GENESEE COUNTY, NY — It's county fair time in Western New York and first up is Genesee County's, just outside Batavia.

It's year 178 for the Genesee County Fair, which is experiencing a bit of a Renaissance thanks to a strong board and its President Scott Adams.

2 On Your Side Photojournalist Dooley O'Rourke spoke with Adams about what makes this fair so successful.

The Allegany County Fair also got under way this week. As for when the other counties in WNY are holding their fairs, the list looks like this:

Chautauqua County: July 24 - 30

Orleans County: July 24 - 29

Cattaraugus County: July 31 - August 6

Niagara County: August 2 - 6

Erie County: August 9 - 20

Wyoming County: August 12 - 19