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September 29, 2021 - 12:19pm

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More than 700 students from throughout the GLOW region -- including students from every high school in Genesee County --  participated Tuesday in GLOW With Your Hands at the Genesee County Fairgrounds.

The event gives students a chance to experience a variety of trades including, bricklaying, carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and various forms of manufacturing.  

Among the 40 companies participating wereOxbow, Liberty Pumps, and O-AT-KA Milk.  Major sponsors included LandPro and Genesee Construction.

Photos by Steve Ognibene

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July 31, 2021 - 8:00am


Saturday, July 31st – FAMILY DAY/ DRIVE YOUR TRACTOR TO THE FAIR DAY

  • 8:30 AM – NIOGA Dairy Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 9 AM – 4-H Horse Show (Horse Arena)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 1 PM – Midway Opens, Wristband Special from 1pm to 5pm
  • 3:30 PM- Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building) Sponsored by Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Genesee County Pamona Grange, and Duane Schmigel
  • 6 PM – Racing at Genesee Speedway
  • 6:30 PM — Staggered release of 4-H animals
  • 7 to 11:00 PM – Band – M.A.C. (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Daily at the Fair: Balloon Display & Demonstrations, Pig Racing, Niagara Down Under, Pony Rides, Chain Saw Carver. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with changes.

July 30, 2021 - 8:00am


Friday, July 30th – SENIOR CITIZEN DAY

  • 9 AM – 4-H Horse Show (Horse Arena)
  • 10 AM — 4-H Livestock Costume Contest (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • NOON – 4-H Livestock Master Showman Contest (Main Show Ring)
  • 1 PM – Midway Opens Kids 16 & Under Ride for $10/wristband from 1 PM—5PM
  • 2PM — Genesee County Fair Talent Show (Entertainment Tent)
  • 3:30 PM- Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building) Sponsored by Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Genesee County Pamona Grange, and Duane Schmigel
  • 6 PM – NIOGA Dairy Showmanship (Main Show Ring)
  • 7 PM – Demolition Derby (Grandstands)
  • **FIREWORKS at the completion of the Demo Derby**
  • 7 to 11 PM – Band – TBD (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Daily at the Fair: Balloon Display & Demonstrations, Pig Racing, Niagara Down Under, Pony Rides, Chain Saw Carver. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with changes.

 

July 29, 2021 - 8:00am


Thursday, July 29th – HP HOOD DAY

  • 9 AM – 4-H Horses must be in place
  • 9 AM – 4-H Dairy Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 9 AM— 4-H Horse Show (Horse Arena)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 4 PM – Midway Opens
  • 6:45 PM – 4-H Market Animal Auction Awards Ceremony (Main Show Ring)
  • 7 PM – 4-H Market Animal Auction Sale Begins (Main Show Ring)
  • 7:30 PM – 10 PM – Band – TBD (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Daily at the Fair: Balloon Display & Demonstrations, Pig Racing, Niagara Down Under, Pony Rides, Chain Saw Carver. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with changes.

 

July 28, 2021 - 8:00am


Wednesday, July 28th – KID’S DAY/EMERGENCY RESPONDER’S NIGHT/GENESEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NIGHT

  • 8:30 AM – OPEN Class Swine must be in place
  • 9 AM – 4H Horse may arrive
  • 9 AM—4-H Meat & Dairy Goat Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 AM – 4-H & Open Class Goats must be removed from Goat Barn (Except Market Auction Goats)
  • 10 AM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • 12:30 PM – Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building) Sponsored by Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Genesee County Pamona Grange, and Duane Schmigel
  • 1 PM – Midway Opens, Kids 16 & Under Ride for $10/wristband from 1 PM-5PM
  • 2 PM—4-H Sheep Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 4 PM—4-H Hog Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 5 PM—Color War (Lawn North of Fair Restrooms) Sponsored by LuGia’s on Wheels
  • 7:00 PM – Band – TBD (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Daily at the Fair: Balloon Display & Demonstrations, Pig Racing, Niagara Down Under, Pony Rides, Chain Saw Carver. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with changes.

July 27, 2021 - 8:00am


Tuesday, July 27th – CELEBRATE 4-H DAY

  • 7 AM — 4-H Dairy Cattle may arrive
  • 9:30 AM — 4H Market Auction Hog Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • NOON — 4-H Market Auction Lamb Show (Main Show Ring)
  • NOON – Open Class Beef Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 2:30 — 4-H Market Auction Steer Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 4 PM — Midway Opens
  • 6 PM – Parade Line Up for 4-H Clubs (Racing Pit Area)
  • 6:30 PM – Parade for 4-H Clubs—Around Fairgrounds
  • 6PM — 4-H Goat Agility Contest (Main Show Ring)
  • 7 to 10PM - Band – TBD (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Daily at the Fair: Balloon Display & Demonstrations, Pig Racing, Niagara Down Under, Pony Rides, Chain Saw Carver. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with changes.

July 26, 2021 - 8:00am


Monday, July 26th – VETERAN’S DAY AT THE FAIR

  • 7 AM — 4-H Livestock may arrive (Beef steers, dairy steers, sheep, goats, hogs)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • NOON — 4-H Market Auction Final Weigh In (steers, lambs, goats, hogs)
  • 1 PM — 4-H Livestock Skill-a-thon (Main Show Ring)
  • 4 PM — 4-H Market Auction Goat Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 6 PM — 4-H Livestock Judging Contest
  • 7 to 9:30 PM – Band – TBD (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Daily at the Fair: Balloon Display & Demonstrations, Pig Racing, Niagara Down Under, Pony Rides, Chain Saw Carver. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with changes.

July 25, 2021 - 8:00am


Sunday, July 25th – SENIOR CITIZEN DAY

  • 9 AM — Genesee Valley Antique Tractor Pulls (Grandstands)
  • 9 AM — Open Beef Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 AM — WNY Garden Pullers Tractor Pulls (Grandstands) 10 AM – 4-H Beef Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • NOON – Open Class Beef Show (Main Show Ring) NOON—4-H Club Exhibit Judging (Kennedy Building)
  • 2 PM — Poultry Show (Merton Building)
  • 2 PM — Fair Queen/Princess Pageant (Entertainment Tent)
  • 2 PM — Color War (Lawn North of Fair Restrooms) Sponsored by LuGia’s on Wheels
  • 4 PM—The Big Pig Shindig Swine Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 7 to 10 PM — Band – BB Dang (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Daily at the Fair: Balloon Display & Demonstrations, Pig Racing, Niagara Down Under, Pony Rides, Chain Saw Carver. Events & times subject to change. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with changes.

July 24, 2021 - 8:00am


Saturday, July 24th - DRIVE YOUR TRACTOR TO THE FAIR DAY - Fair Opens @ 9 a.m.

  • 7 AM — 4-H Beef may arrive
  • 9 AM — Empire Classic Youth Sheep Show (TBD
  • 9 AM — NY Hereford Beef Show (TBD)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 10 AM – 4-H Kennedy Building Exhibit Judging (Kennedy Building)
  • 10 AM – 4-H, Rabbits, Cavies & Poultry Must be in place
  • 12:30 PM — North American  Six Horse Hitch Classic (Horse Arena)
  • 2 PM — Rabbit & Cavy Show (Merton Building)
  • 2 PM — Fair Queen—Speech & Talent (Entertainment Tent)
  • 4 PM — Farm Hitch Draft Horse Show (Horse Arena)
  • 5 PM 4-H Club Exhibits must be in place (Kennedy Building)
  • 6 PM – Genesee Speedway Racing
  • 7 to 10 PM — Band – OHMS Band (Entertainment Tent)
  • 11 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Daily at the Fair: Balloon Display & Demonstrations, Pig Racing, Niagara Down Under, Pony Rides, Chain Saw Carver. Events & times subject to change. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with changes.

July 23, 2021 - 10:00am


Daily at the Fair (Beginning Saturday): Balloon Display and Demonstrations, Pig Racing, Niagara Down Under, Pony Rides, Chain Saw Carver.
Events & times subject to change.

Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with changes.

Friday, July 23rd -- North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series -- 5:30 p.m.

May 17, 2021 - 1:41pm

The president of the Genesee County Agricultural Society said she is cautiously optimistic following today’s announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that county fairs across New York State will be able to take place under six-foot social distancing guidelines.

“We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves as we continue to consult with County Manager Matt Landers and the health department” regarding what will be necessary for area residents to enjoy the Genesee County Fair this summer, Amanda Gallo said.

The fair is scheduled for July 24-31 at the county fairgrounds on East Main Street Road. It was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gallo said tentative plans call for the organization to host the North American Classic Six-Horse Hitch Series on July 23-24 and the Empire Classic Youth Sheep Show on July 24.

The draft horse show is the biggest in the state (except for the New York State Fair) and the sheep show draws participants from throughout Western New York. The open beef and open swine shows are set for July 25, with Genesee County 4-H-only shows scheduled throughout the week.

Earlier this month, the Genesee County Legislature allocated $11,000 for 4-H judging expenses and 4-H premiums associated with the fair.

“We’re hoping to have all of our attractions and livestock shows this year,” Gallo said. “We will release more details as we get further guidance.”

Landers said he is “very happy” to know the fair will be held this year.

“I have enjoyed going to the fair many times and hope to take my kids to the demolition derby this year,” he said.

Gallo said the demolition derby is the feature event on July 30.

Fully Vaccinated Equals No Mask

In another development, Cuomo announced that New York will adopt the Center for Disease Control’s new indoor mask and social distancing guidelines effective this Wednesday.

The governor's statement came four days after the CDC ruled that fully vaccinated people could get rid of their masks indoors in most instances.

Masks reportedly continue to be necessary on public transit, in nursing homes, in homeless shelters, correctional facilities, schools and healthcare facilities across the state in accordance with the new federal guidelines, Cuomo said.

He added that those who have compromised immune systems or have yet to be vaccinated are required to wear masks and to socially distance.

March 9, 2021 - 12:39pm

Press release:

Genesee County Fair Supporters/Exhibitors: 

We are ready to move forward with the 2021 Genesee County Fair being an in-person event, but recognize the need to ensure that there is a plan in place that is supported by New York State Department of Health and Local Officials.

These plans are to help to ensure the safety of all exhibitors, vendors and visitors.

The Genesee County Agricultural Society has been meeting frequently to discuss all options on whether we can move forward with planning an in-person/ live fair this July.

During this time we will continue to communicate with our Genesee County officials as well as monitoring other large events in the county and state to ensure we can offer a safe environment in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

We will also be working closely with the Genesee County 4H Programs to come up with schedules, safety plans and items that are necessary when planning the 2021 fair. We want to ensure that our youth are given the opportunity to show and enjoy their animals and other projects.

Genesee County Fair dates are planned for July 24th through July 31st.

Our hope is to be able to host the Genesee County Fair in person for our community to enjoy.

We just wanted to thank you all for your patience as we are planning the event.

We will be sharing information on our Facebook page, Instagram, website and other social media avenues. We look forward to seeing you all in July!

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