Herkimer County Fair underway in Frankfort

Attractions include games, rides, animals, and of course Fair food.

Posted: Aug 13, 2019 6:20 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2019 11:08 AM

FRANKFORT, N.Y. - The Herkimer County Fair kicked off Tuesday, and there is a lot planned for the week ahead.

The opening ceremony was Tuesday afternoon at the Fairgrounds in Frankfort.

Attractions include games, rides, animals, and of course Fair food.

Gerry Elthorp, Treasurer and Manager of the Herkimer County Fair, says the Fair draws crowds of people from all over, not just within Herkimer County.

“We have about attendance of about 70,000 people, and we get them from all over. It becomes the family unity spot. We have people that come in from Virginia yearly, and people who camp, have homes here, and go to Florida for the winter. (They) come up here and meet as a family group," Elthorp told NewsChannel 2.

Elthorp also says highlights of the Fair are the entertainment and agriculture.

“The cattlebarns are full, we have a lot of entertainment that's free for the price of the ticket.” Elthorp said.

The Fair runs through Sunday.

Highlights for Wednesday include children’s day with rides opening at Noon, and Shania Twin’s final performance at the Herkimer County Fair.

Complete list of events and highlights listed here.

Admission is $10.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 5-12, and free for children ages five and under. Parking is free.

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