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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Sponsored Post: Thank You Generous Sponsors!

  • Abbott’s Frozen Custard
  • Adam’s Welding & Fabrication 
  • Alberty Drugs
  • Alpina Foods
  • Atherton Farms
  • Baskin Livestock, Inc.
  • Batavia Starter
  • Bauer Services
  • Belhaven Kennel
  • Big O Farms, Inc.
  • Big Pauly’s Pizza
  • Boyles Motor Sales, Inc.
  • B’s Pet Grooming
  • Cargill
  • Carolina Eastern Crocker
  • Castilone Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram
  • Corfu Machine Company
  • Corfu-Darien Vet Clinic
  • Cummings & Bricker
  • CY Farms, LLC.
  • Dries Farms
  • Duyssen Family Farm & Strawberry Patch
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Falletti Motors
  • First Choice Travel
  • Freed Maxic CPA
  • Ganson Rose Equipment
  • Genesee Community College
  • Genesee Orthopedics
  • Genesee Patrons Cooperative Insurance Co.
  • I.D. Booth
  • Jackson Welding & Gas 
  • Ken Barrett Chevy-Cadillac
  • Lee Shuknecht & Sons, Inc.
  • Liberty Pumps
  • Linwood Turf Equipment
  • LJK Feeds
  • McKenzie Farm
  • MacDuffie Sand & Gravel
  • Maple Lawn Farm
  • Max Pies Furniture Company
  • Mother Nature Enterprises
  • Muller Quaker Dairy, LLC.
  • MY-T Acres
  • Out on a Limb Maple Farm
  • Perry Vet
  • Phillips Oil
  • Pumpkin Hill Vet Clinic
  • R B Adams Agency
  • Rebel Liners
  • Reisdorf Brothers Feed
  • Reisdorf Oil & Propane
  • Roblee Plumbing
  • Scott Adams Trucking
  • Stafford Trading Post
  • Stella Collision
  • Stephen M. Hawley & Assoc., LLC. @ The Insurance Center
  • The Bank of Castile/Tomkins Insurance
  • Toyota of Batavia
  • Turnbull Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Turner TreeScape
  • UMMC
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative
  • Viking Valhalla Restaurant & Rose Garden Bowl 
  • Will’s Carpet One
  • William Kent, Inc.
  • WNY Fireplace Outlet
Thank you to those who donated material/equipment or helped to make the Fair a success!
  • Ad-Stuff
  • Alexander Equipment
  • Attica Veterinary
  • Barnard Trucking
  • Batavia Downs
  • Batavia Legal Printing
  • Batavia Restaurant Supply
  • Batavia Sign Company
  • BC Transportation & Repairs
  • Beachy Cabinetmakers
  • Bethany Fire Department
  • Bob Babbitt Automotive
  • C.H. Wright Distributors 
  • Caledonia Diesel
  • Camping World
  • Carol Topolski Lawn Care
  • Cedar Street Sales & Rental
  • Cold Springs Construction
  • Dan Duyssen Farm
  • Empire Tractor
  • Fastenal - Batavia
  • Geer Farm Supply
  • Genesee Country Automotive
  • Genesee County Farm Bureau
  • Genesee County Soil & Water
  • Genesee Valley Penny Saver
  • George & Swede Sales
  • Home Depot – Batavia
  • Java Farm Supply
  • Joe's Pro Shop
  • L.D. Stevens Golf Carts
  • Mercy Flight of WNY
  • Metalico – Bergen
  • Monroe Tractor 
  • Paul Figlow Productions
  • Photography by Susan Meier
  • Posy Power Peddler
  • Pudgie's Lawn & Garden
  • Raceway 5
  • S-B Farms
  • Scofield Rolloff Service
  • Seven Springs Gravel
  • Smitty’s Amish Sheds
  • Stafford Fire Department
  • Starbucks of Irondequoit
  • Sterling Tents & Awnings 
  • The Batavia Daily News
  • The Batavian
  • Town of Batavia Fire Dept.
  • Tractor Supply – Batavia
  • T-Shirts Etc.
  • Walmart – Batavia
  • WBTA
  • WCJW
  • Z & M Ag & Turf
  • All of the Volunteers
*We apologize for anyone we may have left out!*
Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 5:22 pm

The 175th Genesee County Fair comes to a close

post by Julia Ferrini in batavia, fairgrounds, Genesee County Fair

A little rain did nothing to deter fairgoers from enjoying the final day of the Genesee County Fair. As of Saturday morning, approximately 14,000 visitors attended the 175th County Fair in Batavia.

“Overall includes lifetime members, volunteers and 4-H’ers and the 9,500 that paid at the gate and thus far 14,000 people have visited the 175th Genesee County Fair,” said  

Norm Pimm, treasurer for the Agricultural Society.

According to Nick O’Geen of the Agricultural Society, the cooler, nicer weather this year played a part in drawing a crowd. Additionally, the number of vendors and local people that have had displays is greater this year, according to Agricultural Society Secretary Rose Topolski.

“Several local businesses have set up (displays/food stands), so there is a familiarity to them; people recognize local shops,” Topolski said.

Entertainment options have been ramped up to draw families as well as adults. 

“We’ve kept the family entertainment tent but we also added a beer tent with entertainment for the older crowd,” said Agricultural Society Member Alton MacDuffie.

Other additions to the fair included adding the Princess Contest and new sponsors for the Tractor Pull.

“A lot of new 4-H members put forth ideas and carried through on them,” Topolski said. “The young blood brought forth more to the fair -- more grandeur.”

“For a week people become like your family because you see and wave to them every day.” O'Geen said.

A fond farewell to this year’s Genesee County Fair -- the 175th Anniversary celebrations came to a close Saturday night.

“We’d like to thank all the 4-h'ers, volunteers, sponsors, and fair supporters for making the 175th Genesee County Fair a success,” O’Geen said. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Genesee County Fair: Demolition Derby

post by Julia Ferrini in batavia, demolition derby, derby, Genesee County Fair

Food, fun and bumper cars for adults. Wait, that's not right. Friday night proved to be an excellent day for the Genesee County Fair's annual Demolition Derby. The grandstands were packed and fans got a thrill of cars smashing and mud flinging.

Other events included a Goat Costume contest, 4-H Horse Show, magician Magical John, GPS and Solar Fun Fest and many more exhibits and attractions.

The final day of the fair is today with exhibits and grounds open until midnight.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7:00 am

Sponsored Post: Saturday's Events at the Genesee County Fair!

SATURDAY, JULY 19TH - GENESEE COUNTY FARM BUREAU DAY & BRING YOUR TRACTOR TO THE FAIR DAY
  • All Day - Magical John | Entertainment Tent
  • 8:30am - NIOGA Colored Breed Show
  • 9am - NIOGA Holstein/Open Class Dairy Show | Show Ring
  • 10am - 4-H Horse Gymkhana & Games Classes | Horse Ring
  • 11am - FARM STOCK TRACTOR – Bring your tractor! Enhanced Tractor & Garden Pullers | Grandstand
  • 11am - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 1pm - MIDWAY OPENS | Amusement Area
  • 1-7pm - Mr. Scribbles | Exhibition Bldg.
  • 1pm - NCCC Tanzen Dance Team | Entertainment Tent
  • 2-4pm - 4-H Vegetable Art Fun Fair Activity | Kennedy Building
  • 3-6pm - Rain Date for GPS & Solar Fun Fest | Merton Building
  • 6:30 pm Empire State Pullers Tractor Pulls. Immediately following ESP are Semi Trucks & Stock Pick Up Trucks | GRANDSTAND
  • 8pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8pm - 12am - “Savage Cabbage” band | Beer Tent
  • 8pm - 4-H Dairy Animals released
  • 8:30pm - 4-H Horse released
  • 9pm - 4-H Non-market auction animals — Sheep, Beef released
  • 10pm - Kennedy, Merton & Exhibition Buildings open for pick up of entries
  • 11pm - MIDWAY CLOSES
  • 12am - Beer Tent CLOSES
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, Email: [email protected]
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
Friday, July 18, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Photos: 4-H livestock auction at the Genesee County Fair

post by Howard B. Owens in animals, 4-H, agriculture, Genesee County Fair

One of the great annual community events in Genesee County is the 4-H livestock auction at the fair. This year's auction was held last night. The event draws people from throughout Genesee County -- not just farmers and those involved in ag. The event is the culimination of a lot of hard work by 4-H members in raising their sheep, goats, swine and beef. 

Auctioneers from William Kent kept the bids flowing.

To purchase prints, click here.

Friday, July 18, 2014 at 7:00 am

Sponsored Post: Friday's Events at the Genesee County Fair!

FRIDAY, JULY 18TH - COMMUNITY DAY & THRILL NIGHT
  • All Day - Magical John | Entertainment Tent
  • 10am - 4-H Horse Show Fitting, Showmanship & Western | Horse Ring
  • 11am - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 1pm - MIDWAY OPENS | Amusement Area
  • 1-7pm - Mr. Scribbles | Exhibition Bldg.
  • 1pm - 4-H & Open Class Beef Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 3-6pm - GPS & Solar Fun Fest | Merton Building
  • 3pm - 4-H Goat Obstacle Course Contest | Livestock Building
  • 5:30 pm - 4-H Tractor Driving Contest - Via Pre Registration | Kennedy Building
  • 6pm - NIOGA Jr. Showmanship
  • 6pm - 4-H Dog Show
  • 7pm - COUNTY FAIR GRAND DEMOLITION DERBY | Grandstand
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Paul Cumming’s & Friends – Local Country Music Artist | Beer Tent
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS AND BUILDINGS CLOSE

Dont Forget about Saturday's ESP Tractor Pulls!

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, Email: [email protected]
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 11:44 am

Midway company reportedly shorts fair on rides, admission price reduced

post by Howard B. Owens in Genesee County Fair

Press release:

We regret that due to situations beyond our control, our as advertised “New Midway Company” did not bring all of the scheduled rides. We however have a good selection of rides available to fairgoers. We have reduced the price of wrist bands to $12 for an entire session. Ride sessions are: Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 1pm-5pm & 6pm-10pm, & Saturday 1pm-5pm & 6pm-10pm. Friday and Saturday the rides are open from 1pm-11pm. We hope everyone comes out to the 175th Genesee County Fair!

For a complete listing of events during fair week, visit gcfair.com

Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7:00 am

Sponsored Post: Thursday's Events at the Genesee County Fair!

THURSDAY, JULY 17TH - RACEWAY 5 DAY
  • All Day - Magical John - Entertainment Tent
  • 9am - 4-H Dairy Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 9am - 4-H Horses In Place
  • 10am - 4-H Horse Show, Fitting, Showmanship and English | Horse Ring
  • 11am - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 1pm - 4-H Goat Knowledge Olympics Contest | Livestock Building
  • 2pm - 4-H Horse Show Dressage Classes | Horse Ring
  • 5pm - MIDWAY OPENS | Amusement Area
  • 5:30-7pm 4-H Market Animal Auction Buyers Dinner
  • 6pm - RACEWAY 5 SPECIAL STOCK CAR RACES | Grandstand
  • 6:30pm - “Genesee’s Got Talent” Talent Showcase | Entertainment Tent Stage
  • 7pm - 4-H Market Animal Auction | Show Ring
  • 8pm -Beer Tent Opens
  • 8-11pm - Barnstorm – Country Band | Beer Tent
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, Email: [email protected]
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

Genesee County celebrates its 175th anniversary of the County Fair

Genesee County celebrates its 175th anniversary of its County Fair. With Midway hawkers enticing passersby to test their luck at games of chance and carnival rides ready for riders, and 4-H groups showcasing various farm animals, there is no shortage of entertainment at the fairgrounds. 

Marlene Morris, of Batavia, has been traversing the fair on and off for the past 10 years.

“I’m personal friends with the clowns,” Morris said. “But I also came for the parade.”

Morris also enjoys perusing the animal enclosures and notes that the animals seem to be well cared for.

“4-H changes kids so much,” Morris said. “It takes so much responsibility to care for the animals.

“The best part of the fair, though,” Morris continued, “is seeing how much the kids enjoy the fair.”

The Fair runs through July 19 with a variety of events and displays scheduled throughout the day. For event information visit http://gcfair.com/Home/FairInformation/DailySchedule.aspx .

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 7:00 am

Sponsored Post: Wednesday's Events at the Genesee County Fair!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH - CHILDREN’S DAY/ 4H FAMILY NIGHT
  • 9am - 4-H Dairy Goat Show & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 9am - Draft Horse Halter Classes | Arena
  • 9am - Regional Tunis Sheep Show
  • 11am - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS OPEN
  • 11:30am - 4-H non sale Sheep Show, Showmanship & Breed Show | Open Dairy Barn
  • 12-3pm MIDWAY OPEN for SPECIAL KID’S DAY $5 Ride Wrist Bands (Ride unlimited rides) | Amusement Area
  • 12-6pm - Mr. Scribbles | Exhibition Building
  • 12pm - CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES | Exhibition Building
  • 2pm - Small Fry Tractor Pull | Exhibition Building
  • 2-4pm - Balloon Animal Demonstration | Kennedy Building
  • 4pm - 4-H Non Market Beef Show | Show Ring
  • 5pm - MIDWAY Re-OPENS | Amusement Area
  • 5pm - Draft Horse Show Hitch Classes | Arena
  • 6pm - 4-H & Open Swine Breeds & Showmanship | Show Ring
  • 7pm - Beer Tent Opens
  • 7-11pm - Monster Johnson | Band Beer Tent
  • 8pm - Fair Queen Crowning | Entertainment Tent Stage
  • 10pm - EXHIBIT HALLS & BUILDINGS CLOSE
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone. Genesee County Fair, 5056 East Main St. Road, Batavia, NY 14020. Phone: 716-474-3656 or 585-344-2424, Email: [email protected]
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Genesee County Fair is always looking for volunteers in many areas. Please email or call for more information on volunteering your time at the fair.
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