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The Saratoga County Fair 2020: Event Canceled

Agriculture, entertainment, and the ultimate summer fun experience!
162 Prospect Street Ballston Spa, NY 12020
crowd at the fair The Capital Region flocks to the Saratoga County Fair each year.
a fair ride Enjoy all the fair rides at the Midway!
draft horses The Saratoga County Fair is known for the beautiful draft horses.
toddler girl winning a pageant Enjoy competitions, demonstrations, and more.
cars lined up for the derby The demolition derby is one of the most popular events at the fair.
little boy feeding a goat Get up close and personal with farm animals.
rabbits in cages The small animal display is always a hit!
a row of chickens in cages See chickens, goats, sheep, and more.
two sheep, one looking up You'll get to learn all about these fun farm animals.
a horse with a sign that says Mike Of course, it wouldn't be the Saratoga County Fair without horses!
sign for Eudora's Farms Traveling Exotic Zoo See exotic animals as well as domestic ones.
vendor booth for Bacon Bombs You won't believe the variety of fair food available!
deep fried Oreos Delicious deep fried Oreos, anyone?
a funnel cake Keep it traditional with a tempting funnel cake.
row slushy machines Have fun trying to choose between the great slushy flavors!
a cup of lemonade with ice and a straw You can't leave the Fair without a refreshing cup of lemonade.


After careful consideration, the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 179th Saratoga County Fair. Since 1841 we have only canceled the Fair once, during the Civil War. The Fair will resume as scheduled July 20-25, 2021.

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 179th Saratoga County Fair is sure to be a hit with every member of your family. From July 21 - 26, 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.

2019 Fair Admission (2020 Coming Soon)

  • 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.

2019 Hours (2020 Coming Soon)

  • 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.

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

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Read Reviews

4 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.

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