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Country Music Sensation Parmalee Headlines 2018 Columbia County Fair

Country music band Parmalee will be the headline entertainment for the 2018 Columbia County Fair performing two shows Sunday, Sept. 2 at 3 p.m. and 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. Foundation, the concert is [...]


County Fair Scholarship Program

The Columbia County Fair is announcing they are participating in the New York State Association of County Fairs scholarship program. There will be seven (7) $1,000 scholarships awarded by the state association. In conjunction with this the Columbia County Fair Association in Chatham will also award two additional (2) $1000 scholarships to Columbia County residents. [...]


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, Devin Poucher; second, Stephanie Poucher; [...]


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 Overall Best Appearing Columbia County [...]


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 daughter of Holly and William [...]


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 third. Winners of Thursday night [...]


‘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 Hour.” Second was Cadence Weiss’s [...]


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 Columbia County Fair brings the [...]


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 front of the grandstand, where [...]