Yates County Fair · 2370 Old 14A · PO Box 205 · Penn Yan, NY 14527 · (315)536-3830

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Every year there are events for all ages and this year is no exception. Whether you enjoy Racing Pigs, Demolition Derbies, Racing, Pulling, or music you'll find the days & nights full of events!

The Racing Pigs

Tuesday July 11, 2017

The Yates County Fair Assn. welcomes back THE RACING PIGS who have thrilled thousands last year. Always a delight to young and old,Showtimes will be announced on Tuesday July 11th, 2017. Don't miss these athletes in action. Proudly sponsored by PLAYLAND AMUSEMENTS, PENN YAN AMERICAN LEGION,  PENN YAN EYE CARE, FIVE STAR BANK, LYONS NATIONAL BANK, KNAPP & SCHLAPPI LUMBER COMPANY, WOMEN of the MOOSE #1519, SILGAN PLASTICS, COACH AND EQUIPMENT, PINCKNEY HARDWARE, SENECA FOODS FOUNDATION. Thank you for helping the kids.

10th Annual Figure 8 Race

Tuesday July 11, 2017
Beginning at 07:00pm

 YATES COUTY FAIR ASSOC. are proud to sponsor this years Popular Figure 8 race. This event starts a strong schedule for the 178th Yates County fair.Come cheer on the Local Drivers as they navigate the course. Always a crowd favorite for the kids and adults alike.Thanks goes out to these special sponsors for helping the kids.Proud sponsors are: STEVER HILL FARMS, STORK INSURANCE AGENCY, LONGS CARDS AND BOOKS, NIELSEN GRANITE COMPANY, PENN YAN EXPRESS STOP.       

Total Destruction Demolition Derby

Tuesday July 11, 2017
Beginning at 07:00pm

Tuesday night will be rocking on the track as TOTAL DESTRUCTION takes the helm. Excitement is allready building, as if you enjoy the banging, clay flying into the grandstands.Proud sponsors this year are: LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE 2030, DAILEY ELECTRIC, INC. SENECA FOODS FOUNDATION, FINGER LAKES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, AJ MOWING, SIMMONS VINEYARDS, CLEARVIEW FARMS, MARK'S PIZZERIA OF PENN YAN, ABTEX CORPORATION,  KEUKA COLLEGE, and STEVER HILL VINEYARDS.Get there early for a great seat as the response has been at a all time high.

Dirt Child Band

Tuesday July 11, 2017
Beginning at 08:00pm

The popular band DIRT CHILD makes their 1st appearance  to the 178th Yates County Fair We are excited to bring the DIRT CHILD BAND to our fair-goers. Proud sponsors are: JIM COVELL & SON TREE SERVICE, DOUGLAS B. MILES AGENCY,PENN YAN AMERICAN LEGION, PINE RIDGE LAWN CARE, SILGAN PLASTICS, and J & S DISCOUNT LIQUOR STORE.

Central New York Mini Modified & Garden Tractor Puller Assoc.

Wednesday July 12, 2017
Beginning at 06:00pm

Back by popular demand this New York Association drew a big crowd as specators witness small but powerful Mini-Mods and Garden Tractors churn up the clay. Our Sponsors this year are: CAREY'S TRUE VALUE, SENECA SHORE WINE CELLARS, F.G. WRIGHT AGENCY, DAVID NIELSEN of NIELSEN'S SALES & SERVICE, WATER STREET PHARMACY, PENN YAN EYE CARE and the ELLSWORTH HOSE COMPANY of PENN YAN.  Come enjoy this great event at this year's Yates County Fair. For information on this Club: Please contact Mr. Bill Hansen at 315-521 5610 or Mr. Dave Rasmussen  at 585-303-9257.

Pony Pullers Association

Wednesday July 12, 2017
Beginning at 06:00pm

We welcome back this event to the Yates County Fair Grounds on Wednesday night. Proud sponsors for this event are: YATES COUNTY FAIR ASSOC., KAREN HUDSON PIPE & PUMPS, PEACOCK BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, TED' ELECTRICAL, JIM COVELL & SON TREE SERVICE, DAVE MCELWEE EXCAVATING.

City Limits Band

Wednesday July 12, 2017
Beginning at 08:00pm

Back by popular demand is CITY LIMITS BAND, will again rock the Fair Grounds Wednesday night starting at 8pm for a 3 hour concert. Come enjoy the music of CITY LIMITS. Proud sponsors are: COPLIA INSURANCE AGENCY, CAREY'S LUMBER, STORK INSURANCE AGENCY, HYDRANT HOSE COMPANY, FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY HEALTH, and VILLAGE DRUG of PENN YAN.

Farm Tractor Pull

Thursday July 13, 2017
Beginning at 06:00pm

The ANNUAL FARM TRACTOR PULL has been sheduled for Thursday night at the Yates County Fair. Come see the Local Farmers compete in 5 classes on our beautiful clay track. Proud sponsors of the Farm Tractor Pull are- KAREN HUDSON PIPE & PUMPS., LILYEA FARMS, DONALD A. SCHNEIDER ATTY.,  Mr. RAYMOND EMERY, PETERSEN FARMS, HOMETOWNE ENERGY, YATES COUNTY FARM BUREAU, THE FERRO CORPORATION, EASTVIEW VETERINARY CLINIC, PAUL BROWN CONTRACTING, HALLPINE FARMS, DAVE NIELSEN SALES & SERVICE, KAREN HUDSON PIPE & PUMPS., LANPHEAR & SONS GARAGE and RK HOWELL GRAVEL PRODUCTS of DUNDEE.

Virgil Cain Concert

Thursday July 13, 2017
Beginning at 08:00pm

 The Yates County Fair is proud to announce that Mr. Virgil Cain will returning in concert in our Fair Entertainment Barn Thursday night July 13. Virgil is very well received because of his music and his free spirit. This year's Sponsor for this 3 hour concert is long time Fair Supporter BOB & DEB CURBEAU of FINGER LAKES REALTY. We thank our friends from FINGER LAKES REALTY for their continued support of our Community. 

Annual Kid's Day

Friday July 14, 2017
Beginning at 01:00pm

The Yates County Fair is proud of all our Honored Sponsors, Organizations, Service Clubs that donate many items for our youth. last year over 500 youth attended KIDS DAY on Friday. The fair admission for Kids day starting at 1pm is $10.00 per kid. At 4pm, kids prizes will be given out to lucky winners. Must be present to win. Some of our Sponsors include: YATES COUNTY FAIR ASSOC.,  ROTO SALT COMPANY, SENECA LAKE DUCK HUNTERS ASSOC., LAKEVIEW ORGANIC GRAIN, LLC., DOUGLAS B. MILES AGENCY, WOMEN OF THE MOOSE #1519, MICHAEL CASTNER'S GARAGE, SENECA SHORE WINE CELLARS, PRATTSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT, FINGER LAKES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, PENN YAN VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORP. MORSE VINEYARDS and PINNEO FARMS.  We thank you one and all for the kids.

2.6 Diesel Truck Pull

Friday July 14, 2017
Beginning at 06:00pm

Come see these Powerful Diesel Trucks pull on one of the finest tracks in New York State. Proud sponsors are YATES COUNTY FAIR ASSOC. HANSEN AGGREATES, PEACOCK BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, MIKE'S CONSTRUCTION, PARADISE ENERGY SOLUTIONS,  JL SISSON CONSTRUCTION, TROMBLEY'S TIRE & AUTO and LONG MILK HAULERS.

Outlaw Pulling Series

Friday July 14, 2017
Beginning at 07:00pm

The Outlaw Pulling Series are back running this great series. They will run the 2.6 Diesel Pulling trucks, Street Stock Trucks. They also will bring in 2 Classes of Light Tractors and Modified Tractors. Big Rig Semi's Pull will finished this action packed night at the Fair Grounds. We welcome: DAVE MCELWEE EXCAVATING, RIBBLE'S SEPTIC SERVICE, SKIPP KNAPP WATER SYSTEMS, PENN YAN ELKS LODGE, THE BIRKETT MILLS, VILLAGE DRUG, YATES COUNTY FARM BUREAU, RAYMOND EMERY, CULVER'S INSURANCE AGENCY, KNAPP AUTO REPAIR,  RK HOWELL GRAVEL PRODUCTS, LYONS NATIONAL BANK., as Major Sponsors for the great event at the 178th Yates County Fair. 

Class Reunion Night w/ Ruby Shooz

Friday July 14, 2017
Beginning at 08:00pm

RUBY SHOOZ returns for the 178th Yates County Fair. This 50-60's band plays all the old time Rock & Roll music for your listening pleasure. Led by Lead Singer Jamie Cosco, band members,  Mark, Frank, Brian, Chris and Al perform as you enjoy a trip down memory lane.  SENECA LAKE DUCK HUNTERS ASSOC., KEUKA LAKE & LAND REALTY, MILLSTONE VET. CLINIC, MARBLE'S AUTOMOTIVE, SIMMONS RENTALS, PENN YAN PLUMBING & HEATING,  VILLAGE AUTO WORKS and BOB & AMY MILLER  are proud sponsors of RUBY SHOOZ Friday night.

Total Destruction Demolition

Saturday July 15, 2017
Beginning at 07:00pm

 Come early to ensure a great seat for the Saturday Night's Total Destruction Demolition Derby to close the 178th Yates County Fair.  Always a crowd favorite for young & old. If you enjoy banging, smoke and a little clay sprayed into the grandstands. The Yates County Fair is the place to be July 15th, 2017. Major sponsors are: YATES COUNTY FAIR  ASSOC., MIKE'S CONSTRUCTION, MARBLE'S AUTOMOTIVE & GLASS, YATES COUNTY FARM BUREAU,MORGAN'S GROCERY ELM STREET BARBER SHOP, MICHAEL CASTNER'S GARAGE, KNAPP AUTO REPAIR, WOOD TEX CORPORATION, VINEYARD VIEW WINERY, THE BEVERAGE BARON, E & V ENERGY, WATER STREET PHARMACY and SENECA HAIR DESIGN of PENN YAN.

Night Train Band Concert

Saturday July 15, 2017
Beginning at 08:00pm

The Yates County Fair is excited to bring the Band NIGHT TRAIN to the 178th Yates County Fair. This band will rock the place with their great music. Proud sponsors of NIGHT TRAIN are: YATES COUNTY FAIR ASSOC. SENECA LAKES DUCK HUNTERS ASSOC., STORK INSURANCE AGENCY, KNAPP & SCHLAPPI LUMBER, SILGAN PLASTICS, SHELDON HOSE COMPANY of PENN YAN.

Marchonda ExcavatingMorgan's Grocery

Morehouse Construction

Morse Vineyards, Inc.

Nate Olney Excavating

Paul Knapp Water Systems

RE/MAX DIVERSIFIED REALTYPlayland AmusementsKnapp & Schlappi LumberSeneca Lake Duck HuntersLyons National BankRoto Salt CorporationThe Birkett MillsThe Wagner Restaurant