The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. This year is the171st Dutchess County Fair. Over 162 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural. The fair’s website www.dutchessfair.com offers advance tickets as well as reduced prices on the Grandstand Shows presented during the fair. Advance adult admission to the Dutchess County Fair is $12 ($15 at the gate). Seniors (65+) and active Military are admitted for $10 and children 11 years and under are admitted free every day of the fair. Tickets are also available at the Fairgrounds office Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A week long fair pass is available for $50 at the Fairgrounds Administration office Monday through Friday until August 22, 2016 at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the following locations: ACME – BREWSTER, HOPEWELL JUNCTION, PLEASANT VALLEY (Admission & Ride) ADAMS – KINGSTON, NEWBURGH, POUGHKEEPSIE, WAPPINGERS FALLS (Admission & Ride) AGWAY – CHATHAM, CLAVERACK, MILLERTON (Admission & Ride) DECICCO’S- BREWSTER, NY (50 Independent Way) (Admission & Ride) FOOD TOWN – COLD SPRING (Admission & Ride) FRESH TOWN (Food Town) – AMENIA (Admission & Ride) G.E. MASTEN – PLEASANT VALLEY (Admission & Ride) GINSBERGS – HUDSON (Admission & Ride) HACKETT FARM SUPPLY – SALT POINT (Admission & Ride) MACS FARM & GARDEN – RED HOOK, NEW PALTZ (Admission & Ride) PINE PLAINS EMPORIUM – PINE PLAINS (Admission & Ride) PRICE CHOPPER – CATSKILL, HUDSON, POUGHKEEPSIE, SAUGERTIES, (Admission & Ride) RHINEBECK BANK – HYDE PARK, MID HUDSON (across from Marist), SOUTH ROAD, RED HOOK, RHINEBECK (Admission Only) STOP & SHOP – HYDE PARK, HOPEWELL JCT., POUGHKEEPSIE (59 Burnett Blvd), POUGHKEEPSIE (2540 South Rd), RHINEBECK, WAPPINGERS FALLS,(Admission & Ride) UTTER BROS FEED – PAWLING (Admission & Ride) WILLIAMS LUMBER – RHINEBECK (Admission & Ride) For more information and a complete list of fair savings, please visit www.dutchessfair.com August 23-28, 2016 Ride tickets purchased before August 21, 2016, offer a 50% savings.