Be A Fair Volunteer!

The only thing more fun than coming to the fair is being involved as a volunteer!  If you or your group are interested in volunteering for this year’s fair, please email or call us at 262-3247. The fair needs your help—and we promise you’ll have a great time. (READ MORE)


Dates Announced For 2016 Monroe County Fair

The Monroe County Fair & Recreation Association has set August 4-7 as the dates for the 2016 Monroe County Fair. The fair will site will be North Hampton Park in Sweden. With an emphasis on local agriculture, the fair will include numerous events and activities for all ages. The heart of the fair will feature 4-H & open shows for all sorts of animals, flowers & vegetables, foods, and arts ranging from fine arts to photography to fabric arts to woodworking and more. And, it wouldn’t be a county fair without games, music, rides and great food. Plan now to attend and be watching for more details coming soon!

The Monroe County Fair and Recreation Association is an independent 501 c3 nonprofit organization which began in 1823 as the Monroe Agricultural Society. Since day one our mission has been the same….

“to build community through the advancement, affirmation and support of youth, agriculture and technology culminating in the annual celebration of the Monroe County Fair.”


Dog Show + Food Trucks + Spectra + Perfect Weather


Tonight is going to be gorgeous evening out at the fair!  We’ve got the 4-H dog club show going on all afternoon into the evening from 3pm on and the Rolling Thunder Festival is bringing out some of the best food trucks for the rodeo from 4pm-9pm!  The band Spectra will also be joining us on stage after 6pm!

That’s all in addition to the games, animals, and rides we also have at the fair, including a hay wagon ride that takes you to see a barn where the cows have their own ROBOT.

Check out our attractions page and schedule for more details, including a full list of the food trucks that will be out at the fair.  See you tonight!


Even more bands!

We’re pleased to add the Alyssa Trahan Trio, Saturday at 2pm, and Jeff Riales & the Silvertone Express, Sunday at 2pm, to the fair’s line up of live music this year!  All the great music arts at the fair are free with admission, so join us for Alyssa, Jeff, Barry’s Crossing, Spectra, and Shine all on stage THIS WEEK!

Check out the “schedule” link above for times & days.  Kicking off this Thursday will be our wine-cider-beer tasting with Barry’s Crossing on stage!  See you at the fair!

Just back from Nashville: Alyssa Trahan performing at the Monroe County Fair

Just back from Nashville: Alyssa Trahan performing at the Monroe County Fair


Sponsors & Bands

We want to make sure to thank our major 2015 fair sponsors: the Brockport Tractor Supply Co, Fisher’s Storage Sheds out of Avon, and the farmer’s market Grow Monroe program!  Please check them out for all your outdoor living, storage, and fresh farm stand produce needs.

Their support helps us bring in other fair entertainment, like the live music on stage.  This year we are welcoming Barry’s Crossing on Thursday night during the Wine-Beer-Cider Tasting, the band Spectra on Friday night during the Rolling Thunder food truck rodeo, and the band Shine on Saturday night!  Click the “schedule” link above for times and come out to enjoy some fun music along with the competitions, rides, and more at the Monroe County Fair.


Want to enter your lawn mower in a tractor pull?

Lawn_MowerThe Western NY Garden Tractor Pullers Association invites you to enter your garden tractor or riding lawn mower in the Sunday tractor pull at the Monroe County Fair.  All standard, gasoline-powered garden tractors or mowers are eligible as long as they have anti-flip bars (roll-over protection).  The pulling starts at 12pm on Sunday, August 9th, with check in starting at 10am.  Entries allowed the day of the pull.

For details, guidelines, and contact information, click here: Garden Tractor Pull Info

A new chapter for the Monroe County Fair & Recreation Association

We are pleased to confirm the sale of the Dome property in Henrietta to the partners represented by the 2695 East Henrietta Holdings LLC, and we wish them well with their future plans.  We look forward to being able to focus solely on growing the Monroe County Fair in support of our mission to build our community through supporting its youth, agriculture, and technology.

Sushi Truck

Good food, good fun…

We’re working with the great folks at Rolling Thunder Food Truck Rodeo to bring some of the best Rochester & Buffalo food trucks to this year’s fair!  They’ll be joining us Friday night, August 8th, so mark your calendars now.

The information for our open shows is online as well – don’t forget to check out the competitions to see which ones YOU can enter in!  All are welcome, and we’ve got classes in almost everything from baking to photography to fine arts to crafts to flowers & veggies to rabbits and more.  Will you take home a blue ribbon?  Details on entering under “Exhibits & Shows” above or click here: enter a show.

Another beautiful day at the fair

The 4-H kids are showing their adorable alpacas, the sun is shining yet again – it’s another beautiful day at the fair! We’ve already crowned the Queen of Show dairy cow and awarded the Grand Champion meat goat, and the open-to-all alpaca show will follow the 4-H show at 5pm. The Darcy & John Country Duo are on stage right now, with Johnny Bauer taking the stage at 6:30pm. Even the weather is cooperating – they’ve taken the rain out of the forecast for the rest of the afternoon! Come on out and enjoy a gorgeous summer evening at the Monroe County Fair!

A Sunny Start

Thank you, everyone who came out to the opening day of the 2014 Monroe County Fair! The storms all passed us by, so we had great weather all day for the first day of fun & shows.

Friday promises to be another sunny day, when you can join us for the 4-H Fashion show on stage at 3pm, the Beef Cattle show at 4pm, the 4-H Dog show from 4pm-8pm, Cherry Bomb on stage 7pm-11pm, and more including a Rooster Crowing Contest and a Squash-a-pult demonstration. Click on the schedule link above for more events & details. And of course, we’ll have games, bouncy rides, and great food all day.

Thursday Show Champions

4-H Goat Show
Grand Champion Showperson: Julia S.
Reserve Grand Champion Showperson: Miranda I.
Best Goat in Show: “Maria” – Julia S.

4-H Dairy Cattle Show
Grand Champion Holstein: “Harmony” – Grace S.
Reserve Grand Champion Holstein: “Alice” – Miranda I.
Grand Champion Brown Swiss & Queen of Show: “Valeria” – Julia S.
Grand Champion Jersey: “Oracle” – Faith A.
Reserve Grand Champion: “Rose” – Brittany S.
Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn: “Jamboree” – Courtney S.