Giant Pumpkins

DEPT 10C GIANT PUMPKIN Giant Pumpkins Sponsored by Chatham Hardware Move over Cinderella, you have competition! Our new giant pumpkin contest hands out prizes to the largest pumpkins grown in Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Dutchess  and Berkshire Counties. Minimum pumpkin weight is 75lbs to compete.


School Work

DEPT 12A SCHOOL WORK School Work Sponsored by Columbia-Greene Community College-Public Relations A trip to the fair isn't complete without visiting the little Red School House, with its grand display of art work by area students. A favorite must-see exhibit, all local schools participate, pre-school youngsters through high school seniors. ...READ MORE


School Girl Queen

DEPT 11B SCHOOL QUEEN School Girl Queen Sponsored by Columbia-Greene Community College Dean Of Students Tradition marches on as young women compete in the 81st annual Columbia County School Girl Queen Contest. With judging based on personality, poise, and appearance, contestants from all-six public schools in the county vie for cash ...READ MORE


Photo Contest

DEPT 17A PHOTOGRAPHY Photo Contest Sponsored by Photo Art by Ken Bovat Calling all amateur shutter bugs! Whether you enjoy photographing landscapes or livestock, people or parades, display your best shot taken in Columbia County. Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded by a panel of professional photographers based on creativity, composition, ...READ MORE


Keep America Green in 2018

Download Entry Form DEPT 06A FLOWERS Flower Show No judging…just enjoy displays of gardening, cut flowers and fresh plant material including house plants, herbs, vegetables, flowers, grass and cacti presented by Columbia County Garden Clubs. Simply breathtaking!


Scouting Exhibits

DEPT 11D GIRL SCOUTS DEPT 11C BOY SCOUTS Scouting Exhibits Sponsored by MetzWood Insurance Premiums awarded by to any Columbia County unit of the Boy Scouts of America for the best Troop Exhibit and Outdoor Exhibit, in three classes for boys, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and six classes for girls, ...READ MORE



DEPT 03B WOOL BOOTH Woolbooth Sponsored by Pepsi Bottling Group of Albany After the kids get through playing with the little lambs in the sheep barn, they can see wool products beautifully displayed. Experts are on hand to answer questions all day, every day.


Watermelon Contest

DEPT 18A&B SPECIAL CONTESTS Watermelon Contest The one and only eating contest that's good for your diet. How fast can you eat a slice of melon? If you're the fastest in your age group, you will be awarded a trophy. Maybe you'll be top seed. ...READ MORE


Ice Cream Contest

DEPT 18A&B SPECIAL CONTESTS Ice Cream Contest Sponsored by Stewart's Shops Our annual ice cream eating contest welcomes all takers - men, women and children. All they need is a hearty appetite and a love of ice cold ICE CREAM. It's great fun and gives new meaning to the phrase "brain-freeze." ...READ MORE


Grange Exhibits

DEPT 09A GRANGE Grange Exhibits Enjoy collective exhibits by Granges, Youth and Pomona Granges of farm and garden produce, fruit, baked goods, vegetables, canned goods, grains and grasses, poultry, dairy products, honey, sewing and needlework. Scoring of exhibits is based on magnetism, freshness and perfection produce and display appearance. ...READ MORE

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