In Centre County, a well known site that hosts one of the nation’s most unique summer events has steadily grown to a nearly year round facility.
So were here in Centre Hall at the Grange Fair Grounds. You may think its a little early to be talking about the Grange Fair, it is several weeks away. But in recent years Grange Park has become an event scene with plenty going on before the fair, and afterwards this past weekend The Nittany Kennel Club was back at Grange Park after having their popular show cancelled last year. Lots of dogs and owners, spectators and RV’s
“Its a beautiful facility we have over a thousand camping spaces with electric and water hookups. actually we have almost 70 motor homes this year”
In the past decade, Grange Park has received a multi million dollar upgrade and expansion. The Equine Center is well known on the East Coast, and hosts numerous shows. There’s also concerts and other shows, and exhibitions,and of course camping
“So we are active ten months out of the year now”
It brings a lot of tourism business to Centre County. A lot of out of town folks in for the Kennel Club Festivities this past weekend and there’s an educational component as well
“What have i learned. they’re way better than people. I’ll take a dog any day over a person”
After the fair, Grange Park teams with Penn State football in providing tailgating weekends complete with plenty of RV parking for fans as for the main event here, that would be the annual Grange Fair and Encampment, this year it begins on August 20th.