The Washington County Fair, an agricultural county fair with a carnival, motor sports and many animals, runs from Monday, August 24th, to Sunday, August 30th. According to an article in the Post Star, this year’s fair will roll into Easton with a rodeo along for the ride.
An excerpt from the article reads: “The Lake Luzerne-based Painted Pony Rodeo will be holding a professional-level show on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m., the second night of the five-day-long fair. “It’s a professional show,” said fair General Manager Mark St. Jacques. “It has calf roping, bull riding, everything.” It is the first time since 1999 that the fair has had a rodeo. But that event was smaller than the one planned this year, St. Jacques said.
The rodeo will likely feature 100 to 140 contestants, said Painted Pony Rodeo owner Shawn Graham. The show will feature calf roping, bull riding, barrel racing and bronc riding, he said. Contestants from as close as New York and as far away as the Carolinas, Oklahoma and Texas usually compete in Painted Pony rodeos, Graham said.
For more details or directions, please visit www.washingtoncountyfair.com.