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Hear ye, hear ye, read all about the latest updates on the fairgrounds and entertainment coming to the Fair.


    August 25, 2022

    The excitement returns when the 2022 Columbia County Fair opens Wednesday, August 31st at noon.  It’s time to start making a list of what you’ll do to make this your best Fair ever! If you prefer to plan your visit by the day, you could start with The Talent Show and Antique Tractor Pull, which ...READ MORE

  • School Queen Contest Returns to the Columbia County Fair

    August 23, 2022

    The School Queen Contest returns to the Columbia County Fair’s North Gate Stage after a two year absence Friday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m.  This popular event, with a roster of active and talented young women, marks a longstanding Columbia County Fair tradition that has continued for more than 80 years. Contestants, who will be entering their senior year in ...READ MORE

  • Horse Show and Other Contests Precede Fair

    August 17, 2022

      Although the Columbia County Fair opens at noon on Wednesday, August 31st, there is plenty of activity at the Fairgrounds in the days leading up to that day. The Open Horse Show returns to the Grandstand on Sunday, August 28, beginning at 9:30AM (grounds open at 7AM).  Judge Bethany White of Pittsford, Vermont will be presiding ...READ MORE

  • Come to the Fair for Old Fashioned Fun

    August 5, 2022

    The 4H Dairy Show is one of the Fair’s highlights. There’s plenty to do at any county fair, but it’s the classic, long-standing traditions that make the experience at the Columbia County Fair so special.   Think of it as your go-to place for old-fashion fun! The popular Talent Show kicks off the week at ...READ MORE

  • Columbia County fair announces new attractions for 2022

    July 28, 2022

    Lyric Wallenda, of the world-famous Wallenda family of circus performers, will take to the sky over this year’s Columbia County Fair when Circus Incredible performs at the South Gate Stage. New entertainment and attractions are sure to take their place among the traditional Fairgoer “favorites” at this year’s Columbia County Fair. For the ...READ MORE

  • Crowd favorites entertain at Fair

    July 13, 2022

    Visitors to this year’s Columbia County Fair can choose from traditional as well as more modern entertainment again this year when some of the most popular favorites return and exciting new acts debut. As it does each year, the Antique Tractor Pull will open the Fair’s run on Wednesday, August 31 at 4PM at the ...READ MORE

  • Daredevils featured at Fair

    June 21, 2022

    Circus Incredible is the newest addition to the Columbia County Fair lineup this year.  The act features members of two different world-famous acrobatic families.  Lyric Wallenda, part of the seventh-generation of the world-famous Wallenda family of circus performers, will display her aerial artistry of grace, beauty, and strength on a trapeze suspended 30 feet in ...READ MORE

  • Columbia County Fair Announces Headliner Musical Entertainment for 2022

    June 3, 2022

    The Columbia County will take place August 31 through September 5, and Fair organizers have announced that musical entertainment this year will feature a veteran of one of America’s most beloved and accomplished rock and roll bands in history, as well as a classic, beloved group from the 1960’s. On Sunday, September 4, Journey former ...READ MORE

Great fair- have been going there since 1974 and now sharing it with my children.

– Nicholas P.

Beautiful fair 🙂 Can’t wait to come back again!

– Pam S.

Always a great time… a true old world fair with a up to date twist… made it 2 nights so far this year.. by far my favorite fair in the capital region.

– Christopher G.