The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs
Press Release

January 22, 2020

The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF) represents 52 Agriculture Fairs throughout New York State. The association's objectives are to promote and encourage agriculture, horticulture, and the domestic arts through annual fairs, including material and educational development of agriculture and industry in New York State. NYSAAF fosters a spirit of cooperation among NYSAAF members and a place for the exchanging of ideas on management and problems of general interest, resulting in the continuing improvement of fairs and expositions throughout the state, providing a memorable experience for all of our fairgoers.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, it was announced that the New York State Fair would extend its dates to include 5 additional days. Understandably, we are concerned about the local County Fairs with overlapping dates, as well as the limitations this may create for those respective agricultural showcases and entertainment packages, as well as all of County Fairs throughout the State and how it might affect them also. At this point, we do not know the impact that this will have on county fairs throughout the state during this transition. We will be working with all our county fairs to ensure that the communities are not negatively impacted. Next steps will be determined as we await further information from the New York State Department of Agriculture and the Govenor's Office.

Jason Lawrence
New York State Association of Agriculture Fairs, Inc.

New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs, Inc

May 1, 2020

The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF), comprised of 52 agricultural fairs located throughout New York State, is actively monitoring statements being made by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo regarding the holding of mass gathering events scheduled for this summer. At this time, no NYSAAF county fairs have received official correspondence from the Governor's Office with specific guidelines or restrictions to the hosting of mass gathering events. We will continue to monitor the situation, keeping fair visitors health and safety in the forefront of our decision making. NYSAAF will communicate with fairs and associate members to discuss this fluid situation once further guidance is available.

Jason Lawrence
New York State Association of Agriculture Fairs, Inc.

We know agriculture, and we know fun!

The area's biggest agricultural fair returns to Walton, NY

Get ready, because the 134st annual Delaware County Fair will be here before you know it! The Delaware County Fair in Walton, NY is the largest agricultural fair in the region and has something for everyone. Over 80,000 people flock to the six day spectacular in Walton, NY to enjoy our local events, shows, contests, rides, cuisine and more. If you're looking for family friendly local events, go ahead and mark Delaware County Fair down on your calendar for family fun and excitement!

What's your favorite part of the county fair?

When the Delaware County Fair offers so much fun and excitement, it's hard to choose! All of the fun and excitement of an agricultural fair is in Walton, NY! As a guest, you and your family can expect tons of fun with attractions such as:

  • Tractor and farm equipment displays and demonstrations
  • Livestock contests and encounters with over 1,000 animals
  • Great Food from corn dogs to cotton candy and local favorites.
  • Live entertainment all day long

Come share the fun!

We would like to invite you and your family to come spend some time with us at the Delaware County Fair. Our volunteer board of directors features local residents who are familiar with the agricultural industry and dedicated to providing you and your family the best experience at the Delaware County Fair. We are always welcoming of individuals and organizations that would like to help the Delaware County Fair of Walton, NY, be the best it can be for our visitors. If you would like to be a volunteer or sponsor at the upcoming fair, please reach out to us!

$25 Ride Wristband

$25 Ride Wristband

Available all week & good open to close

Purchased before the fair as the MEGA Pass it includes gate admission.


**The special imperial heat has been canceled due to lack of interest**

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