Who We Are
Chenango County Agricultural Society
Welcome to the Chenango County Agricultural Society – a passionate group of volunteers dedicated to promoting agriculture, advocating for our community, and bringing people together at the Chenango County Fairgrounds. For 174 years, we’ve been advocating for the importance of agriculture and rural life, while also providing unforgettable experiences for families to enjoy.
Join us and become part of a community that’s committed to supporting our local farmers and celebrating the best of rural living.
Founded in 1847, the Chenango County Agricultural Society is a membership corporation that has managed the Chenango County Fair for 174 years at different locations in the City of Norwich and Chenango County. Today, our fairgrounds span thirty-five acres with eighteen permanent buildings, and our property lies at the eastern entrance to the City of Norwich on East Main Street.
At the Chenango County Agricultural Society, our mission is to provide an educational experience for youth programs through our coordination with Chenango County Cornell Cooperative Extension and co-location of 4-H facilities. We’re also dedicated to presenting the annual 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’re proud to note that our event is one of the longest-running annual events in Chenango County, as well as in New York State.
Our Board Members
Events at the Fairgrounds
Chenango County Fair
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 Agricultural Society is responsible for the regulation of ground use and shows held on the exhibition grounds.
Our fairgrounds are more than just an annual event. We provide an outstanding facility for the community to utilize throughout the year. From weddings to company picnics, our facilities are perfect for any occasion. Plus, we have an active calendar of community functions and an exhibition ground rental for venues wishing to utilize the property, subject to Board approval.
Join Our Community
Become a Chenango County Agricultural Society Member
Our organization is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, and we’re always looking for new members to join our community. As a member of the Agricultural Society, you’ll have the opportunity to support our mission and be part of a community of like-minded individuals. Join us today and help us continue our legacy of promoting agriculture and bringing our community together!
Memberships are available from any director or at the fair office. Anyone meeting the membership requirement may purchase a membership in lieu of any exhibitor’s ticket.
Memberships - $30
Youth Passes for Ages 6-17 - $30
Support Our Mission
Make a donation
At the Chenango County Agricultural Society, we rely on the support of our members and community to fulfill our mission of promoting agriculture and bringing people together. If you’re passionate about our cause but don’t want to become a member, we welcome your support through a donation. Your contribution will help us to continue providing unforgettable experiences for families, supporting our local farmers, and advocating for rural life.
To make a donation, please visit our website or contact us for more information. We appreciate your support and look forward to working together to make our community a better place.