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May 27, 2020 - 9:34pm

Press release:

The Genesee County Agricultural Society Inc. announced today that the Genesee County Fair, which was scheduled for July 25 through Aug. 1, will now be postponed until July 24-31, 2021.

It is with heavy hearts that the Ag Society Board of Directors had to make this call. The Board volunteers have been moving forward with plans to hold the fair in 2020, but with announcements by the New York Governor this month, it seems that the Fair would not be able to operate until the last phase of the New York State reopening.

Many factors were taken into consideration when making this decision, as it was not entered into lightly. Additional safety requirements, as we are seeing now in Phase One, would mean the preparation of buildings to safely move people in and out, as well as limiting the number of people on the grounds, all while trying to maintain the current six-foot social distancing rules.

"Our board is discussing the possibilities of having smaller events throughout the summer to try and support our Youth and agricultural community,” said Amanda Gallo, president of the Genesee County Ag Society.

“We are looking to New York State for guidance on Phase Four reopenings and once we have those guidelines, we can better prepare for our grounds to reopen for these events. But, in the meantime, our volunteers are working hard to put together a great Fair for July 24-31, 2021!"

Keep up to date with Fairgounds events by following the Fair here.

The Genesee County Agricultural Society Inc. is made up of volunteers who reside in Genesee County and are the organizers of the Genesee County Fair. They are the owners and operators of the Genesee County Fairgrounds on Route 5 in Batavia.

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Earlier today, The Batavian was first to report the cancellation of the Wyoming County Fair in Pike and that a decision was about to be made regarding the Genesee County Fair. Click here to read that report.

May 27, 2020 - 6:28pm

The Wyoming County Fair in Pike and several other fairs in neighboring counties have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic while the status of the Genesee County Fair in Batavia could be determined in the next day or so.

Currently, the Genesee County Fair, scheduled for July 25 through Aug. 1, is still on, according to Agricultural Society President Amanda Gallo.

“No decision has been made at this time, but there is a District 8 (Zoom) meeting this evening that I will be taking part in,” Gallo said.

The meeting will include representatives of the seven-county District 8 of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs.

Per the Genesee County Fair website, fair personnel have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and working with health and state officials concerning the status of the fair.

Jerry Davis, chair of the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors, confirmed that the Pike Fair that was slated for Aug. 15-22 has been cancelled for this year.

Echoing feelings of Genesee County government officials, Davis said he is “holding out hope that we’ll be able to move into Phase Two” of the state’s reopening plan on Friday.

March 7, 2020 - 12:56pm

Press release:

The Genesee County 4-H Market Animal Auction Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer! In recognition of this milestone, the 4-H Program is seeking photos, news articles and memorabilia from throughout its 50 years to be used in a display at the Genesee County Fair.    

If you have photos or items to share, please drop them off or mail to: CCE Genesee, 420 E. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020; or email to [email protected].  

Please mark your calendars for the 50th Annual Genesee County 4-H Market Animal Auction on Thursday, July 30th, at the Genesee County Fair in Batavia.

February 28, 2020 - 1:44pm
posted by Billie Owens in Genesee County Fair, scholarships, news.

Press release:

The Genesee County Fair amounces today that up to 10 scholarships for $1,000 each will be awarded across New York State to current New York State high schooI seniors and also students eurolled in college.

The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Association sponsor the scholarships.

The qualifying students must be active at the Genesee County Fair, or with the New York State Showpeople’s Association (NYSSA).

All applicants from Genesee County must submit their applications through the Genesee County Fair, or the NYSSA, no later than Friday, Apri1 3.

Information is available at:

  • The Genesee County Fair office (Genesee County Fairgrounds, 5056 E. Main Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020);
  • Through the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County (420 E. Main St., Batavia NY 14020);
  • and from local high schooI offices.

Applications must be completed and printed from the web at:   www.nyfairs.org

For more information, contact Alton MacDuffie at the Genesee County Fair at (585) 752-3600.

July 20, 2019 - 2:40pm
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July 20, 2019 - 10:11am
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Today is the final day of the 180th Genesee County Fair so it's also your last day to have fun on the Midway. The midway opens at noon.

July 20, 2019 - 8:00am


Saturday, July 20 – Family Day/ Drive Your Tractor to the Fair Day

  • 8:30 a.m. – NIOGA Dairy Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 9 a.m. – 4-H Horse Show – Gymkhana Division (Horse Arena)
  • 10 a.m. – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • Noon -- Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building) Sponsored by Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Genesee County Pamona Grange, and Duane Schmigel
  • Noon – Midway Opens, Wristband Special from Noon to 4 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. – 4-H Market Auction Master Showman Contest (Main Show Ring)
  • 6 p.m. – Racing at Genesee Speedway
  • 7 to 11 p.m. – Band – Under the Gun (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 p.m. – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Events & times subject to change. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with changes.

July 19, 2019 - 5:40pm
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July 19, 2019 - 8:00am


Friday, July 19th – CELEBRATE 4H DAY

  • 9 a.m. – 4-H Horse Show – English & Dressage Division (Horse Arena)
  • 9 a.m. – 4-H Beef Team Fitting Competition (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 a.m. – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • Noon – 4-H Horses must be removed from 4-H Horse Barn
  • Noon – 4-H Livestock Master Showman Contest (Main Show Ring)
  • 1 p.m. – 4-H Dairy Club Butter Making Activity (Kennedy Building)
  • 4 p.m. – Midway Opens
  • 5:30 p.m. – 4-H Tractor Driving Contest
  • 6 p.m. – NIOGA Dairy Showmanship (Main Show Ring)
  • 7 p.m. – Demolition Derby (Grandstands)
  • 7 to 11 p.m. – Band – MAC (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 p.m. – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Events & times subject to change. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with changes.

July 19, 2019 - 1:04am
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July 18, 2019 - 8:00am


Thursday, July 18th – KId's Day / HP HOOD DAY

  • 9 a.m. – 4-H Dairy Cattle Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 9 a.m. – 4-H Horse Show – Western Division (Horse Arena)
  • 10 a.m. – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 12 - 10 p.m. – Midway Opens - Kids 16 & Under Ride for $10/wristband
  • 12:30 p.m. – Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building) Sponsored by Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Genesee County Pamona Grange, and Duane Schmigel
  • 6:45 p.m. – 4-H Market Animal Auction Awards Ceremony (Main Show Ring)
  • 7 p.m. – 4-H Market Animal Auction Sale Begins (Main Show Ring)
  • 7:30 – 10 p.m. – Band – Savage Cabbage (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 p.m. – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Events & times subject to change. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with changes.

July 18, 2019 - 12:27am
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Red Creek performed at the Genesee County Fair on Wednesday. Here's their version of "What I Like About You."

Tonight, Savage Cabbage takes the stage at 7:30.

July 17, 2019 - 8:00am


Wednesday, July 17th – EMERGENCY RESPONDER’S NIGHT

  • 8:30 a.m. – OPEN Class Swine must be in place
  • 9 a.m. – 4H Horse may arrive
  • 9 a.m. – 4-H Hog Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 a.m. – 4-H & Open Class Goats must be removed from Goat Barn (Except Market
  • Auction Goats)
  • 10 a.m. – 4-H Milking Dairy Cows must be in place
  • 10 a.m. – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • Noon – 4-H Sheep Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 4 p.m. – Midway Opens, (Weather permitting)
  • 2 p.m. – 4H Horses must be in place
  • 5:30 p.m. – Fair Parade Line Up (Racing Pit Area)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Fair Parade
  • 7 p.m. – Band – Red Creek (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 p.m. – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Events & times subject to changeFollow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with changes.

July 16, 2019 - 7:27pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, news.

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Due to the weather on Wednesday, July 17th, the Genesee County Fair is moving Kids Day to Thursday this week. Midway ride wristbands will cost $10 each and will be good to ride all of the rides here at the Fair from noon – 10 p.m. James E. Strates Shows is providing the midway this year and have brought rides for fairgoers of all ages. Be sure to take advantage of this great offer!

Once again this year, admission to the fair is only $5 per carload. For a complete listing of events and special day deals during fair week, visit gcfair.com. Keep up to date on the latest happenings at the Fair on our Facebook page facebook.com/thegeneseecountyfair/

July 16, 2019 - 7:24pm
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The band BB Dang performed at the Genesee County Fair last night.

BB Dang is based in Rochester but features on bass Cameron Carlson, a ninth-grader at Byron-Bergen High School.

The rest of the band is Michael Valle (drums) Alex Sherwood (guitar) Greg Gutch (guitar) Ben Guisto (vocals) Isabella Barbagallo (vocals) Dominic Bonacci (keyboard).

The group came together through Camp Roc Star, a project of Elvio Fernandes, a member of the band Daughtry.

There is live music at the fair every night through Saturday.

 

 

July 16, 2019 - 8:00am


Tuesday, July 16th – sponsored by ROCHESTER REGIONAL HEALTH

  • 9 a.m. – Halter Class – Draft Horses (Horse Arena)
  • 10 a.m. – 4-H Cloverbud Rabbit Show (Merton Building)
  • 10 a.m. – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 11 a.m. – 4-H Dairy & Meat Goat Show (Main Show Ring)
  • Immediately followed by Open Class Goat Show
  • Noon – OPEN Draft Hitch Show (Horse Arena)
  • 1 p.m. – 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
  • 4 p.m. – Midway Opens
  • 2 – 10 p.m. -- Faith at the Fair (Entertainment Tent)
  • 5 p.m. – 4-H Market Auction Hog Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 7 p.m. – Fair Barn Dance (Open Dairy Barn)
  • 9 p.m. – 4-H & Open Class Goats Released (Except Market Auction Goats)
  • 10 p.m. – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Events & times subject to change. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with changes.

July 15, 2019 - 7:12pm
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Mark Barie and his team from Lor-Rob Farms in East Bethany were repeat winners at the Genesee County Fair yesterday in the six-horse draft competition.

July 15, 2019 - 8:00am


Monday, July 15th – VETERAN’S DAY AT THE FAIR

  • 9 a.m. – 4-H Market Auction Goat Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 a.m. – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 10 a.m. – 4-H Cloverbud Poultry Show (Merton Building)
  • 10 a.m. – 4-H Dairy Fitting Clinic & Master Fitter Competition
  • 10 a.m. – 4-H Goat Agility Contest (Goat Barn Show Ring)
  • 10 a.m. – 4-H Market Auction Lamb Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 4 p.m. – Midway Opens
  • 4 p.m. – 4-H Market Auction Dairy Steer Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 5 p.m. – 4-H Market Auction Beef Steer Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 5 p.m. – North American Classic Six-Horse Hitch (Horse Arena)
  • 7 to 9:30 p.m. – Band – BB Dang (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 p.m. – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Events & times subject to change. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date with changes.

July 15, 2019 - 12:48am
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