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Essex County Fair opens today

A new favorite, the supervisor’s milking contest, will be part of the opening ceremonies at the 165th Essex County Fair Wednesday, July 31.

A new favorite, the supervisor’s milking contest, will be part of the opening ceremonies at the 165th Essex County Fair Wednesday, July 31. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— 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

Daily

Baby Animal Barn

Animal Tales - 3 Shows Daily

Barnyard Cackle Review - 3 Shows Daily

Merriloons The Clown - 3 Shows Daily

4-H Demonstrations/Presentations

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

Woodlot Management

Skidder Bridge Info


Master Forestry Assistance

Laser Shooting

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)

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