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July 17, 2017 - 8:00am

MONDAY, JULY 17th “Emergency Responder Night” 

  • 9am 4-H Horse Show—English Classes (Horse Ring)
  • 9am Goat Show (Show Ring)
  • 10am EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 11am 4-H Beef Cattle Show (Show Ring)
  • 12pm Open Beef Show (Show Ring)
  • 12pm 4-H Dairy Cattle Fitting Clinic & Contest (4-H Dairy Barn)
  • 5:30pm PARADE LINE-UP – Genesee Speedway Pits (Fairgrounds)
  • 6:30pm GENESEE CO. FAIR GRAND PARADE through the Fairgrounds
  • 7pm - Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)
  • 9pm Outdoor Movie (Hill behind Parmelee Building)

*This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time*

DAILY AT THE GENESEE COUNTY FAIR: $5 Carload Admission Every Day & Night! * Midway Rides * DAILY WRIST BAND SPECIALS AVAILABLE. 
* Agricultural Awareness Exhibit * Livestock Exhibits * Air Sculpture – Transforming Balloons into Art (Exhibition Building), Chainsaw Carver—Elaine Foy.​

July 15, 2017 - 9:00am

Click here for a listing of daily events at the 2017 Genesee County Fair

July 16, 2016 - 7:00am

SATURDAY, JULY 16TH • Today's Events• Farm Bureau Day & Bring Your Tractor to the Fair Day

  • All Day Matt Episcopo (Roving the Fairgrounds)
  • 8:30am - NIOGA Colored Breed Show (Show Ring)
  • 9am - NIOGA Holstein/Open Class Dairy Show (Show Ring)
  • 9am - Open Class Goat Show (4H Goat Barn)
  • 9am - ECYSS - Youth Breed Show (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 10am - 4H Horse Gymkhana & Games Classes (Horse Ring)
  • 10am - FARM STOCK TRACTOR - Bring your tractor!! Enhanced Tractor & Garden Pullers (GRANDSTAND)
  • 11am - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open 
  • 1-8pm - Mr. Scribbles (Entertainment Tent)
  • 1-11pm - MIDWAY OPENS (Amusement Area)
  • 1-5pm - Jony James - Band (Entertainment Tent)
  • 2-4pm - 4H Vegetable Contest (Kennedy Building)
  • 3:30pm - Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building)
  • 4pm - 4H Master Showman Contest (Show Ring)
  • 6pm - Empire State Pullers Tractor Pulls (GRANDSTAND)
  • 6:30pm - 4H Scavenger Hunt (Kennedy Building)
  • 8pm-12am - Branded - Band (Entertainment Tent)
  • 8pm - 4H Dairy Cattle Released
  • 8:30pm - 4H Horses Released
  • 9pm - 4H Poultry & Rabbits Released 
  • 9pm - 4H Non-Market Animals - Beef, Goat, Sheep, & Swine released
  • 10pm - 4H Non-Animal Exhibits Released

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time.*

July 15, 2016 - 7:00am

FRIDAY, JULY 15TH • Today's Events • Community Day & Thrill Night. Kids ride special - $5 wrist bands 1-4pm.

  • All Day Matt Episcopo (Roving the Fairgrounds)
  • 9am - ECYSS - Showmanship Clinic (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 10am - 4H Horse Show Western Classes  (Horse Ring)
  • 11am - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • 11am - 4H Beef Show (Show Ring)
  • 12pm - 4H Livestock Skillathon (TBA)
  • 12pm - ECYSS - Fitting Clinic (Old Draft Barn)
  • 1pm  - Open Class Beef Show ( Show Ring)
  • 1pm - 4H Sheep 7 Goat Obstacle Course Contest (TBA)
  • 1-8pm - Mr. Scribbles (Entertainment Ring)
  • 1-11pm - Midway Opens (Amusement Arena)
  • 3pm - 4H Sheep Trimming & Blocking Contest (4H Sheep Barn)
  • 4pm - ECYSS - Showmanship (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 5:30pm - 4H Tractor Driving Contest - Via Pre-Registration (Kennedy Building)
  • 6pm - NIOGA Jr. Showmanship (Show Ring)
  • 7pm - COUNTY FAIR GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY (GRANDSTAND)
  • 7:30pm - ECYSS - Judging Clinic (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 7:30-11:30pm - Under the Gun - Band (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10pm - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time.

July 14, 2016 - 7:00am

Thursday, July 14th • Today's Events • Veterans Day at the Fair

  • All Day Matt Episcopo (Roving the Fairgrounds)
  • 8:30am - Horse Show Ring Closed for Set Up
  • 9am - 4H Dairy Show (Show Ring)
  • 9am - Regional Tunis/Open Sheep Show (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 9am - 4H Horses in Place 
  • 10am - 4H Horse Show. English Classes (Horse Ring)
  • 11am - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • 2pm - 4H Goat & Sheep Bowl (Merton Building)
  • 2-8pm - Mr. Scribbles (Entertainment Tent)
  • 5-10pm - Midway Opens (Amusement Area)
  • 5:30-7pm - 4H Market Animal Auction Buyers Dinner (Kennedy Bldg)
  • 6:30pm - Genesee Speedway SPECIAL STOCK CAR RACES (Grandstand)
  • 7pm - Genesee’s Got Talent Showcase (Entertainment Tent)
  • Following Talent Show - Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)
  • 7pm - 4H Market Animal Auction (Show Ring)
  • 10pm - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close.

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time.

July 13, 2016 - 9:27am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, batavia, news, agriculture.

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July 13, 2016 - 7:00am

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH Today's Events • Children’s Day - 4H Family Night. “Kids Ride Special $5 Wrist Bands 12-3pm

  • All Day Matt Episcopo (Roving the Fairgrounds)
  • 9am - 4H Goat Show (Show Ring)
  • 10am - 4H Poultry Show (Merton Building)
  • 11am - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • 12pm-3pm - Midway Opens for Special Kid’s Day $5 Ride Wrist Bands (Amusement Area)
  • 12pm - Children’s Activities (Exhibition Building)
  • 1:30pm - 4H Breeding Sheep Show (Show Ring)
  • 2-4pm -  Balloon Animal Demonstration (Exhibition Building)
  • 2-8pm - Mr. Scribbles (Entertainment Tent)
  • 3pm - Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building)
  • 4:30pm - 4H Goat & Sheep Costume Contest (Show Ring
  • 5pm - Car Show (W. of Ent. Tent)
  • 5-10pm - Midway Re-opens (Amusement Area)
  • 6pm - 4H Open Swine Breeds & Showmanship (Show Ring)
  • 6pm - North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series & Draft Farm Class (Horse Arena)
  • 6:30pm - 4H Rabbit Show (Merton Building)
  • 7pm - Fair Queen Crowning (Entertainment Tent Stage)
  • 10pm - Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close.

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time.

July 12, 2016 - 7:00am

TUESDAY, JULY 12TH • TODAY'S EVENTS • Emergency Responder Night

  • All Day -- Matt Episcopo (Roving the Fairgrounds)
  • 9 a.m. -- 4H Market Swine Show (Show Ring)
  • 10 a.m. -- Open Class Rabbit Show (Merton Building)
  • 10 a.m. -- Open Draft Horse Show (Horse Arena)
  • 11 a.m. -- Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • 12 p.m. -- 4H Market Goat Show (Show Ring)
  • 2:30 p.m. -- 4H Market Lamb Show (Show Ring)
  • 12-7 p.m. -- Mr. Scribbles (Entertainment Ring)
  • 4 p.m. -- 4H Market Beef Show (Show Ring)
  • 5-10 p.m. -- Midway Opens (Amusement Area)
  • 5:30 p.m. -- Parade Line-up - Genesee Speedway Pits (Fairgrounds)
  • 6:30 p.m. -- Genesee Co. Fair Grand Parade through the Fairgrounds
  • Immediately Following Parade -- Fair Queen Part 1 (Entertainment Tent)
  • Immediately Following Parade -- Cowgirl Couture Barrel Racing Blast to Kick Off Fair (Horse Arena)
  • Immediately Following Parade -- Fair Queen Part 1 -- Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 p.m. -- Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close.

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time.

December 3, 2015 - 10:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, agriculture, business.

Press release:

The year 2016 marks the 177th anniversary of the Genesee County Fair! 

The Genesee County Agricultural Society is pleased to announce that the 2016 Genesee County Fair will be held on July 12th – 16th. Please note that the Fair dates have changed by one week to allow the Agricultural Society to secure a top of the line midway and entertainment. This date change will enable the Fair to continue to grow into the future. 

Preparations have already begun in the planning of the 177th Genesee County Fair. The Agricultural Society welcomes the return of Midway Rides of Utica as the midway ride provider for 2016. This year, once again, admission to the Fair is only $5 per carload. Several of the popular Grandstand events will be returning this year, including the Demolition Derby, ESP Tractor Pulls & Stock Car Racing. Other returning events include the Genesee County Fair Talent Show, The Grand Parade, a classic/antique auto & farm equipment show, small fry tractor pull, 4-H livestock auction, 4-H animal exhibits and the Fair Queen Pageant.

For a complete listing of events during fair week, visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.gcfair.com" gcfair.com 

These are just some of the events happening during the 177th fair. With your help, the Agricultural Society hopes to make 2016 a memorable year for the fair by adding new and exciting events. The board of directors would like to extend a personal invitation to become a volunteer, exhibitor or a sponsor of the fair. Volunteers are needed not only during fair week, but also the weeks before and the week after the fair. Many hands make light work!

Becoming an exhibitor or a sponsor of the fair is a great way to promote your business to thousands of fairgoers that live and work in Genesee County and visit the fair every year. If you are interested in volunteering, exhibiting or becoming a sponsor of the fair, go to  HYPERLINK "http://www.gcfair.com" gcfair.com to download all of the forms and for contact information.

The Agricultural Society would like to make the 177th fair special. In order for this to happen, your help is needed! The Genesee County Agricultural Society would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the Genesee County Fair over the years!

May 5, 2015 - 12:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, business, agriculture.

The Genesee County Fair has gotten better each of the last two years and attendance figures bear that out, Norm Pimm told the County Legislature's Human Services Committee.

Last year, attendance was up 30 percent and fair organizers are taking aim at even more growth in 2015.

"Attendance is up double figures two years in a row," Pimm said. "That doesn't happen if you're not putting on a good product."

This year, there will be new local bands, bigger tractor pulls and a significantly expanded Midway.

The board is planning on nearly doubling the budget for rides, going up to $40,000 this year.

The midway isn't a big money maker for the fair, but a good midway is essential to overall fair attendance. Not everyone is interested in livestock and stock cars.

"When we looking for vendors, we said we had $25,000 to spend and we couldn't even get vendors to call us back," Pimm said. "The ones that did sort of laughed and said 'that's 20 years ago money.' So we realized we had to invest more money into the midway so we had something where people want to come and bring their kids."

The fair runs July 21 through 25.

The county will contribute $11,000 to the 4-H program.

Pimm said the fair's success can also be judged by the number of local businesses supporting the fair, either through donations, sponsorships or taking a booth as a vendor. In all three categories, the fair did better last year than previous years and will at least match that level of participation this year, based on indications so far, Pimm said.

"This is the most active board we've had in years, and it's making a difference," Pimm said.

Pimm is confident that people who haven't been to the fair in recent years, if they come this year, they will have a good time.

"It's just $5 a car load to attend," Pimm said. "Come on, spend your $5 and you won't be disappointed. If you are, come and find a member of the board of directors and we'll give you your $5 back."

November 7, 2012 - 8:03am
posted by Beth Stich in gifts, fair, free admission.
Event Date and Time: 
November 10, 2012 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

 

Come to the 10th Annual World Wide Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 10th from 10am to 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main St., Batavia. FREE ADMISSION.

July 19, 2011 - 10:37am
posted by Kimberly Amey in youth, livestock, fair, Cooperative Extension, CCE.
Event Date and Time: 
July 21, 2011 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

2011 4-H Meat Animal Auction. Buyers Dinner at 5:30pm and Sale begins at 7pm in the show ring . Come support the Genesee County 4-H youth. Buyer packets are available at the Cooperative Extension office at 420 E. Main Street in Batavia.

May 14, 2009 - 10:05am
posted by St. Joseph School in batavia, community, st. joseph school, carnival, Resurrection Parish, fete, fair.
Event Date and Time: 
June 12, 2009 - 6:00pm to June 14, 2009 - 10:00pm
Lawn Fete at St. Joseph School
 
corner of Main & Summit, Batavia
 
Friday June 12th through Sunday June 14th
 
Friday (6-11pm), Saturday (1-11pm) and Sunday (12-10pm)
 
Carnival rides, food, children's games
 
please call the church office with questions 585-343-5800
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