Back to All Events

Dutchess County Fair

  • DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR 6550 Springbrook Avenue Rhinebeck (map)

For six days each August, the bucolic fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck plays host to nearly half a million patrons. The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. Over 144 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays. Kids will love the Mad Science Show; Frogs, Bugs and Animals; racing pigs; and much more. Plus, there's a working sugarhouse and cider mill, a one-room schoolhouse and an antique museum.

The fairgrounds becomes an entertainment destination where big name talent can be enjoyed, “thrill a minute” excitement can be experienced at one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, free shows and attractions can be viewed almost constantly from the time you arrive to the time you leave. The tradition of excellence that has been the Dutchess County Fair for over 160 years offers something for everyone and creates memorable moments that will be cherished for a lifetime.


$10 seniors

Free for children under 12

Tickets for rides are sold seperately

Phone: 845 876 4000

Earlier Event: August 23
Annual Fairy Walk
Later Event: August 27
Sing Along and Circle Time