About Us

Who We Are

Agricultural Society

The Chenango County Agricultural Society, Inc. is a membership corporation that annually elects a nine-member Board of Directors who serve as volunteers. We are registered as a not-for-profit corporation with a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) status. Our organization was incorporated in 1847 and has managed the Chenango County Fair for 172 years at different locations in the City of Norwich and Chenango County. The 1 Fairgrounds as we currently know It was formalized in l&ffand now spans thirty-five acres with eighteen permanent buildings. Our property lies at the eastern entrance to the City of Norwich on East Main Street.

As an agricultural society, we hold an annual fair to display and promote livestock, agricultural products, and exhibits of youth and open classes. Awards. subject to regulations for each class, are awarded on such articles and productions as they promote the agricultural, horticultural, mechanic, and domestic arts of our county. The society is responsible for the regulation of ground use and shows held on the exhibition grounds.

The staffing of our organization encompasses one part-time office secretary and two part-time, seasonal maintenance workers. Our members are community professionals In the fields of agriculture, government, and youth development.

Our statement of purpose is to:
*Present the annual six-day Chenango County Fair held in August providing the best public awareness of our major Industry-AGRICULTURE-and a showcase for local livestock, products, and entertainment. We are proud to note that our event is one of the longest-running annual events in Chenango County, as well as in New York State.

*Provide an outstanding facility for the community to utilize throughout the year as well as during the agricultural fair. Several annual events are held on our grounds. In addition. we have an active calendar for functions from the community. (Attached) The Board has an active contractual schedule and exhibition ground rental fur venues wishing to utilize the property. subject to Board approval. *Provide an educational experience fur youth programs through our coordination with Chenango County Cornell Cooperative Extension and colocation of 4-H facilities

Our Board


  • Mary WeidmanPresident
  • Robert FlemingVice President
  • Stanley DavisSecretary
  • Scott EvansTreasurer
  • David Dickey
  • Jason Lawrence
  • John Marshman
  • MIchael O’Reilly


Become a Member

Memberships are $20.00

A Chenango County Agricultural Society Membership Includes

Entry to the 2019 Fair
Three Grandstand events
A vote in the election of Directors at the annual meeting in November

Any resident of Chenango County 18 years of age and older may purchase a membership. Memberships must be
purchased before the last day of the Fair. Memberships are available from any director or at the Fair Office. (Anyone
meeting the membership requirement may purchase the membership in lieu of any exhibitor’s ticket).

Youth passes for ages 6-17 $20.00 will include:

General admission daily
Three Grandstand events
Free Parking

Ages 13+ – $5.00
Youth ages 6-12 -$3.00
Children 5 and under – FREE
Advance Sale Tickets 2 for $8.00
Parking FREE