County Fair Time

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County Fair Time

There’s one summertime tradition you don’t want to miss. County Fairs bring entertainment and education together in a showplace for the region’s farmers and agricultural heritage. There’s something for everyone from demolition derbies to tractor pulls, sheep shearing to pig racing, contests for pie baking and eating, jam making and cow milking. Live music, amusement rides, mid-way games and just plain fun. Pack up the family and prepare yourself for a full day (and night) at the Hudson Valley’s renowned county fairs.

July 18–28
Orange County Fair

Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown
orangecountyfair.com

July 26–28
Putnam County 4-H Fair

Putnam County Veteran Memorial Park, Carmel
putnam.cce.cornell.edu/putnam-county-fair

July 31–August 5
Ulster County Fair

Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz​
ulstercountyfair.com

August 20–25
Dutchess County Fair
Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck​
dutchessfair.com

August 28–September 2
Columbia County Fair

Columbia County Fairgrounds, Chatham
columbiafair.com

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