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Town of Yates
200th Anniversary Celebration

The Town of Yates 200th anniversary committee (Jim Simon, Susan Hrovat, Dawn Metty, Brad Bentley, Kelly Cousins, Cindy Grabowski, Ginny Hughes, Russ Martino, Georgette Stockman, Joanne Suhr, Tom Wenhold, Katie Whipple and Valerie Wells) is proud to announce the three main bicentennial events for this year:

A Grand Finale Lake Fair

Saturday, September 24th - 1pm - 9pm
Yates Town Park

  • Formal Ceremony: 1pm - 2pm
    • Posting of Colors, National Anthem
    • Keynote Speaker and Distinguished Guests Citations
    • God Bless America
    • Ribbon cutting of park
    • Cut birthday cake
  • 2:30pm - Live music begins
  • 2pm - 9pm: Food trucks

CLICK HERE to see the Grand Finale Flyer.

A Family Fair

Sunday, July 3rd - 12:30 - 4:30pm
Yates Community Library

  • Historical artifacts in Town Hall – docents, display cases (Noon - 5pm)
  • Ice Cream social - Free! (12:30 until the ice cream is gone!)
  • Children's games - Bounce house, face painting, sidewalk chalking (12:30-2:30)
  • Lyndonville School District student band opening song, area churches sing popular songs (12:30-1:30)
  • Barbershop Quartet (2-3)
  • Use Library grounds, parking lot and grassy areas - bring your favorite folding chair!

A Street Fair

Friday, August 19th - 5pm - 9pm
Downtown Lyndonville

  • Lyndonville farmer's market plus additional food trucks
  • Live and DJ'd music
  • Civil War encampment (Patterson Park)
  • Lynhaven Cemetery Tours (6pm & 7pm - meet at flagpole)
  • Multiple craft vendors


Mark your calendars - join us to celebrate and honor the rich history of the Town of Yates, to instill community pride in our town, and to inspire future generations!




A Family Fair
July 3rd & 4th

A Street Fair
August 19th

A Grand Finale
Lake Fair

September 24th

September 19, 2022
Press Release

Grand Finale Lake Fair Celebrating Town of Yates' 200th Anniversary!

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

August 18, 2022
Press Release

Second of Three Fairs Celebrating Town of Yates' 200th Anniversary!

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

Press Release for the Town of Yates - Bicentennial Kick-Off Event Scheduled for Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

Additional initiatives include refurbishing our state historical markers throughout our town and adding welcome signage on the east and west ends of Route 18.

Have historical artifacts? Want to Help?

Please call or email Dawn Metty or Jim Simon if you have an interest in sharing any historical artifacts or assisting with any of the above activities.

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PO Box 484   Fax: (585) 765-2961
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