Frequently Asked Questions
MAY I BRING MY PET TO THE PEAR FAIR?
No. Due to insurance concerns, pets are not allowed at the Pear Fair. There will be signs posted along the highway as a reminder, but owners bringing pets to the Fair will be turned away. Thank you for understanding.
WHAT TIME DOES THE PEAR FAIR START?
9am. The Fun Runs and Pancake Breakfast begin earlier, however the main Fair opens at 9am.
MAY I PARK ON THE LEVEE AND WALK TO THE FAIR?
No, the levees will be closed and No Parking signs will be posted in order to maintain safety.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND THE FAIR?
The Pear Fair is free to attend. Event parking is $10 per car.
IS THERE BICYCLE PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE FAIR?
Yes, please look for signs guiding you to designated parking for cyclists. Parking is $2 per bicycle.
IS THERE DEDICATED MOTORCYCLE PARKING?
Yes. Please enter the regular parking area but you will be routed to the motorcycle section as long as it is available. Event parking is $5.
CAN I STOP AND PICK PEARS ON THE WAY?
If you would like local pears, there will be plenty for sale at the Fair and at local area farmstands. Please do not stop along the highway to pick pears from local orchards. This creates a safety hazard and doesn't support our local family-farm-based economy. Thank you!
ARE THERE CHARGES FOR ACTIVITIES?
Yes, some activities at the Pear Fair require tickets. These include children's activities and the mechanical bull and may be purchased from event vendors.
MAY I COME AND GO FROM THE FAIR?
You are free to come and go from the Fair however if you intend to re-enter the lot, you will be charged for parking again.
WILL THERE BE AN ATM AVAILABLE AT THE FAIR?
Yes, we will have an on-site ATM at the Pear Fair. The Courtland Market, just north of town, also has an ATM available during their business hours.
WHAT TIME DO THE PEAR PIES GO ON SALE? ARE THEY AVAILABLE THE ENTIRE DAY?
Pear Pies will be sold starting at 9am when the Fair opens until the last pie is sold, which may not be at the close of the Fair.
IS THERE SHADE AT THE PEAR FAIR?
The central area in front of the Main Stage is covered by a large event tent and the Arts and Crafts area is largely shaded by trees and vendor tents. We recommend that you take precautions against the possible heat and sun in open areas.
WHAT TIME IS THE PARADE?
Please contact Pear Fair to register for the parade. Parade viewing begins at 1pm. Parade participants will line up at the start of the route beginning at noon and no later than 12:30pm.
MY CHILD WOULD LIKE TO BE A PEAR BLOSSOM - WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Please contact Pear Fair. Tiaras will be available to the first 25 registered Pear Blossoms.
I COLLECT PEAR FAIR POSTERS AND PINS - WILL THEY BE AVAILABLE AT THE FAIR?
Pins and posters will be for sale near the historical display inside the Courtland Auditorium.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PEAR FAIR, THE COUTLAND LIBRARY, OR THE TOWN OF COURTLAND?
Each non-profit organization will be represented by a booth at the Fair, and we thank you for your support. The Information booth supports the Pear Fair, the Book Sale booth supports the Library and the Courtland Town Association sells local pears in handy tote bags, but we would also happily accept your donations to any and all. The Pear Fair is our largest community event each year and supports a variety of integral programs throughout the town.
CAN I BE A VOLUNTEER AT THE PEAR FAIR?
We'd love your help, we are staffed entirely by volunteers. The Town Association, Library and Information booths can all use volunteer help. We would be particularly interested in bilingual volunteers. Please contact Pear Fair if you are available to help.