185th Genesee County Fair | Genesee County Fairgrounds
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185th Genesee County Fair | Genesee County Fairgrounds

Jul 20 - 27, 2024
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Genesee County Fairgrounds

5056 E. Main Street Road
Batavia, NY 14020
Genesee County Fairgrounds
5056 E. Main Street Road
Batavia, NY 14020

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One of the longest consecutively running county fairs in New York State, the Genesee County Fair, is celebrating its 184th year! It's a short drive from Rochester and Buffalo, and with just a $10 parking fee, it’s one of the most 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 over 1,200 animals, hop on the rides, and more.

In 2024, the annual county fair will again include a second weekend! Over the 8 days of the fair, attendees will enjoy nightly live music, daily 4-H animal shows, pig races, wood carving, pony rides, and amusement rides!

 

Daily at the Fair:

  • Air Sculpture Balloon Display
    • Build: All Day, Every Day
    • Balloon Demonstrations: 12:00 pm & 4:45 pm
  • Pig Racing - See website for full show schedule
  • Niagara Down Under (All Day, Every Day)
  • Pony Rides (All Day, Every Day)
  • Chain Saw Carver (All Day, Every Day)
  • Fame Racing - Radio Controlled Car Racing - See website for times

 

 

 

Friday, July 19 — North American 6 Horse Hitch Classic Series ($5 Carload entry to the fair Friday, July 19th, 2024)



  • 11 AM—Draft Horse Hitch Show (Horse Arena)
    Unicorn, Ladies Cart & North American Classic Youth Cart
  • 3:00 PM Stockyard Classic Hog Showmanship, Breeding Gilt & Market Hog
  • 4:30 PM—Draft Farm Team Show (Horse Arena)
  • 5:30 PM—North American 6 Horse Hitch Classic Class (Horse Arena)

 

 

Saturday, July 20th

  • Fair Trivia Hunt – All Day (July 20th-26th)
  • 8 AM – Stockyard Classic Hog Show ( Livestock Arena)
  • 8:30 AM – Open Halter Draft Show (Horse Arena)
  • 9 AM—Empire Classic Youth Sheep Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 11 AM – Stockyard Classic Sheep Show ( Livestock Arena)
  • 12:30 – Genesee County Fair 6 – Horse Hitch Class ( Horse Arena)
  • 12 PM Genesee County Fair Talent Show (Entertainment Tent)
  • 12 PM – 4-H Rabbit Show (Merton Building)
  • 1 PM to 5 PM Free Kids Bounce Houses 
  • 2 PM –  Stockyard Classic Goat Show ( Livestock Arena)
  • 5 PM – Empire Classic Youth Sheep Show 
  • 6 PM – 4-H Market Rabbit Show (Merton Building) 
  • 7 PM Eagles Tribute Band (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

 

Sunday, July 21st

  • 9 AM—Open Class Poultry Show—(Merton Building)
  • 10 AM—Open Class Rabbit Show—(Merton Building)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 10 AM – 4-H Beef Show (Show Arena)
  • *Stockyard Classic Beef Show Following the 4 H Beef Show( Livestock Arena)
  • 12 PM – 4-H Poultry Show (Merton Building)
  • 1 PM to 5 PM  Free Kids Bounce Houses 
  • 2 PM PowerWheels Demo (Grandstands)
  • 3 PM Patriot  Tractor Pulls (Grandstands)
  • 6 PM—Fair Queen Pageant (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

 

Monday, July 22nd

  • SENIOR CITIZEN DAY Sponsored By Scofield Transfer & Recycling 
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 2 PM – 4-H Market Lamb Show (Show Arena) 
  • 5 PM – 4-H Market Hog Show (Show Arena)
  • 7 PM—Karaoke (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

 

Tuesday, July 23rd

  • Veterans & First Responders Day Sponsored By Upstate Equipment/Buffalo Bobcat
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 4 PM—9 PM—MIDWAY OPEN
  • 5:30 PM – Parade Line Up  (Racing Pit Area)
  • 6:30 PM – Genesee County Fair Parade —Around Fairgrounds
  • 7 PM—Karaoke Open Mic  (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

 

 

Wednesday, July 24th 

  • 8 AM – 4-H Meat & Dairy Goat Show (Show Arena)
  • 10 AM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Open
  • 12 PM – 4-H Gymkhana Horse Show (Horse Arena)
  • 12:30 PM – Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building) Sponsored by Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Genesee County Pamona Grange, In Memory of Duane Schmigel
  • 12 PM – 9 PM—Midway Opens, Kids 16 & Under Ride for $20/wristband  12 PM-4 PM
  • 1 PM – 4-H Breeding Sheep Show (Show Arena)
  • 2 PM – Color Wars (Grassy Area behind I-Got-It)
  • 4 PM – 4-H Hog Show (Show Arena)
  • 4 PM Faith at the Fair (Entertainment Tent)
  • 7 PM 100 Lap Enduro (Grandstand) 
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

 

Thursday, July 25th 

  • Sponsored By Baskin Livestock
  • 9 AM – 4-H Dairy Cattle Show (Show Arena)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 4 PM – 9 PM—MIDWAY OPEN
  • 6 PM – 4-H Market Animal Auction Sale Begins (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

 

 Friday, July 26th 

  • 8 AM – Summer Kickoff Classic Open Horse Show Hunt Seat & Halter (Horse Arena)
  • 10 AM – 4-H Master Showmanship Contests (Show Arena)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 12 PM – 9 PM—MIDWAY OPEN
  • 1 PM – 4-H Working Goat Show (Show Arena) 
  • 3 PM – 4-H Livestock Judging Contest (Show Arena)
  • 7 PM – Demolition Derby (Grandstands)
  • **FIREWORKS at the completion of the Demo Derby**
  • 7 to 11 PM – BB Dang (Entertainment Tent)
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close

Saturday, July 27th

  • KIDS DAY TAKE TWO & HP HOOD DAY
  • 8 AM Summer Kickoff Classic Open Horse Show Showmanship & Western ( Horse Area) 
  • 8:30 AM – NIOGA Dairy Showmanship Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 10 AM – Exhibition Halls & Buildings Open
  • 10:30 AM—NIOGA Dairy Show (Main Show Ring)
  • 12 PM – 9 PM—Midway Opens Kids 16 & Under Ride for $20/wristband from 12 PM—4 PM
  • 1 PM – Color Wars (Grassy Area behind I-Got-It)
  • 3:30 PM- Small Fry Tractor Pull (Exhibition Building) Sponsored by Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Genesee County Pamona Grange, In Memory of Duane Schmigel
  • 6:30 PM – Screaming Diesel Shootout Semi Pulls, Modified Pick up, Street Pick up, Mini Mod Tractors 
  • 7 to 11:00 PM – Nerds Gone Wild  – (Entertainment Tent)
  •  **FIREWORKS at the completion of the Screaming Diesel Shootout**
  • 10 PM – Exhibit Halls & Buildings Close
 

 

 

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