Columbia County Fair - Chatham, NY

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Fair Attractions & Entertainment

The Oak Ridge Boys
Sunday, 3 pm and 8 pm Main Stage

The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.

Their string of hits includes the Country-Pop chart-topper Elvira, as well as Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God For Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free, Gonna Take A Lot Of River and many others. In 2009, they covered a White Stripes song, receiving accolades from Rock reviewers. In 2011, they rerecorded a thirtieth anniversary version of Elvira for a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store project.

The group has scored 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album—plus one double platinum single—and had more than a dozen national Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits.

Still Surfin' - A Tribute to the
Beach Boys - Friday, August 29
8 pm Main Stage

Still Surfin' is a professional Beach Boys Tribute Band. They perform the music of the Beach Boys as true to form as the originals did on their live tours. Still Surfin' features the incredible five part harmonies of the Beach Boys with authentic costuming, audience participation, great choreography, heavy spring reverb surf guitar and songs that everyone knows.


The Agricadabra Show teaches fairgoers about agriculture in New York State. They’ll do old McDonald’s farm, change someone into a farmer, do some cooking with Houdini the Live Rabbit and the amazing 6′ balloon.


A high energy mix of illusions, escapes, theatre, comedy and audience participation for a magical performance incomparable to other entertainers.


A Family Friendly Vegas Style Hypnosis Show.

C.H. Brad Matchett uses volunteers that want to experience a great time, relax and let go, to find out just how much fun they can have. Hypnosis can often be described as a deep state of relaxation. One hour of hypnosis is like 6 to 8 hours of sleep. We all go in and out of hypnosis every day, driving, reading a book, watching TV even playing video games.

Brad uses only volunteers, no actors, just people who want to experience the great feeling of hypnosis.

Chelsea Cavanaugh

Country singer/songwriter Chelsea Cavanaugh continues to electrify audiences and inspire fans with her catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics.

Chelsea began writing songs at age nine, inspired by the music her older sister listened to. After an intimate first-time performance at a family friend’s restaurant, she was hooked!

Since then Chelsea has shared the stage with top national country artists including Sheryl Crow, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Phil Vassar, The Farm, Thompson Square, Easton Corbin, Trace Adkins, James Wesley, Craig Morgan, and many, many more! In 2013, Chelsea was invited to perform on the main stage at The First Annual Taste Of Country Music Festival. Her performances are always energetic and full of sincere emotion, weather she’s playing a club or a national opener in front of thousands.

Chelsea released her first full-length album, “Simply…” in July 2013 featuring 11 original songs by the artist. The album includes some of the industry’s top players and spans styles that include upbeat contemporary country, bluegrass-inspired instrumentation, and heartfelt ballads. North Country Music wrote: “Songwriters can take a lesson from Chelsea Cavanaugh; every song is well thought out, immediately memorable, and well produced.”


A down home band that plays a variety of music from the late 1800's til now, including blues, bluegrass, country and of course, "Good Old Rock and Roll”

The Harvest Duo

The Harvest Duo features Denny on guitar/vocals and Debbie on vocals/percussion. Their repertoire covers a wide variety of music including contemporary hits, classic rock, oldies, motown, country, easy listening and standards.


King of the Forest covers artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Bob Seger, Rolling Stones, R.E.M., Blackfoot, Foghat and more. KOTF, formed in 1993, performs at events throughout the Hudson Valley and Capital District Regions.

Eastern Action Sports Teams

Team EAST has been performing shows at school assemblies, fairs and corporate events since 2006. Their action packed shows have entertained crowds large and small, including half time shows for Monster Trucks.

Comedian Juggler, Michael Rosman

Comedian Juggler, Michael Rosman, performs physical and verbal comedy juggling shows.

For 20 years, Michael has been providing comedy juggling shows for all ages, all types and sizes of events…even getting the most humor impaired audiences laughing.

Using a wonderfully balanced eclectic mix of original comedy, breath taking skills, and chaotic klutziness, Michael continuously surprises and astounds his audiences into fits of laughter.

Michael's tools in his comediatic endeavors are props such as blenders, fire juggling torches and knives, bull whips, 6 and 9 foot unicycles and most importantly--willing and adoring audience members.

Singer-Guitarist Bob Dunn

Bob Dunn is a singer-guitarist, who started his musical career with one of NJ's finest bands - The Echo Chamber - making his debut on in 1970 at the tender age of 15.

From 1970 to 1975, he played for bands such as the legendary Ultimate Experience, The Skylights, and Midnight Rider. After a 20-year break, Bob began working as a solo performer, playing at coffee houses, parties, clubs, etc. He recorded his first CD, An American Songbook, in 1999.

In 2004 Bob became a full-time musician known for his versatility throughout the northeast. Bob's music (over 500 songs) ranges from traditional and modern Folk music such as Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, to Rock and Roll such as Allman Bros., and The Beatles, Country, Celtic 50s music, etc.

Columbia County Fair is sponsored by A. Carlusso & Son, Inc. and Hudson River Bankd & Trust Co. Foundation