Summer Fairs

It’s fair season in the Capital Region!

The Altamont Fair in Altamont

Fair Dates: August 11 – 16, 2015

Admission: $15 Tuesday & Wednesday; $17 Thursday – Sunday
Admission includes shows, parking and UNLIMITED RIDES! Children under 36” tall are free. Seniors, Grange Members, and Armed Forces get in free on Wednesday until 4pm. Buy Tickets Online for $15 to use any day, a savings of $2 per ticket Thursday – Sunday!

The Saratoga County Fair in Ballston Spa

Fair Dates: July 21 – 26, 2015

Admission: General Admission is $10. Free admission for children under 52 inches (4’2”) or shorter and anyone with an active military ID. Wednesday Senior Day admission for Senior Citizens 65 or older is $5 until 5pm. Unlimited rides wristbands are $20 and season tickets are $40 for one person for the whole week. Parking is free.

Fair Hours: 9am to midnight daily
Midway Hours: Tues 2pm-midnight, Wed-Sat 12pm-midnight, Sun 12pm-11pm
Live Music Pavilion and Beer Garden Hours: 12pm-midnight
Concession Building Hours: 10am-10pm

The Schoharie County Sunshine Fair in Cobleskill

Fair Dates: August 1 – August 8, 2015

Admission: $12 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Veterans are free all day on Wednesday (with ID) and youth (age 18 and under) are free on Thursday until 5pm. An 8 day pass is $45 for anyone age 13 or over! FREE General Parking!

The Washington County Fair in Greenwich

Fair Dates: August 24 – 30, 2015

Admission: $10 for Adults. Senior admission on Wednesday is $5. Active military with ID and children 13 and under are free. A 7-day pass is $30. Parking is free.
Fair Hours: 5pm-11pm on Monday, 9am-11pm Tuesday through Sunday.
Carnival hours: 5pm-11pm on Monday, 12pm-11pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 12pm-9pm Sunday. For more information contact 692-2464.

The Fonda Fair in Fonda

Fair Dates: September 1 – September 7, 2015

Admission: General admission is $10. Children 6-11 are $2 and children under 6 are FREE. Senior days are $5. Unlimited ride wristbands are available.

The Columbia County Fair in Chatham

Fair Dates: September 2 – September 7, 2015
Admission: $10 for adults, and $12 on Sunday. Youth and Senior Citizens Day is on Thursday, and on that day kids under 18 are free and seniors (62 and over) are $5 from 10am to 4pm. Children (12 and under) and Active Military are free.

The Schaghticoke Fair in Schaghticoke

Fair Dates: September 2 – September 7, 2015

Admission: $11 for adults. Children 13 and under are free. Opening Day is $5 admission. Seniors (62 and under) pay $5 on Thursday. Season passes are $40. Parking is free. Fair hours: 12pm-10pm on Wednesday and 10pm-10pm Thursday through Monday.

The Sterling Renaissance Festival in Sterling

Fair Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, July 4 – August 16, 2015

Admission: Adult admission is $26.95, and children from 5-11 are $15.95. Children 4 and under are free. A 2-day pass is $47.95. Season passes are also available for adults and children. Admission includes all entertainment shows. Parking is Free. The Festival hours are 10am to 7pm. Call 1-800-879-4446 or 315-947-5782 to ask about Group Discount Tickets

The Great American Irish Festival in Frankfort

Fair Dates: July 24 – 26, 2015

Admission: Admission prices are $30 for the weekend (advance sale only), $12 for Friday and Sunday ($15 at the gate), and $15 for Saturday ($20 at the gate). Children 13 and under and active military members are free. For tickets, a list of bands and additional information call 1-888-695-0888.

The Capital District Scottish Games in Altamont

Fair Dates: September 5 – 6, 2015

Admission: Admission on Saturday is $22 at the gate and $18 pre-sale, on Sunday $12 at the gate and $10 presale. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is free.

The New York State Fair in Syracuse

Fair Dates: August 27 – September 7, 2015

Admission: General Admission is $10, with a discount to $3 on Thursdays and $1 on Labor Day. Children 12 and under are free. Seniors 60 and over get in free Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1. Students 18 and under are free Friday, September 4.
Gates Open: 8:00 am daily
Exhibit Buildings Open: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Close at 9:00 pm Labor Day)
Box Office Opens: 9:00 am
Midway Opens: 10:00 am

The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival in Ballston Spa

Fair Dates: September 18 – 19, 2015. Call (888) 414-3378 for more information.

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