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The Saratoga County Fair 2019

Agriculture, entertainment, and the ultimate summer fun experience!
162 Prospect Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020


The 178th Saratoga County Fair will take place July 23th to the 28th 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, and there will be Midway rides, special entertainment acts, and more - the fair offers something for all ages and interests!

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

About the Saratoga County Fair

Classic carnival fun is just around the bend in Saratoga County! The 178th Saratoga County Fair is sure to be a hit with every member of your family. From July 23 - 28, you can enjoy one of the country's oldest fairs, right in Ballston Spa.

The Saratoga County Fair expertly combines agriculture, entertainment, and education for the ultimate fair experience.

Fair Admission

  • General Admission (Adult): $12
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Free Gate Premiums with full price admission
  • Kids 12 & Under: Free
  • Active Military With Active Duty Card: Free
  • Retired Military With Military ID Card: 25% Discount
  • Wednesday, Senior Day - Seniors 65 & Over: $5
  • Unlimited Ride Wristbands: $20
  • Season Ticket (admits 1 person all week with free general parking in Fair Lots A, D, and E only): $40
  • Saratoga County Agricultural Society Membership: $10

General Parking

Free parking is available in Fair-owned lots A, D, and E. There is a complimentary shuttle bus that runs between Lot D and Gate 5. Parking on the Fairgrounds is by special permit only.


  • Fair Hours: 9am to 12am daily
  • Amusements of America Midway: 12pm to 12am daily
  • Live Music Pavilion: 12pm to 12am daily
  • Concession Building: 10am to 10pm daily

Special Rules

No dogs, skateboards, bikes, roller blades, alcohol, laser pointers, or weapons are allowed on Fairgrounds. The fair reserves the right to inspect bags, coolers, etc.

Once inside the Fairgrounds, attractions are free except for food, drinks, rides, and Midway games.

Kids Stuff

Come join the competition! You're invited to display your school exhibits at the 2019 Fair in these categories: Art, Science, Social Studies, Photography, Graphic Arts, and Group Project. 

Win awesome stuff! Trophies, ribbons, TVs, DVDs, and cash prizes for students.

There will be a LEGO Competition; Pie, Donut, and Pizza Eating Contests; a Talent Show, a Pageant, Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pulls, and a Petting Zoo.

Visit the Fair's website at for more information on the contests, rules, and how to enter.

Motorized Sports

You can expect Four Wheel Drive Pulls, Garden Tractor Pulls, NYTPA Tractor Pulls, Demo Derby, and Out of Field Tractor Pulls.

Visit for schedules and more information on what to expect at the Fair!

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Read Reviews

5 reviews from our community

Watching tractor pulls and can hardly hear announcer! Kind of disappointing

Just was disappointed advertised close 12:00 am so my wife and I with four other people went around 8 PM played some games went on rides paid to get stamped and around 9:15 went to eat something but vendors were shutting down and those that were open had attitudes because they were cleaning up so went back to midway and they were shutting things down as well strike 2 so then figured we'd check out the goats, poultry and rabbits but that building was screened off with sawhorses inside the screen so nobody could get in now its 10:20 pm so disappointed we just left paid to get in then paid for the stamp for rides just feel like it was a waste of time and money and all of us disappointed

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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