Jefferson County Fair in its 200th Year

The Jefferson County Fair is a go for the 200th consecutive year. What a milestone!

This marks the 200th consecutive year the Jefferson County Fair has ran making it the longest consecutively running fair in the United States.

The fair was first organized as the Jefferson County Agricultural Society in this city on October 25, 1817, but was inspired by an event prior to that which showed the first act of encouragement for agricultural interests and manufacturers in the county. On April 8, 1808, a competition was scheduled for anyone living in the county to prove who could produce the best woolen cloth of texture and quality not less than 30 yards long.

The 2017 Jefferson County Fair will run from July 11 – 16, 2017 in Watertown, New York.

At this years fair families can expect modern attractions mixed in the traditional agriculture competitions. A full schedule for the 2017 Jefferson County Fair can be found here.

This years fair will also offer free admission all week thanks to car super store FXCaprara.

Tell us about your day at the fair!

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