8-2-13county-fair-signby Eva Potter

It’s not too late to check “county fair” off your annual bucket list. The Cattaraugus County Fair will be in full swing at the fairgrounds in Little Valley until Sunday, Aug. 4.

Check out loads of agricultural events including animal shows, The week of good, clean fun will feature 21 amusement rides, games, animals, great carnival food, live musical entertainment, demolition derby, horse shows, magic and more.

Friday don’t miss the All Breeds Horse Show, Livestock Showman Contest, Barnyard Olympic, Monster Truck Pit Party free with grandstand admission, and Monster Mash Monster Truck Rally.

Daytime Saturday events include the Open Class Dairy Show, All Breeds Horse Show and Market Animal Sale. The evening is capped off with the USA East Sanctioned Big Rig Truck Pull & WNY Pro Stock Tractor Pull.

Sadly, the fair comes to a close for the year on Sunday. Come and spend the day getting your last fix of delicious carnival fare, midway rides and animal shows. The long-awaited WNY Championship Small Car Demolition Derby and WNY Championship Large Car Demolition Derby are the crowning jewel events, drawing crowds from near and far.

Evening entertainment for the remainder of the fair will cost an additional $5 grandstand charge, including the Monster Truck Rally on Aug. 2, the USA East Sanctioned Big Rig Pull Series and WNY Pro Stock Tractor Pull on Aug. 3, and the Championship Demolition Derby’s last night on Aug. 4.

The fairgrounds are located at Route 353 and N. Ninth St. in Little Valley. General admission at the gate is $9. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.cattarauguscofair.com or call (716) 938-9146.

(See Connections on page 6 for an inside look at fairs.)