Seneca County Fair


Seneca County Fair

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Friday, July 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

(CLICK HERE for PDF of 2017 Seneca County Fair book)

Pullorum Testing

If you plan to exhibit chickens, pheasants, pea fowl, guinea fowl, or turkeys at the Seneca County Fair, they need to be pullorum tested. Ducks and geese do not need to be pullorum tested. Seneca County's Pullorum Testing Clinic is Tuesday, June 6th from 5:30-6:30pm. Please let Susan know if you plan to attend.

There is a Poultry Showmanship Clinic immediately following the pullorum testing at 6:30pm. Please register at online or with Susan. The deadline for registering is TODAY!

Animal Health Requirements

There are a number of health requirements for bringing animals to the fair. They differ from species to species. Please read the information from NYS Ag and Markets here. If you have questions, please contact Susan.

Please note that the following information for goats is not in the Ag and Markets policy but is required by New York State and Seneca County 4-H:

The use of the off label rabies vaccine, as administered by a licensed veterinarian, will be a requirement for all 4-H goats intended for public exhibit that meet the age requirement of three months. Proof of immunization must be provided with a certificate signed by administering veterinarian. The use of barrier fencing to restrict public access to goats will only be required when animals are too young to be vaccinated. Kids too young to be rabies vaccinated but born to rabies vaccinated mothers and housed to avoid rabies exposure are exempt from the requirement for barrier fencing unless specified by county health departments. When exhibiting goats that require barrier fencing, the Department of Animal Science at Cornell is available to provide guidance on a simple, effective, and cost effective pen structure that complies with this policy. For immunized goats older than three months, Association 4-H staff are required to provide posters that inform the public about the risks involved with animal exhibits and the importance of hand washing. The Department of Animal Science will provide links to materials that can be used for this purpose. In addition, New York State Health Department guidelines will be followed for reporting any animal exposure incidents. 

Prepare for Fair Meeting and Pre-Fair Entries

Please consider attending the Prepare for Fair Meeting on June 13th from 6 - 7:30 pm at the Seneca County CCE office. This is a perfect opportunity to get your last minute questions answered about the pre-fair entries and to sign up for the many volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Clean-up and Set-up days for Floral Hall (the exhibit hall)
  • Clean-up and Set-up for the Dairy Bar
  • Clean-up and Set-up for the Animal Barn
  • Dairy Bar workers
  • Animal Show assistants
  • BBQ Server
  • Floral Hall supervisors who lead hands-on activities and engage the public
  • Take-down and Clean-up for Floral Hall
  • Take-down and Clean-up for the Dairy Bar
  • Take-down and Clean-up for the Dairy Bar
Save the Date
  • June 6 (Tuesday) Pullorum Testing
  • June 13 (Tuesday) Prepare for Fair Meeting
  • June 15 (Thursday) Pre-Fair Entry Forms Due
  • July 17 (Monday) Floral Hall Entries Evaluated
  • July 19-22 (Wednesday-Saturday) Seneca County Fair
  • July 23 (Sunday) Fair Take Down Day
Contact Information

    Rachel R. Williams, M.Ed.
    4-H Youth Development Resource Educator
    (315) 539-9251 ext. 102

    Susan Coyle
    4-H Community Educator
    (315) 539-9251 ext. 110


    Floral Hall
    100 Swift Street
    Waterloo, New York 13165