There are a number of events happening at the fairgrounds through the rest of the summer, including racing by I-88 Speedway, Catskill Garden Tractor Pullers, a flea market and farmers market, the Afton Fun Shows AND on July 29, 2014 a Circus! That's right, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Walker International Events presents two Circus shows, the first one at 5:30pm and the other 7:30pm. Adult ticket price $15. Two children under 14 years free with one paid adult ticket, additional children under age 14 $5. Tickets can be purchased at NBT Bank in Afton. Refreshments and Souvenirs will be available.
The Board of Directors of the Afton Driving Park would like to thank everyone who made the 125th Afton Fair part of their summer plans! We hope that you enjoyed your time!
As always, we need the support of the residents of the Town and Village of Afton and neighboring communities. We always welcome volunteers, ideas and sponsors, and we ask that everyone puts a note on their calendar and join us on this journey! We would especially love to see increased involvement from stockholders. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the fair office at 607-639-1525 or contact us through our contact form. Help us make the 125th Afton Fair a success!
The Afton Fair Board is happy to announce that Gillette Shows has agreed to return to the Afton Fair in 2014 for our milestone 125th year. The 125th Afton Fair will open Wednesday, July 9 in the afternoon and run through Saturday night, July 12. Read entire news release.
The first flea market of the year has been scheduled for Sunday, June 1. Set up time starts at 8:30 am and the flea market will be open to the public at 10:00 am. Rules, pricing and application are available: [Rules] [Application]
The Afton Driving Park Fun Shows have been scheduled for 2014, and the class list and rule are now available. Visit them on the web on their facebook page or their website at www.funshows.theaftonfair.com.
The Catskill Garden Tractor Pullers have been pulling at the Afton Fairgrounds for a number of years, including during the fair. Their 2014 Schedule has been set with the first pull being on Sunday, May 18 starting at 10:00 am.
The Afton Driving Park and Agricultural Association, Inc. has affordable horse stalls for rent year-round! The horses must be up to date on Coggins and rabbies vaccine and a contract is required.
For more information, please call 607-639-1525 or contact us through the website.
In late 2013, The Afton Fairboard conducted a feedback poll. Over 170 people in the area, from a wide range of ages, responded to the poll. The most frequent feedback we received was that we needed to bring back a Midway to the fair, followed closely by exciting grandstand entertainment. As you can see, we have secured a midway, Gillette Shows, for the 125th Afton Fair, and we are working on a grandstand event that will meet those expectations. Another common theme in the feedback was affordability. We as a fairboard have alway strived to make the Afton Fair an affordable event and will continue to do so.
Again, thank you to everyone who completed the poll. We appreciate your input!
I-88 Speedway has set their schedule for the 2014 racing season. April 4 and April 11 are practice nights wwith first points night on April 18!
Visit the I-88 Speedway website for the latest information.
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