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2016-11-11

Claire Guyer wins Show Bird Title at Columbia Co. Fair Poultry Exhibit

Claire Guyer of Voorheesville had the Champion Show Bird in the Poultry Exhibit at the recent Columbia County Fair. Runner-up was Lee DeLong Jr. of Stephentown. Read More...

2016-11-11

Fair Lists School Artwork, Grange, Scouting, Sunflower Winners

Students from the Ichabod Crane School District won the Grades 6-12 division of the School Artwork Exhibit at the recent Columbia County Fair. Hawthorne Valley School was second and the Germantown Central School District was third. Read More...

2016-10-31

​Athanas Wine is Columbia Co. Fair’s Best in Show

Michael Athanas of Hyde Park took Best in Show for a 2014 Vidal Ice Wine in the 2016 Columbia County Fair’s Amateur Craft Beer, Wine, and Cider Making Contest. Read More...

2016-10-31

Fix, Horst Are Grand Champion Fruit, Vegetable Exhibitors at County Fair

Briana Horst of Chatham repeated as Grand Champion of the Vegetable Exhibit at the recent Columbia County Fair. The Braley Farm of Chatham was runner-up. Read More...

2016-10-25

The Fair’s 4-H Beef, Dairy Show Results

Here are results of the 4-H Dairy and Beef Shows at the recent 2016 Columbia County Fair. Read More...

2016-10-25

4-Hers Win Ribbons for Presentation, Gardening, Baking, Other Skills at Columbia County Fair

Here are results of various 4-H exhibits, projects and presentations during the recent 2016 Columbia County Fair. Read More...

2016-10-25

Columbia County Fair Announces Results of 4-H Rabbit, Poultry, Swine, Goat, Sheep Judging

Results of the 4-H poultry, swine, goat and sheep judging at the recent Columbia County Fair have been announced. Read More...

2016-10-25

Dairy Cattle Show Results Listed

By breed, here are results of the Dairy Cattle Show at the recent 2016 Columbia County Fair. Read More...

2016-10-25

Trowbridge Again Fair’s Beef Cattle Exhibit Champion

Daisy Trowbridge of Ghent repeated as Supreme Champion of the Beef Cattle Show at the recent Columbia County Fair. Emily Stark was Reserve Champion (runner-up). Here are the full judging results by breed. Read More...

2016-10-11

Sylvester Named Fair’s Top Quilter

Barbara Sylvester of Nassau won the prestigious Golda E. Combs Award for Best in Show in the quilting exhibit at the 2016 Columbia County Fair. Read More...

2016-10-11

Fair Announces Domestic Arts & Crafts Winners

In the Domestic Arts and Crafts exhibit at the 2016 Columbia County Fair, Carol Kirsimagi of Stephentown repeated as Best of Show in the Youth Division for her acrylic painting of lemons, while Peter Klimek of Chatham earned Best of Show in the Adult Division for his painting of the Main Street clock tower. Read More...

2016-10-11

Columbia County Fair Lists Open Horse Show Results

Brianne Hackett of Hudson won the Columbia County Pleasure Challenge in the Columbia County Fair’s Open Horse Show on Labor Day. For the second year in a row, the Amberly’s Cosa Nostra Perpetual Trophy for top English horse in hand went to Mannon Scionti of Hudson, whose horse’s name will be engraved on the trophy given by Whispering Meadows Farm in memory of their beloved “Butch,” the Fair’s “winningest ever” English horse in hand. Marcy Preston placed second and Jayden Turner-Osborn third. Read More...

2016-09-12

Results of Fair’s Farm Tractor Pull

Here are results of the Farm Tractor Pull at the 2016 Columbia County Fair, coordinated by Larry Saulpaugh. Read More...

2016-09-07

Sweet, Savory Results of Fair’s ‘Cupcake War’

“Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake” and “Beehive Surprise” were among the cupcake delights earning top awards at the Cupcake War contest Monday, September 5, at the Columbia County Fair. Read More...

2016-09-05

Fair Crowd Goes Bananas for People’s Choice’ Performers

The dancing and juggling ensemble known as Joe Banana and his Appealing Bunch won the first-ever Columbia County’s Got Talent “People’s Choice” competition at the Columbia County Fair on Sunday, September 4. Read More...

2016-09-05

Fair Awards Firefighters Parade Trophies

Niverville, East Chatham, West Sand Lake and Millerton won the top trophies in the Columbia County Fair’s 66th annual Firefighters Parade Saturday, September 3. Read More...

2016-09-05

Award-winning scarecrow make Mike DiMisa of Ghent shows fairgoers his craft.

Award-winning scarecrow make Mike DiMisa of Ghent was at the Columbia County Fair on Sunday, September 4, showing fairgoers his craft. Read More...

2016-09-05

Fair Awards Firefighters Parade Trophies

Niverville, East Chatham, West Sand Lake and Millerton won the top trophies in the Columbia County Fair’s 66th annual Firefighters Parade Saturday, September 3. Read More...

2016-09-04

Former Columbia County Sheriff Paul Proper of Copake receives a plaque recognizing his outstanding service to the Columbia County Agricultural Society,

Former Columbia County Sheriff Paul Proper of Copake, center, receives a plaque recognizing his outstanding service to the Columbia County Agricultural Society, presenter of the Columbia County Fair, during the fair on Saturday, September 3. Read More...

2016-09-04

Richard Lindmark, parade announcer of the Columbia County Fair’s annual Firefighters Parade for decades, receives a proclamation and plaque

Richard Lindmark, left, who has announced the Columbia County Fair’s annual Firefighters Parade for decades, receives a proclamation and plaque from Columbia County Agricultural Society President Nelson Alford Jr. saluting his retirement after 32 years as a dispatcher with the Columbia County 911 Center. Read More...

2016-09-04

Ice Cream Eating Results

In Friday’s Ice Cream Eating contest at the Columbia County Fair, Justin Kernan won the Adult Division, with Petr Jeinrich finishing second. Read More...

2016-09-04

Demo Derby Night 2 Results

On Night Two (Thursday, September 1) of the Demolition Derby at the 2016 Columbia County Fair, Donald Casivant won the 8-cyclinder division. Ben Daley was second and Derek Seiger third. Read More...

2016-09-04

Families got up close and personal with farm animals during the 4-H Mini Barnyard

Families got up close and personal with farm animals during the 4-H Mini Barnyard during the Columbia County Fair in Chatham on Sunday, September 4. Read More...

2016-09-02

Versatile Fiona Floors ‘em in Fair Talent Competition

Twelve-year-old Fiona Phelps of Chatham took both first and second places in the Junior Division of the Columbia County’s Got Talent competition Wednesday, August 31 at the Columbia County Fair. Read More...

2016-09-02

Chance to Cheer on Talent Show Finalists Sunday

A special encore performance by the top acts from Wednesday’s “Columbia County’s Got Talent” contest at the Columbia County Fair has been scheduled for this Sunday, August 4, at 1 p.m. in front of the grandstand. Read More...

2016-09-02

Claudia Bailey Wins Fair’s Photography Exhibit

Claudia Bailey of Craryville is grand champion of the Photography Exhibit at the 2016 Columbia County Fair, organized and sponsored by Photo Art by Ken Bovat of Claverack. Read More...

2016-09-02

Ichabod Crane High School’s Marissa O’Dell crowned 2016 Schoolgirl Queen

Ichabod Crane High School’s Marissa O’Dell, seated center, was crowned 2016 Schoolgirl Queen at the Columbia County Fair in Chatham on Friday night, September 2. Marissa, the daughter of Kenneth and Jody O’Dell of Valatie, poses here with fellow contestants, left to right, Baylee Cox, Miss Chatham High School; Monica Abreu, Miss Germantown High School; Kyra Hazzard, Miss Hudson High School; 2015 Schoolgirl Queen Cassie Pearson, Chatham High; Megan O’Brien, Miss New Lebanon High School; and Cassidy Nesbitt, Miss Taconic Hills High School. Read More...

2016-09-01

Demo Derby Results-Night 1

Donald Casivant won the 8-cyclinder division of the Wednesday, August 31 Demolition Derby in front of a packed grandstand at the Columbia County Fair. Read More...

2016-09-01

Watermelon Contest Results

Henry Cummper, Dexter Allan-Reilly, and Scott Reilly won the three Watermelon Eating Contests staged at the 2016 Columbia County Fair on Thursday, September 1st. Read More...

2016-09-01

Fair Scarecrow Contest winner

This white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, made by a group from COARC, has been judged Best in Show in the Scarecrow Making Contest at the Columbia County Fair. Read More...

2016-08-22

Columbia County Fair Brings Summer of 2016 to a Close

The lazy, hazy days of summer come to a close August 31 through Labor Day, September 5 with the 176th annual edition of the Columbia County Fair, offering up six days of fun-filled excitement for fairgoers of all ages at the picturesque fairgrounds here off Routes 66 and 203. Read More...

2016-08-15

Exotic Animals Greet Columbia County Fairgoers

In addition to the perennial showcase of livestock from the surrounding area, fairgoers will be treated to an exotic animal petting zoo and be able to take a camel ride at this year’s Columbia County Fair which runs Aug. 31 through September 5. Read More...

2016-08-13

Columbia County ‘Faces of the Fair’ Portrays Fairgoers of all Ages

“Faces of the Fair” is the theme of the 2016 Columbia County Fair which runs August 31 through September 5 and is featured in its billboards, brochures, advertising and promotional materials created by graphic designer Laura Aloisio of Dandelion Design. Read More...

2016-08-09

Improvements at Columbia County Fairgrounds Continue

As the gates to the Columbia County Fair get ready to swing open for the 176th year, improvements of the buildings and grounds are nearing completion. Read More...

2016-08-02

Who Will Be Columbia County Fair’s 2016 Schoolgirl Queen?

Representatives of Columbia County’s six public high schools will compete for the title of 2016 Schoolgirl Queen on Friday, September 2, in a Columbia County Fair tradition that has endured for nearly 80 years. Read More...

2016-07-27

Advance Sale Tickets for 2016 Columbia County Fair Go On Sale

Advance tickets are now on sale throughout the region for the 176th annual Columbia County Fair which takes place August 31 through September 5 at the Chatham Fairgrounds. Read More...

2016-07-26

‘Cupcake Wars’ Return to Columbia County Fair

Bakers of all ages should put on their chef hats now for “Cupcake War 2016” in preparation for the Bounty Cooking Contest at the 176th annual Columbia County Fair here. Read more...

2016-07-25

Mandatory Testing of Poultry for Fair Exhibit Set Aug. 13

Owners planning to enter birds in this year’s Columbia County Fair poultry show are required to first have them tested for pullorum disease, and can do so on Saturday, August 13 at the Chatham Fairgrounds. Read more...

2016-07-07

Columbia County Fair Seeks Performers of All Ages for Talent Contest

Performers of all ages are encouraged to enter the talent competition which takes to the stage on opening day of the 176th annual Columbia County Fair, according to fair officials. Read More...

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