Online News. Community Views.

>> Download <<
The Batavian Mobile
Droid | iPhone

Recent comments

Community Sponsors

Genesee County Fair

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!

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

SATURDAY, JULY 25TH - GENESEE COUNTY FARM BUREAU DAY & BRING YOUR TRACTOR TO THE FAIR DAY
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
11am    EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
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.

fairjuly242015.jpg

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.

fairjuly242015-2.jpg

fairjuly242015-3.jpg

fairjuly242015-4.jpg

fairjuly242015-5.jpg

fairjuly242015-6.jpg

fairjuly242015-7.jpg

fairjuly242015-8.jpg

To purchase prints, click here.

July 24, 2015 - 8:00am

FRIDAY, JULY 24TH - COMMUNITY DAY & THRILL NIGHT
All Day - Wade Henry - Entertainment Tent
9am - Open Class Sheep Show - Open Sheep Barn
10am - 4-H Horse Show Fitting, Showmanship & Western - Horse Ring
11am - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS OPEN
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 - COUNTY FAIR GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY - Grandstand
7pm - Beer Tent Opens - Beer Tent
8pm - 11 pm Audibull - Band - Beer Tent
10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS CLOSE

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.

fairjuly232015.jpg

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.

fairjuly232015-2.jpg

fairjuly232015-3.jpg

Michael Ermantrout.

fairjuly232015-4.jpg

Mandy Ross

fairjuly232015-5.jpg

fairjuly232015-6.jpg

Taylor Augello

fairjuly232015-7.jpg

fairjuly232015-8.jpg

fairjuly232015-9.jpg

fairjuly232015-10.jpg

To purchase prints, click here.

July 23, 2015 - 8:00am

THURSDAY, JULY 23RD - VETERAN’S DAY AT THE FAIR
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
11am - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
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
6pm - RACEWAY 5 SPECIAL STOCK CAR RACES    - Grandstand
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
10 pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE

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

July 22, 2015 - 8:00am

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND - CHILDREN’S DAY / 4H FAMILY NIGHT

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
11am - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
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
10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
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."

p1020856.jpg

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.

p1020840.jpg

Peyton Yasses with his two pigs.

p1020842.jpg

Steffan Roalsvig washing his sheep.

July 21, 2015 - 2:12pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, agriculture.

firstfairjuly212015-2.jpg

Throughout the morning and early afternoon, the Genesee County Fair has been slowing coming into shape.

A little later this afternoon, the fairgrounds should really be humming.

Here's today's schedule:

2:30pm - 4-H Market Sheep Show & Showmanship - Show Ring
2:30pm - 4-H Meat Goat Show & Showmanship - Open Dairy Building
2-8pm - Mr. Scribbles - Exhibition Building
5-10pm - MIDWAY OPENS - Amusement Area
5:30pm - PARADE LINE-UP, Raceway 5 Pits - Fairgrounds
6pm - 4-H Beef Show & Showmanship - Show Ring
6:30pm - GENESEE CO. FAIR GRAND PARADE through the Fairgrounds
7:30pm - Barrel Racing - Horse Arena
8pm - Fair Queen Part 1 - Entertainment Tent Stage
10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE 

firstfairjuly212015.jpg

firstfairjuly212015-3.jpg

firstfairjuly212015-4.jpg

firstfairjuly212015-5.jpg

firstfairjuly212015-6.jpg

firstfairjuly212015-7.jpg

firstfairjuly212015-8.jpg

firstfairjuly212015-9.jpg

July 21, 2015 - 8:00am

July 21st - EMERGENCY RESPONDER NIGHT

All Day - Wade Henry - Entertainment Tent
8am-12pm - Final Set-up of Merton & Kennedy Building - Merton Building

    4-H Club Exhibits in place
    4-H Community Service, Promotional & Project Displays

9am - 4-H Market Swine Show & Showmanship - Show Ring
10am - Open Class Rabbit & Chicken Show    - Merton Building
12pm - 4-H Market Goat Show & Showmanship - Show Ring
2:30pm - 4-H Market Sheep Show & Showmanship - Show Ring
2:30pm - 4-H Meat Goat Show & Showmanship - Open Dairy Building
2-8pm - Mr. Scribbles - Exhibition Building
5-10pm - MIDWAY OPENS - Amusement Area
5:30pm - PARADE LINE-UP, Raceway 5 Pits - Fairgrounds
6pm - 4-H Beef Show & Showmanship - Show Ring
6:30pm - GENESEE CO. FAIR GRAND PARADE through the Fairgrounds
7:30pm - Barrel Racing - Horse Arena
8pm - Fair Queen Part 1 - Entertainment Tent Stage
10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE 

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

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."

August 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
  • Abbott’s Frozen Custard
  • Adam’s Welding & Fabrication 
  • Alberty Drugs
  • Alpina Foods
  • Atherton Farms
  • Baskin Livestock, Inc.
  • Batavia Starter
  • Bauer Services
  • Belhaven Kennel
  • Big O Farms, Inc.
  • Big Pauly’s Pizza
  • Boyles Motor Sales, Inc.
  • B’s Pet Grooming
  • Cargill
  • Carolina Eastern Crocker
  • Castilone Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram
  • Corfu Machine Company
  • Corfu-Darien Vet Clinic
  • Cummings & Bricker
  • CY Farms, LLC.
  • Dries Farms
  • Duyssen Family Farm & Strawberry Patch
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Falletti Motors
  • First Choice Travel
  • Freed Maxic CPA
  • Ganson Rose Equipment
  • Genesee Community College
  • Genesee Orthopedics
  • Genesee Patrons Cooperative Insurance Co.
  • I.D. Booth
  • Jackson Welding & Gas 
  • Ken Barrett Chevy-Cadillac
  • Lee Shuknecht & Sons, Inc.
  • Liberty Pumps
  • Linwood Turf Equipment
  • LJK Feeds
  • McKenzie Farm
  • MacDuffie Sand & Gravel
  • Maple Lawn Farm
  • Max Pies Furniture Company
  • Mother Nature Enterprises
  • Muller Quaker Dairy, LLC.
  • MY-T Acres
  • Out on a Limb Maple Farm
  • Perry Vet
  • Phillips Oil
  • Pumpkin Hill Vet Clinic
  • R B Adams Agency
  • Rebel Liners
  • Reisdorf Brothers Feed
  • Reisdorf Oil & Propane
  • Roblee Plumbing
  • Scott Adams Trucking
  • Stafford Trading Post
  • Stella Collision
  • Stephen M. Hawley & Assoc., LLC. @ The Insurance Center
  • The Bank of Castile/Tomkins Insurance
  • Toyota of Batavia
  • Turnbull Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Turner TreeScape
  • UMMC
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative
  • Viking Valhalla Restaurant & Rose Garden Bowl 
  • Will’s Carpet One
  • William Kent, Inc.
  • WNY Fireplace Outlet
Thank you to those who donated material/equipment or helped to make the Fair a success!
  • Ad-Stuff
  • Alexander Equipment
  • Attica Veterinary
  • Barnard Trucking
  • Batavia Downs
  • Batavia Legal Printing
  • Batavia Restaurant Supply
  • Batavia Sign Company
  • BC Transportation & Repairs
  • Beachy Cabinetmakers
  • Bethany Fire Department
  • Bob Babbitt Automotive
  • C.H. Wright Distributors 
  • Caledonia Diesel
  • Camping World
  • Carol Topolski Lawn Care
  • Cedar Street Sales & Rental
  • Cold Springs Construction
  • Dan Duyssen Farm
  • Empire Tractor
  • Fastenal - Batavia
  • Geer Farm Supply
  • Genesee Country Automotive
  • Genesee County Farm Bureau
  • Genesee County Soil & Water
  • Genesee Valley Penny Saver
  • George & Swede Sales
  • Home Depot – Batavia
  • Java Farm Supply
  • Joe's Pro Shop
  • L.D. Stevens Golf Carts
  • Mercy Flight of WNY
  • Metalico – Bergen
  • Monroe Tractor 
  • Paul Figlow Productions
  • Photography by Susan Meier
  • Posy Power Peddler
  • Pudgie's Lawn & Garden
  • Raceway 5
  • S-B Farms
  • Scofield Rolloff Service
  • Seven Springs Gravel
  • Smitty’s Amish Sheds
  • Stafford Fire Department
  • Starbucks of Irondequoit
  • Sterling Tents & Awnings 
  • The Batavia Daily News
  • The Batavian
  • Town of Batavia Fire Dept.
  • Tractor Supply – Batavia
  • T-Shirts Etc.
  • Walmart – Batavia
  • WBTA
  • WCJW
  • Z & M Ag & Turf
  • All of the Volunteers
*We apologize for anyone we may have left out!*
July 20, 2014 - 6:22pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in batavia, fairgrounds, Genesee County Fair.

A little rain did nothing to deter fairgoers from enjoying the final day of the Genesee County Fair. As of Saturday morning, approximately 14,000 visitors attended the 175th County Fair in Batavia.

“Overall includes lifetime members, volunteers and 4-H’ers and the 9,500 that paid at the gate and thus far 14,000 people have visited the 175th Genesee County Fair,” said  

Norm Pimm, treasurer for the Agricultural Society.

According to Nick O’Geen of the Agricultural Society, the cooler, nicer weather this year played a part in drawing a crowd. Additionally, the number of vendors and local people that have had displays is greater this year, according to Agricultural Society Secretary Rose Topolski.

“Several local businesses have set up (displays/food stands), so there is a familiarity to them; people recognize local shops,” Topolski said.

Entertainment options have been ramped up to draw families as well as adults. 

“We’ve kept the family entertainment tent but we also added a beer tent with entertainment for the older crowd,” said Agricultural Society Member Alton MacDuffie.

Other additions to the fair included adding the Princess Contest and new sponsors for the Tractor Pull.

“A lot of new 4-H members put forth ideas and carried through on them,” Topolski said. “The young blood brought forth more to the fair -- more grandeur.”

“For a week people become like your family because you see and wave to them every day.” O'Geen said.

A fond farewell to this year’s Genesee County Fair -- the 175th Anniversary celebrations came to a close Saturday night.

“We’d like to thank all the 4-h'ers, volunteers, sponsors, and fair supporters for making the 175th Genesee County Fair a success,” O’Geen said. 

July 19, 2014 - 6:11pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in batavia, Genesee County Fair, demolition derby, derby.

Food, fun and bumper cars for adults. Wait, that's not right. Friday night proved to be an excellent day for the Genesee County Fair's annual Demolition Derby. The grandstands were packed and fans got a thrill of cars smashing and mud flinging.

Other events included a Goat Costume contest, 4-H Horse Show, magician Magical John, GPS and Solar Fun Fest and many more exhibits and attractions.

The final day of the fair is today with exhibits and grounds open until midnight.

July 19, 2014 - 8:00am

SATURDAY, JULY 19TH - GENESEE COUNTY FARM BUREAU DAY & BRING YOUR TRACTOR TO THE FAIR DAY
  • All Day - Magical John | Entertainment Tent
  • 8:30am - NIOGA Colored Breed Show
  • 9am - NIOGA Holstein/Open Class Dairy Show | Show Ring
  • 10am - 4-H Horse Gymkhana & Games Classes | Horse Ring
  • 11am - FARM STOCK TRACTOR – Bring your tractor! Enhanced Tractor & Garden Pullers | Grandstand
  • 11am - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 1pm - MIDWAY OPENS | Amusement Area
  • 1-7pm - Mr. Scribbles | Exhibition Bldg.
  • 1pm - NCCC Tanzen Dance Team | Entertainment Tent
  • 2-4pm - 4-H Vegetable Art Fun Fair Activity | Kennedy Building
  • 3-6pm - Rain Date for GPS & Solar Fun Fest | Merton Building
  • 6:30 pm Empire State Pullers Tractor Pulls. Immediately following ESP are Semi Trucks & Stock Pick Up Trucks | GRANDSTAND
  • 8pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8pm - 12am - “Savage Cabbage” band | Beer Tent
  • 8pm - 4-H Dairy Animals released
  • 8:30pm - 4-H Horse released
  • 9pm - 4-H Non-market auction animals — Sheep, Beef released
  • 10pm - Kennedy, Merton & Exhibition Buildings open for pick up of entries
  • 11pm - MIDWAY CLOSES
  • 12am - Beer Tent CLOSES
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, Email: [email protected]
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
July 18, 2014 - 3:14pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, agriculture, Genesee County Fair, 4-H.

One of the great annual community events in Genesee County is the 4-H livestock auction at the fair. This year's auction was held last night. The event draws people from throughout Genesee County -- not just farmers and those involved in ag. The event is the culimination of a lot of hard work by 4-H members in raising their sheep, goats, swine and beef. 

Auctioneers from William Kent kept the bids flowing.

To purchase prints, click here.

July 18, 2014 - 8:00am

FRIDAY, JULY 18TH - COMMUNITY DAY & THRILL NIGHT
  • All Day - Magical John | Entertainment Tent
  • 10am - 4-H Horse Show Fitting, Showmanship & Western | Horse Ring
  • 11am - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 1pm - MIDWAY OPENS | Amusement Area
  • 1-7pm - Mr. Scribbles | Exhibition Bldg.
  • 1pm - 4-H & Open Class Beef Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 3-6pm - GPS & Solar Fun Fest | Merton Building
  • 3pm - 4-H Goat Obstacle Course Contest | Livestock Building
  • 5:30 pm - 4-H Tractor Driving Contest - Via Pre Registration | Kennedy Building
  • 6pm - NIOGA Jr. Showmanship
  • 6pm - 4-H Dog Show
  • 7pm - COUNTY FAIR GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY | Grandstand
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Paul Cumming’s & Friends – Local Country Music Artist | Beer Tent
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS CLOSE

Dont Forget about Saturday's ESP Tractor Pulls!

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, Email: [email protected]
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
July 17, 2014 - 12:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair.

Press release:

We regret that due to situations beyond our control, our as advertised “New Midway Company” did not bring all of the scheduled rides. We however have a good selection of rides available to fairgoers. We have reduced the price of wrist bands to $12 for an entire session. Ride sessions are: Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 1pm-5pm & 6pm-10pm, & Saturday 1pm-5pm & 6pm-10pm. Friday and Saturday the rides are open from 1pm-11pm. We hope everyone comes out to the 175th Genesee County Fair!

For a complete listing of events during fair week, visit gcfair.com

Pages

Subscribe to

Calendar

S M T W T F S
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
 
 
 

Copyright © 2008-2016 The Batavian. Some Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license.
Contact: Howard Owens, publisher (howard (at) the batavian dot com); (585) 250-4118

blue button