Entertainment

Enjoy 6 days of local and national talent on the stages throughout the fairgrounds.

2022 Entertainment – Columbia County Fair

  • Painted Pony Rodeo

    Monday, Sept. 5 • Slack 3PM, Rodeo 5PM

    Location: GRANDSTAND

    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 THE CAT 98.5 FM/ OLDIES 93.5 FM/ WRWD106.9 FM/1230 AM

  • Demolition Derby – Thursday

    Thursday, September 1 - 6:30PM

    Location: NORTH GATE STAGE

    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: Pokemon!

    Sponsored by HudsonValley360.com and W & B Golf Carts, Inc.

  • Demolition Derby – Friday

    Friday, Sept. 2, 6:30PM

    Location: GRANDSTAND

    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: Scooby-Doo!

    Sponsored by Madsen Overhead Doors and Sorros Excavating Co.

  • Monster Tractor Pull

    Saturday, Sept. 3, 4PM

    Location: GRANDSTAND

    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 Peckham Industries, Inc.

  • Firefighters’ Parade

    Saturday, Sept. 3, 12PM

    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 12pm 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

  • Hypnotist Terranceb

    Thursday, Sept. 1 - Monday, Sept. 5 (see daily schedules for times)

    Location: NORTH GATE STAGE

    Stage Hypnotist Terrance B typically works with 20 volunteers from the audience, causing otherwise rational people to see, do, and believe, totally ridiculous things. Using his Power of Suggestion he guides his hypnotized victims thought increasingly ludicrous and hilarious scenarios. They may take a trip by the pool on the Love Boat, be a famous movie star or even discover that their clothes are inside out.

    Sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital

  • Michael Goudeau Comedy Juggler

    Thursday, Sept. 1 - Monday, Sept. 5 at 2,PM, 4PM, and 7PM

    Location: NORTH GATE STAGE

    Michael’s show has all the laughs of a great comedian combined with all the thrills of a great juggling act. This show isn’t just someone talking about something funny that happened, its “funny” happening right now.

    Michael was the featured act in the Lance Burton Show in Las Vegas from 1991 until 2010. He has performed more shows for more years than any juggler in Las Vegas history. Michael has also performed on TV shows, cruise lines, comedy clubs and review shows around the world.

    He has also written and consulted on series for Showtime, Discovery, FX, and National Geographic.

    Sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital

  • Pogo Fred

    Thursday, Sept. 1 - Monday, Sept. 5 (see daily schedules for times)

    Location: NORTH GATE STAGE

    Pogo Fred holds multiple Guinness World Records for his extreme pogo stunts and is regarded as one of the best jumpers on the planet. Check out his incredible tricks and flips as he jumps 10 feet (3 meters) in the air on his next generation and 10-foot tall pogo sticks.

    Fred is one of the original founders of the sport of extreme pogo and has progressed today to be one of the best jumpers in the world. He has inspired countless younger athletes and is a major driving force behind the growth of the sport. As a veteran and founder of the sport, Fred has been featured in numerous media pieces, from Jay Leno, America’s Got Talent, and notably a Nike commercial during the 2012 Olympics.

    Sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital

  • DJ Jack Bogarski

    Thursday, Sept. 1 - Monday, Sept. 5 (see daily schedule for times)

    Location: PAVILION

    DJ Jack Bogarski returns to the Pavilion for his 25th consecutive year this 2022 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 31, 9PM, North Gate Stage Saturday, Sept. 3, 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

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.