The Schoharie County Sunshine Fair kicked off its 2015 run Saturday with a ribbon-cutting at the Town Stroll Marketplace and Schoharie County Barn Quilt Trail exhibit under the rehabbed grandstand.
The Fair's Quilt Trail features quilts representing each town as well as one on the outside of the building, all designed and painted-with help-by Susan Harker, whose dad, Doug Cater, Fair president, shared the story of how she was nearly born at the Fair.
Among those on hand for the event were Ag Commissioner Richard Ball and Assemblyman Pete Lopez, both of whom praised the Fair for its focus on community and agriculture.
Later Saturday, Mr. Cater was recognized in a surprise ceremony thanking him for his 39 years of involvement in the Fair.
The Fair runs through Saturday,
Today, Wednesday, American Heroes Day, admits all active and retired vets free with ID.
Thursday's highlights includes the Painted Pony Rodeo, Friday is a sanctioned tractor pull, and Saturday at 6pm will be the championship demolition derby.