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

News About the Columbia County Fair

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

CHATHAM -- Bakers of all ages should look in their gardens and put on their chef’s hats now in preparation for this year’s Holiday Cookie Championship for the Bounty Cooking Contest at the 177th annual Columbia County Fair here. Locally grown ingredients are key in this contest which takes place on [...]

July 25th, 2017|

Columbia County Fair Seeks Performers of All Ages for Talent Contest

CHATHAM – Performers of all ages are encouraged to enter the annual talent competition on Aug. 30 at noon on opening day of the 177th annual Columbia County Fair, according to fair officials. Performers from singers to dancers to bands and more are wanted for the “Columbia County’s Got Talent” show [...]

July 21st, 2017|

Mandatory Poultry Testing Set for 2017 Columbia County Fair Exhibitors

CHATHAM – All Columbia County Fair poultry exhibitors of birds four months and older must bring them for mandatory Pullorum testing on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fairgrounds here, Route 203 entrance. Waterfowl, doves and pigeons are excluded from Pullorum testing. There will be no testing during the [...]

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|