Dutchess Fairgrounds

Dutchess Fairgrounds is scheduled for the week of August 20 – 25, 2013. Open Daily at 10:00AM

For six days each August, the Dutchess Fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck plays host of up to 400,000 patrons for the Dutchess County Fair. The largest 6 day County Fair in New York State is a show place for agriculture in Dutchess County, highlighted by the big name talents, one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, free shows and attractions. This is a major playground for Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. View the complete Entertainment Schedule.

Events at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck NY. Previous events have included: Hudson Valley Autism Walk & Exp, Rhinebeck Car Show & Swap Meet, Rhinebeck Antiques Fair, Cancer Relay for Life, Antique National Motorcycle Meet & Antique Machinery Show, HV Philharmonic & Fireworks, Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival, Good Guys Rod & Custom Car Show, Rhinebeck Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival, HV Gem & Mineral Show, and Winter Storage. View Calendar  for current events.

The experience of a lifetime awaits you at the 168th Dutchess County Fair in quaint Rhinebeck, NY.  Just two hours north, the largest six-day county fair in NY is 162 acres of family fun.  You will be immersed in agriculture with thousands of farm animals while enjoying horticultural displays in a park-like setting.  Learn about the past with a visit to an authentic one-room school house and Antique Village Museum.  Crafters selling one-of-a-kind items and plenty of free entertainment for all ages.  A host of other family activities include petting zoos with domestic, exotic and rainforest animals, racing pigs and dock diving dogs.  Over 50 carnival rides await children of all ages.  Is there food, you asked?  Bring your appetite.  Over 100 vendors serve everything from deep fried Oreos to full-course meals.

Dutchess County Fair by Metro-North Trains - Take the Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie Station and connect with the shuttle bus which meets specific am and pm trains to/from the Fairgrounds.

On sale June 30. Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $40.50; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $32.50; children 5-11, $1.50; children under 5, free.

Bus Fare: Not included in package price, pay on board the bus ($5 round-trip).

Purchase your package from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine and through WebTicket.

For details about the Fair, visit or call 845-876-4000

By Geoffrey Gonzalez