2023 Ontario County Fair gears up for its 180th Anniversary

“Cultivating the Next Generation”

The Ontario County Fair Board is proud to celebrate our 180th County Fair.  We are committed to providing a venue where people can exhibit agricultural products of all types and to educate the public and foster the development of our youth.  After all, our motto is ‘Cultivating the Next Generation’. Featured events such as 4-H youth activities and events, youth livestock and animal shows, vendors and Exhibitors Hall, live music and food vendors and Midway rides by Playland Amusements will also occur daily. Other free featured attractions include Party Animals Petting Zoo, model train displays, and Ontario County sheriff demonstrations. Fairgoers can learn about Ontario County agriculture by visiting the animal exhibits, rooster crowing contests, dairy shows and livestock challenges.


Visit https://ontariocountyfair.fairentry.com to register. 4H Online members will use their existing account to register. All others look for the link that says “Not in 4-H Online and need to create a FairEntry exhibitor account?” at the bottom. You only need to create one account per family. Here is a link that will help you navigate this process: https://vimeo.com/209918998.


George A. Payne Fund & Apprenticeship Program Announces Second Annual Winners!

Established in 2019, and having a year off due to COVID the George A. Payne Fund & Apprenticeship Program announced Avah Gladle will serve as the  2021 apprentice.  Avah is excited for the opportunity to work with Mr. Payne at the 2021 Ontario County Fair.

Avah is graduating from Marcus Whitman and plans to attend SUNY Cobleskill to major in Beef and Livestock Management and Business.  Avah is a hard worker with a “can-do” attitude. The first year she attended the fair, she had just a few entries, but over the years, Avah has challenged herself to learn and grow. She now cares for rabbits, turkeys, sheep, and beef cattle . Avah is active in the FFA receiving her Empire Degree and 4-H. Avah hopes that her role as Mr. Payne’s Assistant will help her learn to run a fair from start to finish.

Congratulations Avah!


The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and New York State Showpeople’s Association 2021 Scholarship

Thank you to all those who submitted applications! The Ontario County Fair is proud to have so many active youth members in our community. This year OCF had ONE applications selected by our district, which will now move to the State Association for consideration.


Mission Statement:

Our mission is to provide a leading venue for showcasing Ontario County Agriculture, heritage and businesses that a “#1 agricultural county to live in” has to offer.  Ontario County Fair will cultivate the next generation by providing programs that promote positive youth development and community education. Foster and grow our connection with Ontario County products along with offering wholesome family entertainment.