One of the longest consecutively running county fairs in New York State, the Genesee County Fair, is celebrating its 181st year! A short drive from both Rochester and Buffalo, and at just $10 per carload, 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 animals (over 1,200 will be at the fair this year!), hop on the rides and more.
In 2021 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, Niagara County Down Under and an Midway courtesy of Hammerl Amusements. Also this year, midway rides, and more free entertainment – including pig races daily, balloon demonstrations, Educational Talks and visit with Kangaroos, Wallabies and Tortoises from Niagara County Down Under.
The North American 6 Horse Hitch Classic Series will be Friday night July 23rd at 5:30pm and Saturday July 24th at 12:30pm. This will be one of the biggest Draft Horse Shows in New York in 10 years! (Learn more about this event from the Daily News' 2019 article and images). The Friday night event is $5.00 per person. The Saturday event is covered under Entry Fee noted below.
Fair activities open on Saturday, July 24 at 9AM.
2021 Fair Highlights
- Draft horse shows
- Stock car racing
- Demolition derby
- Midway from Hammerl Amusements
- Live music or Entertainment every night
- Daily 4-H animal shows
- Food, Games and Vendors
- Color War
- Niagara Down Under Exhibits and Talks
- Pig Races Daily
- Small Fry Tractor Pull
See the Daily Schedule here.
Entry: $10 per carload donation includes parking and fairgrounds (July 23rd-31st). All proceeds fund fair initiatives.
- July 28th, 30th and 31st will be $10.00 Kids Day Wrist Bands for the rides.
- July 30th- Demolition Derby $15 per person
- $35 Pit Pass for July 30 Demolition Derby. Tickets are $10 for kids ages 5-12 and $15 for kids 13 & older and Adults.
Midway Hours & Pricing:
7/27 - 4-10PM Wrist Band $20
7/28 - 1-10 PM Kids Day 1-5 PM Wrist Band $10 - 5-10 PM Wrist Band $20
7/29 - 4-10 PM Wrist Band $20
7/30 - 1-10 PM Kids Day 1-5 PM Wrist Band $10 - 5-10 PM Wrist Band $20
7/31 - 1-10PM Kids Day 1-5 PM Wrist Band $10 - 5-10 PM Wrist Band $20
The fair is hosting special deals for senior citizens, veterans, kids, and emergency responders on select days throughout the week. Fans can keep up with the deals and news on Facebook, where the fair will be holding four trivia contests to give away tickets to the demolition derby and coupons to the Ag Society’s food stand, the Chuckwagon.
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