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Parking shouldn't be a problem during the 155th annual Cattaraugus County Fair, which will open Monday.

Visitors will be directed to a new parking area behind the grandstand. The Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society, sponsor of the fair, has purchased an additional 18 acres for parking at the 34-acre fairgrounds.

The new area also opens space for more attractions on the fairgrounds, said John Charlesworth, society president.

Senior citizens, entertainers, disabled and walk-in fairgoers may continue to use the main entrance at Erie and Ninth streets.

Others will use the new grandstand parking lot and enter through the grandstand ticket booth, Charlesworth said.

General admission, $6 per person, includes midway rides, provided by Midway Amusements of Rochester.

Grandstand shows are free Monday through Thursday and $2 on Friday through next Sunday, when the fair will close.

Fair highlights include:

Demolition derby -- 7:30 p.m. Monday and next Sunday.

Stock-car football -- 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Firefighters parade -- 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Joie Chitwood Thrill Show -- 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Youth talent shows -- 2 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Pageants -- 1 p.m. Wednesday, entertainment tent next to the Corporate Building. Contests will be Most Beautiful Baby for youngsters as old as 2, Pageant of the Stars for girls 4 to 12 and Miss Teen-ager Pageant for girls 13 to 18.

Truck pull, sponsored by Empire State Pullers -- 7 p.m. Friday.

Veterans Day Parade -- 1 p.m. next Sunday. A memorial service will be held at noon in front of the grandstand. Featured is Stephen T. Banko III, director of communications for Buffalo Mayor Masiello and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, who will speak and serve as parade marshal.

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