It is with a heavy heart that we notify you that The Rochester Country Fair was notified by the Rochester Board of Health on Monday afternoon of a dusk to dawn curfew.
Due to the High Risk of EEE in our area, this curfew has been implemented for all Town events, the Fair being one of them.
Our main concern is for the public.
Acknowledging that the Fair’s busiest time revolved around many of our highly popular evening events, saying this will have a huge financial impact upon the Fair is an understatement.
Over the past 24 hours, we have made some pretty tough decisions on what we can do to keep fairgoers safe and continue the tradition of the Fair.
We decided to cancel Thursday and Friday as well as the evening portion of Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday we will be open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with antique tractor pulls, antique tractor show, food and craft vendors, a children’s static play area and corn box, live music by The Strangers at 1:00 pm and Kendra and Jake at 4:00 pm.
Sunday we will be open from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm with Smoke & Speed Modified Truck & Tractor Pulls, Slab Pulls, HOT LOUD and FAST, Ice Cream Eating Contest sponsored by Captain Bonney’s, Horseshoe Contest as well as the children’s static play area and corn box.
Admission to the Fair will be free to the public. Donations are gratefully appreciated.