New Grandstands at the Chemung County Fairgrounds

new grandstands

CHEMUNG COUNTY (WENY) -- A one million dollar addition has been added to the Chemung County fairgrounds this year. And the county plans to use it to its full advantage.

The Chemung County fair opened is gates today and is excited to debut the brand new grandstands. You may remember, the grandstands were under construction, but not finished in time for last year's fair. The project took a little over a year to be built but county legislators says it's well worth it.

Chemung County executive Tom Santulli says the county plans to use the new grandstands for more events outside of the fair. "We plan on doing a lot more at this facility, a lot more activities beyond the fair. We need a good grandstand to do it because people expect that today. First of all they want safety, they want it to be clean and they want to be nice. This is a great facility, this is a great addition."

This week's events at the grandstand include demolition derby, a monster truck show and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will be performing tomorrow evening.  For a full schedule please visit