Rochester Country Fair cancelled Thursday and Friday

Aug 6, 2019

The Rochester Country Fair will now be held Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. only.

The Rochester Board of Health notified fair organizers on Monday afternoon of a dusk to dawn curfew due to the “high risk” of Eastern Equine Encephalitis or EEE in our area. This curfew has been implemented for all Town events, including the Fair.

Fair organizers knew that the Fair's busiest time revolved around its evening events and that closures will have a huge financial impact upon the Fair. However the organizers wanted to prioritize the health and safety of the public. 

Saturday the fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with antique tractor pulls, antique tractor show, food and craft vendors, a children’s play area and corn box, live music by The Strangers at 1 p.m. and Kendra and Jake at 4 p.m.

On Sunday the fair will open the same hours, with Smoke and Speed Modified Truck and Tractor Pulls, Slab Pulls, HOT LOUD and FAST, an Ice Cream Eating Contest sponsored by Captain Bonney’s, the horseshoe contest and the children’s play area and corn box.

Admission to the Fair will be free to the public. Donations are gratefully appreciated.