Demo Derby Starts with Paint Job Judging

Cars line up for judging of their paint jobs on the track at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Brookfield. The Fair runs through tomorrow. (Stefanie Conway)

Fairgrounds Barns and Stalls are Full

The barns and stalls have plenty of occupants this weekend at the Madison County Fair in Brookfield. The agricultural nature of the fair, complete with newly refurbished horse arena, has regained its status as the central focal point of the annual event.

Photos by Stefanie Conway […]

Demo Derby Fans and Participants Lining Up

The lines for admission for the Madison County Fair’s demolition derby – scheduled for 6 p.m. this evening – already stretch across the midway at 4 p.m. Still in the lineup is magician Matt Episcopo’s final performance today – his third – and Two by Two Zoo, both at 5:30 p.m. Almost as impressive […]

Quilters Submit their Wares for Judging

Quilts were among the home crafts judged this weekend at the Madison County Fair in Brookfield. (Stefanie Conway)

Bands Entertain at Madison County Fair

The Jason Wicks Band performs at the Madison County Fair Friday night in Brookfield. (Stefanie Conway)


Truck Event Pulls in the Crowds

The truck pull at the Madison County Fair grandstand in Brookfield Friday evening boasted a bevy of competitors and pulled in a massive crowd. Tailgaters and track staff support the pullers’ efforts.

Photos by Stefanie Conway



Two by Two Zoo Delights Kids at Fair

Patrick Hoch, 8, of Canastota, is pictured “cuddling” with 4-year-old Gabby the Alligator, courtesy of the Two by Two Zoo exhibit at the Madison County Fair in Brookfield Friday afternoon. Quentin Moon, 7, of Brookfield, visits with Sapphire, 8, a tortoise. Sapphire was visiting the Madison County Fair with Two by Two Zoo of […]

Madison County Fair Attracts Artists

Floral arrangements were judged early Thursday at the Madison County Fair in Brookfield. Some of the entries are pictured here with their blue and red ribbons. (Martha E. Conway/Staff Photo)

Madison County Fair Begins Under Blue Skies

(Brookfield – July 7, 2011) The 172nd Madison County Fair kicked off in Brookfield with a noon ribbon cutting at the main gate today. The first major act of the day was retired Madison County Sheriff’s Office Captain-turned-magician Matt Episcopo who entertained crowds with his illusions during several shows. Episcopo is pictured here with […]

Burglary at Brookfield General Store

(Brookfield, NY – Feb. 4, 2011) Madison County Deputies responded to a reported burglary at the Brookfield General Store located at 10546 Main St. Brookfield Feb. 4.

Deputies discovered that unknown person(s) entered his store and stole items consisting of alcohol, tobacco and other items.

Madison County Sheriff’s Investigators interviewed several people and Deputies collected […]

Fair Accepting Scholarships Applications

(Brookfield, NY – Jan. 2011) As the cold winds blow and the snow blankets the New York countryside, the directors of the Madison County Fair are busy making plans for the 2011 Fair slated to take place July 7 through 10.

Recently, several board members attended the annual New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs […]

Musings of a Simple Country Man: The ‘Abraham Lincoln’ Tree

By Hobie Morris

(Brookfield, NY – Jan. 2011) It was a hard maple giant, standing well over 100 feet, its thick upper limbs spreading far and wide. Almost like a protective canopy over the smaller hardwood trees and ground, it nurtured them like a mother hen over her brood of chicks.

Each spring, I religiously […]