posted on July 19, 2012 16:26
It’s an annual event filled with games, entertainment and the smell of delicious food.
The County fair is going on now at the Genesee County fair grounds in Batavia this week.
If you stop on down to the County fair you don’t have to walk far for the fun to begin.
As soon walk through the gates you can ride the mechanical bull or at least that’s what 16-year old Blake Arnold did. He and his family were passing through County from North Carolina.
“It was rough; it was a lot harder than the ones we’ve got down South. Just use one hand it’s all in the legs,” said Arnold.
Walk a little further and you’ll see there are plenty of pigs, sheep, horses and cows on show for the kids to pet. For the adults there will be a meat auction said 4H Leader in the Genesee County Swine Club John Duyssen.
“At 7o’clock the auction will start. Mr. Kent will be the auctioneer tonight for the show. The auctions procedure will start off with a goat sale, the lambs will go next, the steers and then the hogs will finish the show sale tonight,” said Duyssen.
This yearsCounty fair is packed with rides, tons of vendors and wooded sculptures carved by a chainsaw. Wood Cutting Artist Matthew Hass said he loves seeing people’s faces as he carves.
“I like the kids, they get that like, old school Garfeild hung on the back of a windshield kind of look on their face or if I’m doing something completely different that nobody can figure out, they look at it and then all of a sudden there it is,” said Hass.
When it’s time to eat don’t fret as there is plenty of food too eat.
Trina George said she originally brought her kids to see the farm animals and the tractors, but they couldn’t resist one fair favorite.
“We got a little fried dough on the way out of the door, a little treat to end the day here. You tried to go to the fair as often as you can get a fried dough,” George said laughing.
The Genesee County will be going on until Saturday and will end with a tractor-pull for everyone to enjoy.