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October 11, 2018 - 6:30pm


Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of the 2018 Genesee County Fair! Barniak Farms, Belhaven Kennels, Big O Farms, Carolina Eastern Crocker, Carquest Genesee, Castilone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Chapin, Clark Farms, LLC, Clark Patterson Lee, Corfu Machine, D & R Depot Restaurant, Inc., Dewey Produce, Inc., Erie and Niagara Insurance Association, Freed Maxik CPA's PC, First Choice Travel, Inc., Genesee County Farm Bureau, Genesee Country Farmers Market, Genesee Patrons Cooperative Insurance Company, Graham Corporation, Gutter Logic, LLC, HP Hood, Jackson Welding & Gas Products, Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac, L & L Transmissions, Inc., Lamb Farms, Inc, Lee Shuknecht & Sons Inc., Liberty Pumps, LJK Feeds, MacDuffie Sand & Gravel, Maple Moon Farms, LLC, Orcon Industries, Perry Veterinary Clinic, P.L., L.C., Pumpkin Hill Veterinary Clinic, Reisdorf Oil & Propane, Reyncrest Farms, Roblee Plumbing, LLC, SJ Starowicz Farms, LLC, Sloat Tire Shop, State Street Animal Hospital, Student Transportation of America, Superior Plus Energy, Terry Hills Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Torrey Farms, Toyota of Batavia, Triple-O Mechanical, Inc., Turnbull Heating & Air Conditioning, United Memorial Medical Center, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., WalMart, William Kent, Inc. Will's Carpet One, Windy Acres Farm 

Thank You to those who donated material/equipment or helped to make the Fair a success 
A&N Automotive, Adam Mazz Auto, Adams Welding and Fabrication, Alabama Holley Farm, Alan's ATM, Alexander Equipment, AMS Fence, April Meier, Auto Wash - Batavia, Baskin Livestock, Batavia Legal Printing, Batavia Restaurant Supply, Ben & Jim Duyssen, Bethany FD, Bob Maute, Carrie Beil, Cedar Street Sales & Rental, Chris & Mike Maher, Coco Landscaping, Cowgirl Couture, Dan Duyssen Farm, Darryl Mayes, Dave & Brenda Dermody, East Town Beverage, Ed's Auto Parts, Empire Access, Empire Tractor, Extreme Streetwear, Faith at the Fair Volunteers, Genesee Co. CCE – Master Gardeners, Genesee County Legislature, Genesee Co. Photo Club, Genesee County Sheriff's Department, Genesee Speedway, Genesee Valley Penny Saver, George & Swede Sales & Service, Greg Post - General Contracting, Hammerl Amusements, Harrington Produce, Hazlett Services, Home Depot – Batavia, L Kingdon Mechanical, J&H Weber Services, J&L Ice, Jack & Sundae Duyssen, Jack MacDuffie, James Foss & Family, Jason & Crystal Heimlich, Java Farm Supply, Jeff Condidorio – Bread Delivery, Jim & Pam Johnson & Family, Joe Lewindowski, Joe's Pro Shop, Kelly & Lilly Stalica, Kitana Maher, L.D. Stevens Golf Carts, Land Pro, Lardon Disposal-Mark Palmer, Larry & Sue Carlson, Lift School of Music - Laura Kauppi, Lor, Rob Farms, Lori & Tony Prinz, M&J Anderson Concessions, Mark Willis, Michael Houseknecht, Milton Cat - Batavia, Monroe Tractor, Norm Sr. & Pat Pimm, O'Brien's Septic, Paul Hirsch, Paul Smith, Refuse Service, Photography by Susan Meier, Posy Power Peddler, Pudgie's Lawn & Garden, R.W. Taylor Trucking & Excavating, RKK Trucking & Excavating, Ron & Chris Brown, Ron & Julie Radley, Rose Maher & Bill Davis, Scofield Rolloff Service, Scott Adams Trucking, Shell's Post, Skyworks, Smitty’s Amish Sheds, Smokin' Eagle Solid Gold Productions, Southern Tier Fire Extinguishers, Stafford FD, Sterling Tent & Awnings, Steve Warner, Sue Rich, Summer Kick Off Classic Horse Show Volunteers, SUNY Morrisville, T.S. Lighting, LLC, Talent Show Volunteers, The Batavia Daily News, The Batavian, The Original Red Osier Landmark Restaurant, Tim & Joanne Horine, Tim Adams & Steven Foster, Todd & Amanda Hofheins, Town of Batavia FD, United Way of Genesee County, WBTA, WCJW, Wright Beverage Distributing, Wright Wisner, WYRK, Yasses Trucking & Construction *We apologize for anyone who we missed* 

October 2, 2018 - 3:26pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair, news, notify.

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The recent success of the Genesee County Fair is encouraging organizers to push for even more growth, including adding two days to the fair schedule in 2019.

One more day at the start of the week and one more day at the end would give parents two more weekend days to bring their families to the fairgrounds.

It's worked for Wyoming County, Sue Duyssen (the one speaking in the photo), a member of the Ag Society's Board of Directors, told the Human Services Committee during an annual review of the agencies efforts at Monday's meeting.

"We think that's why Wyoming County has such good attendance, when patrons can come out, spend those extra days together," Duyssen said. "We'll try it and see if it works and if it doesn't we can go back to the old schedule."

The fair is one of the few in the state that has managed to increase revenue over the past couple of years, Duyssen said. This year leaders of Downstate county fairs visited Genesee County to see how the Genesee County Fair was doing it.

The final attendence count for 2018 was 35,000.

So impressed are fair officials from throughout the state with the success of Genesee County that the annual conference of the state's fair managers will be at Batavia Downs this weekend. From 60 to 75 people will attend, staying in local hotels.

It's possible, Duyssen conceded in answering a question from Legislator Shelly Stein, that some of the local fair's success is tied to the end of other annual carnivals in the area, such as Stafford and St. Joe's.

At the same time, the combination of the fair's growth and number of fewer festivals through out the state, has prompted a vendor that is considered among the top ones in the industry to contact the local fair to see about participating in 2019.

Duyssen didn't name the vendor or say what kind of service it provides, but she said it is one that board members have wanted to attract for years.

Off-season activities continue to be an important source of revenue for the fairgrounds, including dog shows, horse shoes and competitions.

A perhaps little known source of revenue is the use of buildings on the fairgrounds as winter storage for RVs, boats, and golf carts. The Ag Society charges $10 per foot plus a set-up fee of $100 if you bring our vehicle or craft to the storage within a specific four-day window. The fee is $200 if you want an appointment outside of those four days.

That's a bargain, Duyssen said, over what storage facilities in Buffalo charge.

Stein also asked if there was a chance of making the fair parade a "real parade" again by running it on Route 5. Duyssen said Assemblyman Steve Hawley has said he will work with the fair board to make that happen.

July 31, 2018 - 5:19pm

Press release:

The Genesee County 4-H Office would like to congratulate all of the 4-H members who exhibited animals at the 2018 Genesee County Fair.

Special thanks to our club leaders, volunteers, family members and friends who volunteered their time; the 4-H program would not be possible without your help!

Below are some highlights from the 2018 Genesee County Fair Livestock Shows.

4-H Beef Cattle Show

Novice Showmanship – Audrey Dorman

Junior Showmanship – Cody Carlson

Senior Showmanship – Caleb Carlson 

Master Showman – Caleb Carlson

Supreme Champion Female – Shianne Foss

Grand Champion Beef Steer – Shianne Foss

Grand Champion Dairy Steer – Cody Ehrmentraut

4-H Dairy Cattle Show

Novice Showmanship – Chloe Lamb

Junior Showmanship – Mason Werth

Intermediate Showmanship – Georgia Luft

Senior Showmanship – Mary Sweeney 

Master Showman – Mary Sweeney

Reserve Master Showman – Emily Mikel

Master Fitter – Emily Mikel

Reserve Master Fitter – Amelia Brewer

Grand Champion Ayrshire – Justin Deleo

Grand Champion Lineback – Jillian Brewer

Grand Champion Guernsey – Colton Slattery

Grand Champion Holstein – Emily Mikel

Grand Champion Brown Swiss – Emily Mikel

Grand Champion Jersey – Caroline Luft

Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn – Mary Sweeney

Supreme Champion – Mary Sweeney

Reserve Supreme Champion – Emily Mikel

4-H Dairy Goat Show

Novice Showmanship – Gabe Winn

Junior Showmanship – Jade Winn

Senior Showmanship – Melissa Keller

Master Showman – Melissa Keller

Best in Show Doe – Melissa Keller

4-H Meat Goat Show

Novice Showmanship – Brooke Frega

Junior Showmanship – John Riley

Senior Showmanship – Melissa Keller

Master Showman – John Riley

Best in Show Doe – John Riley

4-H Sheep Show

Junior Showmanship – Brendan Pimm

Senior Showmanship – Becky Kron

Master Showman – Maisy Ross

Reserve Master Showman – Ashley Ehrmentraut

Champion Halter Showman – Mya Grant

Supreme Champion Ram – Becky Kron

Supreme Champion Ewe – Brendan Pimm

Champion Market Lamb – Becky Kron

4-H Hog Show

Novice Showmanship – Brendan Pimm

Junior Showmanship – Cody Carlson

Senior Showmanship – Melissa Keller

Master Showman – Melissa Keller

Supreme Gilt – Melissa Keller

Champion Market Hog – Alianna Baris

4-H Market Animal Auction Goat Show

Junior Showmanship – Lily Haacke

Senior Showmanship – Melissa Keller

Master Showman – Melissa Keller

Grand Champion Market Goat – Melissa Keller

Reserve Champion Market Goat – Tyler Jirovec

4-H Market Animal Auction Hog Show

Junior Showmanship – Brendan Pimm

Senior Showmanship – Ben Kron

Master Showman – Ben Kron

Grand Champion Market Hog – Melissa Keller

Reserve Champion Market Hog – Camden Baris

4-H Market Animal Auction Dairy Steer Show

Senior Showmanship – Carolyn Sybertz

Master Showman – Carolyn Sybertz

Grand Champion Dairy Steer – Carolyn Sybertz

Reserve Champion Dairy Steer – Cody Ehrmentraut

4-H Market Animal Auction Beef Steer Show

Junior Showmanship – Kaidan Hofheins

Senior Showmanship – Becky Kron

Master Showman – Becky Kron

Grand Champion Beef Steer – Caleb Carlson

Reserve Champion Beef Steer – Cole Carlson

4-H Market Animal Auction Lamb Show

Junior Showmanship – Brendan Pimm

Senior Showmanship – Becky Kron

Master Showman – Brendan Pimm

Grand Champion Market Lamb – Becky Kron

Reserve Champion Market Lamb – Melissa Keller

4-H Market Animal Auction Poultry Show

Junior Showmanship – Georgia Luft

Senior Showmanship – Clare Mathes

Master Showman – Clare Mathes

Grand Champion Pen of Market Chickens – Jillian Brewer

Reserve Champion Pen of Market Chickens – Jillian Brewer

4-H Market Animal Master Showmanship Contest

Overall Master Showman – Shianne Foss

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 - 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 - 2:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in 4-H, Marty, robot, Genesee County Fair, ACES Club, news, Announcements.

Above, Marty the art 'bot with co-leader Quinton Tarbell and ACES Club members.

Submitted photos.

By Renee Chapell, 4-H ACES Club member

Can robots make art? They can indeed. With individually controllable motors and a bunch of sensors, Marty the art 'bot can draw, walk, turn, dance, kick a ball, and react to his environment as programmed.

The 4H ACES Club focused on customizing Marty to change how he draws. Marty can be controlled remotely over Wi-Fi, but can also be programed in a variety of programming languages.

The team learned that with Marty, coding is as simple as clicking and dragging blocks. Marty makes learning about programming, electronics and mechanical engineering a fun, challenging and engaging process. Sure, there are a ton of other robots made for kids, but Marty is astonishingly special!

Come learn about building robots and meet Marty, the creative art robot debuting at 4H Genesee County Fair. Stop by and see him, Marty would love to meet you!

Marty will doing a live demo on Saturday in the Kennedy Building, following the talent show. We hope to see you at the fair!

Below: Marty the Art 'bot.

Bottom photo: Marty the art 'bot and ACES Club Team – Luke Kozak, Shane Coast, Alexandria Tarbell with Marty, Gabrielle Crandall and Colton Tarbell.

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 - 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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To purchase prints click here.

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 9, 2018 - 1:38pm

Press release:

The  48th Annual Genesee County 4-H Market Animal Auction will be held Thursday, July 19, at the Genesee County Fair.

The auction begins at 7 p.m. in the main show ring.

New this year, 4-H members will be selling market chickens and dairy steers.

The auction will feature approximately 28 lots of market chickens, 10 goats, 19 lambs, 29 beef steers, two dairy steers and 44 hogs.

There will be a complementary buyers' dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

Auction supporters will receive buyer’s dinner meal tickets after registering for a buyer’s number.

Special thanks to William Kent and Family for providing 48 years of support of the 4-H Market Animal Auction Program.

For more information, contact the Genesee County 4-H Office at 585-343-3040, ext. 101.

July 5, 2018 - 1:58pm
posted by Billie Owens in Genesee County Fair, news, Announcements, 4-H schedule.

Here's the 2018 Genesee County Fair 4-H Schedule.

**Schedule is tentative and subject to change** 

Monday, July 16

9 a.m.:  4-H Horse Show – English Classes (Horse Ring)

9 a.m.:  4-H Market Animal Auction Goat Show (Show Ring)

11 a.m.:  4-H Beef Cattle Show (Show Ring)

1 p.m.:  4-H Rabbit Showmanship (Merton Building)

Tuesday, July 17

9 a.m.:  4-H Horse Show – Western Classes (Horse Ring)

9 a.m.:  4-H Market Animal Auction Hog Show (Show Ring)

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)

5 p.m.:  4-H Market Animal Auction Beef Steer Show (Show Ring)

6 p.m.:  4-H Rabbit Show (Merton Building)

Wednesday, July 18

9 a.m.:  4-H Meat & Dairy Goat Show (Show Ring)

12 p.m.:  4-H Sheep Show (Show Ring)

4 p.m.:  4-H Hog Show (Show Ring)

Thursday, July 19

9 a.m.:  4-H Horse Show – Gymkhana Classes

9 a.m.:  4-H Dairy Cattle Show (Show Ring)

5:30 p.m.:  4-H Market Animal Auction Buyer’s Dinner

6:45 p.m.:  4-H Market Animal Auction Awards

7 p.m.:  4-H Market Animal Auction Sale Begins (Show Ring)

Friday, July 20

10 a.m.:  4-H Livestock Costume Contest (Show Ring)

3:30 p.m.:  4-H Cloverbud Show (Show Ring)

5:30 p.m.:  4-H Tractor Driving Contest

Saturday, July 21

3 p.m.:  4-H Goat Obstacle Course Contest

4 p.m.:  4-H Market Animal Master Showmanship Contest (Show Ring) 

July 2, 2018 - 4:52pm

Press release:

The second Annual Faith at the Fair event will held at the Genesee County Fair from 4 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17.

This will be an evening of Spirit filled music.

Admission to this event and the Fair itself is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

Featured will be area musicians and worship teams.
 
Taking the stage at 4 p.m. will be Salt Of Earth, followed by In The HouseJonathan and JonathanHigh Point Worship Band, Dave Holnbeck and Friends.
 
Buffalo-based contemporary gospel group, New Season will close the evening.
 
Sign-language interpreters will be signing between and during performances, and Pastor Tim Young will deliver a message.
 
Local churches and ministries will be represented along with R2R youth ministry and Care-A-Van.
 
R2R is a bicycle ministry that will be on hand to do safety checks, minor bike repairs and tune-ups. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids and bikes. R2R will also be announcing 2018 Youth Camp "Building Bridges."
 
This is an all ages and family friendly event.
July 2, 2018 - 12:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in Genesee County Fair, batavia, news.

Press release:

Batavia – The annual Genesee County Fair returns for its 179th year on July 16 – 21. This year’s fair will include a demolition derby, cowgirl couture barrel racing, an Empire State Pullers tractor pull, an expanded midway with nearly 20 rides and a host of other exciting changes and events to be enjoyed by the whole family.

New this year, the fair will be giving away tickets to the demolition derby and tractor pull on their Facebook page in the weeks leading up to the fair. Anyone wishing to win tickets can reply to a trivia question on the fair’s Facebook page for a chance.

The fair is also hosting a Battle of the Bands on Thursday night, July 19. Several local bands will go head-to-head in the musical competition, with the winner playing the main stage on Friday night. The fair is pleased to announce the return of the talent show on July 21.

One of the longest consecutively running county fair in New York State is a short drive from both Rochester and Buffalo. Admission is $5 per carload, also making it one of the more affordable family activities of the summer.

Since 1839, Upstate New York families have attended the annual fair at the Genesee County Fairgrounds to enjoy classic fair foods, meet and greet with animals (more than 800 will be at the fair this year!), hop on the kids' rides and more.

Attendees of the six-day fair will be treated to live music at Faith at the Fair on July 17, Under the Gun on July 21, as well as the winner of the battle of the bands competition on July 20, a creative container garden contest, and chainsaw carvings. There will also be 4-H animal shows, tractor pulls, car shows, draft horse shows, stock car racing, a Fair Queen pageant and more.  

Event Highlights:

7/16 -- Emergency Responder Night and Grande Parade through the Fairgrounds

7/17 -- Senior Citizens' Day and Midway opens, Faith at the Fair

7/18 -- Children’s Day, 4H and Fair Queen Pageant

7/19 -- Veterans' Day at the Fair, Battle of the Bands and Special Stock Car races

7/20 -- Grand Demolition Derby and Cowgirl Couture Barrel Racing

7/21 -- Bring Your Tractor to the Fair: all day tractor pulls, Empire State Pullers, Talent Show

For a complete list of events, visit gcfair.com/fair-schedule/. To keep up-to-date on the latest happenings of the fair, visit the Genesee County Fair’s Facebook page.

The fair is also accepting applications for both sponsors and volunteers. For more information visit gcfair.com

Parking is available in the fairgrounds and admission is $5 per carload. The Genesee County Fairgrounds are located at 5056 E. Main Street Road, Batavia.

June 26, 2018 - 3:04pm
posted by Billie Owens in Genesee County Fair, batavia, news, Announcements.

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Genesee County Fair Seeks Exhibitors

2018 marks the 179th anniversary of the Genesee County Fair – one of New York’s longest consecutively running county fairs. It will run from July 16-21.

We are a short drive from both Rochester and Buffalo. The Genesee County Fair is seeking exhibitors for our home (domestics) department.

Items that can be entered, include Flowers, Needlework, Arts & Crafts, Culinary (Jams, Jellies etc…), Vegetables and Antiques. There is also a junior department to get the youth involved! The Home Department is open to people of all ages and abilities!

You do not have to be a pro to enter an exhibit! If you think that you would be interested in submitting exhibits for the week of Fair, please visit gcfair.com and download the 2018 Fair Premium Book and fill out the Home Department Entry Form.

Be sure to mail your entry form with payment by July 11th to:  26 Spencer Court, Batavia, NY 14020.

Volunteers and Sponsors Wanted

With your help, we hope to make 2018 a memorable year for the fair by adding more new and exciting events. We would like to extend a personal invitation to become a volunteer and or a sponsor of the fair.

Volunteers are needed not only during fair week, but also the week before and the week after the fair. Many hands make light work!

Becoming a sponsor of the fair is a great way to promote your business to thousands of fairgoers who live and work in Genesee County and visit the fair every year.

If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor of the fair, go to our Fair’s website gcfair.com to download all of the forms and to obtain contact info.

New This Year: Hay/Straw Bale Decorating Contest

For this year’s Fair, we would like to include a Hay/Straw Bale Decorating Contest.

The contest will be open to individuals, as well as businesses and community organizations. Each hay/straw bale must be provided by the contestant.

Any size bale may be used – large or small you can decorate it all!  Entries will be judged by fairgoers throughout the week of fair, July 16-21.

They will be encouraged to judge on eye appeal, construction and creativity!

Hay/Straw bales must be delivered to the Exhibition Building at the Fair between 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 15th.

Decorations must be of good clean wholesome fun, no vulgar or suggestive decorations will be allowed.

Hay/Straw bales must be removed from the Fair by 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 22nd.

Participate in the Genesee County Fair’s Hay/Straw Bale Decorating Contest to show your stuff!

Visit gcfair.com.

Mobile Container Gardens are Wanted for Display Contest

It’s time to get creative! The Container Garden Contest means it's time to get out, be more active, and use your green thumb to win bragging rights!

This contest is open to all residents, businesses and organizations of Genesee County.

This year's Container Garden Contest theme is "Everything But the Kitchen Sink." You can grow herbs, vegetables, flowers, and indigenous plants in your container. You can show off your creativity at its finest!

Put your dazzling decor items on display, including sculptures, fountains, and repurposed works of art! Let imagination, creativity, and ingenuity triumph over size! Even with limited space, the possibilities are endless with containers.

This contest is for both new and experienced gardeners. There's even a category for kids! Containers can be anything imaginable, as long as they are mobile such as, buckets, wheelbarrows, funky pots & upcycled/recycled items.

So if you're ready to bring fresh, new life and beauty to your Genesee County Fair, then we say ... Grow For It! Entries must be received at the Fair by 4 p.m. on July 15th and picked up by 4 p.m. on July 22nd.

Entries will be on display in the Exhibition Building during the week of Fair. Winners will be selected by members of the CCE Master Gardeners and Fairgoers votes.

For more information and entry form please visit www.GCFAIR.com

June 25, 2018 - 4:41pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Announcements, 4-H, Genesee County Fair, volunteer judges.

Press release:

Batavia  – The Genesee County 4-H Program is seeking volunteer judges for the following events at this year’s Genesee County Fair:

  • Kennedy Building Exhibits, Sunday July 15 from noon until 5 p.m. Help us judge youth exhibits in following categories: Horticulture, Creative Writing, Baked Goods, Sewing and more!
  • 4-H Livestock Costume Contest -- Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. 4-H’ers will be dressing their project animals up in fun costumes & accessories; help us decide who is the most creative, most humorous, has the best craftsmanship, the best team, and overall champion!

Interested in helping? Contact Brandie or Jessica for more details, 343-3040 or email [email protected]

March 1, 2018 - 4:08pm
posted by Billie Owens in news, Announcements, Genesee County Fair, scholarships.

Press release:

The Genesee County Fair announces today that up to seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded across New York State to current New York State high school seniors and also students enrolled in college.

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

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, April 13.

Information is available at the Genesee County Fair office (Genesee County Fairgrounds, 5056 E. Main Street Road, Batavia) through the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County and from local high school offices. Applications must be printed and completed from the Web at www.nyfairs.org.

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

October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Genesee County Agricultural Society would like to thank everyone for their continued support in helping make the 2017 Fair and the Fairgrounds successful all year round! 

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