Even the extreme heat and late week rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of fairgoers to the 169th Allegany County Fair.
Overall attendance was up for the week and most seemed to have a good time.
A sincere thank you is extended by the board of directors to all who helped and supported this annual event. Without the efforts of the many volunteers, organizations, county rescue squads, county legislators, county sheriff and deputies, county department of public works, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4-H, media( both print and radio), Kerton’s for flowers, directors families and our employees we could not have made this event successful.
An increase in entries in both dairy and beef cattle entries had us scrambling to make provisions for them just before the fair but it all worked out and all were accommodated.
The evening entertainment schedule was changed this year. The Unique Music Tribute program on Wednesday which highlighted Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Elvis was organized by Craig Wilkins and also featured Nashville Comedian and impressionist Johnny Counterfit. This was well received and drew many favorable comments including for the format change. The East Coast Extreme Quads and Motocross Stunt Show was held on Friday. This was limited by our narrow track but also received good reviews.
We will continue our efforts to provide an agricultural, educational and enjoyable family event at an economical cost. We welcome your suggestions and comments.
Thanks to all who attended the “Fair with a Country Smile” and we look forward to seeing you and your friends for the 170th Allegany County Fair July 14 – 19, 2014.
Emily L Ormsby, Advertising Director For the Board of Directors Allegany County Agricultural Society