Since its 1845 beginnings, agriculture has always been at the root of the Dutchess County Fair. Pigs, chickens, rabbits, ducks, goats and cows all share center stage with vegetables and flowers to form the heart of New York State’s second largest County Fair. Over the years, entertainment, food and amusement rides and games grew to provide family fun and recreation for all the attendees.
Today – actually, now through Sunday, August 25, 2013 – you have the opportunity to cheer for the 4-H livestock competitions, see how local landscape professionals treat the fair’s theme in their intricate landscape installations, play all the sideshow games, sample over 50 varieties of fair food, take the child-friendly and big-boy-scary rides and hear some incredible musicians perform. All that begins with a $15 admission! (Seniors $10 - Children under twelve are free – some activities require additional fees.)
You can pack in bottled water and a picnic lunch to enjoy along with all the free stuff happening all around the 144 acre Dutchess County Fairgrounds. The new entrance and exit configuration lets the traffic flow more freely to minimize the frustration and maximize the fun, so there is no excuse not to go. Get on over to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY, from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. through Sunday for an old-fashioned, family-friendly, fun-filled day! Download the full list of activities here http://dutchessfair.com/downloads/2013-DCF-Schedule.pdf
The slideshow is of photos taken Wednesday, 8/21/2013. I don't know which is cuter, the animals or the kids. What do you think?