Niagara County Fair
The Niagara County Fair includes new entertainment, great food, 4-H animal and other exhibits, local vendors – great family fun!
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (CCE) has put together another outstanding Niagara County Fair. Over the past few months the fair schedule has been coming together to make the 2014 fair one not to miss. Last year over 33,000 people visited the fair. The 2014 fair runs July 30 to August 3. The theme for this year’s fair is “A Good Thing Growing – Celebrating Niagara County Agriculture”.
The 2014 Niagara County Fair will kick-off on July 31st at 8:00 a.m. with the popular Farm-City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by the Niagara County Community College. This hearty breakfast, served family style under the large food tent on the fairgrounds, will include sausages, eggs, hash browns, sweet rolls, Welches juice, milk and coffee served family style. Volunteer servers from RealtyUSA will help out again this year. The breakfast is “going green” again by using compostable paper products and utensils. Over 500 people enjoyed the 2013 breakfast – so get your tickets now. Tickets may be purchased for $7.00 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (“CCE”) administration office located at 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, or the day of the breakfast. Earlier this year, CCE held its annual fair logo contest, open to Niagara County youth age 5 to 19 years. The winner, Matthew McAuley of Lockport, will be awarded his $100 prize during the breakfast.
Thursday is the day to visit the food tent at the Niagara County fair if you are looking for a Chicken Barbeque. Our barbeque is made with Cornell’s famous sauce. CCE will be selling chicken dinners from 12:00 pm until they are sold out. The price per meal is $9.00 which includes a half of chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw, choice of beverage, and a dinner roll. The 2014 Chicken Barbecue is sponsored by Cornerstone FCU.
Not only is there great food at the Niagara County Fair with Fowler’s Taffy, Polish Cadets of Buffalo, tacos, pizza, turkey legs, sausage, hotdogs, chicken fingers and so much more, it is a fun and educational day. You can learn about butterflies with SkyRiver Butterfly Exhibit ($1 to enter the exhibit), and wildlife with Hawk Creek Wildlife Center. Enjoy daily workshops from Air Sculpture Balloon Art and Sawdogs Chainsaw Carver. Returning this year with a new show is K-9s In Flight — Frisbee Dog and High Jump Show.
K-9’s In Flight is the ultimate K9 sports show offering the best in high flying, acrobatic, wholesome family entertainment. These dogs break the mold with their high energy, up close and personal interactive format. All of K9s in Flight’s stars have been rescued or adopted from shelters all over the country. These amazing dogs are not only incredible athletes, but they are family as well. The show promotes and emphasizes the importance and desperate need for pet adoption. K9s in Flight is dedicated to the education and awareness of the pet overpopulation problem and committed to a solution. John Misita’s K9s in Flight are the premier K9 sports entertainers in the world!
If you are interested in music, there is something for everyone at the Niagara County Fair. From Indi and rock bands to country and swing, the fairgrounds will be alive with music. Bendix will be performing with Deanna Civilette, Jonesie, Serendipity Swing, Craig Wilkins, Celtic Cross, Cue the Sun, 90 West, Billy “D”, Rock Angels, and Cock Robin will all be performing at the 2014 fair.
New at the fair is the Agriculture Discovery Zone and Demonstration Garden. In the CCE tent (located near the Sheriff’s Tent) you will find interactive displays about agriculture (Ag) and food systems in Niagara County. As you follow the path though the tent you will exit into the CCE Demonstration Garden. Learn about container and vertical gardens, beneficial insects and garden maintenance as you stroll through the beautiful garden.
The antique tractor parade (Friday), the Firefighter’s parade (Saturday), the classic car show (Sunday), Beer and Bands (Friday and Saturday) are all returning to the 2014 Niagara County Fair. On the main stage Friday night “90 West” will be performing and “Cock Robin” will be on the main stage on Saturday. New this year is a Karaoke contest. Voting on the CCE Photo contest celebrating Niagara County Agriculture will also take place at the fair.
The Niagara County Fair will run from July 30th through August 3rd and includes new entertainment, great food, 4-H animal and other exhibits, local vendors and much more – all in a family-friendly atmosphere. So plan your visit now! When you visit the Niagara County Fair, you are supporting the families, children, farmers and communities of Niagara County. Net proceeds from the fair support CCE-Niagara County programming that benefits children and families of Niagara County. This year, the Fair is sponsored by Niagara’s Choice Credit Union, Niagara County Community College and Cornerstone FCU. For more information and updates visit our Facebook page and our website. www.cceniagaracounty.org Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County provides equal program and employment opportunities.