Rides to begin Wednesday at Gouverneur and St. Lawrence Co. Fair

Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 4:07 PM EDT
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GOUVERNEUR, New York (WWNY) - If you’re planning on going to the Gouverneur & St. Lawrence County Fair Tuesday night, forget about going on any rides.

The fair posted the following message on its Facebook page:

“Unfortunately due to a lack of help we will not have any of the rides running tonight. The midway will be open with food and games. Please accept our sincere apologies. The rides will be fully running starting tomorrow. Thank you so much for understanding.”

Organizers also said the midway company was late pulling up stakes at its last stop because of inclement weather, which means it was delayed arriving in Gouverneur.

Fair officials now say rides will open at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The band Lonestar will perform Tuesday night and the farm animal competitions are underway.

After not having the fair last year due to the pandemic, a lot of people are glad it’s back, including members of the Pierce family, who are showing sheep.

“It’s like a second home. It’s so familiar. It’s just like coming back — it’s like coming home again,” said Meaghan Pierce, 4-H competitor.

“Definitely happy,” said Michael Pierce, 4-H competitor.

The fair runs through Sunday, August 8. The firemen’s parade takes place Wednesday.

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