This 143-year family-fun tradition features exciting midway rides and games for all ages, live music and entertainment, demolition derbies, truck and tractor pulls, livestock events, horse shows, Miniature Circus Museum, Model Railroad Exhibit, Antique Tractor Display, Clydesdales, Canine Center, Heritage Village, community exhibits, demonstrations, contests and fair food.
Daily entertainment includes the Royal Hanneford Circus, Nerger's Performing Tigers, World of Wonders sideshow acts, Escape Explosion Wild West Show, Rosaire's Royal Racing Pigs, Master Chainsaw Sculptor Brian Ruth, and Buffalo Barfield & Un-Herd of Entertainment.
Fair highlights include NY Sire Stakes Harness Racing (noon), Shine Hill Road Band (8 pm) on Tuesday; Draft Horse Shows (9:30 am, 1 pm), Karaoke By Piano Man's DJ Productions (8 pm) on Wednesday; Kiddie Tractor Pull (7 pm), Demolition Derby (7:30 pm) on Thursday; NYS Sanctioned Tractor Pull (6 pm), Skeeter Creek band (8:30 pm) on Friday; Truck Pull (3 pm), Big Sky Country band (7:30 pm) on Saturday; NBHA Barrel Race (noon) and Championship Demolition Derby (5:30 pm) on Sunday.
Daily admission (ages 3 and older) is $15 Tuesday - Thursday and $17 Friday - Sunday and includes rides, shows and parking. See website for $55 pre-sale season passes.
Fair admission for ages 62 and older is $5 on Wednesday till 4 pm and free for veterans and active military (with valid ID) on Saturday.
The fair is open from 9 am to midnight. Midway hours are 4 to 11 pm Tuesday and noon to 11 pm Wednesday - Sunday.
For more information, call the fair at 518-234-2123 or Dreamland Amusements midway at 866-666-3247, or visit Schoharie County Sunshine Fair.