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Historic Fair returns to Batavia, NY July 23-30
Batavia, N.Y. – The Genesee County Fair, one of the longest consecutively running county fairs in New York State, returns for its 182nd year at the Genesee County Fairgrounds. This year’s fair will take place Jul. 23-30, 2022 with its Midway open every day of the event. Admission is free and parking is just $10 per carload, making it an affordable event for the family.
Run 100% by volunteers, the Genesee County Fair continues to grow. Over the eight days, spanning two weekends, attendees will enjoy nightly live music, classic fair foods, meet and greets with animals and a Midway courtesy of Hammerl Amusements. During Kids Days (Jul. 23, 27 and 30), ride wristbands for kids aged 16 and under are only $15.
This year also includes plenty of free entertainment – such as daily 4-H animal shows, daily pig races, wood carving, balloon demonstrations and Fame Racing – radio controlled car racing. Niagara County Down Under will be onsite daily, providing educational talks and visits with kangaroos, wallabies and tortoises for an additional fee.
The North American Six Horse Hitch Classic Series is back as well with one of the biggest Draft Horse Shows in New York! The first show will be Fri., Jul. 22 at 5:30 p.m., the evening before the fair official opens. An additional Draft Horse Show will be held on Sat., Jul. 23 at 11:30 a.m.
Another favorite event is returning to the fair this year. The Demolition Derby will take place on Fri., Jul. 29 with three classes: compact, full-size and junk run. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate, starting at $10 for kids ages 5-12, $15 for kids 13-adult, and $40 for pit passes. There will also be a firework show to conclude the event.
2022 Fair Highlights
- Draft horse shows
- Stock car racing
- Demolition derby
- Midway from Hammerl Amusement
- Daily radio-controlled car racing
- Live music/entertainment every night
- Daily 4-H shows
- Food, games and vendors
- Niagara Down Under Exhibits and Talks
- Daily pig races
- Johnny Muttville Comix
- Jul. 23 - 30: $10 per carload includes parking and entry into fairgrounds
- Wristband Unlimited Rides from 5 PM – 10 PM (SAT 7/23 through SAT 7/30)- $25 each
- Kids Day Special 1 PM – 5 PM (SAT 7/23, WED 7/27, SAT 7/30) - $15 each
The Fair is hosting special deals for senior citizens, veterans, kids, and emergency responders on select days throughout the week. Guests can keep up with the deals and news on Facebook, where the fair will be holding multiple trivia contests to give away tickets to the Demolition Derby and coupons to the Ag Society’s food stand, the Chuckwagon.
Event Schedule Highlights
7/22 North American 6 Horse Hitch Classic Series
7/23 Drive Your Tractor to the Fair Day, Fair Officially Opens at 9:00 a.m., Kids Day
7/24 Senior Citizen Day
7/25 Veteran’s Day at the Fair
7/26 Celebrate 4H Day
7/27 Kids Day, Emergency Responder’s Night
7/28 HP Hood Day
7/29 Senior Citizen Day
7/30 Family Day, Drive Your Tractor to the Fair Day
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
Entry into the fairgrounds with parking is $10 per carload. The Genesee County Fairgrounds are located at 5056 E Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY. All donations fund initiatives of the Genesee County Fairground.
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