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Dutchess County Fair

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Dutchess County Fair

Every August, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck hosts nearly half a million patrons. The second largest county fair in New York State, the Dutchess County Fair is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. With over 147 acres of finely manicured gardens, the fairgrounds is a beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays.

An entertainment destination where big name talent can be enjoyed, experience “thrill a minute” excitement at one of the finest carnivals in the country. Free shows and attractions can be viewed almost constantly from the time you arrive until the time you leave. For over 170 years, a tradition of excellence has been upheld at the Dutchess County Fair, offering something for everyone and creating memorable moments that will be cherished for a lifetime.

What to Expect at the Dutchess County Fair You can catch everything from Rosaire’s Racing Pigs and High Flying Pages Aerial Shows to Mad Science Shows and a show with Oscar the Robot daily at the Dutchess County Fair. Don’t miss epic thrill rides and games from Powers Great American Midway—10 rides for $20! Of course, the renowned fair will have live music too! With performances from The Wallflowers, Kane Brown, Chris Lane, Kip Moore and more, there’s a little bit something for everyone. There will also be the Sheriff’s K9 demonstrations and a Northeast Lumberjack Show!

Dutchess County Fair Tickets and Pricing Daily Admission

General Admission: $15 Adults

Children 11 and under: FREE at all times

Seniors (65+) & Military w/proper ID: $8 every day (purchased at gate) Note: Senior & Military tickets are not for sale online and are available for purchase all week at the gates or in advance at fair box office. Discount available to person with military ID or senior citizen only. THIS IS NOT A FAMILY DISCOUNT.

Ride Tickets: 4 tickets for $5, 22 tickets for $20

Free Parking

Special Promotion Rates (Must be Purchased at Gate)

$10 Tuesday: Admission $10 all day

6-Day Pass: $50 (only available at fair box office)

Ride Wristband Days – Wednesday and Thursday: $25 to ride all day. Wednesday and Thursday only. Purchase wristband in Midway upon your arrival to the Fair. Admission paid separately.

Thursday: Admission $7 after 5 p.m. (purchased at the gate)

Advanced Sale Tickets

Convenience fee applied to all online ticket sales.

Advanced Sale Admission Tickets: $12 (good any day: Tuesday – Sunday) available online / selected local retailers

Advanced Sale Ride Tickets: 10 Rides for $20: available online / selected local retailers. Redeem online ride tickets at the Power’s Carnival Ticket Redemption Booth Note: Online Ride Tickets must be purchased by August 20th at midnight to receive advance sale discount prices

Advanced Concert Tickets: Only available online

Combination Advanced Concert & Gate Admission: Only available online

Everyone entering the fairgrounds must present a valid ticket of admission, including those attending Grandstand concerts.

Event Details

    Aug. 21, 2018 - Aug. 26, 2018
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM