Covid-19 Update: 2020 Fair CancelledFairgrounds located at 6565 East River Road, Rush, NY
2020 MC FAIR CANCELLED – Along with most everything else this summer, The 2020 Monroe County Fair has been cancelled. Over the summer, fair volunteers will be working to improve the buildings and grounds as part of the continuing effort to improve the fair. We look forward to seeing everyone when the fair returns in 2021, the dates will be August 6-8. Thank you for your support of the Monroe County (NY) Fair.
Update on the experiences that Monroe County 4-H is offering this summer in response to the loss of county fairs, 4-H participation at the state fair, 4-H expo, and 4-H camps due to COVID-19.
The summer 2020 opportunity will be Monroe County 4-H Fair: Zooming Into Summer. This will be a series of virtual, themed weeks, beginning with Horse Week. Horse Week will kick off this Sunday with the unveiling of an Art Challenge and Contest.
Youth do not need to be enrolled as 4-H members to participate. We do encourage them to register for the events and they will receive special incentives for participation in a given week as well as the chance to win a bigger prize if they participate in all of the weeks.
More information for Horse Week at:
2021 Fair Dates & Times
Fairgrounds located at
6565 East River Road, Rush, NY
Friday August 6th: Noon – 8PM
Saturday August 7th: 10AM – 8PM
Sunday August 8th: 10AM – 5PM
Admission Just $5 per car
Throughout it’s long history, The Monroe County (NY) Fair has experienced several 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 3rd year at a new location in Rush, things are looking up. While the Monroe County Fair is small compared to other county fairs, it has begun to take on it’s own unique character. The rides and midway are gone and 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 2021, the fair looks to expand it’s offerings. It may come 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Fair Starts In
Coming In 2021…
The Jimmy Jam Band returns along with Greene/Rose and Bob Jordan.
The Talent Show returns, along with the Pet show and various other opportunities to compete for ribbons and a chance to go on to the NYS Fair.
Garden Tractor Pull:
The Western NY Garden Tractor Pullers Association Tractor Pull
Cub Cadet to Cub Corvette – the Hottest, Wildest Garden Tractors you’ve ever seen.
NEW – “Straight Off The Lawn” – Just drop your mower deck and see if your garden tractor is as tough as you think!
Sunday at 1PM – (Earplugs optional!)
A Fun Family-Oriented Fair!
Break your routine—come on out to the Monroe County Fair in Rush New York!
Coming in the spring of 2021
2019 Fair Highlights