News 2017-06-28T19:06:30+00:00

News About the Columbia County Fair

Results of Fair’s Farm Tractor Pull

Here are results of the September 1 Farm Tractor Pull at the 2017 Columbia County Fair, which attracted 125 entries and was coordinated by Larry Saulpaugh. 2,500 lb. Class - First, Devin Poucher; second, Stephanie Poucher; third, Zack Baker; fourth, Gene Geddes; fifth, Brenda Baker 3,000 lb. Class - First, [...]

September 9th, 2017|

Fair Awards Firefighters Parade Trophies

Greenport, Niverville, and Lake and Millerton won the top trophies in the Columbia County Fair’s 67th annual Firefighters Parade on Saturday, September 2. Greenport was awarded the Charles “Rip” Vogel Memorial Award for Overall Best Appearing Columbia County Unit With Auxiliary. Niverville won the Philip D. Mickle Memorial Award for [...]

September 3rd, 2017|

New Lebanon’s Dakota Kubli is Fair’s Schoolgirl Queen

Dakota Kubli of New Lebanon High School was crowned 2017 Schoolgirl Queen Friday at the Columbia County Fair. Chosen by the judges from among contestants representing all six of Columbia County’s public high schools, she was crowned by last year’s Schoolgirl Queen, Marissa O’Dell of Ichabod Crane. Dakota is the [...]

September 2nd, 2017|

Bob George Wins Full-Size Feature in Fair’s Demo Derby Competition

Bob George of Valatie, driving car #27, won the 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder vehicle feature in Thursday night’s Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby in front of a packed grandstand on Day 2 of the Columbia County Fair. Karlee Moore of Valatie, #28, was runner-up, while Ghent’s Danny Snow, in the #3S, was [...]

September 1st, 2017|

‘Columbia County’s Got Talent’ Winners

Austin and Phoenix Shulkin Kids and adults sang, danced and juggled their way into the judges’ hearts on Wednesday, August 31st during the Columbia County Fair’s “Columbia County’s Got Talent” competition. The duo of Austin and Phoenix Shulkin won the Junior Division, performing a juggling act to “Jafar’s [...]

September 1st, 2017|

Columbia County Fair Brings Summer of 2017 to a Close

  Firefighters from Columbia and surrounding counties march in the annual Firefighters Parade through Chatham Village, ending at the fairgrounds for an awards ceremony. The parade steps off on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. sponsored by A.Colarusso & Son, Inc. and Stewart’s Shops. CHATHAM -- The 177th [...]

August 21st, 2017|

Who Will Be Columbia County Fair’s 2017 Schoolgirl Queen?

CHATHAM - Representatives of Columbia County’s six public high schools will compete for the title of 2017 Schoolgirl Queen on Friday, September 1, continuing a Columbia County Fair tradition that has endured for 80 years. At 6:00 p.m., the gowned contestants will arrive in vintage convertibles at the stage in [...]

August 7th, 2017|

Advance Tickets for 2017 Columbia County Fair Go On Sale

CHATHAM --  Advance tickets for the 177th annual Columbia County Fair are now on sale throughout the region for the fair which takes place this year Aug. 30 through Sept. 4 at the Chatham Fairgrounds. Advance tickets are available now at the Fair Office at the fairgrounds off Route 203 here [...]

August 5th, 2017|

Columbia County Fair Adds Giant Pumpkin Contest

Blake Rogers stands next to a giant pumpkin at a past Columbia County Fair. This is the first year the fair has included a separate Giant Pumpkin Contest. CHATHAM -- Gardeners with a serious green thumb who harvest a pumpkin weighing more than 75 pounds are encouraged to enter [...]

August 1st, 2017|

Craft Beer, Wine, Cider Contest on Tap at Columbia County Fair

CHATHAM -- In its third year, the increasingly popular Amateur Craft Beer, Wine and Cider Contest continues to attract more and more entries at the Columbia County Fair, according to Superintendent Betsy Braley of Chatham. “This contest reflects the increasingly popular craft of making beer, wine and cider and it grows [...]

July 26th, 2017|

Holiday Cookie Championship Heats Up at 2017 Columbia County Fair

Claverack resident Nancy Fuller of Food Network’s “Farmhouse Rules” television show, organizes last year’s cooking contest at the Columbia County Fair. Fuller is coordinating this year’s Holiday Cookie Contest. CHATHAM -- Bakers of all ages should look in their gardens and put on their chef’s hats now in preparation [...]

July 25th, 2017|

Columbia County Fair Seeks Performers of All Ages for Talent Contest

Ellie Dow of Chatham performs at the 2016 Columbia County Fair. This year’s edition of “Columbia County’s Got Talent” takes to the stage on opening day, Aug. 30 at the fairgrounds in Chatham. CHATHAM – Performers of all ages are encouraged to enter the annual talent competition on Aug. [...]

July 21st, 2017|

Columbia County Fair Scarecrow-Making Clinic Set for July 16

Ghent resident Mike DiMisa, right, shows young fairgoers how to build an elephant from straw. DiMisa will lead the sixth annual scarecrow-making clinic at the fairgrounds on July 16. Individuals, families and groups are invited to participate in the free workshop. CHATHAM – Award-winning scarecrow maker Mike DiMisa [...]

July 3rd, 2017|

Columbia County Fair Demo Derby Entries Now Being Accepted

CHATHAM -- More than $1,400 in cash prizes and trophies will be awarded each night to this year’s winners of the 2017 Columbia County Fair Demolition Derby as the much-anticipated two-night fair favorite returns under the management of Stoney Roberts Promotions, Inc. after a 25-year hiatus. Two nights of Demo [...]

June 25th, 2017|

Columbia County Agricultural Society to Support Ag Education With Scholarships

The Columbia County Agricultural Society, the not-for-profit organization that proudly presents the Columbia County Fair over Labor Day weekend, is launching a college scholarship program. It will award $1,000 merit scholarships to two students who have been active in the Columbia County Fair as an exhibitor, presenter, volunteer, or in some other capacity. Applicants must be completing their senior [...]

May 29th, 2017|

Country Music Star Travis Tritt Headlines 2017 Columbia County Fair

Country music artist Travis Tritt will be the headline entertainment for the 2017 Columbia County Fair performing one show Sunday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. on the Main Stage in front of the grandstand, according to John Craft, Entertainment Committee Chairman. Sponsored by the Hudson River Bank and Trust Co. [...]

April 29th, 2017|