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Come To The 2019 Monroe County Fair

Thanks for attending the 2018 Monroe County Fair!
Join us in 2019 – August 2-4

How To EnterFor Vendors

New Location - 6565 East River Road, Rush, NY

Admission Just $5 Per Car!

Remembering Jerry Farrell 1941-2018

Monroe County Fair Vice President, Jerry Farrell passed away on October 16. He will long be remembered as a dedicated, hard-working champion of the The Fair and will be greatly missed. Read Jerry’s Obituary

2019 Fair Dates Announced

Throughout it’s long history, The Monroe County (NY) Fair has experienced dozens of ups and downs. For a nutshell history, see “Whatever Happened To The (Old) Monroe County Fair?” As the article points out, during the past decade, there’s been a big decline in the size of the fair. Now, having just completed it’s 2nd year at a new location in Rush, things are looking up. While the Monroe County Fair is still small compared to other county fairs, it has begun to take on it’s own unique character. While the rides and midway are gone, the carnival atmosphere has been replaced with a more family friendly vibe that puts the emphasis on agriculture, animal shows, crafts, music and promoting local talent. With the dates set for 2019, the fair looks to expand it’s offerings. It may comes as a surprise, but the fair operates without any support from the county it serves. It is only through the efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers and sponsors that the Monroe County Fair tradition continues. If you would like to get involved, contact the fair office at 585.662.5543 or email eileenmcf@me.com.

2019 Fair Dates & Times:

Friday August 2nd: Noon – 9PM
Saturday August 3rd:  10AM – 9PM
Sunday August 4th: 10AM – 5PM
Admission Just $5 per car

Here’s this year’s Talent Show winners!

Mini category
1. Kenzie Coon – tap dance “Little Me”
2. Jada Brown – dance – “Majorette”
3. Cire’ Tisdale – lyrical dance “Rise Up”

Maxi category
1. Megan Strauss – Vocal solo “In My Dreams”
2. Jada Brown, Cire’ Tisdale, Heaven Nelson – Jazz dance trio “Future Husband”
3. Brenna Sniatecki – Belle and Beau (singer with puppet) “The Song That Goes Like This”

Full results for the Open Meat Goat Show:

Champion Showman: Ben Lyness
Reserve: Virginia Savage
(and we added a separate adult showmanship class afterwards, 1st place went to Elizabeth Knapp)
Champion Market Kid: Paddock wether

Junior Percentage Doe: CFG2 Cresthill Bulletproof Ready
Reserve: KFG Prism
Yearling Percentage Doe: LCR95 Honky Tonk Angel
Reserve: KFG Jasmine
Senior Percentage Doe: NY756 Puma
Reserve: KFG Dream Time

Junior Fullblood Doe: CFG2 Cresthill Trump’s Ollie
Reserve: Madame Peaches
Yearling Fullblood Doe: NY756 Rosemary
Reserve: LCF95 Bourbon Baby
Senior Fullblood Doe: Hillplace Lady Gordon
Reserve: Hillplace Lady Hendrikson

Junior Buck Champion: KFG Logan
Reserve: KFG Amigo

Grand Champion Goat in Show: NY756 Puma

Horse Show Results

Congratulations to Sunny Cide Up, ridden by Rebekah Bagley and Ryan Richter from Penn Yan, who won High Point Open Horse honors at the Fair’s horse show on Sunday. Thank you to our sponsor,Tribute Feeds, who donated the horse cooler award.

Full Horse Show results:
Walk-Trot Champion: Caleigh Logan showing S.R.E.C. Jet Black
Youth English Champion: Rebecca Blackburn showing Regally Blonde
Youth English Reserve Champion: Elizabeth Hogan riding Destiny
Open English Champion: Audrey Clarke showing Red Ember
Open English Reserve Champion: Rebecca Blackburn showing Regally Blonde

Walk-Jog Champion: Colleen Crowley riding Cover Girl Design
Youth Western Champion: Laura Bagley with Daisy Duke
Open Western Champion: Rebekah Bagley with Sunny Cide Up
Open Western Reserve Champion: Caitlin Kernan showing Covergirl By Design

What’s To See and Do at The Monroe County Fair!

The Monroe County Fair is a family fair with the emphasis on agriculture, horticulture and husbandry. Enjoy great food including Chicken Barbeque and Beef Barbeque. There will be Ice Cream, Fried Dough and much more. Live music under the tent featuring The Jimmy Jam band on Saturday, 2-5 followed by the Cross-Eyed Cats Band, 5:30-8:30 and Green Rose Acoustic Sunday Noon-3. There will also be Horse Shows, a Pet show and Garden Tractor pull on Sunday!

• Enjoy Great Food

Hots, Burgers, Chicken and Beef Barbeque, Ice Cream and much more

New Horse Ring!

As part of the on-going renovations and improvements at the Fair’s new home, a new 115′ x 200′ horse ring has been built and is ready for the horse show on Sunday!



Great Live Music - Saturday & Sunday

2019 Music Line up:
Saturday 2-5PM: Jimmy Jam band
Saturday 5:30-8:30: Crosseyed Cat Band
Sunday Noon-3PM: Green Rose Acoustic

Garden Tractor Pull

Western NY Garden Tractor Pullers Association
Tractor Pull – Club Cadet to Club Corvette!
Hottest, Wildest Garden Tractors you’ve ever seen.
Sunday starting at 1PM – (Earplugs optional!)

Trolley Rides!

Take in the Fair and the visit the New York Museum of Transportation. Trolley Rides, Friday- $2.
Special Museum Hours – Saturday 11-8 / Sunday 11- 5! (Regular Admission)

Full results for the Open Dairy Goat Show:

ADGA Dairy Goat show results from Sunday…
Champion Showperson: Dakoda
Reserve: Annabelle

Alpine Junior Champion: PNT Baylens Jumanji
Reserve: CMK Acres Monique
Alpine Senior Champion: 4 Tin Fish Florinda
Reserve: 4 Tin Fish Lidijah

Alpine Grand Champion: 4 Tin Fish Florinda
Reserve: 4 Tin Fish Lidijah
Best of Breed: GCH 4 Tin Fish Erika

LaMancha Junior Champion: PNT HA Java
Reserve: Bright Star Ditsy’s Kellie
LaMancha Senior Champion: Brookwood Clemente Espresso
Reserve: Willowbrae Silver Penny

LaMancha Grand Champion & Best of Breed: Brookwood Clemente Espresso
Reserve: Willowbrae Silver Penny

Nubian Junior Champion: Goats Ahoy Alta
Reserve: Goats Ahoy Echo
Nubian Senior Champion: Goats Ahoy Togo
Reserve: Scotchbriar Wild Rhapsody

Nubian Grand Champion: Goats Ahoy Togo
Reserve: Scotchbriar Wild Rhapsody
Best of Breed: CH Creekside Goats Licorice

Saanen Junior Champion: Strait Gate Harley’s H Kady
Reserve: Strait Gate Ali’s H Jemma
Saanen Senior Champion: Strait Gate Addy’s Z Harley
Reserve: PTL Farm Comical Calliope

Saanen Grand Champion & Best of Breed: Strait Gate Addy’s Z Harley
Reserve: PTL Farm Comical Calliope

Toggenburg Junior Champion: LEA Tamarack HC KPB Jermina
Reserve: LEA Tamarack HCF Justa Second
Toggenburg Senior Champion: LEA Tamarack BBM Faelyn
Reserve: BlueBlazer L Kady

Toggenburg Grand Champion: LEA Tamarack BBM Faelyn
Reserve: BlueBlazer L Kady
Best of Breed: CH LEA Tamarack BBM KP Butterfly

AOP Junior Champion: Harper Hill Rose Marie
Reserve: Harper Hill Little Nugget
AOP Senior Champion: Sparkling Acres Carolina Ace

AOP Grand Champion & Best of Breed: Sparkling Acres Carolina Ace
Reserve: Harper Hill Rose Marie

Recorded Grade Junior Champion: HC Kanji
Reserve: Tamarack HC Katana
Recorded Grade Senior Champion: Goats Ahoy Doodle

Recorded Grade Grand Champion: Goats Ahoy Doodle
Reserve: Tamarack HC Kanji
Best of Breed: CH Tamarack BBM Extra Crunchy

Best Doe in Show: CH LEA Tamarack BBM KP Butterfly

The Monroe County Fair runs on good spirited, dedicated volunteers. If you’d like to be part of the fair’s growing team of volunteers, click here –

Days Until The Fair!








Come and See the Fair’s New Home!

After several years without a permanent home, The Monroe County Fair has moved to the Town of Rush. This beautiful country location is convenent to all points of Monroe County and the surrounding area. In addition, there’s plenty of room to grow. As a bonus, it’s right in the neighborhood with the NY Museum of Transportation and The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum.

Plan now to make a day of it at the Monroe County Fair!

Each year at the Monroe County Fair, the CCE-Monroe 4-H team provides a sampling of activities a youth might experience in 4-H.  A 4-H Educator will be on-site to answer questions about our program and provide an engaging activity for youth to explore. Club and member projects will also be showcased. In addition, our Alpaca club will provide an animal show, our K-9 Dog Club will provide an obedience demonstration (Saturday), and club members will have rabbits available for youth to pet.

Interested in animals?  How about bugs?  Have an eye for photography or enjoy cooking?  These are just some of the many interests that a young person could find in 4-H.

4-H is a community of young people across America who learn while working with caring adults.  The program allows young people to learn by doing—and, in 4-H, they can do just about anything that interests them.  The 4-H  program is run through each county’s local Cooperative Extension, here in Monroe County this is Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County (CCE- Monroe). Our 4-H program serves all youth living in the City of Rochester and our Monroe County’s suburban and rural communities.  Youth have opportunities to participate in interest-based clubs, as well as take advantage of the many events and fun learning experiences provided through recreation centers, community centers, libraries, schools, and parks. Membership is open to young people ages 5 to 18.  To learn more about 4-H, please contact our local office at: www.monroe.cornell.edu. Check out our 4-H Facebook page to see all the great opportunities available to youth though CCE-Monroe 4-H.   https://www.facebook.com/4HMonroeCounty

Become a Fair Sponsor!

For more information, contact Jim Bodensteiner

Fair News


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