Empire Farm Days returns to Palladino Farms


Empire Farm Days (EFD), the premier summer farm show for New York State, is back! The show will be open Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

EFD features hundreds of ag exhibitors, live demonstrations and seminars. There is something for all types of farmers, whether they run small or large operations.

New features this year include: Internal trams (six- to eight-passenger golf carts) running on the east and west main streets of Country Folks Way and Palladino Farm Way during the show as well as on two lanes that run north to south. Benches and water stations will be placed throughout the show for attendee use because there is a lot to see!

There will be a group of food trucks at Empire Farm Days for a great variety of quick food.

The food area will be near Gate 1, adjacent to the main show entrance, and will feature an express lane for grab-and-go items such as hot dogs, sausages and French fries, plus the ever-popular chicken barbecue and other barbecue specialties. A covered seating area will be on-site as well. The trams will have drop-offs and pick-ups near the food area.

One of Empire Farm Days’ new exhibitors will be showcasing an electric skid steer. FirstGreen Industries (at firstgreenindustries.com) is being brought by Northeast Equipment Connections. Come see what electric farm equipment can do!

Another new piece of equipment to check out is the compact articulated loader from Hummerbee (hummerbee.com). Small but mighty, this loader is a great skid steer alternative.

Overall, there will be more than 350 exhibitors on hand for the largest outdoor summer farm show in New York. There is something for any farmer, rural landowner and homesteader at Empire Farm Days.

Schedule of Events


9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Exhibits open

1 – 3 p.m. – Farmer Olympics. Sponsored by Country Culture, the online country lifestyle source (at countryculture.co), the Farmer Olympics will feature five events that will test strength, speed and agility. The events will be divided up by age class for both farmers and other attendees to compete in. Events featured include a bale toss, hay bale hurdles, a sledgehammer throw, an egg toss and a tire flip. Competitors are invited to enter into as many contests as they see fit. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded to winners in each age group. Sign up to participate alongside agvocates from Bar 7 Ranch (@bar7ranch) in the Country Culture booth.

1 – 3 p.m. – Kiddie Tractor Pull – Trophies awarded for our smaller competitors.


9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Exhibits open

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Skid Steer Rodeo – This popular event is back for 2022 and will feature a playoff-style competition for the best of the best.

9 a.m. – Get your picture taken on Gus the Brahman at the Frisbie Welding LLC booth. Gus is a saddle-broke American Brahman steer owned by Dan and Charlene Welsh of Palmerton, PA.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Caterpillar Operator Challenge – This challenge gives operators the opportunity to show off their agility, speed and accuracy using the latest CAT machines and technology. Competitors will operate a CAT excavator, wheel loader and compact track loader to complete a series of skill-based tests. The winner is determined by their safety, speed and accuracy. Booth Area 338 (Milton CAT)

1 – 3 p.m. – Kiddie Tractor Pull – Trophies awarded for our smaller competitors.



9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Exhibits open

9 a.m. start – Lyon’s Equipment Auction – Complete details on the auction are at lyonauction.com/auctions/auction/pompey-new-york-onsite-live.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Junior Dairy Leaders Awards (Tent C)


All Three Days

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Social media agvocates the NY Farm Girls, Farmer Grayce and Bar 7 Ranch will be in the Caz-Gear booth (Tent D) for meet and greet sessions. All of these influencers will be posting their appearances at Empire Farm Days.


As always, take this opportunity to check out the latest and greatest in equipment and gear and, for those of legal drinking age, Heritage Hill Brewhouse, located on site, will be offering their Empire Farm Days Raised Again beer for $4.

Empire Farm Days is hosted by Palladino Farms at 3149 Sweet Rd., Pompey, NY, and organized by Lee Trade Show. For more information, visit empirefarmdays.com. We can’t wait to see you there!

Free admission to the show, parking is $10 per car. For more information contact Bruce Button at 518.673.0104 or bbutton@leepub.com.

The show is produced by Country Folks newspaper, Country Folks Grower Magazine and Country Culture. See news and updates on EmpireFarmDays.com or the show’s Facebook or Instagram pages. To learn more about the show, be sure to visit empirefarmdays.leetradeshows.com.