Country Fair

Come Celebrate Moravian Academy

We are excited to announce that Moravian Academy is hosting the 2022 Country Fair on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Merle-Smith Campus from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and will offer engaging activities including:
  • Main Stage Performers
  • Food Trucks
  • Ice Cream Truck
  • Big Wheel Racing
  • Escape Rooms
  • Rock Wall
  • Laser Tag
We look forward to spreading positivity within the Moravian Academy community and continuing the Country Fair tradition!

For more information, please contact Advancement Associate Michele LeHeup at mleheup@mamail.net or (610) 332-5278.  

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 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!

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