The Cattaraugus County Fair has been a tradition for 175 years! Families have experienced all the exciting rides, animal shows and live entertainment for more than a century!

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 $10. The rides are included but so is a huge variety of other entertainment including the 4-H and open class shows, Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, Mutts Gone Nuts, Horses, Horses, Horses, Lumberjack Show, and more!

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 30 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 Daily Schedule & Map
Click here to download the Grounds Entertainment Schedule & Map

Returning Favorites from 2016
Monster Mash Truck Rally - August 4th at 7:30PM & August 5th at 1:00PM
- BIGFOOT, Overkill Evolution, Higher Education, Avenger & Brutus
Big Rig Truck Pull - August 5th at 6:30PM
- 20,000lb Modified Semis
- 4x4 and Street Legal Semis
Monster Truck Rides with All American Thriller - August 4th (late afternoon/early evening) & August 5th (until 4:00PM)
Power Wheels Kids Demolition Derby - August 4th at 7:30PM
Figure 8 Racing by JM Productions - August 2nd at 7:30PM
World's Largest Demolition Derby - July 31st at 7:30PM and August 6th at 5:00PM

(click on each day for more info)
07/31/2017 World's Largest Demolition Derby
08/01/2017 WNY Pro Stock Tractor Pull
08/02/2017 Figure 8 Racing by JM Productions
08/03/2017 Joe Nichols in Concert
08/04/2017 Monster Mash Truck Rally; Tough Trucks;
Monster Trucks Rides &
Power Wheels Demolition Derby
08/05/2017 Monster Mash Truck Rally; Tough Trucks at 1:00PM

Monster Truck Rides

Big Rig Truck Pull at 6:30PM

08/06/2017 World's Largest Demolition Derby

Entire Fair Schedule in Detail

2017 Fair Guide
County Fair Forms
General Ticket Information
Camping Application
2017 Jr. Department Schedule of Events (4H)
Demolition Derby Rules & Application
Figure 8 Rules/Regulations & Entry Info
Animal Health Regulations
Cornel Cooperative Extension
Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

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.

We are looking for vendors for the 2017 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 multi-platinum, 4X Grammy nominated, RED BOW country artist Joe Nichols in concert - Thursday, August 3rd at 8:00PM, with special guests WNY's own West Of The Mark!!

Joe Nichols is one of country music’s most praised traditional country artists. Nichols has six #1 hits and eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including chart-toppers like "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and "Gimmie That Girl," and Top 10 smashes like "The Impossible," "If Nobody Believed In You," "What's A Guy Gotta Do," "Size Matters," "I'll Wait For You," "Undone," and "Yeah."

The 4X Grammy nominee is the winner of the Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Male Vocalist” award, the CMT “Breakthrough Video of the Year” award and the prestigious “Horizon Award” from the Country Music Association.

Tickets on sale now.

Tickets can be purchased at the fair office Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM-4:00PM or by calling 716-938-9146.  Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card are accepted.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Track - $35.00;
Bleachers - $30.00;
Grandstand - $28.00


(To read more on Joe Nichols - click here)

(Click on these links to view seating charts: Track Seating, Grandstand Seating)

(Prices of concert tickets does not include Gate Admission to the fairgrounds!)
(Presale gate admission is also available at a discounted rate of $8.)


08/05/17 Friday's monster truck show was cancelled. Any wristbands purchased for Friday's grandstand show will be honored at tonight's monster truck show starting at 1:30 pm. Pit party at 12. Power wheels demo tomorrow too.
07/31/17 2017 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous information can be found here.
07/18/17 Kids Power Wheels Demolition Derby has been changed to August 4th only!!
07/18/17 Monster Truck Rides with All American Thriller have been added to the August 4th & 5th schedule.
06/22/17 Open Horse Show and Breed Horse Show information has been added - click here for more info...


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

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