Stage Set For 172nd Chenango County Fair

By: Shawn Magrath

Stage set for 172nd Chenango County Fair Organizers are making final adjustments to get the 172nd Chenango County Fair underway Tuesday in Norwich.

“We offer a lot of varied kinds of entertainment featuring people from Chenango County who take great pride in what they do or make,” Ag Society President Mary Weidman.

NORWICH – With just five days to go, last minute plans are underway to bring the 172nd annual Chenango County Fair back into the limelight.

For nearly two centuries, the Chenango County Fair has been a showcase of the area’s agricultural roots and an attraction for the young and young at heart. The core of the event aligns with the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs. Its mission: to foster horticulture and domestic arts, and educate on Chenango’s number one industry of agriculture.

Whether it’s the educational exhibits, family friendliness, or the glowing games, rides and food of the midway, the Chenango County fair attracts nearly 40,0000 visitors each year, making it the largest annual county attraction – a feat that takes a lot of planning and prepping, said Ag Society President Mary Weidman.

“I think the fair comes at a good time for a summer vacation,” said Weidman, pointing to the fair’s notoriety of fun for all ages. “We offer a lot of varied kinds of entertainment featuring people from Chenango County who take great pride in what they do or make.”

And with big events on this year’s docket, organizers say they hope for a turnout of fairgoers to match.

The fair kicks-off Tuesday, Aug. 6 and will continue through Sunday, Aug. 11 at the county fairgrounds in Norwich.

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