Niagara County Fair

Niagara County Fair began on Wednesday and is sponsored by….

4-H youth and future farmers participated in the showing of livestock and young riders showed their steeds at the horse riding ring. The five-day event features exhibits, vendors and midway rides. Food and beverage is everywhere, as are farm animals, tractors and firetrucks. All are shined up for the fair.

I was at the Master Gardener booth on Wednesday. I answered gardening questions for a few hours and had a great time. The Master Gardeners had a plant sale and we handed out educational information. Guess who showed up? A real celebrity. See the resemblance?

Here are images from the Fair on Wednesday.

There were plenty of fair goers considering it was the first day.

There were sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, and chickens. All were well-groomed and ready for their blue ribbon.

These little porkers were a bit feisty as some of them were in a fighting mood. Guess they wanted to eliminate the competition, but their handlers had them quickly under control.

The sheep and goats looked so friendly and cute. The kids did a great job making them ready for exhibition. Sheared and combed. These guys wanted attention.

There were plenty of cows. Some looked like big cows and some looked a little like, well a big dog. I like the brown cow’s haircut. Of course, I am not sure if this was a cow or a bull. It looked too friendly for a bull, very pettable and all. I happen to like cows, but my favorite animals, besides dogs, is….

horses.

I used to be in 4-H a long time ago, and horses were my passion. Love to see the kids show.

If you are in the neighborhood, attend and support the Niagara County Fair located at 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, NY. Fair runs from Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 11 pm, and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Bring the kids and make a day of it. You’re bound to have fun.

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2 Responses to Niagara County Fair

  1. Christine B. says:

    Can’t wait for my state fair to start in a couple of weeks. My cousins always did 4-H growing up and I wished I could. Unfortunately, there is just no room to raise a cow or pig in the city;)

    Christine in Alaska

    • Glad you stopped in. I too love Fair. It brings backs so many memories of my horses long gone. I live in the city of Niagara Falls and wish I could have a couple of chickens to eat up the slugs, plus I think they are kinda cool. Not allowed though, but in Buffalo, they got it written into the ordinances because one lady complained, and when the officials checked out the history of this part of the city, found it to be farmland. So in came the chickens.

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