Celebrating our 173 year! rd
July 22â€“27, 2014
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Saratoga County Fairgrounds 162 Prospect Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-9701 (518) 885-5320 (FAX) www.saratogacountyfair.org
From I-87 (not for trucks) Northway to Exit 12 Follow signs for Route 67 West around the rotaries. Follow Route 67 West to Route 50 At light turn right onto Route 50 In the Village of Ballston Spa turn left at light by Cunningham’s Laundry onto Route 67 West. Go ¼ mile to bottom of hill. Turn right onto Charlton St. Turn left onto Fairground Avenue. Fairgrounds at top of hill
From Saratoga Springs Go south on Route 50 In the Village of Ballston Spa, turn right at the Getty Station onto Prospect Street Fairgrounds at the top of the hill
From Amsterdam East on Route 67 Left onto Middleline Road Right onto County Farm Road Right at stop sign onto Fairground Avenue Follow to the Fair
From Schenectady North on Route 50 In Village of Ballston Spa turn left at light by Cunningham’s Laundry on to Route 67 West Go ¼ mile to the bottom of the hill. Turn right onto Charlton Street Turn left onto Fairground Avenue Fairgrounds at top of hill
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Admission Information Tuesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 27, 2014 Gates open at 9 a.m. daily Fair Hours 9:00 a.m. – 12 Midnight, daily Midway Hours 12 Noon – 12 Midnight, daily Live Music Pavilion Hours 12 Noon – 12 Midnight daily Concession Building Hours 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. General Admission $10.00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday free gate premiums with full price ($10) ticket. Tuesday: Free Beach Bag to the first 5000 full price admission attendees, sponsored by 99.5 The River and The Gazette Wednesday: Insulated Mug to the first 5000 full price admission attendees, sponsored by Froggy 100.3 and Curtis Lumber. Thursday: Free 6 Pack Cooler to the first 5000 full price admission attendees, sponsored by 107.7 WGNA and the Times Union. See website at www.saratogacountyfair.org for more details. “Smaller Than Me” (Smaller than 52” when standing FREE Active Military with active duty card FREE Wednesday is Senior Day Senior citizens 65 and older until 5:00 p.m $5.00 Sponsored by BuyLocalDeals.com Season Ticket Single Ticket is $40 (Admits 1 person all week with free general parking in Fair Lots A, D & E only) Saratoga County Agricultural Society Membership (See paragraph 1 in General Rules & Regulations in the Exhibitors Handbook) $10.00 NO dogs, skateboards, bikes, roller blades, alcohol, laser pointers or weapons are allowed on the fair grounds. The fair reserves the right to inspect bags, coolers, etc. General Parking: FREE PARKING in lots A, D and E, special thanks to Price Chopper for providing the free parking. Parking on the Fairgrounds will be by special permit only. Once inside the Fairgrounds, attractions are free except food, drinks, rides and Midway games. www.saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com
Fair Administration Office Hours: Sat.-Sun., July 19-20 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 21 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Fair week: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday, July 28 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Off Season 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Entry Office Hours: Tues.-Thurs., July 8-10 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 11 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 12 (entries deadline) 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 18 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 19 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 21 10:00 a.m.-Noon and 7:00-8:00 Fair Week 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Advance Sale Tickets available at Price Chopper locations. Thank you to the members, families and Auxiliary of American Legion, Lt. Fred Clark Post 91, Mechanicville, for staffing the parking lots Fair week.
CONTACT US Phone: (518) 885-9701 Fax: (518) 885-5320 (DO NOT FAX ENTRIES) Web: www.saratogacountyfair.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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wishes to express our sincerest gratitude to all of these sponsors: CORPORATE:
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Made possible with the support of these Major Corporate Sponsors
Featuring The Worldâ€™s Largest Traveling Amusement Park
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Agway/True Value Airbrush by Curto Avon Bath Fitter Beekeepers’ Club (SABA) Bowman Orchards, LLC Brickyard Grill CKH Industries Culligan Water Conditioning Culture Shock/Airchair Co. Cutco Cutlery Eco Sun & Power Systems Gideons International of NYS Great Tree Handicrafts Inti’s Path Larry’s Woodcrafts Lil’ Ralph’s Ltd. Main Street Sales, LLC Mary Kay Cosmetics Mayfield Mills & Furnace, LLC New York Life Insurance Co. New York Lottery Rome Raceway Sammy’s Country Wagon Saratoga County Democratic Party Soda City F.D. Softub Express Southworth, Patti Tech Valley Technologies
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Partial List of Products
Feed, pet products horse supplies, honey, wood pellets, preservatives, shoes, etc Airbrush items painted on site: shirts, hats, signas, helmets, bibs, bandanas, etc Bug repellant display kit, demo products to be displayed Acrylic tub and wall liners Bee material, honey, comb, honey candy, pollen, candles, lip balm, lotions, soaps Apple cider/slush, donuts, turnovers, apple blossoms, baked potato, roasted corn Hamburgers, hot dogs, steak/sausage/meatball sandwiches, breakfast, chowder Owens Corning basement finishing systems & sunrooms, safe step walk in tubs Culligan water conditioning products Airchairs, hammocks, sea grass hats Cutlery, garden tools, BBQ tools, flatware, hunting & fishing knives, cookware Garden solar shed, standby automatic generators, solar electric, solat hot water Free information Kid sweaters, ladies dresses, poncho capes, animal hats, scarves, bracelets, etc Sweaters, dream catchers, flutes, jewelry, dresses, native shirts, hats, etc. Tree-formed scroll saw carved signs, coat racks, benches, other art work Sausage sandwiches,meatball sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, breakfast, etc. Massaging shoe insoles Skin care & makeup application techniques/pampering sessions & display Demonstrations: mills, wood furnace, chipper, winches, tractor, accessories Free child IDs Selling New York lottery tickets. Slot car racing track Wraps, homemade chips, sweet potato fries, onion rings, home-style sweet tea Promotion of Democratic Party and candidates Gourmet soda sold in fire department theme collectable mugs Portable hot tubs, saunas Political Campaign Airsoft duck hunt event
Shrivel’s Way Shrivel’s Way Smith Grandstand Meadow Townely Building Shrivel’s Way Grandstand Meadow Smith Smith Shrivel’s Way Smith Grandstand Meadow Smith Independent Square Kingsbury Park Shrivel’s Way Pavilion Square Smith Smith Grandstand Meadow Grandstand Meadow Pavilion Square Shrivel’s Way Shrivel’s Way Smith Grandstand Meadow Shrivel’s Way Independent Square Conservation
Mom was right–
Wash your hands!
Saratoga County Fair PROGRAM brought to you by
Turns out, Mom was, and is, always right.
The Saratoga County Fair, in order to provide a comfortable and safe environment, has additional hand sanitizer stations in primary areas at the fair to supplement bathroom sinks. Before eating the best fair food, please wash your hands. Petting of animals and contact with them are important parts of the agricultural experience at a fair, and we want to continue to provide the best experience to the fair public. E. coli 0157:H7, Salmonella, Campylobacter are animal-borne diseases which have been prominent in the news lately regarding fairs and petting zoos. Having farm and other animals available for interaction by our guests is what makes fairs different from amusement parks and festivals. Additionally we are requiring that, along with no smoking, all animal contact areas are “no eating” areas as well. The Fair, in cooperation with 4-H leaders, has established a Youth Ambassador group that will discuss proper handling of animals and stress proper hand washing after contact. They will have “walk around” hand washers who will offer a squirt of antibacterial lotion to fairgoers who wish to clean their hands. Gel stations are available in food areas as well as animal contact areas. This is just an extra method of assuring fair fun in the summer. Having a well-informed public is paramount to having a safe and happy time at the Saratoga County Fair.
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Daily Instructions, Education Demonstrations
In the Conservation Area: Soap Making Demonstrations by Deboraha Burnett Living History with “Dan Dan” the Mountain Man (AKA Ron Surdyka) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dutch Oven Cooking with Dave Felano & Friends 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wood Turning by Spa Woodturning Artists Guild Music by John Kribs & Friends, Noon – 5pm
Sawmill Demonstration by Mayfield Mills & Furnace in Kingsbury Park 10 a.m., 12 Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.
Culinary Demonstrations in the Townley Building Tuesday-Thurs. & Sat., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m. & 5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Blacksmith Demonstration in the Conservation Area 10:30 a.m., 12 Noon, 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
National Grid Live Line Electric Safety Demonstration in Grandstand Meadow Tues-Fri, 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. Sat & Sun., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.
Antique Machinery Demonstrations
Operating Train and Circus Display
in Kingsbury Park Throughout the day
in the Antiques Building Throughout the day
The Miracle of Animal Birth
Loom Weaving by Diane Epting of Lazy Day Farm
in the Townley AgriCenter Throughout the day
in the Lewis Building Throughout the day
Special Deal on Rides! Amusements of America
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National Grid Electric Live Line Demos National Grid is proud to be back at the 2014 Saratoga County Fair to talk to our customers and the public about the importance of safety. We are bringing back our exciting electric live line demonstrations, where trained line workers use an electric system model and tools to entertain and educate visitors on how to be safe around power lines this Summer. There will be multiple daily demonstrations to show how our electric network brings energy to communities, and provide important safety tips for anyone living or working near electric lines. National Grid is also bringing back the popular - and free photo booth, and staff will be on hand to provide fair-goers with giveaways, important life-saving information, and answer questions about the company and services.
Antiques & Antique Machinery Be sure to visit the displays in the Antiques building near the cattle barns. You will remember many items on display from the homes of your parents, grandparents and friends. Perhaps you have some undiscovered treasures in your own home. Last year, we were fortunate to have over 1200 items entered into over a thousand categories by residents of Saratoga County. There are household items, toys, tools, jewelry and many others too numerous to list. Ribbons are awarded to many of the entries and four special ribbons for items the judges deemed as their favorite on display. Antique Machinery has moved! It is now located near Gate 3, adjacent to the Conservation Department displays. There is another very interesting display of old time tools and machinery including a large variety of tractors, saws, engines and other items and a shingle maker creating shingles the old fashioned way, from a chunk of wood. www.saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com
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Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs The “Ultimate in Racing Pigs”! Many families head straight for the infield to see them first once they enter the gates of the Saratoga County Fair.
Daily Shows 11 a.m.,1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. The Infield
Kids Bucks Game Show Daily Shows 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Grandstand Meadow
Masters of the Chainsaw Masters of the Chainsaw’s main focus is the representation of only the finest professional chainsaw sculptors. The carvers they seek to represent are the very best in the world.
Daily Shows 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Kingsbury Park
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The Agricadabra Magic Show & Brad Matchett, Comedy Hypnotist The Agricadabra magic show is 25 minutes of quick paced magic and balloon art. The show uses facts about agriculture in New York State, such as Broiler chickens, egg layer chickens, milk production, average age of farmer and what percentage of farmers are women and where each ranks among New York State. All shows start with a 10 minute pre-show. At 10 minutes till start time of the show music starts and there is a balloon give away. Kids help hold 10 balloons to make the 6â€™ monkey in the tree. This is given away to person who answers the trivia question. Brad Matchett of Agricadabra will be doing a second gig, Brad Matchett Comedy Hypnotist daily as well following the Talent show nightly in the Talent Pavilion. Daily Shows - Agricadabra 12 noon, 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Tom Clements Family Center Daily Shows - Brad Matchett 8:30 p.m. Talent Pavilion
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The Alaskan Grizzly Experience Alaskan Grizzly Experience is an entertaining and educational show and exhibit. They travel around the United States to different fairs, festivals and sports shows to give the public an opportunity to get up close to a real Alaskan Grizzly Bear, while learning a little about them and what to do if you encounter a Grizzly Bear in the wild. They are USDA and FWC licensed.
about 600 pounds. Yogi and Booboo are the newest additions. They are brothers that are under a year old and are now going to be traveling with Alaskan Grizzly Experience as well. Tonk, Yogi and Booboo live on an 8 acre ranch in South Florida. They travel 4 - 6 months out of the
Dexter Osborn is their much experienced animal trainer. He has worked around exotic animals including bears, wild cats, elephants, and more for the past 10 years. Tonk is our six year old male Alaskan Grizzly, he stands over 7 foot tall and is
Daily Shows 12 noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m. Grandstand Meadow
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year to different sports shows, festivals and other venues to teach others about bears in the wild. While they are not traveling they have their own 2 acre habitat where they can roam, swim and play all day. Bears in Captivity help save bears in the wild.
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Amusements of AMerica Amusements of America, recognized throughout the industry as one of the nationâ€™s premier carnival operators, will be presenting exciting rides at their carnival midway at the Fair! Lots of new and modern rides will be in action at the Fair, according to Amusements of America officials. Visitors to this yearâ€™s Fair will get to experience the thrills of other spectacular rides like the Music Express, Bonzai, and Wave Swinger. Also appearing will be the Mardi Gras Glass House, guaranteed to pleasantly frustrate all who choose to enter into its mirrored maze. A $20 hand stamp lets you on the rides all day. Parents and children alike will love the complete Kiddieland, with plenty of modern, family-friendly attractions appealing to everyone. Carnival games appealing
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to all ages and skill levels will line the midway. A wide variety of fun foods like candy apples, snocones, and cotton candy, and long-time staples like corn dogs, funnel cakes, and sausage sandwiches will be in plentiful supply. Amusements of America is a 73-year-old, family owned and operated company. The company was founded with the purchase by Anthony Vivona of the Ferris Wheel from the just completed 1939 New York Worldâ€™s Fair. His five sons soon became involved in the operation. Today, over 60 years later, the business is still operated by the five Vivona brothers, with several of their sons and nephews now assuming leadership roles in the family operation. This family style of management has proven successful for the Vivonas.
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Draft Horses The Saratoga County Fair will begin a week of draft horse display on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 with fun and activities with the gentle giants of the horse world. North American Classic Series 6-Horse Hitch and the Large Draft Unicorn classes will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6 p.m. Rain date will be Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1 p.m. The Open Halter Classes by breed and other hitch classes will compete on Friday, July 25 beginning at 9 a.m. Morrisville State College will be presenting six horse hitch demonstrations in the Horse Ring on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday of Fair Week at approximately 6:00 p.m. each evening. Stall Awards will be given out Saturday, July 26. This show attracts International attention with Hitches that have come to Ballston Spa from Canada and states throughout the Northeast for the day. Be sure to see these magnificent horses with the meticulous harness
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and beautiful wagons. Horses and drivers will compete in single cart classes as well as team (two), four and six horse hitches. “The average weight of each horse is 2000 pounds, each harness is 150 pounds per horse, the wagon weighs roughly 3500 lbs, totaling 16,400 pounds for each six horse hitch. The ground rumbles when they are moving around the ring,” comments Julie ArmerCarson, horse trainer. Horses are trained for 5-6 days a week, 1 hour a day, like athletes. They start training at the beginning of April, show season is
mid-July until late November. Then the horse’s shoes are pulled, they are let out to pasture to be regular horses until March when they start exercising again. The fair features a covered seating area and an enlarged show ring to accom-
modate the huge hitches expected to compete. Come out and cheer for your favorite team! For more information, call the Saratoga County Fair Office at 885-9701 or Tom Armer at 885-5696.
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The 173rd Saratoga County Fair invites Saratoga County Schools each year to display their art, science and social exhibits at the fair from July 2227, 2014. Students also enter projects on their own. Three School Districts with the best displays win awards of a first prize TV & DVD combination, second and third prizes one TV and one DVD; four outstanding student entries receive a cash prize. There are ten honorable mentions for art and ten honorable mentions for Social/Science. Everyone will receive a ribbon. Categories are: Art, Social Studies/Science, Photography, Graphic Arts & Group Projects. For judging purposes, there will be two age groups; grades K-6 and grades 7-12.
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Sue Leahey, Kim Leahey & Joan Joyner, Education Superintendents, believe that the young citizens of Saratoga County are an important part of the community and should have the opportunity to share their school projects with the many thousands of people attending the fair. This year, Education will have â€œcraft timeâ€? every day at 5 p.m. so come and join the fun.
Senior Citizens Day
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Senior Citizenâ€™s Day is Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa. Admission for Senior Citizens (65 and over) is $5.00 until 5:00 p.m. Bingo is back! You may play Bingo from 11 a.m-12 noon in the Live Music Pavilion. At 12:00 noon, thee is a free picnic for seniors in the same location, sponsored by BuyLocalDeals.com. Come join the fun with your family and friends and check out the other displays throughout the fairground.
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LIVE MUSIC PAVILION 21 with proof of age to enter All free shows start at 7 p.m.
THURSDAY & Friday Â
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Grand stand entertainment
National Grid Grandstand Events • Tuesday & Wednesday – Double M Pro-Rodeo • Thursday & Sunday – J M Productions Demolition Derby • Friday – NYTPA Tractor Pulls • Saturday – 4 Wheel Drive Truck Pull Sponsored by:
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Double M Rodeo The Double M rodeo performing this year at the Saratoga County Fair are the same folks that put on the All American Rodeos of the past, the Double M Rodeo of Ballston Spa on Route 67, right behind the Double M Western Store. The majority of contestants are locals, with occasional cowboys and cowgirls coming from New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and New York. Rodeo also includes Bull riding, Team Roping, Breakaway Roping, Women & Youth Barrel Racing and Bareback Riding. There will be local folks coming out to support local riders. “Double M” stands for Martin & Martin, a family run outfit celebrating nearly 50 years in business. See them weekly on Friday and Saturday nights at the Double M Rodeo & Arena. Thursday and Friday in the National Grid Grandstand, also sponsored by Hits 95.9.
JM Productions, Inc. is a family entertainment industry specialist. They have been producing family entertainment from their office in Western New York for over 42 years. In 1963, W. Jay Milligan Sr. was asked to put on a demolition derby at the Erie County Fair in his hometown of Hamburg, NY (which is just south of Buffalo). He was then asked to produce demos at other fairs in the area. The success at these fairs brought about the incorporation of JM Productions. JM Productions, Inc. now produces over 60 motor sport events yearly. Events include “World’s Largest Demolition Derby®,” “Championship Figure 8 Racing®” and their patented “Stock Car Football®”. They have climbed the ladder to success to become the premier automotive events producer in the northeastern United States at county and state fairs. Jay Senior had a great career in the auto racing business prior to incorporating himself. He owned his own service station, raced stock cars, served in the Korean War, held the Race Director position at Lancaster Speedway, assisted in the production of major league auto racing from NASCAR to Indy by advising the announcers (Bill Flemming, Keith Jackson, Jim McKay and Al Michaels) what was about to happen during races. Come see the Demolition Derby Thursday, July 24 and Sunday, July 27 in the National Grid Grandstand, also sponsored by Hits 95.9.
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Friday in the
Grandstand The NYTPA event on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Saratoga County Fair features Super Stock Tractors and 2-Wheel Drive Trucks.
The Two-Wheel Drive class is considered the funny cars of pulling. These wheel standers run with fiberglass S-10 Chevy bodies, Dodge Dakotas, Ford Super duties and 23 Ford T-buckets. You name it and they are running it. They are producing upwards of 2,500 horsepower, from after market engines such as a Keith Black Hemi and the Fontana Arias to more common BBF and BBC engines from Fords and Chevys. They are allowed up to 575 cubic inches and can use superchargers or turbos burning methanol for fuel. These machines all use slipper clutches with a gearbox. They have Rockwell rear ends with planetary gears. The Dick Cepeck tires can produce wheel speeds up to 80 mph. The maximum weight of the vehicle is 6,200 pounds and are allowed 15 feet from center of rear axle to furthest point forward of the cab and weight box. The Super Stock tractor class allows four different types of tractors in the same class. Weights and regulations make this class very competitive. Super Stocks weigh 8,500 lbs and are limited to three turbo stages and 30.5 x 32 tires. The alcohol Super Stocks limit is 504 cid and weigh in at 7,500 lbs. Don’t miss this exciting event at the Saratoga County Fair!
Saturday in the GRANDSTAND
The ground pounding action for Saturday’s 4x4 truck pull include Superstock trucks, street diesel trucks and stock gas trucks. The afternoon Four-Wheel-Drive Pull starts at 1p.m., the evening show starts at 7 p.m. and both are free with your paid admission to the Fair. Both shows sponsored by National Grid.
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Daily Schedule Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Sponsored by Gazette Newspapers, 99.5 WRVE, and Your Hometowne Magazine
Throughout the day: Lewis Building: Duct Tape Pencil Flower Crafts with Emma Cohen, Free Make and Take, Craft Demonstration by the American Sewing Guild Live Music Pavilion: Music by No Outlet, Noon–5p.m. 8:30 am 4-H Horse Show
Horse Show Ring
10 am–1 pm Lewis Building 2 Handed/2 Colored Knitting & Cable Knitting with JoAnne Walpole & Jeanne Auciello 11 am–1 pm Lewis Building “Worm Farming” with Laurie Kruppenbacher. – Fun activity for all ages, especially children 11:30 am Townley AgriCenter Children’s Activity – “Leaf Print Cards” by CCE Noon Townley AgriCenter Container Gardening – Tops for Success – Susan Beebe, CCE 1 pm Talent Contest (ages 7 & under)
2 pm 4-H Goat Show
3 pm Townley AgriCenter “Healthy Eating” – Eat Smart NY Program, CCE 4 pm Saratoga County Fair Pageant
4–6 pm Lewis Building “Worm Farming” with Laurie Kruppenbacher. – Fun activity for all ages, especially children 4:30 pm Townley AgriCenter Children’s Activity – “Seed Mosaics”
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5 pm Milking Demonstration Stewart’s Shops Show Ring Craft Time Education 5–8 pm Lewis Building Last Minute Knitted Gifts with Ellen Tucker-Cohen. Come learn how to make knitted craft cup cozies, dish cloths, spa sets, hats, felted slippers and bowls. Copies of some patterns provided. Bring your knitting supplies and get a one on one lesson or just watch and learn. Questions answered. 6:30 pm–? Lewis Building Professional Critique of Photo Entries with Alison Goetsch Professional Photographer Critique of Fine Arts by Emily Mansir Critique of Flower Department Entries by Jen Howland 6:30–8 pm Townley AgriCenter Question & Answer Session-Vegetable gardening & how they are judged 7 pm Horse Show Arena County Draft Horse Show: Cart Obstacle, Simon Says, Log Pull 7–11pm Live Music Pavilion Rhett Tyler Sponsored By Your Hometowne Magazine 7:30 pm Grandstand Double M Rodeo Sponsored by National Grid
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Gate Premiums Provided by Froggy 100.3 & Curtis Lumber Senior Citizens’ Day Sponsored By Buy Local Deals.com • $5 admission for Seniors ages 65 & over until 5pm
Throughout the day: Lewis Building: Exploring Bluebird Conservation with Greg Stevens of the Saratoga County 4-H & Cooperative Extension, Duct Tape Bookmarks with Emma Cohen, FREE Make and Take Craft, Demonstration by the American Sewing Guild Live Music Pavilion: Music by No Outlet, Noon–5p.m. 8 am 4-H Horse Show
Horse Show Ring
10 am–Noon Tom Clements Family Center Drop off of entries for the Lego Contest 11 am Bingo for Seniors Live Music Pavilion Bead Stitching with Amanda Felano Lewis Building 11 am–1 pm Stewart’s Shops Show Ring 4-H Dairy Cattle Show 11:30am Townley AgriCenter “Healthy Eating” – Eat Smart NY Program, CCE
3–4:30 pm Lewis Building Holiday Arrangements. Learn floral holiday design ideas with Susan Beebe of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. All ages are welcome to participate. 4–5 pm Townley AgriCenter Fear Factor Veggie Style – children ages 4-12. Try 5 different veggies & earn a candy prize & a vegetable plant to grow at home 4:30 pm Townley AgriCenter Children’s Activity –“ Seed Mosaics”
Live Music Pavilion
5 pm Milking Demonstration Stewart’s Shops Show Ring Craft Time Education
12:30 pm Townley AgriCenter “Fun with Growing Herbs” – Stacy Simmons, Brookside Farms Nursery
5–7 pm Lewis Building Never Felt Better - Felting Demonstration by Artist Karin Vollkommer
1–3 pm Lewis Building Demonstration on Pen & Ink with Oil Rouging by the Dynamic Duo, Lindsey and Gail Trautman
6 pm Talent Contest (ages 12 & under)
Noon Picnic for Seniors
2 pm 4-H Sheep Show Peck Building Lego Contest Judging Tom Clements Family Center
7 pm County Draft Horse Show: Team Competitions 4-H Pet Care Show
3 pm Townley AgriCenter “Healthy Eating” – Eat Smart NY Program, CCE
7–11 pm Live Music Pavilion Big Sky Country Sponsored by 100.9 The CAT
Fun at the Fair!
7:30 pm Grandstand Double M Rodeo Sponsored by National Grid
Horse Show Arena 4-H Building
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THURSday, July 24, 2014 Gate Premiums Provided by The Times Union & WGNA • Daily Sponsor: The Adirondack Trust Company
Throughout the day: Lewis Building: Demonstration by the American Sewing Guild. Live Music Pavilion: Music by No Outlet, Noon–5p.m. 9:30 am 4-H Rabbit/Cavy Show 10 am County Draft Horse Show
Rabbit Tent Horse Show Arena
11 am Townley AgriCenter Culinary Demonstration by Lynne Cumm 11 am–1 pm Lewis Building What’s the Buzz? Beesewax and rolled candle making with Laurie Kruppenbacher. Great activity for all ages 11 am–3pm Lewis Building Learn about the process of getting art work published for children’s books with nationally acclaimed children’s book illustrator, Jody Wheeler, Ballston Spa native and NYC resident. Children are welcome to come practice their art skills with various media, like chalk, charcoal, pastels, etc. 11:30 am Townley AgriCenter “Nuts for Nutrition” – Diane Whitten, CCE 12:30 pm Townley AgriCenter “Butterfly Gardening” – Susan Beebe, CCE 1 pm Tom Clements Family Center Donut Eating Contest 2 pm Outside Townley AgriCenter Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull (Registration at 1pm) 3 pm Townley AgriCenter “Healthy Cooking” – Eat Smart NY Program, CCE 3–5 pm Lewis Building Making Faces by Artist Karin Vollkommer. Learn to work with polymer clay 4–5 pm Townley AgriCenter Fear Factor Veggie Style – children ages 4-12. Try 5 30 | 2014 Saratoga County Fair
different veggies & earn a candy prize & a vegetable plant to grow at home
4–6 pm Lewis Building Rubber Stamping with Becky Englehart. FREE “make & take” crafts for all ages. Learn about inexpensive ideas for future gift giving. 4–7 pm Live Music Pavilion Public Chicken BBQ by 4-H Leaders Association 4:30 pm Townley AgriCenter Children’s Activity – “Seed Mosaics” 5 pm Milking Demonstration Stewart’s Shops Show Ring Culinary Demonstration: Townely AgriCenter Farmers’ Market Recipes Craft Time Education 6 pm Talent Contest (ages 13 & over) Talent Pavilion 4-H and Open Beef Cattle Show Stewart’s Shops Show Ring North American Classic Series 6-Horse Hitch Horse Show Arena Tri-County Goat Show Peck Building 6–9 pm Lewis Building Spinning with the Rock Day Spinners. Last Minute Knitted Gifts with Ellen Tucker-Cohen. Come learn to make knitted craft cup cozies, dish cloths, spa sets, hats, felted slippers and bowls. Copies of some patterns provided. Bring your knitting supplies and get a one on one lesson or just watch and learn. Questions answered. 7–11 pm Live Music Pavilion Skeeter Creek Sponsored by Froggy 100.3 7:30 pm Grandstand Demolition Derby produced by JM Productions – Sponsored by National Grid www.saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com
Friday, July 25, 2014 Sponsored by National Grid
Throughout the day: Lewis Building: Carving with the Wood Butcher’s Wood Carving Club, Pottery Demonstration with Jim Best from Sacred Journey Ceramics, Demonstration by the American Sewing Guild. Live Music Pavilion: Music by No Outlet, Noon–5p.m. 9 am Open Draft Horse Show Tractor Pulls 9:30 am Dairy Cattle Show
Horse Show Arena Grandstand
Stewart’s Shops Show Ring
10 am 4-H Poultry Show
10 am–1 pm Lewis Building 2 Handed/2 Colored Knitting and Cable Knitting with JoAnne Walpole and Jeanne Auciello 10:30 am 4-H Horticulture Contest
11:30 am Townley AgriCenter “Veggie Art”(Kids make fun food characters) – Diane Whitten, CCE 12:30 pm Townley AgriCenter Low Maintenance Perennials-Stacy Simmons, Brookside Farms Nursery 1 pm Pie Eating Contest
3:30–6:30 pm Lewis Building Last Minute Knitted Gifts with Ellen Tucker-Cohen. Come learn to make knitted craft cup cozies, dish cloths, spa sets, hats, felted slippers and bowls. Copies of some patterns available. Bring your knitting supplies and get a one on one lesson or just watch and learn. Questions answered. 4 pm Talent Pavilion Hill Country Cloggers 4:30 pm Townley AgriCenter Children’s Activity – “Seed Mosaics” 5 pm Milking Demonstration Stewart’s Shops Show Ring Culinary Demonstration: Townely AgriCenter Farmers’ Market Recipes Craft Time Education 6 pm Talent Pavilion Talent Contest (ages 12 & under mini state)
Tom Clements Family Center
6–9 pm Lewis Building Spinning with the Rock Day Spinners
7 pm Grandstand NYTPA Tractor Pulls Sponsored by National Grid
1:30 pm Hill Country Cloggers
2 pm Townley AgriCenter Ice Cream Eating Contest Sponsored by Stewart’s Shops
7–11 pm Live Music Pavilion Skeeter Creek Sponsored by Froggy 100.3
2–4 pm Lewis Building Loom Weaving for Children with Sally Quinn 2:30 pm Blacksmith Demonstration
3 pm Townley AgriCenter “Healthy Cooking” – Eat Smart NY Program, CCE
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Saturday, July 26, 2014 Sponsored by Price Chopper
Throughout the day: Lewis Building: Pottery Demonstration with Jim Best from Sacred Journey Ceramics, Wood Carving with the Wood Butcher’s Wood Carving Club, Demonstration by the American Sewing Guild Live Music Pavilion: Music by The Spurs USA, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8:30 am Horse Show Arena Open English Hunt Seat Horse Show followed by Open Gymkhana 11 am–3 pm Lewis Building Spinning with the Rock Day Spinners 11:30 am Townley AgriCenter “Cooking with Maple & Honey” – Diane Whitten, CCE Noon Quilting Bee
12:30 am Townley AgriCenter Children’s Activity – “Seed Mosaics” 1 pm Truck Pull Pie Eating Contest
Grandstand Tom Clements Family Center
2 pm Townley AgriCenter Culinary Demonstration by Lauren Rowland 2–6 pm Lewis Building Tole Painting with Gail & Lindsey Trautman 3 pm Townley AgriCenter “Healthy Cooking” – Eat Smart NY Program, CCE 3–5 pm Lewis Building Glass Painting with Dave and Tina Navarro 4 pm Talent Contest (ages 13 & over state) Talent Pavilion 4-H Goat & Sheep Obstacle Course Peck Building 4:30 pm Townley AgriCenter Children’s Activity – “Leaf Print Cards” 5 pm Milking Demonstration Stewart’s Shops Show Ring Culinary Demonstration: Townely AgriCenter Farmers’ Market Recipes Craft Time Education 32 | 2014 Saratoga County Fair
6 pm 4-H Fashion Revue
7 pm Truck Pull Sponsored by National Grid Grandstand Young Farmer Olympics Stewart’s Shops Show Ring Annual Auction of Chainsaw Carvings Kingsbury Park 7–11 pm Live Music Pavilion Whiskey City Sponsored by WGNA 107.7 www.saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com
Sunday, July 27, 2014 Sponsored by Stewart’s Shops
Throughout the day: Lewis Building: Wood Carving with the Wood Butcher’s Wood Carving Club, Demonstration by the American Sewing Guild Live Music Pavilion: Music by The Spurs USA, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. 8:30 am Open Western Horse Show ADGA Open Goat Show
Horse Show Arena Peck Building
10:30 am Stewart’s Shops Show Ring 4-H Dog Grooming & Handling Competition 11 am–2 pm Lewis Building Rubber Stamping with Becky Englehart. FREE Make & Take craft for all ages. Learn about inexpensive ideas for future gift giving. 11 am–3 pm Lewis Building Spinning with the Rock Day Spinners 11:30 am Townley AgriCenter “Food Preservation Demo & Discussion” – Diane Whitten, CCE Noon Hill Country Cloggers
12–4 pm Lewis Building Crocheting Ruffled Scarves with Livilu and Temesa’s Boutique of Ballston Spa Origami Paper Folding with Master Origamist Dan Busha of Corinth. Come get FREE instruction on the caft of origami. 12:30 pm Townley AgriCenter Children’s Activity – “Seed Mosaics”
3:30 pm Townley AgriCenter “Healthy Cooking” – Eat Smart NY Program, CCE 4 pm Talent Contest: Best of Fair Education Awards Ceremony
4–5:30 pm Lewis Building Add Color to Your Summer Table. This is a FREE floral demonstration with Susan Beebe of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. All ages are welcome to participate. 5 pm Giant Ice Cream Sundae sponsored by Stewart’s Shops & Saratoga Dairy Promotion Committee Kingsbury Park Craft Time Education 6 pm Townley AgriCenter “Gardening Question & Answer” – Stop by to ask gardening questions 7 pm Grandstand Demolition Derby produced by JM Productions Sponsored by National Grid 7 pm–Midnight Jet Crash Billy
Live Music Pavilion
1 pm 4-H Dog Obedience, Miscellaneous Class Judging, Agility Classes Stewart’s Shops Show Ring Donut Eating Contest Tom Clements Family Center 1:30 pm Townley AgriCenter “Food Preservation Demo & Discussion” – Diane Whitten, CCE 2 pm Hill Country Cloggers www.saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com
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