If you missed out Tuesday, the popular celebration of the county's agricultural heritage continues through Saturday

CANANDAIGUA — Amanda Coryn grew up showing horses in the 4-H Club.

Now that the Canandaigua resident has young children of her own, she is encouraging them to participate in 4-H. Going to the Ontario County Fair is one way to get them hooked on what 4-H and agriculture have to offer.

“At 4-H, I made lifelong friends and it taught me a good work ethic and that in order to be successful, you have to put in the effort,” said Coryn during the fair's opening day on Tuesday. “It’s fun to get together and show our animals.”

A number of horse, dairy cow, and rabbit and cavy shows created a buzz among people showing and watching on Tuesday. Several shows are planned throughout the week ahead.

Many other events also are scheduled, from music to races to agricultural events and demonstrations to sheriff's demonstrations to Saturday night's demolition derby and fireworks. All that and food and midway rides, to boot.

“It’s a ton of fun,” Coryn said.

The Rushville Lions Club, which has a food booth, counts the fair as one its big money raisers, according to Larry Edwards, who on Tuesday manned the grill sporting his "The Grillfather" apron. The money raised goes to community projects such as high school scholarships, the Friendship House and fire, ambulance and library.

“It’s all a lot of work, but it’s enjoyable,” Edwards said.

Working the fair is enjoyable as well.

"We all have fun," said Maureen Miller, a former club president.

And it's a lot of fun for all ages.

Sharon Wooten of Henrietta took along her grandson, Jack Fassanella, to see the animals. “Piggies!” the 5-year-old said, are his favorite.

Or at least that was the plan until they found the ice cream booth.

“The ice cream trumps everything,” Wooten said.