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2017 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 15 - 20, 2017
Admission: $15 Tuesday & Wednesday; $17 Thursday - Sunday. Children under 36'' tall are free. 

Capital District Scottish Games

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The Capital District Scottish Games in Altamont, NY! 

Fair Dates: September 2 - 3, 2017
Admission: Admission on Saturday is $22 at the gate, and on Sunday is $12 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is free.

Columbia County Fair

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The Columbia County Fair in Chatham, NY!

Fair Dates: August 30 - September 4, 2017
Admission: $10 (except Sunday); $15 on Sunday; $5 for seniors ages 62+; free for children ages 12 and under

Youth Day: On Thursday from 10am - 4pm, ages 18 and under get in free

Fonda Fair

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The Fonda Fair in Fonda, NY!

Fair Dates: August 30 - September 4, 2017
Admission: $10; $5 for seniors ages 62+ on Wednesday and Friday; $2 children (ages 6-11); free for children under 6

The Great American Irish Festival

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The Great American Irish Festival in Frankfort, NY!

Fair Dates: July 28 - 30, 2017
Admission: Admission prices are $30 for the weekend (advance sale only), $15 for Friday and Sunday ($18 at the gate), and $18 for Saturday ($20 at the gate). Children 12 and under and active military members are free. 

Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival

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

Fair Dates: September 16, 2017
Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, kids 12 and under are free

New York State Fair

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The New York State Fair in Syracuse, NY!

Fair Dates: August 23 - September 4, 2017

Admission: General Admission is $10, with a discounted price of $3 on Thursdays and $1 on Labor Day. Children 12 and under are free. Seniors 60 and over get in free Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30. Students 18 and under are free Friday, September 2. 
Gates and Exhibit Buildings Open: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (Closes at 9:00 pm Labor Day)
Midway Open: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm (Closes at 9:00 pm Labor Day)

Saratoga County Fair

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The Saratoga County Fair in Ballston Spa, NY! 
Fair Dates: July 18 - 23, 2017

Admission: General Admission is $12. Free admission for children under 52 inches (4'2'') and anyone with an active military ID. Wednesday is Senior Day - admission for Senior Citizens 65 or older is $5 until 5pm. Unlimited rides wristbands are $20 and season tickets are $40 for one person for the whole week. Parking in designated lots is free.

Fair Hours: 9am to midnight daily
Midway & Live Music Pavilion Hours: Noon to midnight daily
Concession Building Hours: 10am-10pm

Schaghticoke Fair

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The Schaghticoke Fair in Schaghticoke, NY!

Fair Dates: August 30 - September 4, 2017
Admission: $11 for adults. Children 13 and under are free. Opening Day is $5 admission. Seniors (62+) pay $5 on Thursday. Season passes are $40. Parking is free. 
Fair hours: 12pm-10pm on Wednesday and 10pm-10pm Thursday through Monday. 

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair

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The Schoharie County Sunshine Fair in Cobleskill, NY!

Fair Dates: July 29 - August 5, 2017
Admission: $15; free for children 2 and under. An 8-day pass is $55! Parking is free while available.

Sterling Renaissance Festival

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The Sterling Renaissance Festival in Sterling, NY!

Fair Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, July 1 - August 13, 2017
Admission: Adult admission is $27.95, and children from 5-11 are $16.95. Children 4 and under are free. A 2-day pass is $47.95. Season passes are also available for adults and children. Admission includes all entertainment shows. Parking is Free. The Festival hours are 10am to 7pm. 
Call 1-800-879-4446 or 315-947-5782 to ask about Group Discount Tickets.

Vermont State Fair

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The Vermont State Fair in Rutland, VT!

Fair Dates: August 15 - 19, 2017
Admission: General Admission: $10. Children (6-11): $5. Children 5 and under: Free. 

Washington County Fair

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The Washington County Fair in Greenwich, NY!

Fair Dates: August 21 - 27, 2017
Admission: $10 for Adults. Senior admission on Wednesday is $5. Active military with ID and children 13 and under are free. A 7-day pass is $33. Parking is free. 

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