NEWFOUNDLAND - Each year the Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair holds a pageant much like its Fair Queen and Junior Fair Queen competitions, but for a younger group. The Baby Pageant is open to all children, regardless of gender, who are between the ages of birth to six years old, as of Sept. 1.
Complimentary prizes are given to all children who enter, and there are premium first place prizes for girls and boys of each age. 12 of the contestants will win a ribbon and a $10 gift certificate. Overall winners for both boys and girls will be chosen as well, and they will win a ribbon and a $15 gift certificate.

The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 2nd. Pre-registration is required, and can be done by mail or on the day of the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mailed pre-registrations must be postmarked no later than Aug. 15. Dress is optional, but all contestants must be present 30 minutes before the pageant. There is a $1 fee per entry.

If interested in entering your child in this competition, fill out the entry form in the 2017 GDS Fair Premium Book and mail the entry to:
GDS Fair Baby Pageant Entries
457 Crestmont Drive
Newfoundland, PA 18445
For more information, please contact the Fair Office at 570-676-4047.
The dates for the Centennial GDS Fair are August 25- September 3.

The GDS Fair began 100 years ago, in 1917. A school teacher, Ella Nevin, saw the fair as an opportunity to display her students’ handiwork. The goal of the GDS fair was to promote the agricultural lifestyle and to educate the community about the farm life and skills that can be utilized in everyday living.

Since 1917 the GDS Fair has expanded greatly by adding live entertainment, thousands of exhibitions, amusement rides, games, and fun activities for the whole family. For More information about the GDS Fair, please visit