Dutchess County Fair - August 2022 - New York By Rail

august, 2022

23aug(aug 23)10:00 am28(aug 28)10:00 pmDutchess County Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm (28) Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 U.S. 9

Event Details

Dutchess County Fair

The fair is back for 2022! For six days each August, the bucolic fairgrounds in Rhinebeck host the second largest county fair in New York State.


Dutchess County Fair Events

Many of the events at the fair are to be announced, but there are plenty of fun attractions that have already been determined. At the fair, you’ll be sure to find multiple farm animals such as llamas, goats, cattle, poultry, rabbits, sheep, pigs and more. Also at the fair will be Rosaire’s Racing Pigs, Fluffy the T-Rex and Commerford’s Petting Zoo. The fair will be filled with great attractions that will make you want to return each day.


Fair Tickets

*All tickets must be purchased online using the Dutchess County Fair website

Every August, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck hosts nearly half a million patrons. The second-largest county fair in New York State, the Dutchess County Fair is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. With over 147 acres of finely manicured gardens, the fairgrounds is a beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays.

An entertainment destination where big-name talent can be enjoyed, experience “thrill a minute” excitement at one of the finest carnivals in the country. Free shows and attractions can be viewed almost constantly from the time you arrive until the time you leave. For over 170 years, a tradition of excellence has been upheld at the Dutchess County Fair, offering something for everyone and creating memorable moments that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Daily Admission

General Admission: $13.50 Adults + $1.50 convenience fee (online) $18 at gate

Children 11 and under: FREE at all times

Seniors (65+) & Military w/proper ID: $12 every day (purchased at gate)
Note: Senior & Military tickets are not for sale online and are available for purchase all week at the gates or in advance at fair box office. Discount available to person with military ID or senior citizen only. THIS IS NOT A FAMILY DISCOUNT.

Ride Tickets sold at the Midway:

1 ticket for $1.50

20 tickets for $20

52 tickets for $50

Free Parking

Special Promotion Rates

Ride All Day Wristbands– $30 to ride all day. Wristbands can be purchased at Midway ticket booth. Admission is paid separately.

Dutchess County Fair

Dutchess County Fair

Take Amtrak to the Dutchess County Fair

Experience these performances via Amtrak to Rhinecliff-Kingston Station in the Hudson Valley—Don’t forget to use Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Rhinecliff-Kingston Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Kingston office today at 845-336-4700.


23 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - 28 (Sunday) 10:00 pm


Dutchess County Fairgrounds

6636 U.S. 9