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July 29, 2013

Niagara County Fair offers, new, renewed and favorites

Niagara Gazette — While the Farm-City Breakfast is the traditional kickoff for the Niagara County Fair on Wednesday morning, the annual mid-summer celebration offers some new and renewed activities this week.

The county fair runs Wednesday through Sunday at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lake Avenue. 

New to the fair will be “K9s in Flight.” The “Homeless to Flying” show, features what is described as world-class K9 athletes and will be held three times on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; four times on Saturday, and two times on Sunday.

The Air Mutts, who are rescued or adopted dogs from shelters all over the country, will do dock-diving, high jump and frisbee in a high-flying atmosphere.

“It’s the first year we had them,” said Cathy Lovejoy Maloney, the executive director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. “It’s family oriented and kids will enjoy it. It’s great for kids.”

The renewed activity will be the Firefighters Parade on Saturday. It was last held 20 years ago and several people asked about it, according to Maloney.

The Niagara County Fire Chiefs Association is sponsoring the parade which will line up at 3 p.m. at Wyndham Lawn and proceed into the fair rounds to the Wrights Corners Fire Co. beer tent. Lake Avenue will be closed to traffic during the parade.

About 20 pieces of fire-fighting apparatus will be featured in the parade. There will be marchers from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

Favorites returning include the greased pole event, chicken barbecue, tractor parade, 4-H awards, Classic Car Show and carnival rides.

During the Farm-City Breakfast, Samantha Chilcott, the winner 2013 Fair Logo will be recognized as well as the top nine entries. 

The 4-H members worked all year to prepare their fair entries in the areas of animal science, plant science, social science, nutritional science, mechanical science and natural sciences. Home environment and consumer economics creations are on display at the 4-H building. Some ribbon winners will be displayed at the State Fair in Syracuse at the end of August.

Daily tickets are $3. Advance five-day weekly passes are $12 for adults, seniors and children 7 and older. Ages 6 and under are free. Fair visitors will have free parking by entering through the north side entry gate.

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