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August 29, 2018
Schaghticoke Fair, Rensselaer County’s fair celebrates its 199th year. Enjoy midway rides, live music and entertainment, carnival games, and favorite fair food. Furthermore, there’s livestock exhibits and shows, 4-H and children’s activities, a rodeo, and horse shows. Also, check out truck and tractor pulls, and demolition derbies. Finally, check out live demonstrations, community exhibits, contests, and more.
Daily entertainment includes Cirque Ma’ceo acrobatic equestrian stunt show and Extreme Raptors birds of prey show. Also, Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean high-wire show; Buffalo Barfield Music Show; Danny Grant’s Cowboy Circus strolling act; and the Agri-Puppets.
Fair highlights include:
• Wednesday – 4-H Horse Show (all day), Pickup Truck Pull (6 pm), NCMA (North Country Music Awards) Regional Finals (6-8:30 pm)
• Thursday – Senior Expo Area (10 am – 5 pm), Garden Tractor Pull (noon), Double Figure 8 Derby (7 pm)
• Friday – Health Expo Area (10 am – 5 pm), Farm Tractor Pulls (1 pm, 7 pm), Country artist Brandon Lay (7:30 pm)
• Saturday – Double M Rodeo (1 pm, 7 pm), “The Voice” 2017 contestant Moriah Formica (4 pm, 7:30 pm), Fireworks (9:30 pm)
• Sunday – Open Gymkhana Show (9 am), Pedal Tractor Pull (1 pm), Sanctioned NYTPA Tractor Pulls (1 pm, 7 pm)
• Monday – Demolition Derby (2 pm, 7 pm), Box Seat Auction (5 pm), Keith Anderson concert (7:30 pm Monday)
On opening day, Wednesday, admission is $1 and all midway rides are $1 each (10-ride minimum purchase). Food vendors also offer a $1 menu selection. Admission on Wednesday is free for veterans and active duty military with Military ID.
Fair admission is $12 Thursday thru Monday for ages 14 and older. Also, $40 for a season pass and free for children 13 and younger. While, admission for seniors ages 62 and older is $5 on Thursday.
Unlimited ride wristbands are $21 Wednesday thru Friday and $23 Saturday thru Monday. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 2 or more tickets each.
Fair hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday thru Monday. The Dreamland Amusements midway opens daily at noon.
Finally, for more information, call Dreamland Amusements at 866-666-3247 or the Fair Office at 518-753-4411.