America's First Fair celebrates two and a half centuries and you're invited for food, fun and fantastic live entertainment September 11-20.

National acts at the York Fair from Alabama to Brantley Gilbert with special guests A Thousand Horses take to the stage by evening, while daily you'll experience everything from animal antics to antique tractors - not to mention beloved fair fare.

Fairgrounds Fun during the week includes the butter sculpture, Farm Animal Learning Center and Animal Birthing Center, harness racing, high school bands and even Goat Mountain Antics that promise to be bigger and better than ever!

In addition to acts at the Grandstand, the Radio Stage hosts live music every evening of the York Fair - including two shows on September 13!

Don't miss PAW Patrol at the Fair for your children or grandchildren to enjoy September 11-13 - one of many free experiences that come with your admission.

See the life-size PAW Patroller, meet Chase and Marshall, have photos taken in Adventure Bay, play with new PAW Patrol toys and learn about "PAW"some giveaways!

September also is your time to explore the history of the York Fair. Did you know the York Fairgrounds was not the first location in York to host the Fair?

The event began two and a half centuries ago and was held at what is now Penn Park - a historic site that went on to host a Civil War-era field hospital and today welcomes special events in the city such as the Foodstruck York food truck festival.

The next installment is coming up on September 6 - just before the York Fair itself kicks off. Doesn't every great getaway need a scouting trip?

Stay for this getaway at a host of locations not far from the York Fairgrounds ranging from The Yorktowne Hotel - A Historic Hotel of America in Downtown York to the renovated and renamed Wyndham Garden York off Carlisle Road and Best Western Westgate Inn on Route 30.

For lovers of the bed-and-breakfast experience, Lady Linden Bed and Breakfast in York's Avenues neighborhood and Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast in Downtown York are charming and convenient stays.

Looking to gather for a great dinner before charging into your evening Fair experience?

Just a few blocks from the Fairgrounds is Coombs Tavern - a local favorite boasting York's best prime rib, steak and seafood that invites you to also drink local with great craft beer selections and local wine.

Want to expand the getaway experience? An extensive list of themed lodging packages offers the right option perfectly paired to your tastes in activities for a spectacular York Fair getaway this September.

Your reservation is always made for York County, PA!