Wayne County will celebrate 200 years in 2023 with a yearlong celebration. This historic milestone is an opportunity to explore Wayne County’s rich 200-year history, and beyond.
April 11, 2023 – FOUNDING DAY CELEBRATION. This is the official date of Wayne County’s establishment as an independent county in New York State. There will be a ceremony in Lyons (the County Seat) to “kick off” the year-long celebration. A program and reception will be held at the Lyons Community Center.
May 13, 2023 – WAYNE COUNTY BICENTENNIAL GALA at Carey Lake in Walworth. Stay tuned for updates on Gala Tickets and special guests.
August 14-18, 2023 – TORCH RELAY is 5 days of runners carrying the torch approx. 40 miles per day through each Town in Wayne County. It will begin and end at the Wayne County Fair Grounds, Palmyra, NY.
August 19, 2023 – FAMILY FUN DAY at the Wayne County Fair. Reenactments, demonstrations, historical music, displays, games, and hand-on-history will make this a day to remember for “kids” of ALL ages.
To learn more about Wayne County’s Bicentennial milestones and special events, visit waynecounty200.com