HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Chillier days like today might make it hard to believe, but summertime is getting closer and closer, as is the Chemung County Fair. To attract bigger crowds, the fair's 182nd year is being reimagined. 

The historical six-day event has now been reduced to four days, which means the rides can be open longer, from 1-9 p.m. each day.  

Every day will have a different theme: 

Wednesday, July 31st: Veterans Day 

Thursday, August 1st: Senior Citizen Day 

Friday, August 2nd: First Responders Day  

Saturday, August 3rd: Senior Citizen Day 

The gate admission fees have also been reduced by 60%, from $5 to $2, and anyone 16-years-old and under will be able to attend the fair for free. Organizers hope this decision will help boost attendance numbers.  

The President of the Chemung County Agricultural Association, Mark Watts, said the Board of Directors wanted to honor senior citizens in the grandstands this year. 

“We wanted to find a concert that would go along good with our Senior Citizens Day,” he said. “So... anyone one of us who listens to country music in the 70s, 80s, and 90s... we’re going to bring in the Oak Ridge Boys.”  

Tickets will go on sale June 4th and the hope is to have a packed house for a fun-filled night of country music.  

There will be other grandstand acts between July 31st and August 3rd, from harness racing to demolition derby to truck and tractor pulls.  

Watts said the Board is planning to pack the midway with acts, bands, food trucks, and more.  

Before the fair kicks off, Watts said there is a need for volunteers and sponsorships. 

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