The Jefferson County Fair


The Jefferson County Fair is the longest running county fair in the US and the second in New York State.

The first Jefferson County Fair was first held in 1817 with many distinguished visitors attending, including Roswell Woodruff and Judge Noadiah Hubbard, who exhibited his oxen and wagons.

It was piloted for many decades by Alex Duffy, and the Watertown Fairgrounds (where the Jefferson County Fair is held) was renamed Alex Duffy Fairgrounds in Alex Duffy's honor. The fairgrounds itself is sixty-seven acres with a baseball field, grandstands, an ice arena that doubles as a major fair building. For more info see the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds.

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Also see:
Alex Duffy Fairgrounds
Alex Duffy
Official Jefferson County Fair Site (external site)


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