Dutchess Fair Hours
Daily Fair Hours: Tues-Sat 10:00 AM-10:00 PM | Sun 10:00AM-8:00PM
All Rides Run Daily: Tues-Sat 11:00 AM til Closing | Sun 11:00AM-8:00PM
Main Carnival area opens at 11:00AM
We encourage you to buy tickets online Live Stream Tickets as we expect long lines. Due to staffing shortages, there will be limited person-to-person window sales. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
- Children 11 and under are admitted FREE. Ride tickets or wristbands can be purchased separately and are required for midway rides.
- Parking is FREE
Online Pre-Sale: (Sale ends midnight August 22-Aug 22)
RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The Dutchess County Fair returns for its 177th year from Tuesday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 27.
As in years past, the fair will feature a midway, a petting zoo and plenty of fair food favorites.
The fair will host livestock shows throughout the week, including animals that children, mostly 4H members, bring to compete for money and prizes.
Fair officials said they spend over $100,000 in premiums and prizes for the agricultural shows.
“We’re still one of the oldest and largest agricultural fairs in New York State,” Dutchess County Agricultural Society’s Chairman of the Board, Tim Coon said Tuesday. “It’s all about promoting and educating the fairgoer. Not as many kids are growing up on farms these days. he numbers are decreasing, but they’re still doing a tremendous job of it.”