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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Dutchess County Fair Returns for 175th Year

Jul 30, 2021 02:29PM ● By Marilee Burrell


The 175th annual Dutchess County Fair will take place August 24 to 29, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, at the county fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. This historic celebration is designed to celebrate homegrown agriculture and the best of the Hudson Valley in a way that individuals of all ages can enjoy.

The fair will feature Powers Great American Midways rides, local specialty foods, livestock, competitive exhibits, a vendor shopping center, family-friendly fun and free shows, including performances by 2021 American Idol winner Chayce Beckham and Ian Flannigan, a finalist on NBC’s The Voice. 

Tickets will be sold online only. General admission tickets and ride wristbands are currently being sold as day specific, although that may change closer to the opening of the fair. The fair is currently following all Centers for Disease Control and New York State Covid-19 guidelines. 

Cost: General admission $12; ride-all-day wristband $25 presale and $30 on and after August 24. Children 11 and under free. Location: 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY. For more info call 845.876.4000, email [email protected] or visit
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