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2018 County & Local Fairs and Festivals Near Albany, NY

Every summer, there are many great county and local fairs and festivals near Albany, NY and across the Capital Region. Discover these fairs and experience all the rides, shows, games, contests, and food. Then enjoy festivals complete with live music, kids' activities, and more.

Visit These Capital Region Fairs:

Altamont Fair

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The Altamont Fair in Altamont, NY!

Fair Dates: August 14 - 19, 2018
 
Admission: $15 advance sale tickets, $17 at the gate Tuesday and Wednesday, $19 at the gate Thursday to Sunday, kids under 36" tall free

Capital District Scottish Games

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The Capital District Scottish Games in Altamont, NY! 

Fair Dates: September 1 - 2, 2018
 
Admission: $18 Saturday, $45 Saturday with beer, $10 Sunday, $40 Sunday with beer, $25 weekend pass

Columbia County Fair

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The Columbia County Fair in Chatham, NY!

Fair Dates: August 29 - September 3, 2018
 
Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the gate excluding Sunday, $15 Sunday, $5 senior citizens 62 and over
 

Fonda Fair

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The Fonda Fair in Fonda, NY!

Fair Dates: August 29 - September 3, 2018
 
Admission: $10 general admission, $2 kids 6 to 11, free kids under 6, parking $2

The Great American Irish Festival

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The Great American Irish Festival in Frankfort, NY!

Fair Dates: July 27 - 28, 2018
 
Admission: $18 Friday at the gate ($15 in advance), $20 Saturday at the gate ($18 in advance), $28 two-day pass (advance sale only), free for kids 12 and under, and for active military members with valid ID and immediate family

Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival

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The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival in Ballston Spa, NY! 

Fair Dates: September 15, 2018
 
Admission: $16 in advance, $20 at the gate, free for kids 12 and under 

New York State Fair

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The New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY!

Fair Dates: August 22 - September 3, 2018

Admission: $10 general admission, free for kids 12 and under

Saratoga County Fair

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The Saratoga County Fair in Ballston Spa, NY! 

Fair Dates: July 24 - 29, 2018

Admission: $12 general admission, free for children under 52", $20 unlimited ride wristbands
 

Schaghticoke Fair

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The Schaghticoke Fair in Schaghticoke, NY!

Fair Dates: August 29 - September 3, 2018
 
Admission: $12 general admission, free for kids 13 and under, $40 season pass
 

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair

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The Schoharie County Sunshine Fair in Cobleskill, NY!

Fair Dates: August 7 - 12, 2018
 
Admission: $15 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; $17 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; $55 season pass

Sterling Renaissance Festival

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The Sterling Renaissance Festival in Sterling, NY!

Fair Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, July 7 - August 19, 2018
 
Admission: $28.95 adults 12 and up, $17.95 kids 5 to 11, free kids 4 and under, $47.95 two-day pass, $195.95 adult season pass, $95.95 kids season pass

Vermont State Fair

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The Vermont State Fair in Rutland, VT!

Fair Dates: August 14 - 18, 2018
 

Washington County Fair

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The Washington County Fair in Greenwich, NY!

Fair Dates: August 20 - 26, 2018
 
Admission: $12 adults, free kids 13 and younger
 

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