The Cattaraugus County Fair has been a tradition for 176 years! Families have experienced all the exciting rides, animal shows and live entertainment for more than a century!

New this year!
How to buy tickets:

Online: Click here to purchase tickets for The Charlie Daniels Band.
(NOTE: Kane Brown is sold out!)

You'll be redirected to an ETIX website to purchase with your credit card. Tickets can be printed at home or sent to your phone. Best available and choosing seat options are available.

Phone: Call 1-800-514-3849 to speak to an ETIX representative

Fair Office: - The fair office will be open on opening day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. We can help you purchase your tickets if you prefer to pay cash/check.

For all other questions, please call the fair office at 716-938-9146.

Please note - we do not have back stage passes or meet and greet passes.

Tips For Attending The Fair
1.Are coolers permitted? Yes. Small coolers on the grandstand with snacks/drinks. No glass or alcohol.

2. Are pets permitted? No. Service dogs only, please.

3. What time does the fair open? 8 a.m. each day. Midway rides begin at 4 p.m. on Monday and 1 p.m. all other days.

4. How late is the fair open? Rides typically stop between 10 and 11 p.m. based on the crowd. Vendors set their own schedule. Exhibition buildings are closed at 9 p.m. Most grandstand events last about 2 hours from the start time.

5. Do you accept credit/debit cards for admission? No. 99% of our vendors do not accept cards either. We do have a couple ATM's on the grounds.

6. Do you have a walk around pass if I don't want to ride? No. Our admission is $12. The rides are included but so is a huge variety of other entertainment including the 4-H and open class shows, Horses, Horses, Horses, Lumberjack Show, Hansen's Spectacular Aeralists, Bears of Beardise and Lee Germain and Judi Magic Show!

7. Do we have strollers/wheelchairs/scooters to rent? Unfortunately no.

8. What is the address for a GPS or shipping?
501 Erie St. Little Valley, NY 14755

9. What are the weekly gates passes? Weekly gate passes ($35, $25, $20 based on age) are available for people coming regularly to enjoy the fair but do NOT include rides. We do not have a weekly pass that includes rides.

10. What is the age cut off for paying? Everyone 2 and over pays the admission price. Rides are based on height. Under 2 years old can go on the merry go round with a paid adult. Otherwise we suggest assessing the rides before buying a ride pass for an under 2 year old.

11. Where are presale tickets available and until when?
Presale tickets are available at the fair office through July 29 at 5 p.m. Other locations, through July 28/29, include: Cattaraugus County Banks, Community Banks in Allegany, Olean, Portville, Gowanda and Orchard Park, Catt. Co. FCU in Little Valley, South Dayton Supermarket, and Seneca Nation of Indians FCU in Salamanca. Please check these businesses for their hours of operation.

You can print out these tips by clicking here.

Grounds Entertainment Pavilion Schedule
(Free with gate admission)
August 2nd
Craig Wilkins will perform from 6-8PM
Friday, August 3 Paul Zittel & Pure Country will perform from 6-8PM

Grounds Entertainment Tentative Schedule
(Free with gate admission)
Monday, July 30 through August 5
Horses, Horses, Horses - 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm
Indian River Lumberjack Show - 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm
Lee Germain and Judi Magic Show - 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm
Tuesday, July 31 through August 5
Bears of Bearadise - 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Hansen's Spectacular Aerialists - 3:00pm, 5:00pm (6:30 on Sat only)
Demonstrations throughout the day
Traditional Broom Making
Turkish Paper Marbling
Pratt Family Chainsaw Carving
Commerford's Petting Zoo

Returning Favorites from 2017
Monster Truck Rally - August 3rd at 7:30PM & August 4th at 1:00PM
Big Rig Truck Pull - August 4th at 6:30PM
Demolition Derby and SUV Demolition Derby Exhibition - July 30th at 7:30PM

Championship Demolition Derby & 4x4 Drag Racing - August 5th at 5:00PM

 (click on each day for more info)
07/30/2018 Demolition Derby &
SUV Demolition Derby (exhibition)
07/31/2018 Kane Brown in Concert
08/01/2018 The Charlie Daniels Band in Concert
08/02/2018 WNY Pro Stock Tractor Pull
08/03/2018 Monster Truck Rally
08/04/2018 Monster Truck Rally & Big Rig Truck Pull
08/05/2018 Championship Demolition Derby &
4x4 Drag Racing

Entire Fair Schedule in Detail

INFORMATION LINKS (links will be added as they become available)
2018 Fair Guide
County Fair Forms
General Ticket Information
Camping Application
2018 Jr. Department Schedule of Events (4H)
Demolition Derby Rules & Application
Animal Health Regulations
Cornel Cooperative Extension

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Advanced Production Group

For those that can't access the menu items under the Fair Info & Forms link above, make sure you have the latest Java update, which can be found by clicking here. If you still can't access those links, they can be found at the bottom of the page.

Get your tickets for all fair week grandstand shows and advanced sale gate admission now!
Follow the link below! Some shows will sell out!!
Click Here:

We are looking for vendors for the 2018 Cattaraugus County Fair.
Download the applications by clicking to this link for Food Vendor or Non-Food Vendor or email the following address: for more info.

The Cattaraugus County Fair proudly presents Kane Brown in concert - Tuesday, July 31st with special guest Smithfield!

“Used to Love You Sober” soared to the top of the iTunes Country charts, selling over 255k downloads of the song and garnering more than 3 million streams on Spotify. His freshly-released EP Chapter 1 saw similar successes, claiming the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Country albums chart and hitting the top of the iTunes country and overall albums chart.

(To read more on Kane Brown - click here)

The fairground office will be open April 18th from 9:00Am-4:00PM
(Please check back here or on our Facebook page for additional hours)

The Cattaraugus County Fair proudly presents multi-platinum, Grammy and CMA Award winning, country artist The Charlie Daniels Band in concert - Wednesday, August 1st!!

The Charlie Daniels Band is one of country music’s most legendary performers.  His career has spanned six decades.  His hits include "Uneasy Rider", "Texas", "Wichita Jail", "Billy The Kid", "Heaven Can Be Anywhere", "Mississippi", "Behind Your Eyes", and his number one, smash single "The Devil Went Down To Georgia". He was Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.


(To read more on the Charlie Daniels Band - click here)

Tickets on sale now.
Tickets can be purchased these ways:

Ticket prices are as follows:

Track - $35.00;
Bleachers - $30.00;
Grandstand - $30.00

Click here to view the seating chart

The fairground office will be open April 18th from 9:00Am-4:00PM
(Please check back here or on our Facebook page for additional hours)


07/28/18 The tentative Grounds Entertainment & Entertainment Pavilion schedule has been posted to the left.
07/26/18 The complete Schedule of Events can be viewed and downloaded here.
06/25/18 All Breed Horse Show Booklet and Entry Form has been posted ..go here.
05/22/18 Complete Fair Guide Book is on the website..go here
05/16/18 Freedom Daze event announced.  Demolition Derby Rules & Entry; Diesel & Gasoline Rules can all be found here.


Locator Map
We are located at 501 Erie Street, Little Valley, NY.

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