The county fair season in New York State is up and running with the start this week of the Oswego County Fair in Sandy Creek.
The 158th Oswego County Fair runs through Sunday. More than 50 county and youth fairs will run from July through early October, closing out the season at the Long Island Fair Sept. 25 to 27 and Oct. 2 to 4.
County fairs across New York State provide fairgoers with family-friendly fun, great music and food, but also a unique opportunity to learn about local agriculture, including where our food comes from.
"Every summer, millions of New Yorkers gear up for their local county fair and take part as exhibitors, competitors and visitors," said state Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball. "We have a great story to tell about our farmers and the hard work they do, and the county fairs provide New Yorkers a first-hand opportunity to learn about our vital agriculture industry."
Fairgoers can find a county fair in all 10 regions of the state. A listing of county fairs can be found at