This family-fun tradition since 1886 features midway rides and games for all ages, concerts, an educational petting zoo, Wednesday night fireworks, horse shows, livestock shows and pulling contests, truck and tractor pulls, chainsaw carving, wool spinning and weaving demonstrations, 4-H and community exhibits, favorite fair food and more.
Unlimited midway rides, shows and entertainment are included with fair admission. Daily entertainment includes "The Strong Man" John Beatty, old-time Amazing Patent Medicine and Magic Show, Robinson's Racing Pigs, Two By Two Zoo and chainsaw carver Josh Landry.
Headline concert acts are 90 Proof (7:30 pm Tuesday); Craig Morgan (8 pm Wednesday); Confederate Railroad (8 pm Thursday); Little Texas (8 pm Friday); Cook & Belle (7 pm Saturday); Seth Cook (8 pm Saturday); and Fran Cosmo, formerly of Boston (5:30 pm Sunday).
Other events include the Garden Tractor Pull (6 pm Tuesday); Horse Shows (Wednesday - Sunday); Truck Pull (7 pm Thursday); Antique Tractor Pull (6 pm Friday); and Baby Contest (11 am Sunday).
On Tuesday, Carload Night, fair admission, rides, shows and entertainment are $50 per vehicle for up to 8 occupants.
Pay-one-price admission (for adults and children 36 inches and taller) is $17 Wednesday - Sunday. Admission on Thursday is free until 4 pm for seniors 62 and older with proof of age.
Fair hours are 4-10 pm Tuesday, 10 am - 10 pm Wednesday - Thursday, 10 am - midnight Friday - Saturday, and 10 am - 8 pm Sunday.
Midway hours are 4-11 pm Tuesday, 11 am - 11 pm Wednesday - Thursday, 11 am - midnight Friday - Saturday, and 11 am - 8 pm Sunday.
For more information, call the fair at 845-255-1380 or Dreamland Amusements midway at 866-666-3247, or visit Ulster County Fair.