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Rain is not stopping the Herkimer County Fair's opening day

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Herkimer County Fair got off to a rainy start, but that's not stopping people from enjoying the sights and sounds of the 173rd annual event.

More than 60,000 people will stop by the fairgrounds in Frankfort for the six-day run. Some of the highlights include rides, agriculture displays, live music and fair food. So much fair food, in fact, you could have dinner at the fair every night of its run without eating the same thing twice.

"There's lots to see and do," said Gerry Elthorp, treasurer of the fair. "Activities for the kids every day, events in the show ring every night, a tractor pull."

Elthorp also mentioned the radio, a demolition derby and agriculture events, which happen daily.

The Singing Vegetables are back in the Commercial Building, and fireworks are scheduled for Tuesday night, weather permitting.

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