CANANDAIGUA— Looking for Summer Fun that the whole family can enjoy? Come on out to the 174th Annual Ontario County Fair, which runs Tuesday, July 26 through Saturday, July 30 at The Ontario County Fairgrounds; 2820 County Road 10, Canandaigua, just off of State Routes 5 and 20.
The Ontario County Fair offers something for everyone: a chance to meet all kinds of animals, experience amusements, games and rides, enjoy festival foods, live bands and shows, demonstrations, and so much more.
To Check us out on Facebook or at www.ontariocountyfair.org or stop on out for a visit and you see for yourself!
Here are some highlights for the five-day fair:
On Tuesday night, July 25, Total Destruction Demo Productions is bringing you TOTAL DESTRUCTION! Check out the Figure 8 Demolition Derby. If you are feeling lucky, enter into the Spectator Drag Races. Plus see the Race to the Arena…who will make it to the end first? You’ll have to be there to find out. All this is available for half-price grandstand admissions ($5 for adults, free for youth with adult).
Ready to kick the dust up; come on over as the Ontario County Fair brings the sounds of Nashville to your back door with the sounds of Eddie Lee and Closing Time.
Wednesday, July 26 is Public Servant Day. Enjoy one of the many presentations by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department: and many event displays and demonstrations from our local military and municipalities. Enjoy the Taste of the Finger Lakes Beer, Wine and Food Tastings with music provided by Lakeside Sound; watch the exciting Extreme Heli Freaks Remote Control Flying Show.
Take a stroll through one of our many barns for this year’s “Halloween” themed Barn decorating contest.
On Thursday, July 27, roll back to a simpler time during our Throw Back Thursday. Enjoy our Antique Tractor Show, Classic Car Display; listen to the classic sounds of Ruby Shooz; take a stroll through the Mercantile Building and take in the Town of Canandaigua’s “Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Transportation in Ontario County” presentation.
Get a little down and dirty as Kirbys Kompound presents Tuff-truck-Tug-O Warz; see another exciting Extreme Heli Freaks Remote Control Flying Show.
On Friday, July 28, Ag Day brings you more exciting animal shows and demonstrations. See hosts of local talent with our annual talent show; “When the Stars Come Out” The real excitement starts at 7 p.m. with the Empire State Pullers/Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Tractor Pull and the sounds of Dirt Child.
Saturday, July 29 is Family Day. Join in or watch the CNY Garden Tractor Pull; check out the latest craze with shows by Robotics by FIRST® Robotics’ Canandaigua Team Robotics’ Team TAN-X; enjoy more family displays and demonstrations; enter our Pie Baking Contest; watch the Kiddie Peddle Tractor Pull or the Denim and Lace line dancers. Stick around for the Bike Give-a-way and end your evening the daring “Tip of Destruction” and Demolition Derby< listen to the Spare Parts Band and Fireworks.
During the entire five days, you can enjoy lunch or dinner at one of several food vendors and listen to the local sounds of bands such as Eddie Lee and Closing Time, Lakeside Sound, Ruby Shooz, or the Spare Parts Band. Walk through our many barns; take in an animal show or two; view arts and crafts; visit with McGruff the Crime Dog and the Ontario County Sheriff’s Departments presentation “Operation Safe Child”. All of this from dawn till dusk!
So much to do and so little time — you’ll have no choice but to come back and see us again for more excitement and low-cost family entertainment.
The Annual County Fair would not be possible without the generous contributions of our partners and sponsors. A very special thank you to our Grand Champion Sponsors Allstate Insurance Company, Canandaigua Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Canandaigua National Bank, Cargill, Casella Resource Solutions, Dann Auctioneers, Dann Roadside Repair, LandPro Equipment, LLC, M&M Electric, Martin Door Service, LLC, Paradise Energy Solutions, LLC., Young Explosive. Gold Ribbon Sponsors: Anderson-VanHorne Associates, Blowers Agra Services, Castle Harvester Metal Fabricators, LNB, Lowe’s – Canandaigua, Mobile Music, Runnings, Sandman’s Sand Blasting, Your Care Health Plan-A Monroe Plan Company, J. D. Rugenstein & Sons, Inc., Lawnhurst Farms , Trout’s Auto Recycling, and 19Ideas. Plus many, many more; Check out our website for a complete list of this year’s sponsors and events at www.ontariocountyfair.org.
Ontario County Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Parking and General gate admission is $8.00 per carload or $5.00 single occupancy, motorcycles and walk-ins. Grandstand Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 8-13 Wednesday through Saturday (Grandstand Admission is $5 for adults and free for youth on Tuesday).
We’ll see you there!
The Ontario County Fair is run and organized by a Board of Directors consisting of local business men and women who share a common mission. Our mission is to provide a leading venue for showcasing Ontario County Agriculture, heritage and businesses that a “#1 agricultural county to live in” has to offer. Ontario County Fair will cultivate the next generation by providing programs that promote positive youth development and community education. Foster and grow our connection with Ontario County products along with offering wholesome family entertainment.