Tickets on Sale Monday for the 132nd annual Chautauqua County Fair

The 132nd edition of the Chautauqua County Fair will take place July 21 through 27 on the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk and members of the Board of Directors have been very busy putting together a wonderful schedule of events!

Tickets are currently on sale online at and will remain so up to July 20. Tickets for the Fair as well as the highlighted Budweiser Grandstand features will go on sale Monday, July 16 at numerous locations around Chautauqua County. The county fair is one of the only ‘pay-one-price’ fairs remaining in the state. Pre-sale/pre-fair tickets are $6 until July 20. Fair Week tickets at the gate are $10. Other ticket prices and information are available online.

This year marks the return of Bates Brothers Amusements of Pennsylvania. Last year marked the first time a new midway had played the fairgrounds in over 18 years. Bates Brothers expect to add a couple of additional new rides to their layout for 2014.

The Budweiser Grandstand will be a focal point with plenty of returning favorites and new exciting acts for the event: Monday: Harness Racing, Tuesday: Demolition Derby Preliminary Rounds, Wednesday: The Black Cat Hell Drivers Stunt Show, Thursday: Empire State Pullers Association, Friday: Battle of the Bands, Saturday: “The Impossible Dream” – A Tribute to Elvis, the King of Rock n’ Roll with Sterling Pollaro, Sunday: NYS Demolition Derby Finals and State Qualifier.

The addition of The Black Cat Hell Drivers marks the return of thrill show performers to the Fair. The Joie Chitwood Show was a staple across America before it disbanded in the early 1980s.

“We think people will be amazed at the quality of this show,” said Fair Marketing Director Michael Ferguson. “For many families, this will be the first time they will see this type of auto thriller. For many others, it will bring back great memories and create new ones for years to come.”

Thursday night will be an evening to bring a set of earplugs as the Big Boys of Tractor Pulling roll into town. The Empire Pullers return to the fair with all of the gut wrenching, tire spinning, dirt flinging fun fans crave to see. Four divisions of competition will take place at the Grandstand that evening.

Tickets for both Demo derbies and the Empire Pullers Association are $5 Lower Grandstand, $2 Upper Grandstand plus Fair Admission. Tickets for all three events will also be available beginning Monday morning only at the Fair Box Office. Tickets for these events are not available online. The Fairgrounds Box office will open Monday morning at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will open 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. the rest of the week until July 21.

The Arthur R. Maytum Family Theatre will feature events everyday of the Fair with some of the highlights including the return of Josh Knotts’ Extreme Illusions and Escapes. Knotts promises some new and exciting illusions for this years performances. In Jest! Comedy and Juggling will be bringing its family fun show to the stage. A number of Chautauqua Counties best Dance and Cheer studios will also perform throughout the week. Many returning favorites include the Dunkirk Marauder Steel Band, Stray Kat Karaoke, Eddie Rosa’s “La Krema” and more. A full listing of Maytum Theatre and 4H Events are available online.


ASHVILLE – Ashville General Store

BEMUS POINT – Crosby’s

BROCTON – Brocton Village Hall, Brocton Arch Diner, Brocton Library

CASSADAGA – Cassadaga Shurfine

CHERRY CREEK – Crossroads Grocery, Rodgers & Sons, Cherry Creek Sub Shop

CLYMER – Neckers Company

DERBY – Tops Friendly Markets

DUNKIRK – Chautauqua County Fair Office, Dunn Tire, First Ward Falcon Club, Flowers by Anthony, Kosciuszko Club, Matt’s News, One Stop Food Mart, P & G Foods, Pizza Village, Tops Friendly Markets, Tractor Supply Center, VFW John Murray Post, Greater Chautauqua FCU, Crosby’s, Inner Lakes FCU

FALCONER – Greater Chautauqua FCU, Crosby’s, Tops Friendly Markets,

FARNHAM – Dollar General

FORESTVILLE – Cave’s Food Center, Groll’s Auto Service

FREDONIA – Advantage Auto Stores, American Legion Post 59, Fredonia Food Mart, Valone Ford, Crosby’s, Inner Lakes FCU, Days Inn, Fresh and Fancy Florists, Tuscany Fresh Meats and Deli, SUNY Fredonia FCU

FREWSBURG – Tops Friendly Markets

IRVING – Stagecoach West, Smith’s True Value Hardware, First Tobacco

JAMESTOWN – Brigotta’s Farmland Produce & Garden, Cummins Engine Plant, Peterson Farm, 4-H, Tops Friendly Markets (Washington St. and Foote Ave), Titan X

LAKEWOOD – Tractor Supply Center, Cummins-Craig Merchant

MAYVILLE – Greater Chautauqua FCU, Crosby’s Mayville, Crosby’s Chautauqua, Tops Friendly Markets

PANAMA – NYP Ag. Services, Crouch’s Garage

RIPLEY – Meeder’s Restaurant, Poppa’s Restaurant

SHERMAN – Farmers Mill, Sherman Hardware,

SILVER CREEK – NAPA Auto Parts, Tops Friendly Markets, Silver Creek Firemen’s Club, Dollar General

SINCLAIRVILLE – Sinclairville Superette

SOUTH DAYTON – South Dayton Super Duper

STOW – Inner Lakes FCU

WESTFIELD – Devlin Farm Supply, Crosby’s, Tops Friendly Markets, Westfield Diner, Inner Lakes FCU