McClure Bean Soup Festival and Fair

Lucky Afternoon had a great time playing at the McClure Bean Soup

But first, some history...
McClure, Pennsylvania is proud of its living memorial to all veterans of all wars at the annual Bean Soup Festival and Fair, which originated by McClure (and surrounding area) veterans of the Civil War.

On July 23, 1883, a group of veterans of the Civil War met on the second story of the Joseph Peters Blacksmith Shop in Bannerville, PA, for the purpose of organizing a Grand Army of the Republic Post. After several preliminary meetings, the first session of the newly formed post was held on October 20, 1883. 


This organization held many get-togethers and observed "bean soup festivals" from time to time, but not until 1891 did this Bean Soup Celebration invite the public to a real Civil War bean soup dinner.

Bean Alley...this has to be it!


Let's grab a bite!

Lots of goodies to chose from!


Kids having a great time riding the bull

The Bean Soup Experience

...and enjoy some traditional McClure Bean Soup!

And here is the secret behind the Bean Soup Recipe...


The Bean Soup Princess and Runner up!
Congratulations girls

We Remember!

The crowd enjoying the "Lucky Show"

Sue's old home located smack in the middle of the Bean Soup
(second floor)

Sue Squid is gambling again!


And there it is...

Thank You Bean Soup Entertainment Committee!








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