Yates County Fair marks 170 years this week
For 170 years the Yates County Fair has been a great source of amusement for its patrons. Rides, games of chance, thrill shows and animal shows have put smiles on the faces of generations of families. It has been a place to see the “never been seen before.”
Over the years some things have changed. Once the biggest attraction was horse races. Now the audiences enjoy watching the “smash -em up” demolition derby. Tractor-pulls now feature souped-up vehicles, not your average field plowin’ machine.
Competitions remain the same. Exhibitors have been in quest of that “Blue Ribbon,” since the beginning. The housewife, farmer and 4-H member still bring their homemade wares : pies, jam, and crafts and of course animals for judging.
Old-time farm traditions continue when Yates County Fair opened on Tuesday July 7 at 10 a.m. Daily admission is $6 per person, 2 and under free. This includes admission to the Fair and grandstand. There are daily free shows and exhibits.
The main event schedule includes:
Wednesday, July 8
Rides open 4-11 p.m.
4 cylinder figure 8 at 7 p.m.
50’s & 60’s Rock, Rhythm & Blues featuring Paul Estro
4-H Mannequin Modeling 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 9
Rides open 4-11 p.m.
Youth Night - PY Youth Drama Team - Rock Band (video game) competition
4-H rooster crowing contest 9 a.m., poultry and horse shows, mannequin
modeling 7-9 p.m.
Friday, July 10
Rides open 1-11 p.m.
Kids Day 1-4 p.m., $5 ride bracelets
Tractor Pull 6 p.m.
Celtic dancers afternoon and evening
4-H Dairy, Horse, Llama, Goat Shows starting at 10 a.m.
Fashion Show 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 11
Rides 1-11 p.m.
Celtic dancers, afternoon
Demolition Derby, 5 p.m.
Wild Willy Grant Stunt Show during demo
Chris Kerrick Band, 8 p.m.
4-H livestock show, dog show, mannequin modeling
The Yates County Fair is located at the Yates County Fairgrounds at the top of Main St. Hill, south of Penn Yan.
For more information contact the Yates County Chamber of Commerce at 315-536-3111 or 1-800-868-YATES or e-mail: email@example.com or www.yatescountyfair.org