The Empire State Potato Growers held their first agricultural show in 1931. Over the years, the event became Empire Farm Days. Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls has hosted the event since 1988.

POTATO FIELD DAYS
• 1930 K.C. Livermore Farm, Honeoye
• 1931 George Lamb Farm, Hubbardsville, July 31
• 1932 Steuben County, August 31
• 1933 Walter Miller Farm, Williamstown, August 8
• 1934 HL Hodnett & Sons, Fillmore, August 9
• 1935 H. D. Forward Farms, Camillus
• 1936 David Mote, Wyoming County, August 8
• 1937 Bruce Cottrell Farms, Homer
• 1938 Yates Farm, Orchard Park
• 1939 Gardner Farm, Tully
• 1940 Gilbert Prole, Safford
• 1941 Hugh Humphrey’s & Sons, New Hartford

1942-43-44-45 – War Years – Show Postponed

• 1946 Burt Peffer Farm, Bliss, August 8
• 1947 Clark Seed Farm, Richfield, August 8
• 1948 J. W. Hopkins & Son & Irving Hopkins, Pittsford, August 8
• 1949 Amidon Bros. Maurice & Richard, LaFayette, August 4
• 1950 Maurice Phelps, Chaffee, August
• 1951 Wells Alrich Farm, Saquoit, August 9
• 1952 Griffin & Rushmore, Atlanta, August
• 1953 Schuler Farms, Inc., Cato, August 7
• 1954 William Meyer Farm, Gainesville, August 5
• 1955 Alois Wrobel & Simmons, Kujawski, Longchek, Bridgewater, August 4
• 1956 Leonards Kuhs & Wm. Marks, Wayland August 2
• 1957 Mrs. R. U. Jackson & William, Savannah
• 1958 Wm. Jackson Packing Co., Savannah, August 7
• 1959 Allen Acres Farms & Packing House, Waterville, August 6
• 1960 Foundation Seed Farm, Gainesville, August 4

• 1961 First 2-Day Show: Hinman Farms, Madison, August 9-10
• 1962 Colby Homestead, Spencerport, August 14-15

POTATO FIELD DAY & FARM MATERIALS HANDLING EXHIBITION
• 1963 Seligman Bros, Prattsburg, August 14-15
• 1964 Humphreys Farm, Hartford, August 11-12
• 1965 McCormick Farms & Wm. Gozelski Farm, Gainesville, August 11-12
• 1966 Russell Matthews & Monroe County, Menden, August 10-11

EMPIRE FARM DAYS
• 1967 Lucien Hills, Wayland, August 9-10
• 1968 First 3-Day Show: Smith Coulter, Lincoln Knolls & Harold, Canastota, August 6-8
• 1969 Selden Farm, Griegsville, August 5-7
• 1970 King Bros., LaFayette, August 11-13
• 1971 John P. Halpin & Sons, Avon
• 1972 Cornell College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Dryden-Harford, August 8-10
• 1973 Cornell College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Dryden-Hartford, August 7-9
• 1974 Neenan Bros., Holcomb, August 6-8
• 1975 Neenan Bros., Holcomb, August 12-14
• 1976 John P Halpin & Sons, Seneca Castle, August 10-12
• 1977 John P Halpin & Sons, Seneca Castle, August 9-11
• 1978 N Palladino & Son, Pompey, August 8-10
• 1979 N Palladino & Son, Pompey, August 7-9
• 1980 N Palladino & Son, Pompey, August 12-14
• 1981 Cornell College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Dryden-Harford, August 11-13
• 1982 Cornell College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Dryden-Harford, August 10-12
• 1983 Brock Acres, Holcomb, August 8-11
• 1984 Brock Acres, Holcomb, August 7-9
• 1985 Brock Acres, Holcomb, August 6-8
• 1986 N Palladino & Son, Pompey, August 12-14
• 1987 N Palladino & Son, Pompey, August 11-13

• 1988-Present: Rodman Lott & Son Farms Seneca Falls

The event is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeastern U.S., showcasing all the latest tractors, farm implements, dairy industry innovations alongside working demonstrations, live animal seminars, and more than 600 exhibits loaded with the latest agricultural information for successful farming.