Founded: January 1, 1976
Location: 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon, NY, USA
OverviewThe Vernon Mini Fair ran from 1976 through 2005 at the Vernon Downs Racetrack. The event, in late September each year, included arts and crafts booths, agricultural and baking awards, entertainment, a car show and a kids fun run around the oval.
The Mini Fair was a reincarnation of the historic Vernon Fair, which began in 1848 and ran through 1952, drawing spectators from near and fair for entertainment, food, and much more. The renown horse races at the Vernon Fair led to the creation of a racetrack oval and grandstand in Vernon. Ultimately in 1952, the Fair was ended with the creation of Vernon Downs Racetrack.
The final Mini Fair was held in 2005, on the Grounds of Dibble’s Inn.