Genesee County Fair moving ahead as planned Annual event will take place Aug. 24-30



Sheep shearing at the Genesee County Fair in 2019. File photo

Sheep shearing at the Genesee County Fair in 2019. File photo

GENESEE TWP. — In a summer of cancelled festivals, concerts and family events, the Genesee County Fair is still moving ahead as planned.

The Genesee County Agricultural Society Board of Directors released a statement on their website recently announcing their intention to hold the fair this year, Aug. 24-30 at the E.A. Cummings Center, 6130 Mt. Morris Rd.

“We know that there have been many questions relating to MSU Extension’s decision to cancel or limit its programming through the end of the summer. This news has no effect on the production or operation of the Fir,” the statement reads. “The Genesee County Agricultural Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is an autonomous organization that produces the Fair each year. The Fair is host to 4-H, Open Youth and Adults who enter exhibits each year; this year will be no different.”

As it does every year, the Genesee County Fair will include youth 4-H and adults to enter their accomplishments for competition – whether it be livestock, agriculture, fine arts, culinary arts or photography.

Competition details and guidelines are available at gcf.org/exhibitorforms.html. Contact the Fair Office at 810-687-0953 for questions about how to enter.

There will also be nightly events at the grandstand. They are as follows:

Aug. 24 – Monster Truck Show

Aug. 25 – Bump n’ Run

Aug. 26 – Truck and Tractor Pull

Aug. 27 – Travis Tritt

Aug. 28 – Figure 8 Derby

Aug. 29 – Rodeo

Aug. 30 – Mud Bog

The fair board is asking that everyone attending the 2020 Genesee County Fair, whether it’s the public, vendors or exhibitors, do their part by following the Center for Disease Control’s recommended guidelines by wearing masks and social distancing.

Details: www.gcf.org or to volunteer go to www.gcf.org/volunteer.html.