Mohawk Valley County Fairs

Summertime in the Mohawk Valley brings warm weather and lots of outdoor activities along with county fairs beginning in July and ending just before Labor Day.

Mohawk Valley county fairs offer plenty of ways to learn more about agriculture with exhibits and competitions.

Here in the Mohawk Valley, we love our local farms and at our county fairs, you’ll see plenty of our favorite farms showcasing what they do while demonstrating how they do it. Wrapped in music, entertainment, food and so much more, our county fairs have plenty of fun for everyone.

  • Boonville Oneida County Fair (July 25-30) – The first Fair held by the Boonville Fair Association was on the dates of September 11, 12, 13, and 14, 1888, on the grounds leased by the Driving Park Association, which is the present location, except that considerable land has been added since that time.
  • Otsego County Fair (August 1-6) – The Otsego County Fair became an entity on January 26th, 1877, when the Department of State issued a Charter as requested by 24 residents of the area, incorporating the Butternut Valley Agricultural Society.
  • Schoharie County Sunshine Fair (August 8-13) – Began in 1876 with the formation of the Cobleskill Agricultural Society planning for a fair September 20-22, 1876.
  • Herkimer County Fair (August 15-20) – The Fair began in 1841 as the Herkimer County Agricultural Society, traveled from village to village, and became located at the Herkimer Site (which is now the Herkimer Thruway interchange) in the early 1900’s.
  • Fonda Fair (August 30-September 4) – The society was organized October 13th 1841, and the first fair was held on the courthouse grounds, November 11th and 13th, that year.

Take a look at the Mohawk Valley region’s upcoming county fairs!

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