Dutchess County Fair - August 2024 - New York By Rail

august, 2024

20aug(aug 20)10:00 am25(aug 25)8:00 pm2024 Dutchess County Fair10:00 am - 8:00 pm (25) Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 U.S. 9

Event Details

The 2023 Dutchess County Fair

The fair is back in 2023 for the 177th edition! From August 22-27, enjoy six days of fun—rides, animals, food, entertainment and more—at the bucolic fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. 


Dutchess County Fair Features

Every August, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck hosts nearly half a million patrons. The second-largest state fair in New York  has a focus on agriculture, with 12 acres of the fairgrounds dedicated to showcasing local livestock, including:

  • 12 barns housing dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits and more
  • 3 show arenas 
  • Milking demonstration, wool workroom, and sheep shearing
  • A ‘Salute to Agriculture’ Ten
Other popular fair features include:
  • More than 20 Midway Rides
  • Century Museum Village
  • Working Blacksmith Shop & Gas Powered Engine Show
  • An authentic one-room schoolhouse
  • Fair food, including the famous 4H Milkshakes!
  • Nightly entertainment

Each night there will be a special Grandstand performance. This year’s shows include a Jimmy Buffet tribute and a show from KissNation, the Kiss tribute band. All shows are free with paid admission and go on at 7:30 pm.


Fair Tickets

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online using the Dutchess County Fair website.

Daily Admission

General Admission: $13.50 Adults + $1.50 convenience fee (online) $18 at the 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 $2.00

20 tickets for $25

52 tickets for $60

Special Promotion Rates

Ride All Day Wristbands– $35 to ride all day. Wristbands can be purchased at the Midway ticket booth. These are only good for one day at the fair. Admission is paid separately.

Dutchess County Fair

Dutchess County Fair

Take Amtrak to the Dutchess County Fair

Experience all the fair fun 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.


20 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - 25 (Sunday) 8:00 pm


Dutchess County Fairgrounds

6636 U.S. 9