Your Guide to the Niagara County Fair

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Did you know the largest youth fair in the state takes place in Lockport? #themoreyouknow

Every year 35,000+ people attend Niagara County Fair. NBD. Clearly locals and out-of-towners love this tradition. Never been? You can expect 5 full days of family fun. Think food, live music, performances, contests, rides, and more. Mark it your calendar. The Niagara County Fair takes place from July 31 to August 4.  

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Fair Food

To celebrate the start of the festival there’s a Farm City Breakfast, complete with scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, hash browns, and sweet rolls on July 31 at 8 a.m.

As for the rest of the fest, the 4-H Milk Bar is always a fair favorite for fresh milkshakes, floats, and ice cream. The food vendor lineup is seriously stacked. You’ll find all the classics like old fashioned kettle corn, candy apples, taffy, curly fries, burgers, hot dogs, soft pretzels, nachos, freshly squeezed lemonade, and so much more. 

 

Entertainment 

This year’s headliners are furry and four-legged. And yes, canine. The Dynamo Dogs perform all over the country. Their entertaining variety act is award-winning and truly one-of-a-kind. 

There’s also an aquatic acrobatic show. This world-class act brings together five generations of the most talented performers for a unique water stage production. Plus, there will be an exotic petting zoo and plenty of carnival rides and games for your whole fam to enjoy.  

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Live Music 

Live music in the summertime is the best, right? This year, many talented artists will take the stage to entertain over the 5 days. Tune in, here’s the lineup so far. 

Wednesday: 

  • Derek Mediak Band: 1:00pm-5:00pm, Portable Stage
  • Creekside Classic Country: 5:30pm-9:00pm, Portable Stage

Thursday:

  • Mike Hartman Band: 2:00pm-5:00pm, Main Stage
  • Celtic Cross: 5:30pm-9:30pm, Portable Stage

Friday:

  • Carl Motyka: 11:30am-2:30pm, Portable Stage
  • McHenry & Baz: 3:00pm-7:00pm, Portable Stage
  • Tryst: 6:00pm: 10:00pm, Main Stage (Beer Tent)

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Saturday:

  • North of Forty: 11:45am-2:45pm, Portable Stage
  • Eric Burgett: 4:00pm-8:00pm, Portable Stage
  • 90 West: 7:00pm-11:00pm, Main Stage (Beer Tent)

Sunday:

  • Carmen & Lizzy: 10:00am-1:00pm, Portable Stage
  • The Getting Better Band: 1:30pm-4:30pm, Portable Stage

 

4-H Exhibits 

4-H is a big part of the Niagara County Fair. Wait…what’s 4-H? It’s the nation’s largest youth development organization. Members work all year to prepare entries for the fair in different categories. Blue, red, and white ribbon winners will be chosen during the fair, and earn the honor to represent Niagara County at the NY State Fair. 

From carnival games and rides and live music to fair food to the 4-H animal shows, there’s truly something for everyone at the Niagara County Fair!

 

Niagara County Fair 

July 31- August 4 

Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00am-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday 10:00am-11:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (4487 Lake Ave, Lockport) 

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