Enjoy 6 days of local and national talent on the stages throughout the fairgrounds.
2023 Entertainment – Columbia County Fair
Wednesday, August 30 - Monday, Sept. 4 (continuous)
Location: SOUTH GATE
Camels, kangaroos, pygmy horses, goats and a unicow(!) are few of the animals kids will be able to see at this year’s petting zoo. Open continuous throughout the Fair, stop by and pet some new friends!
Sponsored by Herrington Fuels
Wednesday, August 30 - Monday, Sept. 4 (see daily schedules for times)
Location: CATTLE AREA
These awkward, but cute and cuddly racing animals fascinate spectators. Real crowd pleasers, these natural comedians bolt from the starting gate and race around the track snorting and squealing, stubby legs churning and curly tails sailing along behind.
Sponsored by Crossroads Ford and Valley Energy
Painted Pony Rodeo
Monday, Sept. 4 • Slack 3PM, Rodeo 5PM
Capture the excitement of bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding. Hold on to your cowboy hats during the team roping, calf roping, and steer wrestling, and as the ladies race against the clock in the barrel racing contest.
Sponsored by Peckham Industries, Inc. and Mario's Home Center
Demolition Derby – Thursday
Thursday, August 31 - 6:30PM
Enjoy the first night of crashin’, smashin’ action at the Demolition Derby! Catch 4 cylinders, mini vans, mini pick-ups and mini SUVs heats as they run for the cash purse of $1,400. Best Appearance Theme: Peppa Pig
Sponsored by HudsonValley360.com and W & B Golf Carts, Inc.
Demolition Derby – Friday
Friday, Sept. 1, 6:30PM
The Demolition Derby Finale: Watch 6 and 8 cylinders and full-size pick-ups and vans crash hard on Friday night for the cash purse of $1,400. Best Appearance Theme: Ninja Turtles
Sponsored by Madsen Overhead Doors and Sorros Excavating Co.
Monster Tractor Pull
Saturday, Sept. 2, 4PM
What started out many years ago with farmers bringing their favorite tractors out of the fields to the local fair and pulling the heaviest stone boat the furthest has progressed into the HEAVIEST MOTOR SPORT IN THE WORLD! Watch these modified, Super Stock and Super Farm class tractors and 4 wheel drive trucks roar past the Grandstand in hopes of a full pull, bragging rights and points towards the circuit championship!
Sponsored by A. Colarusso & Son
Saturday, Sept. 2, 11 AM
Location: NORTH GATE STAGE
More than 40 units from five counties and three states are listed in the preliminary lineup for the Columbia County Fair’s 70th annual Firefighters Parade on Saturday, September 3, stepping off at 11 am from the corner of Kinderhook Street and Woodbridge Avenue in the Village of Chatham. Viewing and judging of the parade will take place near the North Gate entrance of the fairgrounds off Route 203. Judging will take place by the Hudson Valley Judging Association with awards handed out at the conclusion of the parade.
Sponsored by A. Colarusso & Son and Stewart’s Shops
DJ Jack Bogarski
Thursday, Aug. 31 - Monday, Sept. 4 (see daily schedule for times)
DJ Jack Bogarski returns to the Pavilion for his 26th consecutive year this 2023 season. Jack has provided the musical entertainment for all ages during the day and for the over 21 crowd from 7pm to close. He carries over 40,000 tunes and sticks to his reputation of playing the right song at the right time.
Electric Blue DJ Bob Hawley
August 30, 9PM, North Gate Stage Saturday, Sept. 2, 6PM, Pavilion
Location: NORTH GATE & PAVILION
Electric Blue DJ Service has been providing Rock, Classical, Jazz, Country, Rap, and Hip-Hop music for 30 years, originally starting out as DJ at the Skate Factory near Hudson.
Sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital
Wednesday, Aug. 30 - Monday, Sept. 4 (continuous)
Location: NORTH END
Candle making, wood carving, rug hooking, fly tying, jewelry making, tin smithing, iron work, all handcrafts that have been superseded by mechanization. Here in Heritage Village, see craftspeople working the old fashioned way – with their hands. Get a chance to not only watch something being made, but, if you choose, purchase an object to take home – a hand-crafted keepsake.
Such a great Fair every year. This year 2021 was my First year back since I was in elementary school which was decades back. You all worked so hard and did a wonderful job I’ll continue coming back every year.
– Jonathan B.
Love It! Nice country Fair.
– Theresa C.
Definitely the best county fair I have ever been to! The tree-lined grounds are lovely. A nice mix of attractions and exhibits with phenomenal entertainment; well worth the price of admission.
– Linda A.
Our Mission: The Columbia County Agricultural Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization that, promotes all aspects of agriculture, horticulture, arts and crafts for all age groups through educational instructions display and competitions.
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