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September 23, 2016 - 6:30pm

Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of the 2016 Genesee County Fair: Arctic Refrigeration, Baskin Livestock, Batavia Starter, Big O Farms, Brad Vokes Trucking, B’s Pet Grooming, Carolina Eastern-Crocker, Carquest Genesee, Corfu-Darien Veterinary Clinic, Dave Reisdorf Inc., Dumbleton Used Auto Parts, EFF Church, First Choice Travel, Freed Maxick CPSs P.C., Genesee County Farm Bureau, Genesee Patrons, Cooperative Insurance, George Pursel Repair, Graham Corporation, Jackson Welding & Gas Products, Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac, L&L Transmission, Lamb Farms, Inc., Lee Shuknecht & Sons Inc., Liberty Pumps, MacDuffie Sand & Gravel, M-B Farms Inc., Mckenzie Farm, MY-T Acres, O-AT-KA Milk, Orcon Industries, p.w. minor, Perry Veterinary Clinic, P.L.L.C Phillips Oil, Pumpkin Hill Veterinary Clinic, RB Adams Agency, Reliant Real Estate, Roblee Plumbing, Student Transportation of America, State Street Animal Hospital, Stephen M. Hawley & Assoc., Superior Plus Energy, Timberline Lake Park Inc., Tompkins Bank of Castile, Torrey Farms Inc., Toyota of Batavia, Turnbull Heating & Air Conditioning, Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union, United Memorial Medical Center, United Wind, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, William Kent Inc., Wills Carpet One.
Thank You to those who donated time/material/equipment to help to make the Fair a success: Adams Welding & Fabrication, Ad-Stuff, Alexander Equipment, Batavia Legal Printing, Batavia Restaurant Supply, BC Transport, Bethany FD, Caledonia Diesel, Carol Topolski Lawn Care, Cedar Street Sales & Rentals, Churchville Fire Equipment, Cold Springs Construction, Cowgirl Couture, Dan Duyssen Farm, Deb's Bakery, Duyssen Family Farm, E.W. Hoffman Hay & Straw LLC, Empire Tractor, Genesee County Ag Society Mounted Patrol, Genesee County Sheriff’s Dept., Genesee Speedway, Genesee Valley Penny Saver, George & Swede, Godwin a Xylem brand - Batavia, Greg Post - General Contractor, Harrington’s Produce, Hazlet Services, Jakes Tree Service, J L Kingdon Mechanical, Joe’s Pro Shop, L.D. Stevens Golf Cart, LoRob Farms, Mercy EMS, Mercy Flight, Monroe Tractor, Norm Pimm Sr. Lawn Care, Paul Figlow Productions, Photography by Susan Meier, Posey Power Peddler, Pudgie’s Lawn & Garden, Red Osier, SB Farms LLC, Scofield Rolloff Service, Scott Adams Trucking, Smitty’s Amish Sheds, Solid Gold Productions, Sterling Tent & Awnings, Summer Kick Off Classic Horse Show, The Batavia Daily NewsThe Batavian, The Rope Guys, Town of Batavia FD, Tractor Supply, T-Shirts Etc., Valu Home Center, Walmart - Batavia, WBTA, WCJW, Wright Beverage Distributing, WYRK, Z&M Ag & Turf. 

On behalf of the Genesee County Agricultural Society we would to thank our wonderful volunteers and the community for supporting the 2016 Genesee County Fair! **We Apologize For Anyone We May Have Missed.**

July 22, 2016 - 6:22pm

Press release:

4-H Market Steer Show: Grand Champion Showman – Becky Kron, Reserve Grand Champion Showman – Tyler Jirovec Grand Champion Market Steer – Becky Kron, Reserve Grand Champion Josie Reding.

4-H Dairy Show: Master Showman – Emily Mikel, Reserve Master Showman – Mary Sweeney.  Supreme Champion – Emily Mikel, Reserve Supreme Champion – Mary Sweeney.

4-H Market Goat Show: Grand Champion Showman – Melissa Keller, Reserve Grand Champion Showman – Samantha Weber. Grand Champion Market Goat – Melissa Keller, Reserve Grand Champion – Samantha Weber.

4-H Meat Goat Show: Best Meat Goat in Show – Samantha Weber, Best Breeding Doe – Samantha Weber.

4-H Sheep Show:  Grand Champion Showman – Melissa Keller, Reserve Grand Champion Showman – Becky Kron.  Supreme Ram – Brendan Pimm, Supreme Ewe – Becky Kron.

4-H Market Lamb Show: Grand Champion Showman – Melissa Keller, Reserve Grand Champion Showman – Ashley Ehrmentraut. Grand Champion Market Sheep – Melissa Keller, Reserve Grand Champion – Madelyn Pimm.

4-H Swine Show: Grand Champion Showman – Melissa Keller, Reserve Grand Champion Showman – Cole Carlson. Overall Champion Non-Market Hog – Melissa Keller,  Reserve Champion – Cole Carlson.

4-H Market Hog Show: Grand Champion Showman – Melissa Keller, Reserve Grand Champion Showman – Cole Carlson. Grand Champion Market Hog – Emily Mikel, Reserve Grand Champion – Caleb Carlson.

4-H Rabbit Show:  Champion Senior Showman – Christopher Swartzenberg, Champion Junior Showman – Clare Mathes. 

4-H Poultry Show: Champion Senior Showman – Teagan Mathes, Reserve – Mark Anauo.  Champion Junior Showman – Clare Mathes, Reserve – Cheyanne Isaman.  Champion Bird in Show – Mark Anauo, Reserve Bird in Show – Jillian Brewer.

4-H Western Horse Show: Showmanship Champion – Emily Boldt, Reserve – Paige Klotzbach.  Versatility Trophy Winner – Emily Boldt, Reserve – Madeline Keem. Western Trail Champion – Emily Boldt, Reseve – Taylor Scholfield.

4-H English Horse Show: Showmanship Champion – Emily Boldt, Reserve – Paige Klotzbach.

4-H Gymkhana Horse Show: 3 Year Cloverleaf Barrel Challenge Trophy Winner – Bekki Allen, Reserve – Caroline Pelton.

July 20, 2016 - 10:14am
posted by Howard B. Owens in 4-H, Livestock Auction, Genesee County Fair, agriculture, news.

Photo (by Howard Owens): Tyler Jirovec with his Champion Market Steer.

Press release:

Thank you to everyone who supported 4-H at the 46th Annual Genesee County 4-H Market Animal Auction! On Thursday, July 14, market goats, lambs, steers and hogs which were raised and shown by local 4-H members were auctioned by William Kent, Inc., at the Genesee County Fair.

The Champion Market Goat was exhibited by Michael Ehrmentraut and purchased by HLW Acres of Attica. The Reserve Champion Market Goat was exhibited by Cody Ehrmentraut and purchased by Crossen’s Christmas Tree Farm of Basom.

The Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Maisy Ross and purchased by Dave Reisdorf, Inc., of Batavia. The Reserve Champion Market Lamb was also exhibited by Maisy Ross and purchased by Ed Roggen of Basom.

The Champion Market Steer was exhibited by Tyler Jirovec and was purchased by Turnbull Heating and Air Conditioning of Batavia. The Reserve Champion Market Steer was exhibited by Becky Kron and purchased by Clyde’s Feed & Animal Center of Hamburg.

The Champion Market Hog was exhibited by Cole Carlson and was purchased by The Red Osier Landmark Restaurant of Stafford. The Reserve Champion Market Hog was exhibited by Caleb Carlson and was purchased by Dave Reisdorf, Inc., of Batavia.

The objective of the Genesee County 4-H Market Animal Program is for engaged 4-H youth to gain valuable life skills such as responsibility, goal setting, decision making, communication, record keeping and community service through learning the basic principles of research-based animal science/husbandry practices, quality assurance and marketing of their project through hands-on learning opportunities in a positive youth development environment.

Thank you to all bidders and buyers! The Genesee County 4-H Livestock Committee and 4-H club leaders would also like to extend a special thank you to William Kent and Family for 46 years of continued services and outstanding support of the 4-H Market Animal Program.

Previously: 4-H'ers display their hard work at Genesee County livestock auction

July 15, 2016 - 8:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in Genesee County Fair, news.

A person who participated in the Demolition Derby tonight at the Genesee County Fairgrounds on East Main Street Road in Batavia reportedly suffered a neck injury. Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 8:59 p.m.: The driver is conscious and alert and does not appear to be seriously injured. He is being transported to UMMC for evaluation.

July 15, 2016 - 4:10pm

(Tyler Jirovec with his Grand Prize steer.)

Wallets heavy, hands at the ready; enthusiastic buyers weren't holding much back Thursday night. Buyers showed up in numbers for the 4-H livestock auction ready to see the best lambs, goats, hogs, and steer available at the Genesee County Fair.

Bill Hayes, owner/president of Turnbull Heating & Air Conditioning, won the Market Steer Overall Project Champion and Jr. Showmanship Champion for $2.20 a pound or an estimated $2,800. He then donated the steer right back to the 4-H; the champion steer weighed in at 1,390 pounds and was raised by Oakfield resident Tyler Jirovec. 

"I come to the auction every year to support these good kids, parents and staff," Hayes said.  

This is the first year the 4-H has allowed you to donate your winnings back to the program.

"I can see myself donating the animal back to 4-H, the program is so great," said Genesee County resident Bill Baskin. "I come every year, haven't missed one in a long time."

The 4-H champions are determined by a point system; points are added up based on your participation in 4-H meetings, community service, your overall placement, and showmanship. The individual with the most points by the Genesee County Fair date is Project Champion; the winner gets a large ribbon to show off.

"If you win Grand or Reserved Project Champion when you step into that ring, everyone wants to bid on you," said Tim Adams, 4-H swine club leader.

The 4-H Swine Club raises show hogs. The club has around 20 members ranging in age 8 to 19 years old. At initial weigh-in, a student's hog cannot weigh more than 80 pounds and must weigh between 210 and 285 pounds by the time of the fair. Adams says he donates roughly four hours of his time to the 4-H daily, and during fair week even more.

This year was special for the Swine Club, members were able to get rid of their wood pens and install metal ones, which are more sanitary for the animals and people.

"4-H is so much more than just marketing animals; it's a small family," Adams said.

The 4-H takes devotion and a lot of effort on the students' part. Some kids spend two or three hours a day grooming, walking and feeding their show animals. The learning experience doesn't stop at the children either; parents learn a lot about what it takes to raise a hog, cattle, goat or lamb.

"It's nice to have kids and friends to learn and grow with you," said Kevin Bezon, parent of Tucker and uncle of Leah and Ashton Bezon -- all 4-H participants.

"I easily spend three or four hours a day to the animals," said Tucker Bezon, proud owner of an impressive 1,208-pound steer.

Fourth-year 4-H participant Shianne Foss from Corfu placed fourth overall with a 1,300-pound steer. Much like other 4-H'ers, Shianne doesn't just go to the Genesee County Fair, she travels all over Western New York to show off her livestock and hard work. 

Overall Project Champion, Rate of Gain Champion, and Reserve Project Champion Miasy Ross was ecstatic after her lambs sold for top dollar. Placing one and two overall, Miasy is a very dedicated 4-H member and has been in the program for years.

"I actually gained so many friends, I wish more people did this," Miasy said.

4-H Livestock Auction is a great place for local farmers and livestock owners to display the results of their toil. You can feel the good spirits and pride of showmanship that abound while walking the auction grounds.


(Micheal Ermantrout had the Grand Champion goat.)



(Shianne Foss completes some final grooming before the auction.)


(Peggy Shuknecht, of Elba, holds Helena Kotarski, 2, so she can pet a cow.)


(Cole Phelps relaxes before the auction.)




(Photos by Howard Owens.)

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July 14, 2016 - 11:06pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, batavia, news, agriculture.


Here are a few photos from Thursday at the Genesee County Fair. We'll have more photos and a story about the 4-H Livestock Auction sometime Friday afternoon.







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













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July 6, 2016 - 2:07pm
posted by Billie Owens in 4-H, Genesee County Fair, agriculture, Announcements, news.

Press release:

Remember to visit 4-H at the fair! This year’s 4-H fair theme is “4-H Grows Here” and local 4-H’ers have been working hard all year to show the community what 4-H means to them. Check out the 4-H exhibits, club displays and animal shows at the Genesee County Fair July 12-16 at the Genesee County Fairgrounds, located at 5056 E. Main Street Road in Batavia.

Genesee County 4-H Schedule (dates and times subject to change):

Tuesday, July 12th

9 a.m.                     4-H Market Hog Show (Show Ring)

12 p.m.                   4-H Market Goat Show (Show Ring)

2:30 p.m.                4-H Market Lamb Show (Show Ring)

4 p.m.                     4-H Market Steer Show (Show Ring)

6:30 p.m.                Fair Parade – 4-H Theme: “4-H Grows Here”

Wednesday, July 13  

9 a.m.                      4-H Goat Show (Show Ring)

10 a.m.                    4-H Livestock Judging Contest (Show Ring)

1:30 p.m.                 4-H Breeding Sheep Show (Show Ring)

4:30 p.m.                 4-H Goat & Sheep Costume Contest (Show Ring)

4:30 p.m.                 4-H Cloverbud Activity (Kennedy Building)

6 p.m.                      4-H Hog Show (Show Ring)

6:30 p.m.                 4-H Rabbit Show (Merton Building)

6:30 p.m.                 4-H Poultry Show (Merton Building)

Thursday, July 14

9 a.m.                     4-H Dairy Cattle Show (Show Ring)

10 a.m.                   4-H Horse Show – English Classes (Horse Ring)

2 p.m.                     4-H Goat & Sheep Quiz Bowl (Merton Building)

5:30 p.m.                4-H Horse Hullabaloo Contest (Horse Ring)

5:30 - 7 p.m.           4-H Market Animal Auction Buyer’s Dinner (Kennedy Building)                       

7 p.m.                     4-H Market Animal Auction (Show Ring)

Friday, July 15

10 a.m.                   4-H Horse Show – Western Classes (Horse Ring)

11 a.m.                   4-H Beef Cattle Show (Show Ring)

12 p.m.                   4-H Livestock Skillathon (Location TBA)

1 p.m.                     4-H Sheep & Goat Obstacle Course Contest (Location TBA)

2 p.m.                     4-H Energy Bike Activity (Location TBA)

3 p.m.                     4-H Sheep Blocking and Trimming Contest (4-H Sheep Barn)

5:30 p.m.                4-H Tractor Driving Contest (Kennedy Building)

7 p.m.                     4-H Energy Bike Activity (Location TBA)

Saturday, July 16

10 a.m.                   4-H Horse Show – Gymkhana & Games Classes (Horse Ring)

12 p.m.                   High Tech S’mores with 4-H Biofuel Stove Activity (Location TBA)

2 p.m.                     4-H Fair Tour hosted by the Cloverbud Club, for youth ages 4 - 9

2 - 4 p.m.                4-H Vegetable Art Contest (Kennedy Building)

2:30 p.m.                4-H Rabbit Knowledge Contest (Merton Building)

4 p.m.                     4-H Market Program Master Showman Contest (Show Ring)

5 p.m.                     4-H Livestock Master Showman Contest (Show Ring)

The complete 2016 Genesee County Fair Schedule is available online at:

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 "" 

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 "" 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!

August 14, 2015 - 3:00pm

Thank you to the generous sponsors of the 2015 Genesee County Fair 
Alpina Foods, Arctic Refrigeration, Baskin Livestock, Batavia Starter, Big O Farms, Brad Vokes Trucking, B's Pet Grooming, Cargill, Carolina Eastern‐Crocker, LLC, Carquest, Castilone Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Corfu-Darien Veterinary Clinic, Cummings & Bricker, Dig Safely NY, Freed Maxick CPA's P.C., Geer Farm Services, Inc., Genesee Community College, Genesee County Ag Society, Genesee Patrons Cooperative Insurance Company, George Pursel Repair, I.D. Booth, Jackson Welding & Gas Products, Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac, Inc., L&L Transmission, Lamb Farms, Inc., Lee Shuknecht & Sons, Inc., Liberty Pumps, Linwood Turf Equipment, LJK Feeds, Mac Duffie Sand & Gravel, Maple Lawn Farm, Max Pies Furniture Co., Inc., MB Farms, McKenzie Farms, LLC, Muller Quaker Dairy LLC, MY‐T Acres, OATKA Milk, Perry Vet, Pumpkin Hill Veterinary Clinic, RB Adams Agency, Reisdorf Oil & Propane, Roblee Plumbing, Rose & Carol Topolski, Stafford Trading Post, Stan’s Harley-Davidson, State Street Animal Hospital, Stella Collision Service, Inc., Superior Plus Energy Services, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Toyota of Batavia, Triple‐O Mechanical, Turnbull Heating & AC & Commercial Refrigeration, United Memorial Medical Center, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., Western NY Concrete Corp., William Kent, Inc., Wills Carpet One, WNY Fireplace Outlet.

Thank you to those who donated time/material/equipment to help to make the fair a success 
Adams Welding & Fabrication, Ad‐Stuff, Alabama FD, Alexander Equipment, Alexander FD, Amber Burns, Andrea Anderson, April Meier, Barb Stone, Batavia Downs, Batavia Legal Printing, Batavia Sign Company, Batavia’s Original, Batavia Restaurant Supply, BC Transport, Bethany FD, Bob & Judy Alwardt, Bob Maute, Brian Skelton, C.H. Wright Distributors, Carol Grasso, Carol Topolski Lawncare, Carolyn Redinger, Carrie Beil, Cedar Street Sales & Rentals, Christopher & Chandy Kemp, Churchville Fire Equipment, Cold Springs Construction, Colleen Pimm & Family, Cowgirl Couture, Creamy Creations, Dan Duyssen, Deb Baris, Debbie Henning, Debbie Klein, Dennis Maute, Duyssen Family Farm, Elite Controls, Elton & Colleen Shuknecht, Emily Boldt, Empire Tractor, Ferris Hazlit & Friends, GCASA Painting Crew, Genesee County Ag Society Mounted Patrol, Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, Genesee Valley Pennysaver, George & Sweede, Georgia Geissler, Gui’s Lumber, Guyla McKee, Harrington’s Produce, Jack Cain, Jack Duyssen, Jason, Crystal & Kayla Heimlich, Jennifer Ford‐Berry, Jenny Merle, Jerry & Deborah Klotzbach, Jim Gallagher, Joe’s Pro Shop, Josh Eickoff, Julian Duyssen, Justin Chaddock, Kate Meier, Katy Page, Kelly Stalicia, Kim Carlson, Kim Laird, Kitana Maher, Kris Coughlin, Kristen Meeder – Tastefully Simple Consultant, Kristen Walsh, L.D. Stevens Golf Cart Rental & Repair, Larry & Sue Carlson, Lindsey Thurber, Lucie Griffis, Lynne McDonald, MacDuffie Sand and Gravel, Marie Vaughn, Mark’s Pizzeria, Mary Heale, Matt, Joanne & Lindsay Horine, Meadowbrook Golf Course, Mercy Flight, Michael Tooley, Mike & Judy Anderson, Monroe Tractor, Mr. & Mrs. Norm Pimm Sr., NAPA LeRoy, Patti Duyssen, Paul Figlow Producations, Paul Smith & Friends, Phelps Stump Grinding, Photography by Susan Meier, Posy Power Peddler, Pudgie's Lawn & Garden, Raceway 5, Renee Johnson, Ron & Julie Radley, Ron Smith, Rose Maher, Sarah Klotzbach, SB Farms, LLC, Scofield Rolloff Service, Scott Adams Trucking, Smitty’s Amish Sheds, Solid Gold Productions, Sterling Tents & Awnings, Steven Foster, Sue Rich, Summer Kick Off Classic Horse Show – Crista Boldt and Associates, Sundae Duyssen, Tasha Northrup, Terri Johnson, The Batavia Daily News, The Batavian, The Dancing Place, The Rope Guys, Theresa DeMars, Tim Adams, Tony Johnston, Town of Batavia FD, Tracy & Corrin Stellakis, T‐Shirts Etc.,  Walmart – Batavia, WBTA, WCJW, WYRK, Z&M Ag & Turf.

We Apologize for Anyone We May Have Left Out!

July 25, 2015 - 8:00am

All Day - Wade Henry - Entertainment Tent
8:30am - NIOGA Colored Breed Show - Show Ring
9am - NIOGA Holstein/Open Class Dairy Show - Show Ring
9am - Open Class Goat Show - 4-H Goat Barn
10am - 4-H Horse Gymkhana & Games Classes - Horse Ring
10am - FARM STOCK TRACTOR - Bring your tractor!! - Grandstand
  Enhanced Tractor & Garden Pullers
1-11pm - MIDWAY OPENS - Amusement Area
1pm - NCCC Tanzen Dance Team - Entertainment Tent
2pm - 4-H Sheep Bowl - Entertainment Tent
2-4pm - 4-H Vegetable Art Fun Fair Activity - Kennedy Building
3:30pm - Small Fry Tractor Pull
4pm - 4-H Master Showman Contest - Kennedy Building
6pm - Empire State Pullers Tractor Pulls.
   Immediately following ESP are Outlaw Pulling Series Semi Trucks & Stock Pick Up Trucks       “Run what you Brung” - GRANDSTAND
6:30pm - 4-H Scavenger Hunt - Kennedy Building
8pm - Beer Tent Opens - Beer Tent
8pm - 12am - Dave Lockwood, Worthy Duncan & Paul Cummings - Band - Beer Tent
8pm - 4-H Dairy Animals released
8:30pm - 4-H Horse released
9pm - 4-H Fur & Feather Club Animals released
9pm - 4-H Non-market auction animals - Beef, Goat, Sheep & Swine released
10pm - Kennedy, Merton & Exhibition Buildings open for pick up of entries

July 25, 2015 - 7:43am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair.


Janice Spagnola works on a balloon sculpture in the exhibit hall at the Genesee County Fair during Saturday's events. Among the events was the annual Demolition Derby, which drew a capacity crowd.

Today at the fair -- tractor pulls.








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July 24, 2015 - 8:00am

All Day - Wade Henry - Entertainment Tent
9am - Open Class Sheep Show - Open Sheep Barn
10am - 4-H Horse Show Fitting, Showmanship & Western - Horse Ring
1pm - Open Class Beef Show - Show Ring
1-11pm - MIDWAY OPENS - Amusement Area
4-H Goat Obstacle Course Contest - Livestock Building
3pm - 4-H Sheep Trimming and Blocking Contest - Sheep Barn
5:30pm - 4-H Tractor Driving Contest - Via Pre Registration - Kennedy Building
5:30pm - 4-H Goat Costume Contest - Kennedy Building
6pm - NIOGA Jr. Showmanship - Show Ring
7pm - 4-H Fur & Feather Knowledge Contests - Merton Building
7pm - Beer Tent Opens - Beer Tent
8pm - 11 pm Audibull - Band - Beer Tent

For more information on this year's fair and daily events, please click here to visit our site!

July 23, 2015 - 10:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair.


Good weather and lots to see and do highlighted Thursday night at the Genesee County Fair.

There were stock car races, the 4-H livestock auction, rides and games, and music and the talent show (which was over before I got there).

Top photo: Brendan Pimm with his sheep during the auction. Brendan donated the proceeds to the medical care to his friend Buddy Oderkirck, also in the ring.



Michael Ermantrout.


Mandy Ross



Taylor Augello





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July 23, 2015 - 8:00am

All Day - Wade Henry - Entertainment Tent
9am - 4-H Dairy Show & Showmanship - Show Ring
9am - 4-H Horses In Place
10am - 4-H Horse Show, Fitting, Showmanship and English - Horse Ring
1pm - 4-H Goat Knowledge Olympics Contest - Livestock Building
2pm - 4-H Horse Show Dressage Classes - Horse Ring
5-10pm - MIDWAY OPENS - Amusement Area
5pm - NCCC Tanzen Dance Team - Entertainment Tent
5:30-7pm - 4-H Market Animal Auction Buyers Dinner - Entertainment Tent
7pm - “Genesee’s Got Talent” Talent Showcase - Entertainment Tent
  Karaoke (Following Talent Show)    - Entertainment Tent
7pm - 4-H Market Animal Auction - Show Ring
8pm - Beer Tent Opens - Beer Tent
8-11pm - Julie Dunlop & High Maintenance - Country Band - Beer Tent

For more information on this year's fair and daily events, please click here to visit our site!

July 22, 2015 - 8:00am


All Day - Wade Henry - Entertainment Tent
9am - 4-H Dairy Goat Show & Showmanship    - Show Ring
9am - Draft Horse Halter Classes - Arena
9am - Regional Tunis/Shropshire Sheep Show - Open Dairy Barn
11:30am - GPS & Solar Fun Fest- Merton Building
12-3pm - MIDWAY OPEN for SPECIAL KID'S DAY $5 Ride Wrist Bands - Amusement Area
12pm - CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES - Exhibition Building
1:30pm - 4-H Sheep Show, Showmanship & Breed Show - Show Ring
  Followed by 4-H Sheep Leadline Classes and 4-H Sheep Costume Class
2-4pm - Balloon Animal Demonstration - Exhibition Building
3pm - Small Fry Tractor Pull - Exhibition Building
5-10pm - MIDWAY Re-OPENS - Amusement Area
5pm - Draft Horse Show Hitch Classes - Arena
6pm - 4-H & Open Swine Breeds & Showmanship - Show Ring
6pm - 4-H Rabbit Show & Sportsmanship - Merton Building
7pm - Beer Tent Opens - Beer Tent
7-11pm - In The House - Band - Beer Tent
7pm - Fair Queen Crowning - Entertainment Tent Stage
  Karaoke (Following Fair Queen) - Entertainment Tent Stage
For more information on this year's fair and daily events, please click here to visit our site!

July 22, 2015 - 6:02am
posted by Traci Turner in Genesee County Fair, agriculture.

From barrel racing to the expansion of the midway and demolition derby, the Genesee County Fair is booming with new and improved attractions this year.

Members of the Genesee County Agricultural Society have been working diligently to grow the fair.

Nick O'Geen, Agricultural Society board member, hopes the community will come and check out all the new events the fair is offering.

"We have added many new attractions this year and made improvements to the fairgrounds," O'Geen said. "This is our largest midway and number of vendors in two decades."


The fair has a total of 18 rides this year. The Vortex is the main ride attraction, O'Geen said. The midway will be open every night.

The Agricultural Society has also expanded the fair's live entertainment lineup to include music from several bands in Batavia, Elba and Pavilion. Bands will play every night in the beer tent.

A modified class has been added to Friday night's demolition derby. The new class will feature decked-out cars with powerful engines.

On Saturday night, Empire State Pullers will run the tractor pulls. After the tractor pulls, Outlaw Pulling Series will hold a new semi-truck and stock pickup truck pulling competition. 

In addition to all the new attractions, return events include a classic car cruise and mechanical bull rides.

A variety of agricultural shows will run throughout the week. The 4-H animal auction will take place Thursday night. The fair runs through Saturday. General admission is $5 per car.


Peyton Yasses with his two pigs.


Steffan Roalsvig washing his sheep.


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