Essex County Fair

Essex County Fair

August 10 - 14, 2016

The Board of Directors would like to thank all who contribute to the fair in any way. We are now 168 years strong. The Essex County Fair opens August 10 and will run for five days that are full of demonstrations, exhibits, competitions, and entertainment. There's also a not-to-be-missed midway! 
 
The 2016 theme for the fair is “We go out on a limb for you."
 
A lot more will be happening every day of the fair, so check the schedule below or visit the Essex County Fair website to learn more.
 

2016 Essex County Fair schedule

Fair hours:

  • 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday
  • 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday
  • 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

Champlain National Bank Day
Senior Citizen's Day
Senior Citizens age 60 and up get $2 off the gate admission.

 
Time:Event: 
DailyBaby Animal Barn 
DailyAntique Exhibit 
DailyMerriloons the Clown - Three Shows Daily* 
Daily4-H Demonstrations/Presentations+ 
DailyFloral Hall: Local Farmers Displays
                   Vendors and Exhibits
 
DailySugar House - Adirondack Maple Producers 
DailyCornell Cooperative Extension Programs+
                    Master Gardeners on Duty
                    4-H Exhibits and Ice Cream Sales
 
DailyRain Garden Demonstrations+ 
DailyCattle Show Ring and tent - Cattle demonstrations 
DailyWild Life Displays^ 
   
9 a.m.Essex County Fair Draft Horse and All Breed Driving Show> 
TBAMidway Opens (after inspections) 
Noon4-H Dairy Cattle Show+
4-H Beef Cattle Show follows
 
NoonHarness Racing
Upstate New Yorkers perform between races#
 
NoonThe Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
12:30 p.m. Bingo 
1:30 p.m. Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
2 p.m.Bossy Bingo 
3 p.m.The Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
3:30 p.m.Sheep and Goat Show+ 
3:30 p.m.Bingo 
4 p.m.Timber Games 
4 p.m.Cow Milking Demo in the Milking Parlor 
5 p.m.Bingo 
5 p.m. The Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
5 p.m.4-H Horse Show (Trail & Dressage classes) 
5:45 p.m.Opening Ceremonies 
6 p.m.Cow Milking Contest with Town Supervisors 
6 p.m.Dog Agility Demo in the Conservation Area^ 
6 p.m.Street Legal Truck Pulls # 
7 p.m.Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
  4-H Dog Show (during Dog Agility)^ 
    
  
                       Legend: # = Gordon Oil Grandstand
                                     * =  Stage on the South Lawn
                                     + = 4-H/Cooperative Extension Area Events
                                     ^ = Conservation Area
                                     > = Horse Ring or Pulling Ring
 
 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

Ward Lumber Day

Time:Event: 
DailyBaby Animal Barn 
DailyAntique Exhibit 
DailyMerriloons the Clown - Three Shows Daily* 
Daily4-H Demonstrations/Presentations+ 
DailyFloral Hall: Local Farmers' Displays
                   Vendors and Exhibits
 
DailySugar House - Demonstrations on Maple Producing 
DailyCornell Cooperative Extension Programs+
                    Master Gardeners on Duty
                    4-H Exhibits & Ice Cream Sales
 
DailyRain Garden Demonstrations+ 
DailyCattle Show Ring and Tent = Cattle Demonstrations 
   
   
9 a.m.4-H Horse Show (all other classes)> 
   
NoonMidway Opens 
NoonThe Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
12:30 p.m.Bingo 
1 p.m. Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
2 p.m.Bossy Bingo 
2 p.m.Milk Drinking Contest at the Cattle Show Ring 
3 p.m.Timber Games 
4 p.m.The Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
4 p.m.Cow Milking Demo in the Milking Parlor 
4:30 p.m.Bingo 
5 p.m.Bossy Bingo 
5:30 p.m. Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
6 p.m.Dog Agility Demo in the Conservation Area^ 
6 p.m.Garden Tractor Pulls # 
6:30 p.m.Bingo 
7 p.m.The Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
   
 
                       Legend: # = Gordon Oil Grandstand
                                     * = Stage on the Soth Lawn
                                     + = 4-H/Cooperative Extension Area Events
                                     ^ = Conservation Area
                                     > = Horse Ring or Pulling Ring
 
 FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

Gordon Oil Day

 
   
Time:Event: 
DailyBaby Animal Barn 
DailyAntique Exhibit 
DailyMerriloons the Clown - Three Shows Daily* 
Daily4-H Demonstrations/Presentations+ 
DailyFloral Hall: Local Farmers' Displays
                   Vendors and Exhibits
 
DailySugar House - Demonstrations on Maple Producing 
DailyCornell Cooperative Extension Programs+
                    Master Gardeners on Duty
                    4-H Exhibits & Ice Cream Sales
 
DailyRain Garden Demonstrations+ 
DailyCattle Show Ring and Tent = Cattle demonstrations 
   
9 a.m.Essex County Fair Horse Show> 
9:30 a.m.Essex County Fair Cattle Show 
10 a.m.Midway Opens 
11 p.m.The Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
NoonBicycle Rodeo# & Bike Giveaway# 
12:30 p.m.Bingo 
1 p.m.Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
2 p.m.Bossy Bingo 
2 p.m.Pudding Eating Contest at the EMS Building 
3 p.m.The Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
4:30 p.m.Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
4 p.m.Cow Milking Demo in the Milking Parlor 
4:30 p.m.Bingo 
5 p.m.Bossy Bingo 
5:15 p.m.John Longware Memorial Pancake Supper in the Conservation Area^ 
6 p.m.The Indian River Lumberjack Show 
6 p.m. Kids' Power Wheels Demolition Derby, Trailer Racing, and Burn Out 
6:30 p.m.Bingo 
7:15 p.m.Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
   
 
                       Legend: # = Gordon Oil Grandstand
                                     * = Stage on the South Lawn
                                     + = 4-H/Cooperative Extension Area Events
                                     ^ = Conservation Area
                                     > = Horse Ring or Pulling Ring
 
  
 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
 
 Tractor Supply Day

 
   
Time:Event: 
DailyBaby Animal Barn 
DailyAntique Exhibit 
DailyMerriloons the Clown - Three Shows Daily* 
Daily4-H Demonstrations/Presentations+ 
DailyFloral Hall: Local Farmers' Displays
                   Vendors and Exhibits
 
DailySugar House - Demonstrations on Maple Producing 
DailyCornell Cooperative Extension Programs+
                    Master Gardeners on Duty
                    4-H Exhibits & Ice Cream Sales
 
DailyRain Garden Demonstrations+ 
DailyCattle Show Ring and Tent = Cattle Demonstrations 
   
  9 a.m Saturday Open Horse Show> 
10 a.mHorse Pulling Contest> 
11 a.m.Timber games 
Noon4-H Rabbit Fun Show 
NoonMidway Opens 
NoonHansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
12:30 p.m.Bingo 
1 p.m.4-H Poultry Costume Show 
1 p.m.The Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
2 p.m. Bossy Bingo 
p.m.Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
p.m.Cattle Costume Class 
4:30 p.mthe Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
p.m.Cow Milking Demo in the Milking Parlor 
4:30 p.m. Bingo 
5 p.m.Figure 8 Races, Women's Demolition Derby, Truck Demolition Derby# 
5 p.m. Bossy Bingo 
6 p.m.Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
6:30 p.m. Bingo 
7:15 p.m. the Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
   
 
                       Legend: # = Gordon Oil Grandstand
                                     * = Stage on the South Lawn
                                     + = 4-H/Cooperative Extension Area Events
                                     ^ = Conservation Area
                                     > = Horse Ring or Pulling Ring
 
 SUNDAY AUGUST 14

Egglefield Ford Stores Day

 
   
Time:Event: 
DailyBaby Animal Barn 
DailyAntique Exhibit 
DailyMerriloons the Clown - Three Shows Daily* 
Daily4-H Demonstrations/Presentations+ 
DailyFloral Hall: Local Farmers' Displays
                   Vendors and Exhibits
 
DailySugar House - Demonstrations on Maple Producing 
DailyCornell Cooperative Extension Programs+
                    Master Gardeners on Duty
                    4-H Exhibits & Ice Cream Sales
 
DailyRain Garden Demonstrations+ 
DailyCattle Show Ring and Tent = Cattle Demonstrations 
   
   
9 a.m.Essex County Fair Horse Show - 
11 a.m.4-H Poultry Breed Show 
11 a.m.The Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
NoonMidway Opens 
11:30 p.m. Bingo 
12:30 p.m.Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
NoonEgglefield Ford Demolition Derby#  ($5 grandstand charge) 
1 p.m. Essex County Fair Gymkhana Horse Show> 
2 p.m.The Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
2 p.m.Bossy Bingo 
3 p.m.
 
Greased Pole Team Competition* Five-person teams, $20 entry fee per team 
4 p.m.
Cow Milking Demo in the Milking Parlor
 
4 p.m.50/50 drawing  
5 p.m.Bingo 
5 p.m.Egglefield Ford Demolition Derby#  ($5 grandstand charge)
Bossy Bingo
 
5 p.m.Hansens Spectacular Acrobatic Sensations Show* 
6 p.m. The Indian River Lumberjack Show* 
 
                      Legend: # = Gordon Oil Grandstand
                                    * = Stage on the South Lawn
                                    + = 4-H/Cooperative Extension Area Events
                                    ^ = Conservation Area
                                    > = Horse Ring or Pulling Ring
 
Face painting at Fair

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