Fair season roles into the Herkimer County Fairgrounds August 18.  And as any good fair, the Herkimer County Fair is complete with 4-H competitions, tractor pulls, demo derbys and carnival rides and games.  Read more for the complete lineup. 

Children's Day will provide three opportunities for "ride all the rides" at one price times; 2 of them on Wednesday, noon to 4pm and 6pm to 10pm and again on Thursday noon to 4pm.

Herkimer County Fair Schedule of Events

TUESDAY AUGUST 18

3:00 P.M. - Opening Ceremonies-Memorial Park
4:00 P.M. - Gates Officially Open
4:00 P.M. - "Sports Challenge" at the M&T Bank Youth Arena
6:30 P.M. - Jr. Miss, Little Mister, Little Miss Pageants
8:30 P.M. - Princess, Prince, & Queen Pageants
10:30 P.M. - FIREWORKS In the "Vince's U Pull it" show ring.

WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 19

11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. - Senior Bingo
5:00 P.M. - Kiddie Firematics
6:00 P.M. - BrookField Garden Tractor Pull
7:30 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. - “ Shania Twin ”

THURSDAY. AUGUST 20

1:00 P.M. - ICE CREAM GIVEAWAY at the Ag Awareness Bldg.
5:00 P.M. - Kiddie Firematics
7:00 P.M. - " Double M Rodeo "
7:30 P.M & 9:30 P.M. - “ Ruby Shooz ”

FRIDAY. AUGUST 21

3:00 P.M. - Children's Pedal Tractor Pull
5:00 P.M. - Children's Pedal Tractor Pull
7:00 P.M. - DEMOLITION DERBY
7:30 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. "Showtime"

SATURDAY AUGUST 22

1:00 P.M. - TALENT SHOW
4:00 P.M. - CHILDRENS RODEO
6:00 P.M. - 4 Wheel Drive Truck Pull
7:30 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. “ The Swamp Drivers "

 SUNDAY AUGUST 23

11:00 A.M. - TRACTOR PULL
11:00 A.M. - Hoop Shoot
3:00 P.M. - Farmyard Olympics
4:00 P.M. - CHILDRENS RODEO
5:00 P.M. - Brookfield Garden Tractor Pull
7:00 P.M. " JD & the Rollin South Band "

 

Jennifer Collins from Herkimer County's Cornell Cooperative Extension has the 4-H competition schedule.

The Herkimer County 4-H Office will be holding its judging of non-animal exhibits on Sunday, August 16 from 11:00AM-3:00PM in the youth building at the fairgrounds. 4-H youth will have an opportunity to interact with evaluators and explain how/why they completed their project(s). Non 4-H youth can drop their entries off at the youth building anytime between 10:00AM and 5:00. Opening day festivities will include a smoothie challenge spotlighting healthy eating. Contestants will include local & state dignitaries. Smoothie challenges will also be taking part at various times throughout the fair. If you are interested in participating, call the Herkimer County 4-H Office. Other activities taking place at the fair are a rabbit show on Tuesday, dairy cattle shows on Wednesday and Friday, livestock shows on Thursday and a horse show on Saturday.

For more information on this and other 4-H Youth Development Programs in Herkimer County, contact Jennifer Collins at 315-866-7920.