2017 Oley Fair Celebrity Dairy Showmanship Contest set for Sept. 22

This cow takes a peek at the photographer from under a tent at the Oley Fair.
This cow takes a peek at the photographer from under a tent at the Oley Fair. Digital First Media file photo
Dairy cows are displayed at the Oley Fair.
Dairy cows are displayed at the Oley Fair. Digital First Media file photo

The 2017 Oley Fair Celebrity Dairy Showmanship Contest is set to be held on Friday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to come out to support and cheer on local “celebrities” as they present dairy cows to a panel of judges.

“I came up with the idea couple years ago just as a simple, fun event to get some of the high-profile community people involved and business people,” said fair president Kevin Bieber. “It’s just a fun event – everybody has fun.”

There are generally about a dozen participants in the event each year, each making their best attempt to show a show.

This year’s local celebrities include Wayne Weidner - Oley Valley Community Representative, Noel Christman - Oley Valley Community Library, Mike Stauffer Oley Valley High School Principal, Marie Haas - Oley Fire Company Ambulance Chief, Charlie Bauer - Lehigh Law – Head of Security for the Oley Fair, Jeremy Deysher - Oley Valley Agricultural Science Teacher, Deborah Hannum - Oley Township Municipal Authority Member, David Roland - BB & T Bank Market President, Jill Howard - Mallie Falconaro & Company, and the yet-to-be-announced 2017 Overall Heaviest Pumpkin Representative.

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Bieber said there is usually a good crowd for it, and it’s pretty neat to see in action.

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