Madison County Grew a Great Fair!
Brookfield, New York, July 22, 2015
The 176th Madison County Fair demonstrated it has indeed got a Good Thing Growing. Even intermittent rain showers did not dampen the spirit of enthusiastic concert goer’s opening night when the awarding winning country duo Montgomery Gentry took the stage. Some enjoyed the show under the cover of the grandstand; others donned their rain gear to be closer to the stage, while some danced in the rain on the mud track.
Horses, sheep, goats, and rabbits came to compete for blue ribbons. The dairy and beef cattle shows featured 22 youth exhibitors, all 7 breeds of cattle were represented with over 70 head of cattle in attendance. The karaoke contest sent 7 contestants to the Grand Finale to compete for a chance to audition for NBC’s “The Voice”. Demonstrations and hands on projects were hosted by 4-H throughout the fair’s 4 day run. The stage showcased the Talent Show and the Miss & Mister Madison County Pageant. BMX stunt cyclist flew through the air and visitors to the petting zoo had the opportunity to ride a camel.
The Youth Tent hosted over 200 people throughout the six hours the tent was operational on Saturday. A total of 122 youth each received a goody bag full of activity books and games generously donated by the American Red Cross. A dozen Madison County organizations offered free activities and valuable information to fairgoers.
As well as the opening night concert, grandstand crowds were entertained with trucks & tractors spinning their wheels to compete for trophies and the demolition derby proved once again to be a “smashing” success playing to a capacity crowd that sold out before the first engine roared to life.
The Directors of the Madison County Fair would like to thank all of the volunteers, superintendents, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors and patrons; along with the Madison County Board of Supervisors, Madison County Tourism, Madison County Sheriff’s Department, Madison County Youth Bureau, Madison County 4-H, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and everyone who contributed to the success of the 176th edition of the Fair.
Summertime Fun at Madison County Fair
July 9th –12th
Brookfield, New York, June 28, 2015
Summertime fun is just around the corner when the Madison County Fair opens on July 9th. The 176th edition of Madison County Fair is sure to be a memorable event with the awarding winning country duo Montgomery Gentry headlining the Bug Country (99.7 & 101.1 FM) 20th anniversary concert opening night. The excitement continues throughout the 4 day run with power pulling events and the ever popular demolition derby.
Come and experience for yourself all the offerings of a traditional agricultural fair; Animals, Agricultural Exhibits, Midway, Contest, Pageants, & Shows. Delight to the “Unherd” of Entertainment of Buffalo Barfield. Join the fun when the Madison County Youth Bureau takes over the events tent with plenty of fun activities. Discover Who’s Got Talent at the Talent Show and cheer on the Karaoke contestants as they attempt to qualify for a blind audition on NBC’s hit show “The Voice”. Witness the crowning of Miss & Mister Madison County or try your luck at the Frozen T shirt contest. Ride a camel or thrill to the BMX Stunt show. You will find all this and much more at the Madison County Fair in Brookfield, July 9th- 12th.
Buckle Up! You’re in for a Wild Ride at the Madison County Fair
Brookfield, New York, June 16, 2015
Drivers and Spectators alike will thrill to one of the wildest and most popular shows at the Madison County Fair when the Demolition Derby and Rollover competition take place on Saturday, July 11th at 6pm.
These demolition derby drivers don’t do circles; these gladiators crash, smash, and battle each other down to the last vehicle standing. The winners of each heat (8-12 car battle), along with the winner of the consolation heat (a 2nd chance for any surviving vehicle that did not win in its original heat) are eligible to compete in the feature battle. The last vehicle running and moving in the feature heat will take home the championship trophy, cash, and qualify for the State Fair Demolition Derby.
Hang on to your seat, for the Rollover contest. Is it a true test of courage or craziness (judge for yourself)? These drivers charge the ramps with no other purpose than to roll their car over. The driver able to roll his car over the most times takes home a trophy and cash.
All perspective drivers, please check out the rules and regulations in our premium booklet that can be found at www.madisoncountyfairny.com
Typically this event plays to a sellout crowd, mark your calendar and arrive early to claim your seat for the wildest ride at the Fair. Note: Grandstand seating is limited to 1,500.
Youth Bureau Hosts Youth Tent at the Madison County Fair!
Brookfield, New York, June 1, 2015
The Madison County Youth Bureau is again coordinating free activities in the events tent on Saturday, July 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the 176th Madison County Fair, 1968 Fairgrounds Road in Brookfield. This is the seventh year for the Youth Tent. Over a dozen organizations will be present to offer families the opportunity to participate in games, crafts and fun. All activities in the Youth Tent are free with paid admission to the Fair. This is an excellent way for organizations to promote their services while also offering a fun activity for the children who visit the tent.
Increased Payouts for Truck & Tractor Pulls at the 2015 Madison County Fair
Brookfield, New York, May 28, 2015
The Madison County Fair has increased the payouts for all weight classes in both the Truck and Tractor Pulls for 2015. Third place winners will take home $50, second place will payout $100 and the first place winners will net a cool $200.
Tractor and truck pulling is a motorsport competition that is very popular across America. A man and a machine team together to pull a heavy sledge (sled) down the track. The sledge also known as a weight transfer machine is capable of stopping the most powerful tractor or truck with an awesome amount of transferred weight, along with the extremely large force of drag. A fine mixture of horsepower, traction, chassis setup and driving skill is required to win at this sport.
Well over 200 trucks and tractors rev, spin and roar attempting to pull a weight transfer machine 300 feet in front of the Madison County Fair Grandstand yearly. The Diesel Truck Pull will take place Friday, July 10th at 7pm, while the Gas Truck Pull is slated for Saturday, July 11th at 9am. Then on Sunday, July 12th the Tractor Pulling contest will begin at 9:30am and the Semi-Truck Pull gets going at 1pm.
Make your way to the Madison County Fair to enjoy one of these events this year.
How to Get FREE Gate Admission to the Madison County Fair
Brookfield, New York, May 19, 2015
Anyone entering three or more items that remain on the grounds for the duration of the Fair will receive a free exhibitor pass good for free gate admission throughout the Fair. Entries are now being accepted, browse the class listings at www.madisoncountyfairny.com and click on the premium booklet tab to explore the endless possibilities for exhibiting. Many departments have junior divisions (must be under 19 years of age on Jan. 1, 2015) that have no entry fee.
Baking, Gardening, Collecting, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sewing, and Knitting
Miss & Mister Madison County Pageant
Livestock Classes: Horses, Cattle, Goats, Lambs, Rabbits
Truck Pull, Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby and Rollover Contest
(Please Note: NYS has banned any poultry from State and County Fairs due to the Avian flu outbreak.)
Entry forms can be printed and mailed to: Entry Clerk, Madison County Fair, P.O. Box 114, Brookfield, NY 13314. If you are unable to access the internet listings you may leave a message at 315-899-5867, forms will be sent to you via US Mail. Please specify which departments you are interested in along with your mailing address. Entries are due no later than July 2nd and are open to our five good neighbor counties (Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Oneida, and Otsego) any exceptions to this rule are noted in those particular departments.
Madison County Fair Set for July 9th-12th
Brookfield, New York, May 12, 2015
The 176th annual edition of the Madison County Fair will run July 9th-12th, the 2015 theme is “We’ve Got a Good Thing Growing”. Plans are underway for some new exciting shows, contest, and surprises, along with the return of some old favorites.
The Madison County Fair & Bug Country (99.7 & 101.1 FM) has teamed up to bring the award winning Country Duo MONTGOMERY GENTRY to the Madison County Fair in Brookfield, NY. The Fulton Chain Gang & Skeeter Creek will kick off the show opening night, Thursday, July 9th at 6pm. Go to www.bugcountry.com for ticket information. Returning Grandstand favorites include the Demolition Derby with the Rollover Contest, along with the Truck and Tractor Pulling events.
New shows that are included in $3 general admission will be a Freestyle BMX stunt show and the Commerford Petting Zoo. The Cornell Cooperative Extension will be doing Conference Judging, Eat Smart NY Demonstrations, and a Meet Your Farmers Presentation.
Back by popular demand The Frozen T Shirt Contest, an audience favorite “Buffalo Barfield” and Northernstar Productions will be hosting the 2nd Annual Karaoke Contest with a chance to win a blind audition on NBC’s hit show “The Voice”.
All this and much more, so save the dates July 9th-12th, to enjoy some exciting Summer time fun at 176th edition of the Madison County Fair.