The Monroe County Fair is on the move to Northampton Park in Ogden.
County Legislators voted 20-9 in favor of a measure that would allow Monroe County to accept a $500,000 gift from the Monroe County Fair and Recreation Association, which is a private entity.
The money would go toward construction of outdoor grounds for a horse corral and tractor pull at the park.
The meeting lasted nearly six full hours. For the bulk of the first two hours, people of Ogden spoke about the plan to move the fair from Henrietta.
Most people were against the idea because of the potential environmental impact it would have, frustration over what they said was not enough public vetting, and potential impact on area traffic near Northampton Park.
A citizen’s group that is against use of Northampton park for the fair said it will pursue legal actions to stop development at the park.
The 2013 Monroe County Fair is tentatively scheduled to take place August 1st-4th.