Heavy rain early in fair week was just something else to be dealt with and all pulled together to make the best of the situation at the 170th Allegany County Fair. Overall attendance was down slightly but most seemed to enjoy the fair in spite of less than ideal weather.
The Fair Board of Directors extends a heartfelt thank you to all that supported this event. The efforts of the many organizations, volunteers, county legislators, Angelica Police, NYS Police, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, county rescue squads, county department of public works, Cooperative Extension, 4-H, Village of Angelica, media (print and radio), director’s families and our employees helped make this event successful.
The 2014 Fair was dedicated to Rod Biehler for his many years of dedication, promotion, volunteerism and support of our county fair.
A special THANK YOU to this year’s fair sponsors: JoPo Farms and Jack & Carol Potter, RG Mason Auctions & JRM Equipment, LC Whitford Co. Inc, Bob’s Market, East Wind Nursery, LaForge Disposal & Excavating, Inc., Ungermann Excavating, Inc.,Al Utecht & Gary Stebick, Charles “Chuck” Jessup, East End Market, Maple City Dodge, Rob & Georganne Carney, Southern Tier Concrete Products, Inc., Steuben Trust Company and Allegany County Area Foundation. We are especially grateful to Sorrento Cheese, Dan Heil Trucking and Steamburg Milk Cooperative for handling the milk produced during the fair. Many others donated awards, trophies and prizes and we thank them as well.
Extra accommodations for cattle were again necessary this year with over 200 dairy and over 100 beef animals to be housed. The participants were very cooperative and all worked out well.
The Friday night Monster Truck Show was the biggest attraction of the week with WNY Pro Farm Pullers and Boys & Bulls Rodeo also having good crowds. An exhibit of artifacts from the Allegany County Museum was also a special attraction this year. Some of these items will continue to be on display each year at the fair. The 15-member board of directors will continue their efforts to provide an affordable family-friendly, agricultural and educational event. Your suggestions, ideas and support are always welcome. Perhaps you might be interested in being a board member - contact a current member for more information.
The “Fair With a Country Smile” tried to provide “Fun for the Whole Herd” this year and again thanks all who supported and attended this event. We look forward to your continued support. See you at the 2015 fair.
Emily L Ormsby, Advertising Director
Allegany County Agricultural Society