The Franklin County Agricultural Society was Chartered on August 15, 1856 for the improvement, and encouragement of Agriculture, horticulture, and the mechanic arts. It has hosted an annual fair every year since 1850. The Fair is the largest annual event in Franklin County and with over 70,000 visitors each year, one of the largest fairs in New York State. Our mission has grown in the past 25 years to include a large slate of musical entertainment, bringing top performers to the North Country to perform on our new half million dollar stage complex. The Buildings and grounds are not only home to the largest summer event in the North Country ,but also the largest winter event, the annual Rock Maple snowmobile competition, which attracts thousands of spectators and competitors to the grounds every January. Other activities like the annual Health Fair, 4 major horse shows, tool sales and charity events, bring thousands of people to the grounds 12 months a year. Over 70 race and saddle horses live year around at our stables and enjoy the training facilities, heated stables, as well as indoor and outdoor riding arenas. The Society is one of the oldest not for profit corporations in New York state, and has remained fiscally sound while continually investing , maintaining and improving its more than 30 buildings and 35 manicured acres of property, located on the Main street in the village of Malone.