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Organizers offer many competitions for residents in events at Tioga County Fair


(Owego, NY) – The 164th Tioga County Fair in Owego, NY, begins Tuesday, Aug. 8. Organizers are presenting many opportunities to local residents to compete in several events and on many levels.

On Wednesday and Friday, Aug. 9 and 11, are the popular Demolition Derbies. Classes include the “junk” runs, mini vans and SUVs, stock compact and modified compact, 4 and 6 cylinder junk run, V-8 junk run, (trucks and SUVs) and the V8 car class. Everyone is invited to
compete. $50 to enter. Big Cash prizes!

Thursday, August 10 is the ATV and Dirt Bike Rodeo. $25 entry fee for all 3 ATV Rodeo events, including: Barrel Racing, Straight Barrels and Key Hole. Winners compete for cash prizes. Youth ATVs and Dirt Bikes are $10 entry, and the youth will compete for Trophies.

The Dash for Cash, also on Thursday, is a timed event for local equestrians. Race around the barrels and win! Each contestant is timed and Cash prizes are awarded to the fastest teams.

On Saturday, there is a “Out of the Field” tractor pull as well as a stock truck pull competition. Local tractor enthusiasts from all over the Southern Tier are welcome to compete in the tractor pull.

Contestants for the stock 4×4 truck pull must present their vehicle registration and insurance. Entry fee for both is $25. Cash awards are paid out to both all the way to 7th place.

The Arts and Crafts Barn has dozens of competition categories. From sewing, painting, baking, gardening, photography, upcycling to honey making, craft beer and wine making, knitting and much more. See the entire premium book for details.

For details on all these competitions, please visit the Tioga County Fair Facebook Page.