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2021 Local & Regional Summer Fairs in the Capital Region

Every summer, there are many fun-filled local and regional fairs that take place across the Capital Region. Learn more about these annual events and what you and your family can expect, such as rides, shows, games, contests, food, music, and more.

Altamont Fair

altamont fair
The Altamont Fair is scheduled for August 17-22, 2021, at the Altamont Fairgrounds in Altamont, NY. One price admission includes The Royal Hanneford Circus, Hypnotist Micheal DeShalit, Robinsons Racing Pigs, Dynamo Dogs, live music in the grove, attractions, parking, and unlimited rides! Get your tickets to the Altamont Fair today.

Washington County Fair

washington county fair
The Washington County Fair is scheduled for August 23-29, 2021, at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Greenwich, NY. Come and experience Washington County, its people, its rural character, and its traditions. There will be livestock shows, live music, tractor pulls and demo derbies, a fair week food truck corral, daily shows, and more.

Columbia County Fair

the columbia county fair
The Columbia County Fair is scheduled for September 1-6, 2021, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham, NY. The fair organizers are happy to announce the return of the demo derbies, firefighters parade, monster tractor pull, live bands, food vendors and exhibitors, the rodeo, and other entertainment. Round up the family for an amazing day at the Columbia County Fair this summer!

Fonda Fair

fonda fair
The Fonda Fair is scheduled for September 1-6, 2021, at the Fonda Fairgrounds in Fonda, NY. Don't miss out on all of the excitement, such as the tractor pulls, animal shows, live music, amusement rides, special events, and more. New for 2021, the Fonda Fair will feature out of county exhibits for the first time!

The Great Schaghticoke Fair

the schaghticoke fair
The Great Schaghticoke Fair is scheduled for September 1-6, 2021, at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY. The fair is celebrating its 202nd year of being a showcase for the best that Rensselaer County residents and agriculture have to offer. Enjoy tasting, seeing, hearing, and feeling agriculture in action!

New York State Fair

scene at the fair
The New York State Fair is currently scheduled for August 20 - September 6, 2021, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. This fun-filled event will feature everything from delicious food to eye-opening exhibits, captivating entertainment, exciting midway rides, and big-name entertainers.

Capital District Scottish Games

scottish games
The Capital District Scottish Games is scheduled for September 4, 2021, at the Altamont Fairgrounds in Altamont, NY. This fun and festive event has something for everyone, and past years have featured live music, Highland dancing, the Scottish Breed Dog Show, children's events, and more.

Saratoga County Fair

food vendors at a county fair
The annual Saratoga County Fair is scheduled for July 22-25, 2021, at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY. Highlights will include the Amusements of America Carnival, the 4-H shows, vendors, truck and tractor pulls, demonstrations, and more.

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair

fair rides at night
The Schoharie County Sunshine Fair is scheduled for August 10-15, 2021, at the fairgrounds in Cobleskill, NY. There are a lot of fair events to look forward to this year, including the racing pigs, live music, animal shows and exhibits, contests, the Royal Hanneford Circus, the demolition derby, and much more. Plus, be sure to check out the midway rides and concessions with all your favorite food.

Photo provided by the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair.

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