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July 22, 2018 - 4:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in 4-H, agriculture, news, fair.

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Shianne Foss, of Alden, won the 4-H Club's annual Overall Master Showman competition at the Genesee County Fair on Saturday.

The competition is among the six members who won their respective showmanship awards for their animals but in the master showman contest they must demonstrate their ability at handling four different animals -- in this case, goats, lambs, chickens, and beef steer -- as well as their knowledge of those animals.

Pictured with Foss are judge Kirby Dygert and the 2017 winner Ben Kron.

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July 22, 2018 - 4:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Tractor Pull, fair, news, sports.

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Saturday was tractor pull day at the Genesee County Fair.

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July 21, 2018 - 8:00am


Daily at the Genesee County Fair: $5 Carload Admission Every Day & Night! *Midway Rides. *Daily Wristband Specials Available. Agricultural Awareness Exhibit * Livestock Exhibits. Container Garden Contest - Exhibition Building. Chainsaw Carver.

SATURDAY, July 21st – Farm Bureau Day & Bring Your Tractor to the Fair Day

  • 8:30 a.m.      NIOGA Colored Breed Show (Show Ring)
  • 9 a.m.           ECYSS—Youth Breed Show (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 10 a.m.         FARM STOCK TRACTOR – Bring your tractor!
  •  Enhanced Tractor & Garden Pullers (Grandstand)
  • 10 a.m.          EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 10:30 a.m.     NIOGA Holstein/Open Class Dairy Show (Show Ring)
  • 1-11 p.m.       MIDWAY OPEN (Amusement Area)
  • 12 p.m.          Talent Show (Entertainment Tent)
  • 12 p.m.          Cowgirl Couture—Barrel Racing (Horse Ring)
  • 3:30 p.m.       Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Ring)
  • 4 p.m.            4-H Market Animal Master Showman Contest (Show Ring)
  • 6:30 p.m.       Empire State Puller Tractor Pulls (Grandstand)
  • 8 p.m.-12 a.m.  Band - UNDER THE GUN (Entertainment Tent)
  • 8 p.m.            4-H Non-Market Animals – Beef, Goat, Sheep & Swine released
  • 8 p.m.            4-H Non-Animal Exhibits Released    

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

July 20, 2018 - 6:21pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fair, music, arts, entertainment, news, DriVen.

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DriVen -- a power trio comprised of Dylan Desmit on guitar, Mike "Thunder" Warran on base, and Alex Desmit on drums -- beat out Invictra to win the 2018 Genesee County Fair Battle of the Bands.

I first saw Dylan Desmit play a few years ago and he was a good, young guitarist. He's become a great guitarist.

As the winner, DriVen is tonight's entertainment at the fair. They are scheduled to play from 7 to 11 p.m.

It's also Demolition Derby night and there will also be barrel racing at 8 p.m.

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July 20, 2018 - 8:00am


Daily at the Genesee County Fair: $5 Carload Admission Every Day & Night! *Midway Rides. *Daily Wristband Specials Available. Agricultural Awareness Exhibit * Livestock Exhibits. Container Garden Contest - Exhibition Building. Chainsaw Carver.

FRIDAY, July 20th – “Community Day & Thrill Night”

  • 9 a.m.          ECYSS—Showmanship Clinic (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 10 a.m.        EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 10 a.m.        4-H Livestock Costume Contest (Show Ring)
  • 12 p.m.        ECYSS—Fitting Clinic (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 1-11 p.m.     MIDWAY OPEN (Amusement Area)
  • 3:30 p.m.     4-H Cloverbud Show (Show Ring)
  • 4 p.m.          ECYSS—Showmanship (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 5:30 p.m.     4-H Tractor Driving Contest—Via Pre Registration (Kennedy Building)
  • 6 p.m.          NIOGA Dairy Showmanship (Show Ring)
  • 7-11 p.m.     Band Winner of Battle of the Bands (Entertainment Tent)
  • 7 p.m.          COUNTY FAIR GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY (Grandstand)
  • 8 p.m.          Cowgirl Couture—Barrel Racing (Horse Ring)
  • 10 p.m.        EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS CLOSE

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

July 19, 2018 - 3:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in 4-h swine club, 4-H, news, agriculture, fair.

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Wednesday evening the 4-H Swine Club held its annual competition at the Genesee County Fair, with members judged on their showmanship and the quality of their swine.

These pictures are from the showmanship contest, where members are judged on their ability to herd their hogs.

The awards went to: 

Senior Swine Showmanship

  • 1st place -- Mellisa Keller
  • 2nd place -- Ben Kron
  • 3rd place -- Becky Kron

Junior Swine Showmanship

  • 1st place -- Cody Carlson
  • 2nd place -- Hudson Weber

Novice Swine Showmanship

  • 1st place -- Brendan Pimm
  • 2nd place -- Chase Zuber

Melissa Keller won the Master Showman award.

Tonight is the annual 4-H meat auction. This evening, the Original Red Osier Landmark Restaurant's food trailer will be offering a pulled-pork dinner for $12, with 20 percent of all sales going to the 4-H Swine Club's scholarship award. It is given to a member who has shown sportsmanship and leadership during fair week.

Click here for a schedule of fair events.

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Melissa Keller and Ben Kron competing for master showman by demonstrating for a judge their ability to herd their swine though a figure eight around a pair of chairs.

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July 19, 2018 - 8:00am


Daily at the Genesee County Fair: $5 Carload Admission Every Day & Night! *Midway Rides. *Daily Wristband Specials Available. Agricultural Awareness Exhibit * Livestock Exhibits. Container Garden Contest - Exhibition Building. Chainsaw Carver.

THURSDAY, JULY 19th – Veteran’s Day & Chapin Manufacturing Day at the Fair!

  • 9 a.m.        Open Sheep Show (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 9 a.m.        4-H Horse Show—Gymkhana Classes (Horse Ring)
  • 9 a.m.        4-H Dairy Cattle Show (Show Ring)
  • 10 a.m.      EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 2 p.m.        4-H Goat & Sheep Quiz Bowl (Merton Building)
  • 5-10 p.m.   MIDWAY OPEN (Amusement Area)
  • 5:30 p.m.   4-H Market Animal Auction Buyers Dinner
  • 6:45 p.m.   4-H Market Animal Auction Awards
  • 7 p.m.        Genesee Speedway SPECIAL STOCK CAR RACES (Grandstand)
  • 7 p.m.        Battle of the Bands (Entertainment Tent)
  • 7 p.m.        4-H Market Animal Auction (Show Ring)
  • 7 p.m.        4-H Horses Released
  • 10 p.m.      EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE

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

July 18, 2018 - 4:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in horses, fair, news, agriculture, draft horses.

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At the fair yesterday, we took in a couple of events at the Draft Horse Show.

Mark Barre (top photo and fourth photo), of Lor-Rob Dairy in East Bethany, won in the Unicorn Class and Doug Laurence, of Arkport, won the Farm Team Class (pictured below with his ribbon stuck in his hat and in the third photo).

Yesterday's classes also included Six-Hitch, Farm Single, Open Cart, Farm Obstacle, and Feed Team.

Steven Beardsley, one of the organizers of the event, said the teams are judged on how well they work as a unit, the horse animation (for example, how well and high their pick up their legs on a trot, their headsets (straight and high), and the uniformity and cleanliness of the whole hitch. Some classes have slightly different criteria, such as the Farm Team, where horses must also demonstrate their ability to perform commands.

For the fair schedule, click here.

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July 18, 2018 - 8:00am


Daily at the Genesee County Fair: $5 Carload Admission Every Day & Night! *Midway Rides.*Daily Wristband Specials Available. Agricultural Awareness Exhibit * Livestock Exhibits. Container Garden Contest - Exhibition Building. Chainsaw Carver.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18th – Children’s Day/ 4H Family Night - Kids Ride Special 1-5 p.m.

  • 9 a.m.         Open Draft Horse Show—Halter Class (Horse Ring)
  • 9 a.m.         4-H Meat & Dairy Goat Show (Show Ring) 
  • 9 a.m.         Open Class Goat Show (Old Draft Horse Barn)
  • 10 a.m.       EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 12 p.m.       4-H Sheep Show (Show Ring)
  • 12:30 p.m.  Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building)
  • 1 p.m.         Open Draft Horse Show—Hitch Class (Horse Ring)
  • 1-5 p.m.      MIDWAY OPEN for KID’S DAY (Amusement Area)
  • 4 p.m.         4-H Hog Show (Show Ring)
  • Open Swine Show to Follow 4-H (Show Ring)
  • 5-10 p.m.    MIDWAY OPEN (Amusement Area)
  • 5-8 p.m.      Car Cruise (East Lawn)
  • 6 p.m.         Fair Queen Pageant (Entertainment Tent Stage)
  • 10 p.m.       EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE

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

July 17, 2018 - 1:15pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fair, Genesee County Fair, news, batavia.

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The Genesee County Fair for 2018 is underway and one of the big events for the first day yesterday was the fair parade.

There are events all week. Click here for a schedule.

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July 17, 2018 - 8:00am

Daily at the Genesee County Fair: $5 Carload Admission Every Day & Night! *Midway Rides. *Daily Wristband Specials Available. Agricultural Awareness Exhibit * Livestock Exhibits. Container Garden Contest -- Exhibition Building. Chainsaw Carver

TUESDAY, JULY 17th – “Senior Citizen Day”/Rochester Regional Health United Memorial Medical Center. 

  • 9 a.m.        4-H Horse Show—Western Classes (Horse Ring)
  • 9 a.m.        4-H Market Animal Auction Hog Show (Show Ring)
  • 10 a.m.      Open Class Rabbit Show (Merton Building)
  • 10 a.m.      EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 12 p.m.      4-H Market Animal Auction Lamb Show (Show Ring)
  • 1 p.m.        4-H Poultry Showmanship (Merton Building)
  • 4 p.m.        4-H Market Animal Auction Dairy Steer Show (Show Ring)
  • 4-10 p.m.   Faith at the Fair—Christian Music (Entertainment Tent)
  • 5 p.m.        4-H Market Animal Auction Beef Steer Show (Show Ring)
  • 5-10 p.m.   MIDWAY OPENS (Amusement Area)
  • 6 p.m.        North American Classic Six-Horse Hitch (Horse Ring)
  • 6 p.m.        4-H Rabbit Show (Merton Building)
  • 10 p.m.      EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE

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

July 16, 2018 - 8:00am


Daily at the Genesee County Fair: $5 Carload Admission Every Day & Night! *Midway Rides.*Daily Wrist Band Specials Available. Agricultural Awareness Exhibit * Livestock Exhibits. Container Garden Contest -- Exhibition Building. Chainsaw Carver.

MONDAY, JULY 16th “Emergency Responder Night” 

  • 9 a.m.   -- 4-H Horse Show—English Classes (Horse Ring)
  • 9 a.m.   --   4-H Market Animal Auction Goat Show (Show Ring)
  • 10 a.m.  --  EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 11 a.m.   --  4-H Beef Cattle Show (Show Ring)
  • 12 p.m.  --   Open Beef Show (Show Ring)
  • 1 p.m.  --   Rabbit Showmanship (Merton Building)
  • 5:30 p.m.  --   Parade Lineup -- Genesee Speedway Pits (Fairgrounds)
  • 6:30 p.m. --   Genesee Co. Fair Grand Parade through the Fairgrounds

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

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.

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