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Head to These Annual Fairs in the Saratoga County Area

Every summer, awesome local and county fairs are held in the Saratoga County area and across New York's Capital Region. Rediscover the fair this year with your family and enjoy traditions, rodeos, rides, live entertainment, animals, great food, and more.

In Saratoga County

Saratoga County Fair: July 23 - 28

fair scene

The Saratoga County Fair has grown and evolved to be bigger and better each year with tons of live music, a rodeo, a demolition derby, domestic and exotic animals, and more. Tickets are $12 for general admission, or $40 for the season.

Near Saratoga

These fairs are approximately 45 minutes from Saratoga Springs.

Schaghticoke Fair: August 28 - September 2

close up of 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. The first day of the fair is "$1 Day" where admission is just one dollar; the rest of the week it's $12, with kids 13 and under free.

Washington County Fair: August 19 - 25

kids on dragon ride

See over 1,800 exhibitors and over 1,900 animals at the Washington County Fair. Admission is $12 for adults, with kids 13 and under free.

Fonda Fair: August 28 - September 2

cow display in front of fair tent, ferris wheel in backgroundPhoto provided by Fonda Fair

The Fonda Fair is full of fun with a demolition derby, animal shows, rodeo, truck pulls, and more! Tickets are $10, or $2 for kids 6 to 11.

Worth the Drive

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

Altamont Fair: August 13 - 18

ferris wheel

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.

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair: August 6 - August 11

brown steers

There is fun for all ages at the Schoharie County Fair with tractor pulls, live music, exciting shows and competitions, and more fair fun. Tickets are $15 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and $17 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Columbia County Fair: August 28 - September 2

kids on twirling fair ride

Hear great music, see amazing competitions and exhibitions, and have a blast at the Columbia County Fair. Tickets are $10 each day except Sunday when they're $15.

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.

Vermont State Fair: August 13 - 17

black and white photo of 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! Tickets are $10, or $5 for kids 6 to 12. Rutland is about 1 hour and 40 minutes from Saratoga.

New York State Fair: August 21 - September 2

three kids on a ride screamingPhoto provided by the NYS Fair

The New York State Fair in Syracuse consists of 13 days and nights of the best food, music, games, exhibits, agriculture, and more. Regular daily admission tickets are $10 with kids 12 and under free. Syracuse is about 2 hours and 10 minutes from Saratoga.

Find more fun in the Saratoga Summer Guide »

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