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News of Otsego County

Otsego County Fair

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.

COVID Vaccines will be offered at Otsego County Fair

COVID Vaccines will be offered at Otsego County Fair

STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

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 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug 3. and Friday, Aug. 6.

The available vaccines will be the Pfizer and the Johnson and Johnson.

“We’re excited to be a part of the event and to offer a convenient opportunity for folks to receive their COVID vaccine,” Heidi Bond, director of public health for Otsego County, said in a media release. “We encourage fairgoers to come see us for their vaccine, ask questions and take advantage of the other public health information and resources we will have at hand.”

People who get the vaccine will be eligible for prizes including a $100 gift card to Brooks BBQ among other things.

 

Otsego County Fair Announces Cancellation

Otsego County

Fair Cancelled

MORRIS – After” exhausting all avenues,” the Otsego County Fair announced that the 2020 event has been cancelled, according to a press release on their website.

“Without any guidelines from NYS, CDC, and with high demands for the Dept. of Health, it will be impossible to have the 75th Annual Otsego County Fair,” the press release read. “We completely understand your frustrations and heartbreak not having your county fair and we can assure you we’ve exhausted all avenues.”

Confederate Flag Putrid Reminder Racism Festers

LETTER from DAVID HAYES

Confederate Flag

Putrid Reminder

Racism Festers

To the Editor,

I read Jennifer Hill’s confederate flag story in its entirety and found the piece well written and sensitive to differing views. My objection is your newspaper’s implied endorsement of a hate symbol by front page placement.

This was the standard held high by treasonous men who shot and killed U.S. Army soldiers. It remains a putrid reminder of this country’s festering racism, and was more recently displayed by mass murderers with machine guns.

I have little patience with the heritage trope and see the stars and bars as glorifying white nationalism, anger and raw hatred.

DAVID HAYES

Coventry, Conn.

Rebel Flag Ominous To Many; Do We Want It At Fairs? NO!

LETTER from PAUL CONWAY

Rebel Flag Ominous To Many;

Do We Want It At Fairs? NO!

To the Editor:

Jennifer Hill’s article “… A Matter of Freedom,” raised the issue of whether Confederate flags should be marketed at county fairs such as ours, in Morris.

One side of the issue is well stated there. The vendor quoted was a reasonable individual who articulated the rights of all citizens to symbolically express themselves with displays of flags. There is “more and more buying both the rebel flag and the American flag together,” he remarked.

Historically, Confederate flags have symbolized support for slavery and secession from the USA. Most recently the flag in question has become a symbol that inspires defiance by Alt-Right and White Nationalist groups that promote random violence against non-white people.

Recall the photos of Dylan Roof in Charleston, S.C., and recent mass murders in other American cities. Just as the Nazi flag is seen as a dangerous perversion of contemporary German nationalism, the Confederate “rebel” flag is now ominous for many of us, a symbolic perversion of American nationalism.

No one should question the Constitutional right of individuals in this country to possess or display confederate flags: They still mean many things to different people.

Rather, given the context of increased polarization and mass murders by domestic terrorists, the question is simply: Do we want our county fair(s) to permit the display and sale of Confederate flags? For many of us here, as in Delaware County and throughout the state, the answer is NO!

PAUL CONWAY

Oneonta

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