2023 TENTATIVE Fair Schedule

All events as of 1.17.23 are tentative. Many of these events remain to be confirmed with partners in the community.


2023 Orleans County 4-H Fair Schedule

Monday, July 24, 2023 Opening Day: Gates open at 4:00pm

Midway will not be open.

Daily Strolling Entertainment: CHEE CHEE the CLOWN 12pm-10pm

9:00am Senior Council Stand Opens Senior Council Stand
8:00am-3:00pm Commercial Exhibits in Place Throughout Event
9:00am Cloverbud Horse Show Followed by Walk/Trot Horse Show Carlos Marcello Arena
9:00am Rabbit and Poultry Meeting for all Exhibitors Wachob Building
9:20am Cattle Barn Department Meeting for all Exhibitors Cattle Barn
9:40am Goat/Sheep Department meeting for all Exhibitors Goat/Sheep Barn
10:00am Market Auction Weigh-In
10:00am-12:00pm Common Garden Vegetables, Market Packages, Cut Flowers, Indoor Gardening, Fruits and Nuts, Plant Collection (Preserved and Scrapbook), Landscape Pictures and Plants, Experiments, Horticulture Methods Judged Trolley Building
11:00am Field Crops Judged Trolley Building
1:00-3:00pm Group Exhibits, Food Preservation, Baked Goods and Visual Arts Judged Trolley Building
4:00pm Paid admission begins Wood and Taylor Hill Road Parking Lots
4:00-10:00pm Free Psychic Readings by the Shushed Charlatan Lartz Building
4:00pm 4-H Leaders’ Pie Stand Opens Pie Stand
4:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
4:00pm Dog Show Grooming and Handling Knight’s Building
5:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
6:00pm Opening Ceremony, Presentation of Colors by Orleans County Veterans Flag Pole on Ed Center Lawn
6:15pm Ice Cream Eating Contest Orleans Hub Stage
6:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
6:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
6:30pm 4-H Fashion Revue Orleans Hub Stage
6:30pm Mini-Horse Show and Horse Driving Classes Carlos Marcello Arena
6:30pm Trolley Building Youth Exhibits Open Trolley Building
7:00pm 4-H Swine Show Show Arena
7:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
8:00-10:00pm Orleans County 4-H Fair $1,000 Karaoke Contest Orleans Hub Stage
8:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
10:00pm Buildings Close Throughout Event

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Daily Strolling Entertainment: CHEE CHEE the CLOWN 12pm-10pm

8:00am 4-H English Horse Show Carlos Marcello Arena
9:00am Senior Council Stand Opens Senior Council Stand
10:00am 4-H Dog Obedience and Rally Knights Building
10:00am 4-H Dairy Goat Show Show Arena
10:00am Horticulture I.D. Contest Center Stage
11:00-3:00pm 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Showmanship Wachob Pavilion
12:00pm Paid admission begins, Buildings open to the public Wood and Taylor Hill Road Parking Lots
12:00pm-10:00pm Free Psychic Readings by the Shushed Charlatan Lartz Building
12:00–10:00pm OCALS Literacy Services Trolley Building
1:00-3:00pm 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Knowledge Contest Wachob Pavilion
2:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
4:00pm 4-H Leaders’ Pie Stand Opens Pie Stand
4:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
5:00-10:00pm Main Event Amusements $25 Unlimited Ride Wristbands during this session Midway
5:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
5:00- 6:00pm LEADERSHIP ORLEANS Rubber Duck Racers! ages 3-11 JCH of Buffalo Food Court
6:00pm 4-H Dairy Cattle Show Show Arena
6:00pm Registration Ends for Small Fry Pedal Tractor Pull Fair Office
6:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
6:00pm 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Show Costume, Pet and Cloverbud Classes Wachob Pavilion
6:00pm Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament.Pre-registration required. Lartz Building
6:00-7:00pm Storytime with Orleans County Libraries (Lee-Whedon Memorial Library) Trolley Building
6:00-7:00pm Hot Country Liners Dance Orleans Hub Stage
6:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
6:30pm Small Fry Pedal Tractor Pull JCH of Buffalo Tent
7:00pm 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Show, Breed Classes Wachob Pavilion
7:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
7:00-7:45pm Down Home Country Cloggers Dance Group Orleans Hub Stage
8:00-10:00pm Orleans County 4-H Fair $1,000 Karaoke Challenge Orleans Hub Stage
8:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
10:00pm Buildings Close


Wednesday, July 26, 2023Daily Strolling Entertainment: CHEE CHEE the CLOWN 12pm-10pm

8:00am 4-H English Dressage Horse Show Carlos Marcello Arena
9:00am Senior Council Stand Opens Senior Council Stand
9:00am 4-H Poultry Showmanship and Knowledge Contest Wachob Pavilion
10:00am 4-H Beef Cattle Show Show Arena
11:00am-1:00pm Nutrifare Senior Luncheon with the sing-along music of Craig Wilkins (Food will be served at 12:00pm w/ticket) Curtis Pavilion
12:00pm Paid admission begins, Buildings open to the public Wood and Taylor Hill Road Parking Lots
12:00–10:00pm OCALS Literacy Services Trolley Building
12:00pm-10:00pm Free Psychic Readings by the Shushed Charlatan Lartz Building
12:00pm 4-H Poultry Breed Classes Wachob Pavilion
1:30-3:00pm Bread & Butter Making Demo and Tasting Trolley Building
2:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
3:00-10:00pm Main Event Amusements $25 Unlimited Rides Wristband Midway
3:00pm Fair Official Meeting Fair Office
4:00pm 4-H Leaders’ Pie Stand Opens Pie Stand
4:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
5:00- 6:00pm LEADERSHIP ORLEANS Rubber Duck Racers! ages 3-11 JCH of Buffalo Food Court
5:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
5:00pm 4-H Meat Goat Show Show Arena
5:00pm Dog Knowledge Competitions Knights Building
6:00pm-7:00pm Storytime with Orleans County Libraries (Hoag Library) Trolley Building
6:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
6:00pm Registration Ends for the Small Fry Pedal Tractor Pull Fair Office
6:00pm Rooster Crowing Contest Wachob Pavilion
6:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
6:30pm Small Fry Pedal Tractor Pull JCH of Buffalo Tent
7:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
8:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
8:00-10:00pm Orleans County 4-H Fair $1,000 Karaoke Challenge Orleans Hub Stage
10:00pm Buildings Close
10:00pm Hay Bale Rolling Contest - Teams of 1-2 ages 16 and up. Register at the Fair Office by 9:50 PM Hay Bale Rolling Course

Thursday, July 28, 2021

Daily Strolling Entertainment: CHEE CHEE the CLOWN 12pm-10pm

8:00am 4-H Western Dressage Horse Show Carlos Marcello Arena
9:00am Senior Council Stand Opens
10:00am 4-H Sheep Show Show Arena
10:00am Wildlife I.D. Contest Log Cabin
12:00pm Paid admission begins, Buildings open to the public Wood and Taylor Hill Road Parking Lots
12:00–10:00pm OCALS Literacy Services Trolley Building
12:00-5:00pm Red Cross Blood Drive Education Center
12:00pm-10:00pm Free Psychic Readings by the Shushed Charlatan Lartz Building
1:00-7:00pm WNY PRISM, invasive species experts Lartz Building
2:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
2:00pm 4-H Dog Agility Demo Knights Building
2:00-4:00pm Family and Consumer Science Knowledge Bowl Trolley Building
3:00-10:00pm Midway Rides by Main Event Amusements $25 Unlimited Ride Wristband Midway
4:00pm 4-H Leaders’ Pie Stand Opens
4:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
4:30pm Cornell Recipe Chicken BBQ by Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension $15 Curtis Pavilion
5:00pm 4-H Llama Show Show Arena
5:00- 6:00pm LEADERSHIP ORLEANS Rubber Duck Racers! ages 3-11 JCH of Buffalo Food Court
5:00pm Pie Eating Contest Orleans Hub Stage
5:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
6:00pm Agility Dream Dogs Demo Knights Building
6:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
6:00pm Registration for Small Fry Pedal Tractor Pull Ends Fair Office
6:00pm-7:00pm Storytime with Orleans County Libraries (Yates Community Library) Trolley Building
6:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
6:30pm Small Fry Pedal Tractor Pull JCH of Buffalo Tent
7:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
7:00-7:45pm Hot Country Liners Dance Group Orleans Hub Stage
8:00pm Orleans County 4-H Fair $1,000 Karaoke Challenge Finals (No Qualifying Round) Orleans Hub Stage
8:00pm Small Animal Grand Master Information Session Wachob Pavilion
8:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
10:00pm Buildings Close
10:00pm Hay Bale Rolling Contest - Teams of 1-2 ages 16 and up. Register at the fair office by 9:50 PM Hay Bale Rolling Course

Friday, July 29, 2021

Daily Strolling Entertainment: CHEE CHEE the CLOWN 12pm-10pm

8:00am 4-H Western and Ranch Horse Show Carlos Marcello Arena
8:00am Open Class Llama Show Show Arena
9:00am Senior Council Stand Opens Senior Council Stand
12:00pm Paid admission begins, Buildings open to the public Wood and Taylor Hill Road Parking Lots
12:00–10:00pm OCALS Literacy Services Trolley Building
12:00-5:00pm Red Cross Blood Drive Education Center
12:00pm-10:00pm Free Psychic Readings by the Shushed Charlatan Lartz Building
12:00-6:30pm ESF-NYS OPRHP Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Lartz Building
12:00pm 4-H Dog Show Agility and Fun Classes Knights Building
1:00pm 4-H Cake Decorating Contest (for rules contact office) Orleans Hub Stage
2:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
3:00-10:00pm Main Event Amusements $25 Unlimited Ride Wristband Midway
4:00pm Royalty Questionnaires Due Fair Office
4:00pm 4-H Leaders’ Pie Stand Opens
4:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
5:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
5:00- 6:00pm LEADERSHIP ORLEANS Rubber Duck Racers! FINALS JCH of Buffalo Food Court
5:30pm Classic Car Cruise-In Education Center Lot
6:00pm Registration Ends for Small Fry Pedal Tractor Pull Fair Office
6:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
6:00pm Large Animal Grand Master Showman Livestock Areas
6:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
6:30pm Small Fry Pedal Tractor Pull JCH of Buffalo Tent
7:00pm-10:00pm LIVE MUSIC with Who Dats Orleans Hub Stage
7:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
8:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
10:00pm Buildings Close
10:00pm Fireworks Show (Rain Date Saturday @ 10:00pm)
10:15pm Hay Bale Rolling Contest - Teams of 1-2 ages 16 and up. Register at the fair office by 9:50 PM Hay Bale Rolling Course

Saturday, July 30, 2021

Daily Strolling Entertainment: CHEE CHEE the CLOWN 12pm-10pm

9:00am Senior Council Stand Opens Senior Council Stand
8:00am Open Class Sheep Show Show Arena
9:00am 4-H Gymkhana Horse Show Carlos Marcello Arena
10:30am 4-H Cat Show Show Arena
11:00am “Iron Chef” 4-H Youth Cooking Contest Starts Orleans Hub Stage
10:00am Paid admission begins, Buildings open to the public Wood and Taylor Hill Road Parking Lots
10:00am-10:00pm Free Psychic Readings by the Shushed Charlatan Lartz Building
10:00am-7:00pm Meet and Greet with US Border Patrol Curtis Pavilion
10:00am NEFCC Licensing Exam Education Center
10:00am Small Animal Grandmaster Showman Knights Building
12:00–10:00pm OCALS Literacy Services Trolley Building
12:00pm “Iron Chef” 4-H Youth Contest Judging Orleans Hub Stage
1:00-5:00 pm Main Event Amusements $25 Unlimited Ride Wristband (Tickets purchased this block good 1-5 only) Midway
1:00-7:00pm WNY PRISM, invasive species experts Lartz Building
2:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
4:00pm 4-H Leaders’ Pie Stand Opens Davis Building
4:00pm Awards Ceremony and Crowning of the Fair Royalty Show Arena
4:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
5:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
6:00 Registration Ends for Small Fry Pedal Tractor Pull Fair Office
6:00pm Blacksmithing Demo by Barn Owl Blacksmithing Beadle Heritage Building
6:00-10:00pm Main Event Amusements $25 Unlimited Ride Wristband (Tickets purchased this block good 6-10 only) Midway
6:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
6:30pm Small Fry Pedal Tractor Pull JCH of Buffalo Tent
6:30pm Market Auction Preview and Reception Show Arena
7:00pm-10:00pm LIVE MUSIC with the SKYCATS Orleans Hub Stage
7:00pm Free Entertainment: Doc Magic Trolley Building Lawn
7:00pm Orleans County 4-H Market Auction Show Arena
8:00pm Free Entertainment: Wonderland Circus Knight’s Green Space
10:00pm Hay Bale Rolling Contest - Teams of 1-2 ages 16 and up. Register at the fair office by 9:20 PM Hay Bale Rolling Course
Immediately Following Qualifier Hay Bale Rolling Contest – Winners only championship round. Hay Bale Rolling Course
10:00pm Buildings Close

Last updated January 17, 2023