Delaware County Fair and New York State Fair create compromise despite scheduling conflicts


first_imgWALTON (WBNG) — The New York State Fair announced the addition of five days to their schedule. While spending more time at the fair sounds fun, the added days have caused issues for overlapping county fairs. “Agriculture is what we push on. We’re one of the largest agricultural fairs in New York State. As far as animals that are here on the grounds, we have well over 1000 animals,” said Delaware County Fair President Ed Rossley. “They would have two days into our fair, and that was going to affect our animals, our 4-H exhibitors, our normal exhibits,” said Jason Craig, a director for the Delaware County Fair. Officials say they spend the entire year prepping for the celebrations. When changes like these happen suddenly, it can put a dent in their scheduling. “It’s been decided that they’re going to hold their normal schedule and they’re going to open up the Tuesday after our fair. It’s not going to affect anyone here at the Delaware County Fair,” said Craig. “Signing contracts, scheduling judges to come in, ground improvements, we’ve got very large fairgrounds with a lot of buildings, so that takes a lot of upkeep,” said Craig. center_img While carnivals and games are a highlight for many people, the Delaware County Fair says they offer something just a little different. Despite the scheduling conflicts, both fairs have been in talks, reaching a solution that works for everyone. The Delaware County Fair runs from August 17-22, with the New York State Fair kicking off on August 21. No entries for fairs will be affected by the scheduling changes. While the New York State Fair will open early, officials say they will accept late entries from exhibitors.last_img

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