The Dutchess County Fair
THE DUTCHESS COUNTY FAIR
Always in August
6 days of FUN!
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6636 U.S. Rte 9
For six days each August, the bucolic fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck, New York plays host to nearly half a million patrons. The second largest county fair in New York State is the showplace for agriculture in Dutchess County. Over 147 acres of finely manicured gardens and grass create the beautiful setting for thousands of farm animals, agricultural exhibits and horticultural displays.
The fairgrounds becomes an entertainment destination where big name talent can be enjoyed, “thrill a minute” excitement can be experienced at one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, free shows and attractions can be viewed almost constantly from the time you arrive to the time you leave. The tradition of excellence that has been the Dutchess County Fair for over 170 years offers something for everyone and creates memorable moments that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Visit a collection of over 300 vendors of Crafts, Foods, Shopping, and Services as the fair the perfect place to find house and garden items, unique crafts, amazing packaged foods and spirits, vehicles, and a host of services. It is the place to find just the thing for a Christmas gift, house present or a little something to brighten your day!
Buildings A, B, and C are filled with row after row of concession booths. The vendors inside these buildings and dotted throughout the fairgrounds bring everything from fine jewelry to pots and pans for purchase. Not to worry, they will be happy to hold your purchases until you are ready to leave for home.