Fireworks and fun on Friday night at the Fair

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 July 2023 at 8:32 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

KNOWLESVILLE – The fireworks finale bursts in the sky near the Orleans County 4-H fairgrounds on Friday night.

Young Explosives did the show that was about 15 minutes beginning at 10 p.m.

These fireworks are shown with the Fun Slide at the Midway in the foreground.

The Spider ride is shown with the fireworks in back.

These riders on the Ferris Wheel enjoy their view of the fireworks.

It was a busy day Friday at the fair. Jordan Hammonds, 9, of Medina is all smiles riding a pony from Painted Sky Ranch in Brockport. The rides are offered outside the cattle barn on the lawn.

The Kirby family ran the busy milkshake booth on Friday for the Farm Bureau. Three generations of the family were involved including Linda Kirby, right. She is joined by her children, Chad Kirby and Stacey Kirby Steward, and Stacey’s daughter, Skylar, 7, as well as other family members.

The hay bale rolling contest actually capped off the day at the fair, following the fireworks. Seven teams competed on Friday night, including “Heavy Wood” – Matt Schofield and Jeremy Arnold of Holley. They pushed the hay bale through a curvy course with mounds and obstacles in 1 minute, 30 seconds.