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Discover Annual Summer Fairs in the Saratoga County Area

Editor's Note (7/9/2020): On July 8, 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all county fairs will be canceled until further notice out of an abundance of caution.

Attending a fair with the family is one of the best summer traditions, and local and county fairs are held in and around Saratoga County NY. Rediscover the fair this year and enjoy rodeos, rides, live entertainment, animals, tasty food, games, and more.

In Saratoga County

(CANCELED) - Saratoga County Fair: July 21-26, 2020

outside of a carnival ride

Please note that the 2020 Saratoga County Fair scheduled for July 21-26 has been canceled. The Fair will return in 2021 on July 20-25.

Near Saratoga

These fairs are approximately 45 minutes from Saratoga Springs.

(CANCELED) Schaghticoke Fair: September 2-7, 2020

face of a sheep

The Schaghticoke Fair is the third oldest fair in the state and takes great pride in being a family fair with hands-on participation at its exhibits. Every building will be bursting with vegetables, fruits, animals, antiques, baked goods, and homemade crafts.

(CANCELED) Washington County Fair: August 24-30, 2020

demolition derby event

See over 1,800 exhibitors and over 1,900 animals at the Washington County Fair in Greenwich. Visitors can also enjoy carnival rides, daily shows and entertainment, and local product displays.

(CANCELED) Fonda Fair: September 2-7, 2020

cow statue at fonda fair

The Fonda Fair is full of fun with a demolition derby, animal shows, rodeo, truck pulls, and more!

Worth the Drive

These fairs are about an hour away from Saratoga, or a little bit less!

(CANCELED) Columbia County Fair: September 2-7, 2020

fair rides lit up at night

Hear great music, see amazing competitions and exhibitions, and have a blast at the Columbia County Fair.

(CANCELED) Altamont Fair: August 18-23, 2020

aerial view of fair rides at night

The Altamont Fair has expanded a lot within the past couple of decades, with an additional building, a cow barn, and more. Stop by with the family for live music, vendors, fair rides, and fascinating animal exhibits.

(CANCELED) Schoharie County Sunshine Fair: August 11-16, 2020

people walking around a fair at night

There is fun for all ages at the Schoharie County Fair with tractor pulls, live music, exciting shows and competitions, and more fair fun.

Take a Day Trip

These fairs are a little farther away, but they are really spectacular if you're up for a day trip or happen to be nearby.

(CANCELED) Vermont State Fair: August 18-22, 2020

black and white photo of a cow

Whether you're a fan of demolition derbies, fair food, or even carnival fun, the Vermont State Fair in Rutland is the place to be this August! Rutland is about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Saratoga.

(CANCELED) New York State Fair: August 21 - September 7, 2020

aerial view of the new york state fair

The New York State Fair in Syracuse consists of 18 days and nights of the best food, music, games, exhibits, agriculture, and more.

Find more fun in the Saratoga Summer Guide »

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