Are you making plans for later this summer? Plan to attend the fair for an affordable, educational, and fun outing! This year the 165th Annual Essex County Fair will run through Wednesday, July 31- Sunday, August 4 at the fairgrounds in Westport, NY.
$10 admission includes all rides, most shows, and parking. Wednesday and Thursday are “Senior Days” – for those 60 & older–you get a coupon for $2-off at food vendors.
Essex County Fair invites families and farmers to enter their products (crafts, foods, and animals) in the fair. They want to show off all of Essex County’s talents and products. Check out the rules from the online handbook. (This also includes the new rules for the Demolition Derby, the new figure 8 race guidelines, and the new horse show events. )
For more information or to sign up for any of the competitions call 518-962-8650 or email email@example.com.
See the preliminary schedule of events below to start planning your day!
2013 Fair Schedule
Wednesday, July 31
Gordon Oil Day
Senior Citizen Day (Seniors =over 60)
Receive $2 off Food Coupon with $10 admission
- 9:00 AM Essex Co. Fair Draft Horse & All
- TBA Midway Opens (after inspection)
- 12:00 PM 4-H Dairy Cattle Show +
4-H Beef Cattle Show follows
- 12:00 PM Harness Racing #
Upstate New Yorkers (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)
- 5:30 PM Bike Giveaway in Cattle Show Ring
- 5:45 PM Opening Ceremony in Cattle Show Ring
- 6:00 PM Cow Milking Contest with town supervisors
- 6:00 PM Dog Agility Demo ^
- 6:00 PM Street Legal Truck Pull #
- 7:00 PM 4-H Dog Show (during Dog Agility) ^
- 7:00 PM Master Hypnotist Michael Blaine Show
Thursday, August 1
Yandow Sales & Service Day
Carload Sale $25. 3pm-9pm (includes carnival rides)
Senior Citizen Day (Seniors = over 60)
Receive $2. off Food Coupon with $10. admission
- 9:00 AM 4-H Horse Show (all other classes) >
- 12:00 PM Midway Opens
- 2:00 PM Milk Drinking Contest @ Cattle Ring
- 5:30 PM Bicycle Giveaway *
- 6:00 PM Dog Agility Demonstration ^
- 6:00 PM Garden Tractor Pull #
- 6:00 PM Essex Co. Fair Beauty Pageant*
Friday, August 2
Haulin’ Junk Day
- 8:00 AM Essex County Fair Horse Show >
- 9:30 AM Essex County Fair Cattle Show +
- 10:00 AM Midway Opens
- 12:00 PM Bicycle Rodeo # & Bike Giveaway #
- 2:00 PM Pudding Eating Contest @ EMS bdg
- 5:15 PM John Longware Memorial Pancake Supper ^
- 6:00 PM Car Rollover Contest & Figure 8 race # (Grandstand charge)
- Dusk Fireworks #
Saturday, August 3
Egglefield Ford Day
- 8:00 AM Open Horse Show >
- 10:00 AM Horse Pulls >
- 11:00 AM 4H Rabbit Fun Show
- 12:00 PM Midway Opens
- 12:00 PM Egglefield Ford Demolition Derby # ($5 grandstand charge)
- 1:00 PM 4-H Poultry Costume Show +
- 4:00 PM Cattle Costume Class +
- 5:00 PM Egglefield Ford Demolition Derby # ($5 grandstand charge)
- 5:30 PM Bike Giveaway *
Sunday, August 4
Tractor Supply Day
- TBA Horse Logging Demonstration
- 8:00 AM Foothills Baptist Church Service *
- 9:00 AM Essex Co. Fair Horse Show >
- 11:00 AM 4-H Poultry Breed Show *
- 12:00 PM Midway Opens
- 1:00 PM ECF Gymkahana Horse Show >
- 1:00 PM Fair Idol Contest – all ages *
- 4:00 PM $5000. giveaway drawing
- 4:30 PM Bike Giveaway
- 5:00 PM Chris Higbee & Band (country fiddler) #
# = Gordon Oil Grandstand
* = Denton Publications Stage on South Lawn
+ = 4-H / Cooperative Ext Area
> = Horse Ring or Pulling Ring
^ = Conservation Area
Note: This schedule is subject to change. Up-to-date schedule is on the Essex Country Fair’s web page: www.essexcountyfair.org.
Along with all of these special events are activities that will be happening every day! The fair is a great way to learn about local agriculture and conservation.
The Baby Animal Barn will be open all day, and there will also be other animal exhibits and demonstrations, including a special section about birds of prey. Don’t miss the many 4-H shows and presentations on display.
Floral Hall will have local farmers’ displays, demonstrations by Serendipity Spinners, the Duffer Borden Fair Collection, and more!
Check out the conservation area for wild life displays, and learn about Cornell Cooperative Extension Programs. Learn about forest conservation with programs about Woodlot Management, Skidder Bridge Info, Master Forestry Assistance, and more!
Not to mention all the carnival rides, games, and food available every day!
Pets are not allowed on the fairground except for service or exhibit animals. No Alcoholic Beverages allowed. This is a tobacco free fair, so use of tobacco is limited to the campground area only.
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- Essex Ferry Summer Schedule (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Silk Painting Workshop (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)