This year is the 125th Afton Fair, and we are delighted to be able to announce that there will be a midway for this milestone year. Gillette Shows will return this year for a Wednesday through Saturday event.
Since the news that we were able to secure a midway, we have had several meetings as a board and as smaller committees working on specific aspects of entertainment and themes for the fair. We are making progress but have a lot of work to do.
We are working on putting together a grandstand event that is something that has NOT ever been seen at The Afton Fair that anyone on the board can remember. It also is an event that, with sponsorship support, can be affordable for us to put together, and as a result, be affordable for you, our customer. Stay tuned for more information on this while we secure the needed contracts to make it official!
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! 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 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.
We are in search of volunteers to help out with maintenance of the grounds, fair planning and keeping things moving during the fair. 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.
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!
Thank you to the vendors, browsers and buyers who came to our Flea Markets this year. We are planning on more for next year and are working to get the word out to get more vendors and visitors in. We look forward to next years Flea Markets!
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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