Updated May 27, 2020
As to the Status of the 2020 Genesee County Fair
The Genesee County Agricultural Society, Inc. has announced that the 181st Genesee County Fair, which was scheduled for July 25-August 1, 2020 will now be postponed until July 24-July 31, 2021.
It is with heavy hearts that the Ag Society Board of Directors had to make this call. The Board volunteers have been moving forward with plans to hold the fair in 2020, but with announcements by the New York Governor this last month, it seems that the Fair would not be able to operate until the last phase of the New York State re-opening.
Many factors were taken into consideration when making this decision, as it was not entered into lightly. Additional safety requirements, as we are seeing now in Phase One, would mean the preparation of buildings to safely move people in and out, as well as limiting the number of people on the grounds, all while trying to maintain the current six foot social distancing rules.
“Our board is discussing the possibilities of having smaller events throughout the summer to try and support our Youth and agricultural community,” stated Amanda Gallo, President of the Genesee County Ag Society. “We are looking to New York State
for guidance on Phase Four reopenings and once we have those guidelines, we can better prepare for our grounds to re-open for these events. But, in the meantime, our volunteers are working hard to put together a great Fair for July 24-31, 2021!”
We do NOT allow “family pets” on the fairgrounds during events (including fair week). The animal is not fair vet checked. We support all laws pertaining to service animals, however, if you have a service animal on the grounds during an event or fair, you MUST inform the main office prior to entry of the grounds.