Can you believe the 175th anniversary of the annual Saratoga County Fair is only a month away? To celebrate this accomplishment and the long-lasting impact the fair has had on the local community, Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano has officially proclaimed July 2016 “Saratoga County Fair Month!”
Mayor Romano’s proclamation referenced how the Saratoga County Fair came to be and what it has accomplished since. In 1841, before the first fair, New York State approved of a new act that allowed for the creation of County Agricultural Societies, which would work to promote local communities. Almost immediately, the Saratoga County Agricultural Society (SCAS) was formed out of volunteers from each town in the county. The SCAS created the Saratoga County Fair later that year, and now it is one of the longest running agricultural fairs in the United States.