NORWICH – The 169th annual Chenango County Fair gets underway today, bringing one of the county’s most enduring summertime traditions back to the fairgrounds in Norwich.
Each year, more than 40,000 people flock to the fairgrounds for the spectacle of sights and sounds that make up the Chenango County Fair. And with some big events on the docket again this year, organizers say they’re hoping for an even greater turnout.
“We have a lot of exciting things lined up, so we’re hoping people can come out and enjoy themselves,” said Chenango Ag Society President Mary Weidman. “It’s always a great event that has something fun for everyone.”
Gates officially open at noon today; and the day’s all about horse racing as NYS Sire Stakes harness racing takes to the fairgrounds racetrack. Races start early afternoon and continue throughout the day.
Today is also free admission day, courtesy of NBT Bank. Thousands of people are expected to make their way to the fairgrounds throughout the afternoon and especially tonight after the 4-h and Fireperson’s Parade kicks-off fair celebrations at 7 p.m.