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Agriculture, entertainment, and the ultimate summer fun experience!
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The 177th Saratoga County Fair will take place July 24th to the 29th at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds. You can expect all the traditions you've come to love at the fair with agriculture, competitions, and live music, with some brand new additions!

An Exceptional Fair

The Saratoga County Fair combines new entertainment, specialty food and beverage, competitions, and spectacular rides for the ultimate fair experience. More than 850 exhibitors will enter over 6,500 exhibits in competitive categories from antiques to vegetables, there will be 32 Midway rides, eight special entertainment acts, and more - the fair offers something for all ages and interests!

You could see blue-ribbon livestock, enjoy a chainsaw carving demonstration, savor special fair foods like a deep-fried Twinkie, learn about home crafts such as quilting and spinning, and ride thrilling Midway rides.

Fair Admission

  • General Admission: $12
  • Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday: Free gate premiums with full price admission
  • "Children Smaller Than Me" (under 52" when standing): Free
  • Military With Active ID: Free
  • Wednesday, Senior Day, Senior Citizens Ages 65 and Over - All Day: $5
  • Unlimited Ride Wristbands: $20
  • Season Ticket (admits one person all week with free general parking in Fair Lots A - E only): $30
  • Saratoga County Agricultural Society Membership: $10


  • Fair Hours: 9am to midnight daily
  • Amusements of America Midway: noon to midnight daily
  • Live Music Pavilion: noon to midnight daily
  • Concession Building: 10am to 10pm daily

General Parking

Free parking is available in fair-owned lots A, B, D, and E. Parking on the fairgrounds will be by special permit only.

Bands Performing at the Fair

  • Motion Blur - Tuesday evening
  • Grit & Grace - Wednesday evening
  • The Kyle Bourgault Band - Thursday evening
  • Skeeter Creek - Friday evening
  • MaddHaus - Saturday evening
  • Floodwood Featuring Members of moe.and the Trey Anistasio Band - Sunday evening

Rick Bolton & Friends will be performing Tuesday through Friday afternoons and the Spurs USA will be performing Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

New for 2018

  • Great Lakes Timber Show
  • World of Wonders
  • Wild Wheels Thrill Show
  • Jason Tardy (juggling and comedy)

There will also be new fair food available: cookie dough, barbecue sandwiches, churros, and freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies. And, there will be a special release microbeer that will only be available at the Fair!

Back By Popular Demand

  • Rosaire's Royal Racers
  • Lance Gifford (magic and hypnosis)
  • Eudora Farms Traveling Exotic Zoo
  • Masters of the Chainsaw

You can also look forward to contests, competitions, agriculture demonstrations, and so much more. Don't miss out on this must-attend summer event!

Visit their website and plan your trip to the fair!

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3 reviews from our community

Eudora Farms Traveling Exotic Zoo, we are so glad they are back. Every year I take my Granddaughter Tessa who is ten now and now her sister Eva who is 4. with my Daugher Nicole who lives on Saratoga Leke and go to school in Stillwater. Thank you Grandpa

I had agreat time at the fair last year. I was here visiting from los angeles when my family decided to go to the fair. It was a great day full of fun for all. So much so that i have returned to the ny area to do the fair again this year.

Very dissaponted. Prices on food and drink ridiculous. Spent all day at fair. Stopped at pavilluon at 930 for a beer and was told i first need to purchase a wrist band. There was no one present to purchase a wrist band from. What gives here? To top it off the bartenders were drinking themselves. Very un professional

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