Ontario County FairCanandaigua, NY – The 175th Ontario County Fair to be held Tuesday, July 24 through Saturday, July28, is preparing for another successful year at the Ontario County Fairgrounds. Fair organizers have produced a dynamic schedule staying true to the Fair’s agricultural roots, while at the same time offering audiences a creative entertainment schedule.

A special emphasis will be placed on the history of the fair, as it enters its 175th year. Special exhibits will be onsite to show the history of the fair, and its evolution from then to now.

Schedule highlights include:

Tuesday, July 24: Fit Fair/Senior Day sponsored by MVP

  • Extreme HeliFreaks & Monster Truck Rides

Wednesday, July 25: Public Service Day

  • Land of Legends Stock Car Races – Special Double Points Night

Thursday, July 26: Throw Back Thursday

  • Tuff-Trucks Tug-O-Warz by Kirby’s Kompound & Monster Truck Rides
  • Ontario County Sheriff Department Live DWI Demo

Friday, July 27: Ag Day sponsored by Farm Bureau

  • Lucas Oil Truck & Tractor Pull by Empire State Pullers

Saturday, July 28: Family Day sponsored by Canandaigua National Bank

  • Garden Tractor Pulls
  • Demolition Derby
  • Fireworks

“The Ontario County Fair Board is proud to celebrate our 175th anniversary,” said Casey Kunes, Ontario County Fair president. “I believe it is a testament to the perseverance of all the members involved throughout our past. The main objective of the fair in its early years is still a large part of what we do now —to provide a venue where people can exhibit agricultural products of all types and to educate the public and foster the development of our youth. After all, our motto is ‘cultivating the next generation’.”

Featured events such as 4-H youth activities and events, youth livestock and animal shows, vendors and Exhibitors Hall, live music and food vendors and Midway rides by Playland Amusements will also occur daily.

Other free featured attractions include America’s Show Camels, Party Animals Petting Zoo, The Magic Trunk with ventriloquist Sylvia Fletcher, model train displays, chainsaw carver Jennifer Black and Ontario County sheriff demonstrations.

Fairgoers can learn about Ontario County agriculture by visiting the animal exhibits, rooster crowing contests, dairy shows and livestock challenges.

The Ontario County Fair runs from July 24 through 28 at the Ontario County Fairgrounds, 2820 County Road 10, Canandaigua. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.ontariocountyfair.org.



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