By Alicia Dziak

The Cattaraugus County Fair is coming to the Little Valley Fairgrounds July 30- Aug. 5! Get ready for amusement rides, animals, special events, music and more at this fun-filled annual event.

The Grandstand events sure are grand this year, with the Monster Truck Rally, Truck and Tractor Pull, Demolition Derbies and great concerts sure to bring in great croawds and great excitement.

On Aug. 1, the Charlie Daniels Band will take the stage with their unique southern rock sound.

Monster Truck Shows will take place on Aug. 3 and 4, with the Big Rig Truck Pull on Aug. 4. The Championship Demo Derby will be held Aug. 5

Head to for $8 advanced sale tickets to all of the above shows.

The July 31 Kane Brown show is sold out, but there are even more events planned in the Grandstand with free admission. Check out the World’s Largest Demolition Derby plus SUV demolition derby (exhibition only) on July 30, and the WNY Pro Stock Tractor Pull on Aug. 2.

Animal lovers will enjoy the nuerous agricultural events at this year’s fair, including 4-H Horse shows, goat shows, donkey and mule shows, rabbit shows, sheep shows and barnyard Olympics.

As always, the fair is full of entertainment.

New for 2018 is Hansen’s Spectacular, a fully self contained acrobatic thrill show. The Hansen family tours the U.S. performing at fairs and festivals, performing high speed juggling, extreme hula hoops, aerial ring, Olympic trampoline and cubs spinning display just to name a few. Find out more at

Also new this year is Bearadise Ranch, which promotes habitat preservation and conservation for all bear species. Learn about bears and gain an appreciation for them up close and personal. Through their shows, they hope to educate the public as well as entertain them about the future of bears. For more information, visit

Of course, no fair is complete without an array of amusement rides for the kids and the kids at heart. Featured rides include the Circus Train, Dizzy Dragons, Farm Tractors, Fire Chief, Sky Diver, Hurricane, Grand Carousel, Fun Slide, Zumur, Tilt-A-Whirl, Pharaoh’s Fury Magic Maze and more.

Visit for more info and stay tuned to next week’s Ellicottville Times for the schedule.