A new favorite, the supervisor’s milking contest, will be part of the opening ceremonies at the 165th Essex County Fair Wednesday, July 31.
The Essex County Fair starts its 165th year of bringing agricultural heritage and fun July 31, with opening ceremonies set for 5:45 p.m.
Rides will open as soon as they are given the seal of approval by inspectors, sometime around noon.
Opening ceremonies will include the dedication of the fair and ribbon cutting ceremony, along with the milking contest between members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors. The "main event," will feature Dan Connell of Westport and Michael Marnell of Schroon. Marnell defeated Connell last year, and the Westport supervisor said he is eager for a rematch.
Admission is $10 per person, which includes parking and rides, this year presented by East Coast Midways.
For more information, visit the website essexcountyfair.org.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
Gordon Oil Day
Senior Citizen's Day
Senior Citizens Over 60 Receive a $2.00 off Food Coupon with $10 Admission
Baby Animal Barn
Animal Tales - 3 Shows Daily
Barnyard Cackle Review - 3 Shows Daily
Merriloons The Clown - 3 Shows Daily
Floral Hall: Local Farmers' Displays
Serendipity Spinners - Demonstrations
Duffer Borden Fair Collection
Gerry Smith - Soil Survey - Check Your Soil
Sugar House - Adirondack Maple Producers
Cattle Barn - Stream Flow Demo
Cornell Cooperative Extension Programs
Master Gardeners on Duty
4-H Exhibits & Ice Cream Sales
Rain Garden Demonstrations
"Farmer for a Day" in Baby Animal Barn
Conservation Area: Wild Life Displays
Birds of Prey TBA
Blue Bird Information
Skidder Bridge Info
Master Forestry Assistance
Milking Parlor - Cow Milking Demo 4 PM
9:00 AM Essex County Fair Draft Horse and All Breed Driving Show
TBA Midway Opens (after inspections)
12:00 PM 4-H Dairy Cattle Show
4-H Beef Cattle Show follows
12:00 PM Harness Racing
Upstate New Yorkers perform between races
3:00 PM Master Hypnotist Michael Blaine Show
3:30 PM Sheep & Goat Show
5:00 PM 4-H Horse Show (Trail & Dressage classes)
5:30 PM Bicycle Giveaway in the New Cattle Show Ring
5:45 PM Opening Ceremonies in the New Cattle Show Ring
6:00 PM Cow Milking Contest in the New Cattle Show Ring with Town Supervisors
6:00 PM Dog Agility Demo in the Conservation Area
6:00 PM Street Legal Truck Pull
7:00 PM Master Hypnotist Michael Blaine Show
7:00 PM 4-H Dog Show (during dog agility demo break)