News2019-11-30T14:39:49-05:00

News About the Columbia County Fair

Prize Winning Fair About to Open

Blue ribbons wanted. Whether animal or vegetable, 4-Hers, farmers and future farmers are prepping their entries for submission to competitions at the Columbia County Fair in Chatham. Opening day is Wednesday, August 28th beginning at noon. The Fair runs through Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd. The lawns are [...]

August 27th, 2019|

The Columbia County Fair’s Got Talent

Named “Champion of Magic” by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Jay Mattioli will be a featured entertainer at The Columbia County Fair Thursday through Monday. When you hear the words “county fair” you automatically think of livestock, rides and yummy fair food.  There’s another important part of the [...]

August 26th, 2019|

The Columbia County Fair: A Blue Ribbon Event

A county fair is more than just rides. Get up-close-and personal with farm animals, see blue-ribbon veggies, cheer as cars are demolished, or try to eat more ice cream than anyone else. The Columbia County Fair in Chatham, NY has been named “Bestie” by Capital Region Living Magazine. In [...]

August 21st, 2019|

At the Fair – Horse Lovers “Rein” Supreme

This year, the Horse Show at The Columbia County Fair in Chatham is moving to the Main Rink with grandstand viewing. Fans will have a chance to see their favorite equestrians in a larger venue without competition from other events. It will take place on August 25th – three [...]

August 20th, 2019|

Recognizing County Fair Sponsors

There are many advantages to becoming a Columbia County Fair sponsor. Not only do sponsors have increased visibility, but there is a level of community connectivity that is priceless. For information on becoming a sponsor and to learn who is supporting this year’s Fair, go to www.columbiafair.com/fair-sponsorship/ Angelo [...]

August 13th, 2019|

Smokin’, Roarin’ Beasts! – And That’s Just the Tractors!

Talk about horsepower! The Monster Tractor Pull roars like a fleet of jet engines! More high octane motorized entertainment includes the Professional Truck Pull, two nights of Demolition Derby and even an Antique Tractor Pull. The Columbia County Fair in Chatham has real horses, too - - and much [...]

August 7th, 2019|

Schoolgirl Queen Contestants are More Than just Pretty Faces

Contestants for the 2019 Schoolgirl Queen Contest at the Columbia County Fair have wide-ranging interests. From training in Brazilian Jiu-jitzu to membership in a Multi-cultural Club, Taekwondo expertise to playing the saxophone, volunteering as a student director of a musical to helping format an Art and Literary Magazine, they are a diverse bunch.  The contest is an annual event and takes place [...]

July 23rd, 2019|

Columbia County’s Got PLENTY of Talent

Forty to fifty contestants will take part in Columbia County’s Got Talent”, at this year’s Columbia County Fair. From youngsters to teens and adults, singers, dancers, magicians and other talented individuals will compete for prize money and a chance to go up against stiff competition at the New York [...]

July 21st, 2019|

Come for the Exhibits, Stay for the Music

Jamaican born Jimy Graham (Yup, that’s the correct spelling.) will be among the musicians featured at this year’s Columbia County Fair in Chatham, NY. Jimy is heavy into Motown and the currently trending sounds of the Caribbean. Among others he’s recorded and/or toured with Wilson Pickett, Peter Tosh and [...]

June 17th, 2019|

Fair Scholarship Details Announced

The Columbia County Agricultural Society is reminding students that applications for the Fair Scholarships must be completed and returned by August 1st. Applicants must be active in the Fair as an exhibitor, presenter, volunteer or in some other capacity. To further agriculture in the county, the Columbia County [...]

June 10th, 2019|