• Near-perfect week at fair builds excitement for what’s to come for 100th year in 2018

    The 99th Ephrata Fair is officially in the books. Now it’s time for the Ephrata Farmers Day Association to begin planning the big one. Actually, discussions began a year ago by a board dedicated solely to brainstorming...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • Fair holds fond memories

    Fair week is all about food, fun, friends, family, and fond memories say the folks who haven’t missed a night at the Ephrata Fair for decades. Now in its 99th year, the five-day fall festival known as...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • Library and DEI plan for the Unexpected

    Unique new worldly downtown event features market, music, and $1K table setting contest On Oct. 14 from 5-9 p.m., downtown Ephrata will come alive with the smells, sights and sounds of the world at Ephrata Unexpected, an...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • New Mouse Trap continues beloved midway tradition

    “Ding,” “Ding,” “Ding” the tiny bell rings and out comes his hairy employee with a pointy nose and long tail. No, Steve Taterus does not have a baritone voice and who bellows out, “Hey, Hey, It’s Fat...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • Denver Fair’opoly

    Get your copy of this commemorative game by emailing DenverFairGame@gmail.com or purchase your copy at Green Lawn Garage at 39 Lancaster Avenue, Denver, PA 17517 or at The Ephrata Review 1 E. Main St., Ephrata M-F 8am...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • A tradition at Lord’s Fair Share, the midway’s only sit-down eatery, with Nancy Good, Nancy Buckwalter, Annabelle Martin, Elaine Sensing. Photo by Laurie Knowles
    Walking or sitting, eating is always a top priority at the Ephrata Fair

    You won’t go hungry at the Ephrata Fair, that’s for sure. Whether you’re in the mood for Greek gyros, deep-fried vegetables, roasted corn, pumpkin funnel cakes, beef brisket sandwiches, corn dogs, cheese steaks, Asian noodles, chicken wings,...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • 99th Ephrata Fair off to a great start with packed midway and successful new show in Tent City

    The 2017 Ephrata Fair kicked off Tuesday beneath sunny skies and summer-like temperatures rising to the mid 70s as smoke wafted at 10 a.m. from the first batch of J.R.’s brisket grilling in front of the Ephrata...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Community begins drug problem discussion

    New task force holds first meeting The Plummer family tried to run from the drug epidemic by moving from Ephrata to a different Lancaster County town. However, it was too late to save son, Jonathan, who died...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Gate House fights drug abuse stigma

    Jodi Holland and Scott Althouse are recovering addicts. They don’t use drugs or alcohol now, but they did in the past. They used to the extent that their disease — the disease of addiction —threatened to cost...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • A view of the Ephrata Fair midway, circa 1930.
    99th Ephrata Fair set for next week

    The 99th Ephrata Fair kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 26 with fun-filled activities, entertainment, food, rides and games for all visitors. While everyone has their own Ephrata Fair favorites, one Wednesday evening event is, by far, the most...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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