HEMLOCK, N.Y. — There’s plenty of family fun happening just about a 35-mile drive south of Rochester in Livingston County at the Hemlock “Little Worlds” Fair.
The Hemlock Fair is agriculture at its best combined with plenty of machinery, rides and food.
Brady Wood proudly showed off the Angus beef steers he raised on his family's farm in Nunda; Mo, which belongs to him and Larry and Curly, which belong to his brothers. Yes, his steers are named for the Three Stooges. He'll show them Friday at the fair and then sell them on Saturday. The steers weigh more than 1,000 pounds each.
“Both sides of my family have farms," Wood said. "So we are there all the time."
From 4-H to live harness racing, there’s grandstand action and live music every night and of course amusement rides and all kinds of food and drink vendors to choose from.
Mary Joe Strong grew up in Avon. She has been coming to the fair since she was a kid. She volunteers and helps fill up the fair with fun things to buy eat and enjoy.
“It has been amazing with the turnout and the excitement that the neighboring communities have had,” said Mary Jo Strong, Hemlock Fair volunteer board member. “It is fabulous.”
“The fair this year is 100% and it is probably bigger and better than any of them in the past,” Audrey Arber, Hemlock Fair trustee.
More than 100 volunteers are making this five day event possible. The Hemlock Fair got its start back in 1857.
Gates open at 9 a.m. and 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The rides open daily at 2 p.m.
Admission to the Hemlock Fair is $15 for adults and $13 for kids ages four to 12. Children ages three and under are free. Weekly passes are also available. Admission price includes entry, all grandstand events and unlimited rides. The Hemlock Fair continues through Saturday.