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Country Fair

Come Celebrate Moravian Academy

Moravian Academy is hosting the 2023 Annual Country Fair on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Merle-Smith Campus from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM and will offer engaging activities including:
  • Main Stage Performers
  • Food Trucks 
  • Ice Cream Truck
  • Petting Zoo
  • Goat Yoga - SOLD OUT
  • Craft and Market Vendors
  • Big Wheel Racing
  • Escape Rooms - We encourage you to register ahead of time for this item.
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Laser Tag
  • Soccer and Field Hockey Clinics hosted by our Varsity Teams and Coaches - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - All school aged children welcome and we encourage you to register ahead of time.
  • Pie Baking Contest - No pies that need to be refrigerated please.
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest - Bring a carved pumpkin to the Fair!
  • Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition
  • Dunk Tank
And more!

We are excited to celebrate with all families and look forward to continuing the Country Fair tradition!

Country Fair Vendors
If you or someone you know is interested in being a food truck or a retail vendor at the Fair, please reach out to Advancement Associate Jess McPherson or (610) 332-5279 today.  

Over 50 Years of Country Fair

Motivated by the need to raise funds for an exchange program with its sister school in Nice, France, Moravian Preparatory School held its first “Country Fair and Horse Show” on Saturday, May 10th, 1969. 

Mrs. Joan Cory, who with her husband Mr. John Cory owned the Pleasant Hollow Farm in Springfield Township, and a teacher gave impetus to the event by deciding that the proceeds from her annual spring horse show would be donated to the exchange program. To bolster funds, the Parents’ Association thought it was a good idea to sponsor a fair at the same time, and from there, the event ballooned. 

The entire student body- as well as parents and faculty members - worked hard for several months to make the fair a reality. Each grade created a project for the event from the kindergarten class who enrolled kittens, puppies, lambs, birds, and other creatures for a baby animal show to the sixth-graders who made hand-dipped wax candles to sell

The cost of admission to the Country Fair was $1.00 for adults and .25 cents for students. Students ran and promoted games and tests of skills, such as a greased pole and barrel-walk; a bean-bag throw; as well as fortune-telling and face-painting. As it is today, food was also a major draw sold snow cones to hot dogs to barbeque. During the day, live music was provided by students.

In the end, the Country Fair and Horse Show’s gross intake was $13,000, netting between $8,000 - $9,000 for the school’s exchange program. Due to its success, Country Fair evolved into an annual event.
Please consider volunteering for as little as half an hour or the entire day!  We are always in need of volunteers to help with the Prize Booth, Grade Booths, as well as the Spirit Store Booth.  You may sign up for as many slots as you’d like.  Email Jess McPherson if you are interested in helping out.
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