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2018 York Fair Tickets

You can purchase your York Fair tickets at Rutter’s! We are selling tickets for $5 each ($8 at the gate), and the Mega pass for rides for only $16 each (the standard price is $23). Tickets will only be available at our store locations thru September 6th. The Fair runs from September 7th until the 16th. Tickets at all Rutter’s locations are while supplies last.

The York Fair, “America’s First Fair” is an annual Fair held in September, beginning the first Friday after Labor Day in York, Pennsylvania. In 2015, the York Fair celebrated 250 years since the first York Fair in 1765.

Click here to find out more information on the 2018 York Fair!

Save on York Fair Tickets

You can purchase your York Fair tickets at Rutter’s! We are selling tickets for $5 each ($8 at the gate), and the Mega pass for rides for only $16 each (the standard price is $23). Tickets will only be available at our store locations until September 7th at midnight. The Fair runs from September 8th until the 17th.

The York Fair is America’s first fair, first held in in 1765, eleven years before the nation was founded.

York Fair 2016 Supreme Champion

4 generations of the Rutter’s Family won the Supreme Champion award at the 2016 York Fair!

This award is given out to the best cow and best heifer of all the breeds. The Champion Guernsey, Champion Holstein, Champion Brown Swiss, and Champion of all other breeds at the show compete in a Best of Show Competition. The Supreme Champion is the Best of Show Award.

Heifers are cows that do not yet give milk and cows are ones that do give milk. Therefore, the Rutter’s were awarded for the youngest and the oldest cows.

Congratulations to the Rutter’s Family!

Recent Dairy Awards

2015 York Fair

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During the 2015 York Fair, Rutter’s showed 6 registered Guernsey cows. In total, we won 12 first place ribbons. Throughout the show, the cows were judged in individual classes as well as several group classes, such as pairs or trios. Some of the categories we won were for Jr Champion, Jr Reserve Champion, and Grand Champion. Grand Champion is the highest award possible. On show day, we had 4 generations of the Rutter family either attending or showing at the show.

2016 PA Farm Show

This farm show was extra special because it marks the start of the fifth generations of Rutter’s to have participated, and it marks the second set of Rutter’s twins to be there. At the 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Rutter’s showed 5 registered Guernsey heifers. Throughout the PA Farm Show, Rutter’s received 5 first place ribbons for Jr Champion, Reserve Jr Champion, and Honorable Mention Jr Champion. During the PA Farm Show, daily prizes in the Good Housekeeping contest were awarded. This is based off the cleanliness of the animals, track area, and the farm’s display. Rutter’s also donated an animal for the legislative showmanship contest.

All American Nominations

Each year, the Guernsey Breeders Association picks the 6 best animals nationwide in 14 different age groups. This year we had 3 different animals receive nominations in the respective age categories.