Country Fair

We are excited to announce that Moravian Academy is hosting the 2021 Country Fair on Saturday, May 15th 2021! 

The health and safety of our students and their families are our first priority, and we will be complying with all Moravian Academy and CDC health and safety guidelines. With this in mind, we are thrilled to offer a variety of in-person and virtual activities for you and your family to choose from.

The in-person segment of the Country Fair will be held at the Merle-Smith Campus (Upper School) from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm and will offer eight areas with engaging activities including:
  • Petting Zoo 
  • Duck Races
  • Pony Rides
  • The Last Chance Ranch
  • The Poconos Wildlife Conservatory
  • Food Trucks
  • Ice Cream Truck
  • Big Wheel Racing 
  • And more! 
In the evening, join the Moravian Academy community online by participating in:
  • Gaming tournaments
  • Netflix streaming parties
  • Color Me Mine activity
Please note:  To comply with social distancing guidelines and to keep students with their classmates, they will stay in their cohorts as they move through each of the eight areas in 30-minute segments. 

We look forward to spreading positivity within the Moravian Academy community and continuing the Country Fair tradition!

For more information, please contact Advancement Associate Grace Young at or (610) 332-5278.  

50+ Years of the 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.

Lower School Volunteer Sign Ups

Please consider volunteering for as little as half an hour or the entire day for your child’s class below.  You may sign up for as many slots as you’d like.  Simply click on the link and volunteer for the time you are planning to be at the Fair.  Thank you for considering volunteering!

For more information about the Country Fair, please contact Advancement Associate Grace Young at or (610) 332-5278.  

Merle Smith Campus

Downtown Campus