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Otsego County Fair

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 08-07-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

Artists Paint at Brookwood Point

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PAINT THE POINT – 7 a.m. – Noon. The public is invited to walk the gardens and view artists at work as they paint Brookwood Point. Resulting pieces will be on sale with the Cooperstown Art Association. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Rte. 80, Cooperstown. 607-547-2366 or visit otsegolandtrust.org/calendar/paint-the-point

OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come enjoy music, rides, food, exhibits, and much more at the Otsego County Fair. Otsego County Fair Grounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 08-06-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

Novel Program To Learn
About History At Hyde Hall

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DRAG SHOW – 7:30 p.m. Hyde Hall presents local drag artists guiding visitors through time to learn about the origins of the estate and the history of the area. Event includes signature cocktails, live music, dancing, and fun. Tickets, $30 general admission. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park., Cooperstown. 607-547-5098 or visit hydehall.org

OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come enjoy music, rides, food, exhibits, and much more at the Otsego County Fair. Otsego County Fair Grounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 08-05-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

Oneonta Muralist Returns

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OPENING RECEPTION – 5 – 7 p.m. View new works from returning Oneonta Artist Cynthia Marsh. Marsh once painted the murals around Oneonta before moving to Colorado including the mural ‘First People’ on Water St., Oneonta. Her new works are inspired by the ideas that came during the pandemic which she is now sharing with our community. Held at the Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. 607-431-2080 or visit facebook.com/cmarshsacredgeometry

OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come enjoy music, rides, food, exhibits, and much more at the Otsego County Fair. Otsego County Fair Grounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

Floral Hall: Letter to the Editor

Reader laments loss of Fair’s Floral Hall

To the Editor:

For 144 years Floral Hall has been the home of wonderful exhibits, countless memories, and community involvement at its best! It is the oldest building on the Otsego County Fairgrounds, and holds an honored spot in the National Register of Historic Places.

Having recently learned this building is slated for demolition next month, I felt it would be irresponsible of me to allow its demise without a fitting tribute. It is absolutely possible to preserve Floral Hall; unfortunately, this will not happen. I am so heartbroken over the loss of this treasure, I cannot bear to visit the grounds without it.

Floral Hall has always been a focal point of the Otsego County Fair for countless delighted fairgoers. With its 90′ by 90′ foot print, it encompasses no small portion of the fairgrounds.

Many generations have devoted their passion and talents in lively competition for the prize of “Best of the Best,” beautifully displayed in the very center of the building for all to see. It has served as the ideal meeting place for friends to begin a fun day at the fair. On the hottest of fair days, it was a peaceful, cool, “Haven of Rest” for weary fairgoers, and provided ample room for many to escape those pop-up downpours that so often occur during a fair week.

The loss of Floral Hall is more than simply the loss of a magnificent structure. It is the loss of a deep heritage and an old friend.

It will be desperately missed by those who were blessed to experience its contribution to so many lives for so many years.

Pat Patterson
Mt Vision, NY

Otsego County Fair winds up with Sunday sundaes and packed rides

Above: Tarry Moore, left, and Barbara Moore enjoy ice cream Sunday, Aug. 8, at the Otsego County Fair’s closing day. Bottom right: Jeffrey Meyers and his mother Lucille Meyers dance Sunday as Dirt Road Express plays in the background. (Kevin Limiti/AllOtsego.com)

Otsego County Fair winds up with Sunday sundaes and packed rides

By Kevin Limiti • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

MORRIS — Loud screams filled the air at the entrance of the Otsego County Fair on the closing day, Sunday, Aug. 8, as thrill seeking people enjoy

ed the rides.

The smell of fried foods, the sound of vendors hawking blooming onions, elephant ears, funnel cakes and other types of fried fair food and the invitations by the game vendors to try your hand at a shooting games and ball throwing games permeated the atmosphere.

At the entertainment tent, people in Old West attire danced to the sounds of country and rockabilly. The line for the box office stretched around the corner and the sounds of the demolition derby was so loud that nothing could be heard in that radius.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Last day of the 2021 Otsego County Fair! 08-08-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUGUST 8

Last day of the 2021
Otsego County Fair!

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OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for the Final of the 6 best days of summer featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food, Demolition Derby, Chainsaw art auction, ice cream social, open western show, much more. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Truck Pull, Karaoke competition, livestock show parade, more at County Fair 08-07-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

Truck Pull, Karaoke competition,
livestock show parade, more at County Fair

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OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for the 6 best days of summer featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food, fair truck and semi pull, Karaoke finale, 4-H Dog Demo, Livestock parade of champions, Open gymkhana, much more. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Tractor pull, horse shows, more at County Fair 08-06-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

Tractor pull, horse
shows, more at County Fair

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OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for the 6 best days of summer featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food, NYTPA tractor pulls (admission $10), open Karaoke, Western and English horse shows, the Baby/Toddler contest, much more. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

Best Bets: August 5, 2021

Best Bets

August 5, 2021

The Otsego County Fair features
tractor pull, demolition derby

The Otsego County Fair has opened. Stop by for rides, games, food, livestock shows and more. Events include the demolition derby, tractor pulls (antique and NYTPA), horse shows, karaoke and more. Check the website for the full list and schedule. At the Otsego County Fairground, 469 Mill St. in Morris. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 8. Call 607-263-5289 or visit otsegocountyfair.org.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Demolition Derby, tractor pull Otsego dancers, more at County Fair 08-05-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

Demolition Derby, tractor pull
Otsego dancers, more at County Fair

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OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for the 6 best days of summer featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food, the Demolition Derby, antique tractor pulls, a performance by the Otsego School of Dance and Performing Arts, much more. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Rodeo, horseback games, Butternut Valley Grange singers, more at County Fair 08-04-21
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

Rodeo, horseback games, Butternut
Valley Grange singers, more at County Fair

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OTSEGO COUNTY FAIR – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for the 6 best days of summer featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food, the Rafter Z Rodeo (admission $10), 4-H games on horseback, Butternut Valley Grange singers in the grange building, Karaoke contests, much more. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 469 Mill St., Morris. 607-263-5289 or visit www.otsegocountyfair.org

Otsego County Fair returns for 2021 fun

Two kids on one of the rides at the Otsego County Fair. (Contributed)

Otsego County Fair returns for 2021 fun
Fair to feature demolition derby, tractor pull

By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

After a year off because of COVID, the Otsego County Fair is back for 2021 with almost a whole week’s worth of events.

The Fair, which takes place between Tuesday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 8, will feature events including
the demolition derby, a rodeo, a magician, a tractor pull show, harness racing and many other attractions.

The fair has an average yearly attendance of 30,000 people. This will be the 75th year of the fair.
Fair manager Lisa Jones said in spite of the difficulties of last year and the pandemic, the 2021 Fair will proceed as normal.

Cooperstown & Around and City of the Hills: July 29, 2021

Cooperstown & Around and City of the Hills

Vaccination tent to be set up at County Fair

A pop-up clinic by the Otsego County Department of Health will be giving COVID vaccines at the Otsego County Fair. The vaccines will be available from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug. 6.


Laurens to celebrate Community Day

The Laurens Community Day will be held Saturday, July 31. There will be yard sales in the village, along with family activites from 10:30 am to 4 p.m., including the Utica Zoo Mobile.
Lunch will be available for $10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-orders will be available by emailing Laurensfiredepartment@gmail.com. There will be original music from 6 to 8 p.m., with make-your-own ice cream sundaes.

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