The Cattaraugus County Fair has been a tradition for 179 years! Families have experienced all the exciting rides, animal shows and live entertainment for more than a century!

New this fall!

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? Yes we now accept credit cards (an additional fee applies)! Many vendors do not accept credit cards so make sure you're prepared. ATM's are 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 ends July 28 at the fairgrounds and online. All other locations are based on their hours of operation prior to July 28.

Grounds Entertainment Info
Click here to download/view the Grounds Entertainment Schedule

Click here to download/view the Grounds Entertainment Map

Returning Favorites from 2019
Monster Mash Truck Rally
Big Rig Truck Pull
Demolition Derby

(click on each day for more info)

Entire Fair Schedule in Detail

INFORMATION LINKS (links will be added as they become available)
2021 Fair Guide
County Fair Forms
General Ticket Information
Camping Application
2021 Jr. Department Schedule of Events (4H)
Demolition Derby Rules & Application
Animal Health Regulations
Cornel Cooperative Extension

Grounds Events
(Not during the week of the Fair)
(Will be posted as information is provided)
Mar 31  
Apr 6-7  
May 1  
July 4  
July 5  
Aug 9-11  
Oct 5  
Oct 26-27  
Nov 2-3  

Due to the spread of COVID-19, the Cattaraugus County Fair has been closely monitoring CDC and IAFE recommendations, along with the phased reopening of NYS and what that means for mass gatherings this summer.

After careful consideration, the board made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 fair.

Planned buildings and grounds improvements will continue. Options to assist 4H youth programs are being discussed.

Please stay safe and enjoy your summer. We all look forward to seeing you at the 2021 fair




(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.)

We are looking for vendors for the 2020 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.


05/29/20 The Cattaraugus County Fair has been cancelled due to Covid-19
03/19/20 New York State Animal Health Requirements are now online.
More info here...
03/02/20 Justin Moore in concert on August 6th at 8PM.  More info here...
02/04/20 All Breed Horse Show information can be found here.


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

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