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May 3, 2022 - 8:55pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, news, agriculture.

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Last year's Genesee County Fair was so popular there was actually a run on waffles one Friday night.

"The waffle person said they used his entire week's supply on that Friday," said Norm Pimm, treasurer of the Genesee County Ag Society. "There were people waiting in line for like an hour and a half for a waffle."

Pimm was speaking Monday at the Human Services Committee of the County Legislature during an annual review of the Ag Society.

"We had a little over 55,000 people at the fair this past year, which was a 52 percent increase over 2019," Pimm said.

It was the highest attendance on record and the 10th straight year of increased attendance. 

All of the vendors ran out of food multiple times, Pimm said.

Several shows drew larger participation, including the open beef show, the open swine show, and the draft horse show, with 12 six-hitch teams. Some of the teams came from Virginia, Vermont, and Canada.

"There's also a waiting list of teams that want to get in, but we just don't have any more facility," Pimm said.

The Ag Society board will attempt to outdo itself in July with new attractions and events.

This year's fair will include radio-controlled race cars that children can operate. The six cars are sponsored by local businesses. There are also going to be pony rides, a trick dog show, three kids' days with children's entertainment and possibly free rides on the midway, a petting zoo, and some sort of entertainment every day, including the return of karaoke, and a couple nights of fireworks.

"We're gonna have a Country Jamboree," Pimm said. "We're gonna have three country acts in a row starting like midday, rolling through the night. The last band is gonna be a Waylon Jennings tribute band that's really, really good."

During the year, especially in the summer, the Ag Society is putting the fairgrounds to good use to generate revenue, Pimm told the committee.

Saturday night stock car races are continuing with a new operator. The New York Junior Beef Producers are planning a show. There are six large horse shows planned over the next few months.  And once again, the fairgrounds will host the career-development event, GLOW With Your Hands.

There will also be three food truck rodeos -- on June 17, July 8, and Aug. 26.  The food truck rodeo is looking like it will be popular, Pimm said, so the board is planning on adding trucks. The nights will include live entertainment.

With all of the activity, there are several upgrades to facilities that the Ag Society is planning. The total investment will come to $250,000 this year, Pimm said.

Top Photo: Norm Pimm provides an update during the Human Services Committee meeting this week. Photo by Howard Owens.

August 14, 2021 - 9:00am


THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS OF THE GENESEE COUNTY FAIR - WITHOUT YOU NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE!

  • Adams Welding & Fabrication
  • Alexander Equipment
  • Allie McIlroy
  • Allen & Debbie Dennis
  • Andy & Lori Bartow
  • April Meier
  • Arctic Refrigeration
  • Barniak Farms
  • Baskin Livestock
  • Batavia Downs
  • Batavia Country Club
  • Batavia Legal Printing
  • Batavia Restaurant Supply
  • Becky Starowitz
  • Ben & Jim Duyssen
  • Bethany FD
  • Bev Wolcott
  • Big O Farms
  • Bobbie Young
  • Burk Family
  • BW’s Restaurant
  • Byron-Bergen FFA
  • Cathy Kingdon
  • Carolina Eastern Crocker
  • Carrie Beil
  • Cedar Street Sales & Rental
  • Cheryl Mullen
  • Chris & Mike Maher
  • Clark Patterson Lee
  • Coco Landscaping
  • Cole Young
  • Country Line Electrical Distributor’s Inc
  • Dan Duyssen Farm
  • Danny Thomas
  • Dave & Brenda Dermody
  • Davis Countryside Meadows
  • Dave Reisdorf Inc.
  • Debbie Lowe
  • Debbie Starowitz
  • Dewey Produce, Inc.
  • East Town Beverage
  • Empire Access
  • Empire Tractor
  • Erie and Niagara Insurance Assoc.
  • Extreme Streetwear
  • Faith at the Fair Volunteers
  • Freed Maxik CPA's PC
  • Genesee County Chamber of Commerce
  • Genesee County Farm Bureau
  • Genesee County Sheriff's Department
  • Genesee Patrons Cooperative Insurance Company
  • Genesee Speedway
  • Genesee Valley Penny Saver
  • George & Swede Sales & Service Graham Corporation
  • Greg Post - General Contracting
  • Hazlett Services
  • Hirsch’s Dairy Farm & Custom Service Home Depot – Batavia
  • HP Hood
  • J L Kingdon Mechanical
  • J&L Ice
  • Jack & Sundae Duyssen
  • Jack MacDuffie
  • Jam at the Ridge
  • James Foss & Family
  • Jason & Crystal Heimlich
  • Java Farm Supply
  • Jeff Condidorio – Bread Delivery
  • Jeff, Kim & Olivia Lovetro
  • Jeff Parnapy
  • Jim & Pam Johnson & Family
  • Joe Lewadowski
  • Joe's Pro Shop
  • Kelly & Lilly Stalica
  • Ken Barrett Chevrolet
  • Kevin Kelkinberg
  • Kim Wolcott
  • Kitana Maher
  • Kyle Young
  • Lacy Katzen, LLP
  • L.D. Stevens Golf Carts
  • Lamb Farms, Inc.
  • Land Pro
  • Lardon Disposal/Mark Palmer
  • Larry & Sue Carlson
  • Leonard Petterson
  • Liberty Pumps
  • Lift School of Music - Laura Kauppi
  • Lor Rob Farms
  • Lori & Tony Prinz
  • LorRob Dairy Farm
  • MacDuffie Sand & Gravel
  • M&J Anderson Concessions
  • M&T Trucking
  • Maple Moon Farms, LLC
  • Margaret Perry
  • Mark Barrie
  • Mark Willis
  • McKenzie Farms
  • Michael Houseknecht
  • Milton Cat - Batavia
  • Monroe Tractor
  • Mowacres Farm
  • Norm Sr. & Pat Pimm
  • Northside Deli
  • OATKA Milk Products
  • Offhaus Farms, Inc.
  • Paul Hirsch
  • Paul Smith Refuse Service
  • Photography by Susan Meier
  • Pocock Repair Shop
  • Posy Power Peddler
  • Pumpkin Hill Veterinary Clinic
  • RKK Construction
  • R.W. Taylor Trucking & Excavating
  • Reece Starowitz
  • Reisdorf Oil & Propane
  • Reyncrest Farms
  • Ron & Chris Brown
  • Ron & Julie Radley
  • Rose Maher & Bill Davis
  • Scofield Transfer & Recycling
  • Scott Adams Trucking
  • SJ Starowitz Farms, LLC
  • SMA Farms
  • Smitty’s Amish Sheds
  • Southern Tier Fire Extinguishers
  • Stafford FD
  • Sterling Tent & Awnings
  • Steve Mel’s BBQ
  • Steve Warner
  • Steve Winska
  • Student Transportation of America
  • Stein Dairy Farms
  • Sue Rich
  • Summer Kick Off Classic Horse Show Volunteers
  • Summit Lubricants
  • T.S. Lighting, LLC
  • Talent Show Volunteers
  • Terry Hills Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility
  • The Batavian
  • The Batavia Daily News
  • The Red Osier Landmark Restaurant
  • Tim & Joanne Horine
  • Tim Adams & Steven Foster
  • Todd & Amanda Hofheins
  • Todd Berkemier
  • Tom Nesbit
  • Town of Batavia FD
  • Turnbull Heating & Cooling
  • United Healthcare
  • United Rentals
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
  • Verginia Zocco
  • Volvo
  • WBTA
  • WCJW
  • William Kent, Inc.
  • Wright Beverage Distributing
  • Xylem
  • Yancy’s Fancy

*We apologize to anyone we may have missed!

August 1, 2021 - 3:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, news.

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Yesterday was the last day of the Genesee County Fair. Here are some final shots by Kristin Smith.  For more, click here.

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August 1, 2021 - 2:49pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in genesee county speedway, Genesee County Fair, fair, sports.

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Photos by Philip Casper.

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July 31, 2021 - 4:02pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, news.

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Photos by Debra Reilly

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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 31, 2021 - 6:33am
posted by Howard B. Owens in demolition derby, Genesee County Fair, fair, news.

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By Philip Casper:

It was standing room only at the Demolition Derby put on by Scofield’s Transfer and Recycling last night at the Genesee County Fair.  Thousands watched as dozens of cars crashed and smashed into each other through the night, and even experienced a chocolate milk drinking competition - “Gooch” won by drinking 5 pints of milk in under 5 minutes.  Mercy Flight landed on the infield to deliver Assemblyman Steve Hawley, and Jack Houseknecht, who says he owes his life to Mercy Flight after his car accident in April 2021, to address the crowd and give thanks for all they do for the community.  Red Creek finished off the night in the music tent rocking the night away.

Photos by Philip Casper.

Top Photo: Scott Roblee starting the event with the National Anthem

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July 31, 2021 - 6:23am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, news.

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Today is the last day of the fair. It's also Family Day and Drive Your Tractor to the Fair Day.

Today's schedule:

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

Photos by Debra Reilly

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July 30, 2021 - 5:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in fair, Genesee County Fair, news.

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Today, the eighth day of the Genesee County, patrons could enjoy English classes in horse riding today along with master showmanship in livestock and a costume livestock class.

Still to go today, Dairy Showmanship at 6 p.m., Demolition Derby at 7, the band Red Creek performs from 7 to 11.

Photos by Kristin Smith. For more, click here.

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July 30, 2021 - 4:43pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in 4H, Genesee County Fair, fair, news.

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Photos by Debra Reilly

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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 - 3:51pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, news.

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Photos by Kristin Smith. For more, click here.

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July 29, 2021 - 3:00pm
posted by Steve Ognibene in Genesee County Fair, fair, news, rides, games, color war.

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Lot's of fun yesterday afternoon for families and friends at the Genesee County Fair.

To view the daily schedule, click here.

To view or purchase photos, click here.

Photos by Steve Ognibene

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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 - 9:50pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, news.

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Photos by Kristin Smith.  For more, click here.

Here is Thursday's schedule:

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

4 PM – Faith at the Fair (Entertainment Tent)

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)

10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

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July 28, 2021 - 9:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in tiny tot tractor pull, Genesee County Fair, news, fair.

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Photos by Kristin Smith. For more, click here.

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July 28, 2021 - 9:08pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, news, 4H.

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Photos by Kristin Smith.  For more, click here.

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July 28, 2021 - 1:05pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, news, midway.

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Photos by Philip Casper

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July 28, 2021 - 1:00pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, fair, 4H.

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Photos by Debra Reilly

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