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The Great Allentown Fair Association holds first Feast the Fair event

Though the Great Allentown Fair was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the most popular food stands were invited to set up in the parking lot near Ag Hall to participate in Feast the Fair.

The usual bustling crowd found at the fair wasn’t on hand, but the vendors did enjoy seeing some of their best customers come to taste those unique flavors only found at a fair.

PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Greeting visitors Sept. 5 to Feast the Fair is the Great Allentown Fair President Beverly Gruber.
Philadelphia's Zach Session joins South Whitehall native Kaila Rosenberger at Feast the Fair in front of Ag Hall Sept. 5. They brought food donations to help the Second Harvest Food Bank.
RIGHT: Austin Bissinger prepares 23 peach dumplings for Maryland's Paula Gay. She discovered Bissinger's dumplings at the Centre Hall fair and will purchase large quantities when Bissinger's are within a reasonable travel distance.
Muhlenberg College student Jack Kinerney, of Fairfax, Va. and friend Jenna Antouacci, enjoy another Allentown Fair staple Vince's Cheese Steaks. Vince's employee Jon Bartholomew works the kitchen.
Pie in a Cone owner Anthony Brocato, of Nazareth, serves his specialty to Shawn Cramsey, of Lehighton and Stacey Kershner, of Perryville.
Take a Taco is another popular stop for a treat Sept. 5 at Feast the Fair.