’Connor of Side Hill Pastures in Nescopeck, with her cow named Mystery.

Caitlyn explains what it takes to care for a show cow, such as washing, conditioning and cutting Mystery’s hair, and feeding her hay.

2022 Bloomsburg Fair Alternate Queen Kylie Kingston explains her role in the fair and represents her hometown of Bloomsburg.

Walking through the fair, some of the biggest things that would stand out are the food stalls.

One food stand in particular, Yogi’s Potato Pancakes, offers crispy and crunchy butterfly fries.

To show how they are made, Shea Hughes of Yogis Potato Pancakes demonstrates the process of making the snack.

Not far from Yogis Potato Pancakes, there is another food stand that offers pizzas.

Jimmy Sabatino of Vesuvio’s Pizzeria and Sports Bar presents new pizzas to try at the fair.

A new pizza at the fair this year is the Dessert Pizza, with Nutella and strawberries covered in chocolate sauce.

Another new pizza to try is the Dill Pickle Pizza, which features dill pickles, ranch, and dill.

If the new choices are not appetizing, the essential of the pizzeria, the Cheesesteak Stuffed Pizza is also available for the fairgrounds.

Apple and Peach Dumpings from Bissinger offer a sweet treat for fair goers.

Cheri Bissinger of Bissingers Apple and Peach Dumplings explains that they make homemade apple and peach dumplings and their dough is completely handmade, from scratch.

From Columbia County, sweet apples are key to making this a fan favorite.

The meatballs are also served with Manning’s homemade vanilla and cinnamon ice cream.

Seeing all this food makes it hard to resist cravings, and the PA Dutchalicious Amish Glazed Donuts may have you cracking up.

Dawn Beers of the PA Dutchalicious Amish Glazed Donuts shows how fresh, handmade treats are fried and glazed.

Also offered is the Apple Delight Donut to satisfy any visitor’s sweet tooth.

Atop the famous Stewie Tank are father-son duo Bill and Adam Hartzell of the Stuart Tank Memorial Association.

Built in December 1942 in Berwick, Pennsylvania, the tank was used in Italy during World War II and will celebrate its 80th anniversary this year.

Bill and Adam Hartzell hope to teach the story of Berwick’s involvement in World War II.

Before the doors close, there would still be time to grab a fresh fruit pie at G&M Concessions.

Gretchen Mills of G&M Concessions shows how the pies are made and shows that they are also topped with ice cream.

Monday was the third day of the Bloomsburg Fair and the fun didn’t slow down.

Despite light rain earlier Monday, many people made their way to the Bloomsburg fairgrounds.

There was plenty to keep everyone busy, like sky walks, a dog show, and all the “All Star Barnyard Revue” that featured pig racing today, and there was always plenty of rides to entertain children.

Everyone’s favorite? Fair trade foods. From crispy chips to donuts to sausage and peppers to pizza, there was something for everyone.

Some say food is what drives them to go to the fair.

“Honestly, I came for the Oreos, the fried Oreos, that’s what I came for. It was the first thing we did, and we saw that and decided, “Let’s try this,” said Jacob Slosky of Wilkes-Barre.

The Bloomsburg Fair continues through this Saturday and every day is sure to be filled with fun and excitement.

Monday is free for anyone aged 65 and over. While Tuesday is free for students aged 13 to 18, and Wednesday is free for all military personnel.

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