Madison County Fair

Accepting Scholarships Applications


Brookfield, New York, Feb. 17, 2015


In January several members of the Madison County Fair Board traveled to Rochester to attend the 127th Annual New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs Convention.  Forty two fairs were represented with over 800 individuals in attendance.
At the convention it was announced that once again the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF) and New York State Showpeople’s Association (NYSSA) are in process of accepting applications for their annual scholarship program, which will award up to ten $1,000 scholarships in 2015.  These scholarships are available to students who are New York State residents, who currently are (or have previously been) active in a fair that is a member of the NYSAAF or the NYSSA and who plan to attend (or already attend) college in pursuit of a degree.  The application is formatted so that you can complete it online at .  To be considered the application must be on this form and submitted on hard copy to the fair where you have been active.  Applications can be dropped off at the Beaver Den Diner in Brookfield or mail to: Madison County Fair, PO Box 114, 1968 Fairgrounds Rd., Brookfield, NY  13314.  The deadline for applications is Friday, April 10th, 2015.
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Madison County Fair’s 175th Success


Brookfield, New York, July 14, 2014



When the gates closed on July 13, 2014 the Madison County Fair surpassed the remarkable milestone of entertaining and educating fairgoers for 175 years.  The 175th celebration was a careful crafted mix of old favorites and new activities that entertained patrons and participants daily.  In honor of this special occasion a mural was painted on a wall in the Merrill building depicting a timeline of renowned events and entertainers that have contributed to longevity Fair.


A couple of the old favorites were Buffalo Barfield and Two by Two Zoo that entertained fairgoers daily.  A new addition was the Karaoke Contest that attracted a number of talented vocalists and qualified 6 lucky individuals for chance to win $2,500, along with an audition on “The Voice”.  Cattle, horses, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and rabbits all came to compete for blue ribbons.  The Madison County Youth Bureau overflowed the events tent Saturday with activities for the youngsters.  The stage showcased live music, the Talent Show and the Miss & Mister Madison County Pageant.  Poems were recited at the poetry reading and stories were shared at the Brookfield Speedway Reunion.  The 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 Courier, 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 175th edition of the Fair.


For those interested in obtaining a memento from this historic event, the Madison County Fair’s 175th logo commemorative postal mark will be available at the U.S. Post Office in Brookfield for 30 days following the Fair.  Also, anyone who missed the demolition derby or any of the power pulling events will get another chance when the Madison County Fairgrounds gears up for Wheel Days on Sept. 26th thru 28th.  


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