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Since 1857...

Since 1857, the Hemlock “Little World’s” Fair has been educating and entertaining people of all ages, from all walks of life and from literally all parts of the world.

When one ponders all the global changes our “Little World” has seen since 1857, it is quite amazing an organization like ours is not only still in existence, but has actually kept growing. Considering we, as are most county fairs, are mostly volunteers, this is, indeed, quite a feat.

The Hemlock Fair started off the new century with a very prestigious award. Due to the efforts of some of our volunteers, the Hemlock Fairgrounds was placed on The National Register of Historic Places in July 2000. We are now nationally recognized as contributing to, and preserving the nation’s history and heritage. This accomplishment took well over a year of hard work and hundreds of hours to complete. At the time we were honored with this award, ours was the only fairgrounds listed in the national register from New York State. Hopefully, we have set an example for others to follow in pursuing this national recognition.

A Message From The President

Welcome to the Hemlock “Little World’s” Fair, a proud tradition since 1857. Many families have been attending our Fair for generations. We showcase animals and agriculture from Livingston County and the surrounding area. Be sure to visit our livestock barns and arenas.  Don’t miss out on the wonderful displays in our Ladies Hall, the 4H/Grange Building, and of course our Heritage Museum!  Our historic Grandstand will host our 120th year of NY Sire Stakes racing, as well as nightly Main Events. Our midway, vendors and entertainment will provide something interesting and exciting for everyone.  

Thank you to our members and volunteers who have been working tirelessly to coordinate all the vendors and events, as well as making improvements and maintaining the grounds. Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting our efforts. And thank you for attending the Hemlock “Little World’s” Fair and making it part of your family tradition.  Have a wonderful time!

– Dave Gilbert, President

Mission Statement

The Hemlock Lake Union Agricultural Society is a caretaker of a part of upstate New York’s agricultural heritage.

This organization maintains documents, artifacts, traditions, buildings, structures and grounds that have historical significance to the people of Livingston County and its environs.

Hemlock Fair Officers

President: David Gilbert
1st Vice-President: Mark Shero
2nd Vice-President: Pete Lead
Operations Manager: James Wingate
Secretary: Paula Kritz
Treasurer: Jane Barnette


Gary Patterson
Bruce Beardsley
Fay Schneider
Jim Wingate
Audrey Arber
Phil Kidney

Sponsor Committee

Audrey Arber
David Gilbert
James Wingate
Paula Kritz
Karen Coty
Carol Nichols
Rhonda Coykendall

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