Bicentennial Family Fun Day 


Saturday, August 19th at the Great Wayne County Fair

We had 5 tents full of local history, demonstrations, heritage music, entertainment and reenactors. 

History Alley featured historic demonstrations, live entertainment, kids programs, and family ancestry discussion. This event was held on the last day of the Great Wayne County Fair on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Family Fun Day activities are listed below.

Under the Big Tent

  • 12 pm – Towpath Volunteer Fife & Drum Corp
  • 1 pm – Don Dwyer and Civil War Music
  • 2 pm – Perry Ground, Haudenosaunee Storyteller
  • 3 pm – “Punch and Judy” Puppet Show

Sights and Sounds: Lessons in History

10 am to 1 pm – Ganondagan, Corn Husk Dolls, 2 Programs 

1 pm to 4 pm – Genesee Country Village: 19th Century Games, Objects from History, & Little Red Schoolhouse

Heritage Crafts & Things

See hands-on demonstrations of homestead arts such as rug hooking, soap and basket making, old fashion wood working, blacksmithing, tin punch, Granny Square Stitch bed coverings, spinning and rag rugs.

Local Ancestors: Historic Displays

Learn about Wayne County ancestors who were part of the 111th NY Volunteer Infantry or local active Women Suffragettes. Talk to Daughters of the Union Veterans and learn to do your own family history research.

Speakers from Our Past

Meet many characters from historic Wayne County such as Captain Garlock, Civil War Dr. Les Buell, Suffragette Emma Sweet, Abolitionists, Hendrick Wempe, an Irish Canal worker, an 18th Century Farmer, a 19th Century Stateman, and visit a soldiers’ encampment.


Enjoy FREE Admission to the Fair for ages 17 & up with coupon below ON SATURDAY, AUG 19 FROM 10 am - 2 pm. Use coupon code WAYNECOUNTY200 for online discount, good for ONE FREE GENERAL ADMISSION ticket or show the printed coupon at the gate.  CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE COUPON.

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2023 Wayne County Fair - AUGUST 14-19, 2023

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