||Have a blast this summer riding the rides and eating cotton candy at a local fair!
Every summer, there are many great county and local fairs near Albany NY and across the Capital Region. Discover these local fairs where you can spend some time riding rides, attending fun events, playing games and eating fried dough!
Visit These Local Fairs!
SARATOGA COUNTY FAIR
July 16 - 21, 2013
General Admission is $10. Free admission for anyone (of any age) under 52 inches (4’2”) or shorter and anyone with an active military ID. Wednesday Senior Day admission for Senior Citizens 65 or older is $4 until 5pm. Memberships start from $30 for one person for the whole week. Parking is free.
The Fair hours are 9am to midnight daily, with the midway and the beer garden open from 12pm-midnight, and concession buildings open 11am-11pm.
Fore more information contact 885-9701.
SCHOHARIE COUNTY SUNSHINE FAIR
July 27 - August 3, 2013
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (with a special $2 discount on Senior Citizen Day on Wednesday), and free for children 12 and under. General parking is also free. A 3-day pass is $25 for an adult and $20 for a senior. A 5 day pass is $40 for an adult and $35 for a senior. A 9-day, all week pass, if bought before July 27th, is $55 for an adult, and $50 for a senior.
For more information and a full event schedule call 234-2123.
August 19 - 25, 2013
Admission is $15 which includes shows, parking and UNLIMITED RIDES! Children under 36'' tall are free. Seniors get in free on Wednesday. The Fair features family-friendly contests, animal shows, exhibits, rides, and vendors.
For more information call 861-6671.
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR
August 19 - 25, 2013
Admission for adults is $10. Senior admission on Wednesday is $5. Active military with and children under 14 are free. A 7-day pass is $30. Parking is free. All week ticket costs $30.
The Fair hours are from 5pm-10pm on Monday and 9am-10pm Tuesday through Sunday. Carnival Midway hours are from 5pm-11pm. For more information contact 692-2464.
August 27 - September 2, 2013
On the Montgomery County Fairgrounds located on Route 30A in Fonda.
For more information contact 853-3313.
COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR
August 29 - September 2, 2013
Admission for adults is $10, on Sundays $12. Youth and Senior Citizens Day is on Thursday, and on that day kids under 18 are free and seniors 62 and older are half price; both of these conditions last until 4pm. Children 12 and under are free.
For more information contact 392-2121.
August 28 - September 2, 2013
Admission for adults is $11. Children 13 and under are free. Opening Day is $5 admission. Advance tickets are available at Price Chopper with an Advantage Card prior to August 27 and are $10. Parking is free.
The Fair hours are 12pm-10pm on Wednesday and 10pm-10pm Thursday through Monday.
For more information contact 753-4411.
Other Fairs & Festivals
STERLING RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Saturdays & Sundays, July 6 - August 18, 2013
Admission price includes one adult and a guest. Adult admission is $25.95, and children from 6-12 are $15.95. Five and under are free. A 2-day pass is $43.95. Season passes are also available for adults and children. Admission includes all entertainment shows. Parking is Free.
The Festival hours are 10am to 7pm.
For tickets and more information call 877-772-5425.
THE GREAT AMERICAN IRISH FESTIVAL at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, NY
July 26 - 28, 2013
Admission prices are $30 for the weekend, $12 for Friday and Sunday, $15 for Saturday
The Festival hours are from 5pm-11pm on Friday, noon-11pm on Saturday, and noon-5pm on Sunday.
Each day features different banks on the Contemporary, Traditional, and Regional Stages.
For tickets, a list of bands and additional information call 1-888-695-0888 or visit www.gaif.us
CAPITAL DISTRICT SCOTTISH GAMES in Altamont
August 31 & August 1, 2013
Admission on Saturday is $22 at the gate and $18 pre-sale, on Sunday $12 at the gate and $10 presale. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is Free.
IRISH 2000 MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL in Ballston Spa, NY
September 13 & 14, 2013
Admission for Friday/Saturday only is $16 in advance and $20 at the gate. Until August. 19, 2-day passes are $26 each. Afterwards passes are $29. Tickets may be purchased after July 19th at Price Chopper ($1 off with advantage card) and prior to July 19th by phone or online.
For tickets and more information call 1-888-414-3378.