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2018 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair

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Cost: $15 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; $17 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Phone: 518-234-2123

The 2018 Schoharie County Sunshine Fair takes place August 7 to August 12, 2018. There will be fun for all ages with tractor pulls, parade, fireworks, demolition derby, live music, and more!

2018 Highlights

For 2018 you can look forward to Buffalo Barfield & "Unherd-of-Entertainment," Camel Kingdom, Danny Grand's Cowboy Circus, Rosaire Racing Pigs, and Dale Scott's World of Magic. 


Daily Admission - Pay One Price

  • $15 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (no advance sales)
  • $17 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (no advance sales)
  • Unlimited midway rides by Dreamland Amusements
  • Tuesday - 4pm to 11pm
  • Wednesday through Sunday - 12pm to 11pm
  • Ages 3 and up
  • All grandstand shows and fairground attractions
  • Free parking (overflow parking - follow signs)

Senior Recognition Day

  • Seniors $5 all day August 7th (ages 62 and over)
  • Includes rides
  • No advance sales

American Hero Day

  • Veterans and military admitted free all day August 11th with valid ID
  • Includes rides
  • No advance sales

Season Pass

  • $45 through December 22, 2017
  • $55 December 26th through August 6th, 2018 at 7pm
  • Includes rides
  • No season passes sold once fair starts
  • Tickets can be purchased online or at fairgrounds during office hours
  • All tickets must have recipient name


  • Gates open at 9am to 11pm (except for livestock and horse shows)
  • Exhibit buildings open 11am to 10pm

Additional Information

The fair does not provide motorized wheelchairs. There are limited wheelchairs available on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservations.

The admission wristband and, dependent on ticket type, ticket tub are required for readmission.

No refunds, exchanges, or replacements with tickets. All sales are final.

No pets are allowed except for certified service animals only. Must bring proof of rabies vaccine.

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