Since 1857, the Hemlock
"Little World's" Fair has been educating and entertaining
people of all ages, from all walks of life and from literally
all parts of the world.
When one ponders all
the global changes our "Little World" has seen since
1857, it is quite amazing an organization like ours is not only
still in existence, but has actually kept growing. Considering
we, as are most county fairs, are mostly volunteers, this is,
indeed, quite a feat.
The Hemlock Fair started
off the new century with a very prestigious award. Due to the
efforts of some of our volunteers, the Hemlock Fairgrounds was
placed on The
National Register of Historic Places in July 2000.
We are now nationally recognized as contributing to, and
preserving the nation's history and heritage. This accomplishment
took well over a year of hard work and hundreds of hours to complete.
At the time we were honored with this award, ours was the only
fairgrounds listed in the national register from New York State.
Hopefully, we have set an example for others to follow in pursuing
this national recognition.
Hemlock Lake Union Agricultural Society is a caretaker
of a part of upstate New York’s agricultural heritage.
organization maintains documents, artifacts, traditions,
buildings, structures and grounds that have historical
significance to the people of Livingston County and its