It is a fair season in the Southern Tier. Time to get out and enjoy carnival rides and the delicious fair food. We’ve compiled a list of what you need to know for county, town and state fairs coming to the area.
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Broome County Fair
Where: Fairgrounds Road, Whitney Point.
When: July 26-31.
Cost: $7 general admission, $1 youth admission (5-12), and children are free.
attractions: Tractor pulls, carnival rides, demolition derbies, livestock auctions, horse and dairy shows and much more. The kickoff parade is scheduled for 6 pm on Tuesday, July 26.
Don’t pass this up: The inaugural ground beef contest will be held at 11 am on July 3, and the inaugural honey contest will begin at 1 pm on July 26.
Get-in-touch: 607-692-4149; email@example.com; broomecountyfairny.com
Chemung County Fair
Where: 170 Fairview Road, Horseheads.
When: Aug. 2-7.
Cost: $5 gate admission; children 10 and under are free. Ride wristbands are $20 Aug. 2-4, $25 on Aug. 5, $30 on Aug. 6, and $20 on Aug. 7
attractions: Fair rides, harness racing, demolition derby, classic car cruise-In, dairy and horse shows and more. Rides and midway open daily at 4 pm
Don’t pass this up: Slam Fest ’22 at 7 pm Aug. 3 featuring former WWE star Fandango.
Get-in-touch: 607-734-1217; firstname.lastname@example.org; chemungcountyfair.com
Chenango County Fair
Where: 168 E Main St Norwich
When: Aug 10-14
Cost: $25 in advance for rides and $30 at the gate.
attractions: Carnival rides, flower shows, rabbit shows, bull riding, barrel racing and much more.
Don’t pass this up: The Saturday Night Showdown. The event date is to be announced, but it features a night of rodeo action with bull riding and barrel racing.
Delaware County Fair
Where: 12 Fair St Walton
When: Aug 15-20
Cost: $10 for a daily pass. That does not include rides or grandstand events. Kids 12-and-under are free.
attractions: local events, shows, contests, rides, cuisine and more. The Fair website claims its the largest agricultural fair in the region and has something for everyone. Live events at the Curtis Lumber Entertainment Court are ongoing from 11 am to 8 pm most days during the fair.
Don’t pass this up: The new event for 2022 is an egg judging contest. A dozen eggs will be judged on: soundness, cleanliness, texture, uniformity of shape, size and color. Categories of eggs include white eggs, brown eggs, all other varieties and the largest chicken egg (one egg only).
Get-in-touch: delawarecountyfair.org; 607-865-4763
Allegany County Fair
Where: 15 North St., Angelica.
When: July 18-23.
Cost: $10 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; $5 Wed; amusement rides priced separately.
attractions: Displays and exhibits showcase Allegany County’s rich agricultural heritage along with demonstrations. Grandstand events include truck and tractor pull (Monday), horse pulls (Tuesday), Patriot Series lawn tractor pull (Wednesday), kids rodeo (Thursday), and Outlaw Pulling Series (Friday).
Don’t pass this up: ADGA sanctioned dairy goat show on Monday, July 18 that features more than 180 entries.
Get-in-touch: 585-466-7670; email@example.com; alleganycountyfair.org
Where: 485 Fair Hill Rd., New Millford, Pa.
When: Aug 15-20
Cost: $12 at the gate and includes all midway rides. $8 presale price.
attractions: Highlights of the main arena events include three nights of tractor and truck pulls in addition to the popular annual events of the rodeo, the horse pulls, the woodsman’s contest, and the demolition derby. The horse arena features equestrian events as well.
Don’t pass this up: The Harford Classic Car Cruise-in kicks off the fair festivities at 5 pm on Aug. 15 at the main arena. There’s free admission to the event.
Steuben County Fair
Where: 15 E. Washington St., Bath.
When: Aug 15-21.
Cost: $5 gate admission; children 5 and under are free.
attractions: Carnival rides, harness racing, 4-H shows, a horseshoe pitching tournament and a watermelon eating contest are just a few of the highlights. The new lawnmower demolition derby is at 7 pm Aug. 18.
Don’t pass this up: Check out exhibits like a one-room schoolhouse, pioneer/log cabin museum, and large antique farm equipment and engine display.
Get-in-touch: 607-776-4801; firstname.lastname@example.org; steubencountyfair.org
Tioga (Pennsylvania) County Fair
Where: 2258 Charleston Road, Wellsboro.
When: Aug 8-13.
Cost: $8 per day for adults and children over 36 inches (includes amusement rides); separate fees for select events; free parking.
attractions: Tractor pulls, demolition derbies, bull riding, rabbit shows, dog shows, dairy shows, fireworks, live music and more. Demolition derbies are scheduled for 7 pm Friday and Saturday with the rodeo at 7 pm Thursday and tractor pulls on Tuesday.
Don’t pass this up: The talent contest featuring Tioga residents at 7 pm on =Aug. 10. The top three acts will be presented with a total of $950 in cash prizes.
Get-in-touch: 570-724-3196; email@example.com; tiogacountyfair.com
Tioga (New York) County Fair
Where: 50 W. Main St., Owego.
When: Aug 10-13.
Cost: $15 unlimited daily access pass includes rides, grandstand and parking.
attractions: Fair rides, dairy shows, horse shows, East Coast Pro Wrestling, tractor pulls, demolition derbies, rodeos and more. There’s a petting zoo that opens at 9 am each day.
Don’t pass this up: The Special Painted Pony Champion Rodeo Event is scheduled for Tuesday. Tickets are $10.
Get-in-touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for general questions; tiogacofair.com
Windsor Town Fair
Where: Klumpp Park, 88 Park St., Windsor.
When: July 21-24.
Cost: Free admission with paid carnival rides.
attractions: Carnival rides, car shows and vendors, music, fireworks and food. Live music is featured every day.
Don’t pass this up: The fair itself. This is the first fair the Town of Windsor has held in 20 years due to funding issues and the COVID-19 pandemic.
where: 436 Gate 1 Lane, Troy, Pennsylvania.
When: July 21-25.
Cost: $6 non-ride gate pass, $8 daily pass with rides; weekly options available; starting July 23, all passes are pay one price of $10; separate fees for other events.
attractions: Live music, horse shows, baking contests, scavenger hunts, animal shows and more events and shows.
Don’t pass this up: A chance to see Dennis Beach, a world champion wood carver who’s scheduled to appear every day.
He’s slated to be at the fair every day.
Great New York State Fair
Where: 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse.
When: Aug. 24- Sept. 5.
Cost: $3 for adults, kids 12 and under and seniors 65+ are free; parking is $5 per day.
attractions: Numerous animals, hundreds of commercial attractions, scores of midway rides, and multiple exhibits. Some of the musical acts include Boyz 2 Men, Nelly, Dropkick Murphys, Ice-T, TLC, Big & Rich, Tai Verdes and Jimmie Allen.
Don’t pass this up: A chance to check out the butter sculpture. The tradition began in 1969 and the sculptures usually take around 800 or more pounds of butter to create.
Get-in-touch: 315-487-7711; nysfair.ny.gov