The 2017 Afton Fair
July 6 - 9, 2017
with Gillette Shows!
Route 41, Afton, NY ~ 607-639-1525
Save the date! On Saturday, July 11, starting at 6:00 pm, The Afton Fair will be hosting Off the Street Truck Pull. Classes for this event are Stock off the Street pick-up trucks: 5800lb gas, 6200lb gas, 8000lb diesel and enhanced 8000lb diesel with chip and exhaust modifications. The competitors will battle for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place purses in each class, with a first place trophy and bragging rights.Thanks to a GREAT new sponsor, BCQ Service Inc. of Oxford, we will be adding another class to the Truck Pulls, 8000 lb 2.6 Diesel 4x4. It is going to be exciting to hear the roar of these mighty diesel pickups battle for 1st through 5th place purses, with a first place trophy and bragging rights in front of the Grandstands. Stay tune for more updates as time draws near and on Facebook at "Afton fair 2.6 truck pulls".
We are also working on rules and with a potential sponsor for a 6200 lb open gas 4x4 with DOT tires. Stay tuned for more updates as time draws near.
Grandstand tickets will be sold starting at 4:30 pm, admission will be $7.00 for age 6 and above and age 5, and under are FREE!
Full details including rules and regulations will be available soon on the Afton Fair Website: theaftonfair.com or call the Afton Fair Office at 607-639-1525.
Founded in 1889, The Afton Fair has become a cultural leader in the local community. Our stability results from the loyal dedication and hard work of many volunteers and from the many individuals, businesses and foundations that financially support what we do year after year.
The Afton Fair is celebrating its 126th anniversary this year. The theme and title of this year's celebration is "Farm Days at the Afton Driving Park", taking us back to the original old time agricultural fair. The dates are July 9th - July 11th. Despite the lack of a midway, the event with great programs and a variety of family-oriented offerings, will enhance the quality of life in this community, making it a better, more interesting place to live.
The Board of Directors is working hard to organize events that will have something for everyone.
Thursday July 9 has been proclaimed Senior Citizen Day and will include harness racing, floral hall, exhibits, the small animal display including alpacas, harness racing, entertainment, games, a pie baking contest run by the Eastern Broome Senior Center, a drawing for 2 children's bikes and great food. There will be a "Down on the Farm" Community Parade with Doodle Bugs, floats, Antique trucks and tractors. The parade will be followed by Fireman games and fireworks. Admission is free on Thursday.
Friday is Service Day and honors the military, police, EMTs and firefighters. Admission is $2.00 per car and $1.00 per person walking in. Along with exhibits and activities that started on Thursday, Friday has several special events that include the youth dairy show, military displays, Team Trivia with DJ Dave, and a cider pressing demonstration. Micro-breweries and local wineries have been invited. The K-F Rodeo will be in front of the grandstand. Tickets are $10 with kids age 5 and under free.
Saturday is Family Day with general admission at $2.00 per car and $1.00 per person walking in. Activities start early with a craft market, Miss Frozen pageant, Northern Star Productions District 5 Karaoke Contest, youth dairy show, Wagner Nineveh Open Horse Show, Dog agility demonstration, kiddie tractor pull, battle of the bands and many displays and demonstrations. An off the street truck pull in front of the Grand Stand will be the evening activity. Tickets are $7 with kids age 5 and under are free.
Additional activities and events are still in the planning. Remember to check the website theaftonfair.com for more information and forms to enter events during the fair.
For more information about Farm Days at the Afton Driving Park and the Afton Driving Park, or to contact us with suggestions or feedback, contact us through our Privacy & Contact page or call us at 607-639-1525.
© 2007 - 2016 Afton Driving Park and Agricultural Association Inc.,
Design by Regina Birdsall, Last Updated Monday, 15-Jun-2015 02:29:07 CDT
2016 Major Sponsors
Valley Veterinary Association
Victoria L. Gregory
Afton Sertoma Club
RJ's Diesel Repair, Inc.
Blue Ox Energy Products
Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home
ETM Solar Works
Romo Machine, LLC
Clark Construction & Sons
Main Street Grill & Bakery
View the full list of our 2016 Sponsors!