7.10.2015

Come on down and celebrate the 174th annual Saratoga County Fair



Ballston SpaNY-- The 2015 Saratoga County Fair features 30 acres, dozens of attractions, the World’s Largest Traveling Amusement Park, Rodeo, Demo, Pulls, and Pigs; singers, dancers, jugglers, jumpers, joggers, lopers, barrel racers, cows, goats, rabbits, ducks, sheep, chickens, reindeer, camels, monkeys, llamas, obedient dogs, wild wolves, amazing Hypnotist, the world’s largest ice cream sundae, pie eating, donut eating, antiques, arts, crafts, culinary, fruits, vegetables, competition of all kinds;  and only 6,480 minutes to enjoy it all…better not miss one.
                                                                 
Bring the whole family to the 174th Saratoga County Fair, Tuesday, July 21, through Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the Saratoga County Fairground, 162 Prospect Street in Ballston SpaNY.
 
The Fair is open 9 a.m. to midnight daily; the midway is open 12 noon to midnight daily. The Live Music Pavilion is open from 12 noon to midnight daily; concessions are open every day10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 
General admission is $10 each day with special gate premiums being offered TuesdayWednesday and Thursday.
 
Tuesday, included in your admission, is a free 6 pack cooler sponsored by 100.9 The Cat and the Times Union; Wednesday, included in your admission, is a is a free Insulated 16 ounce Mug sponsored by Curtis Lumber and Froggy100.3 Radio; Wednesday is also Senior Citizens Day, admission is $5.00 for those 65 and older until 5:00 p.m., sponsored by MVP and BuyLocalDeals.com. Thursday, included in your admission, is a free Beach Bag, sponsored by 99.5 The River and The Gazette (all gate premiums are while supplies last).
 
Admission all week is free to active duty military members. Active duty ID is required.  Families, retired military and dependents are not eligible for free admission. “Smaller than Me” (52 inches) are free admission. Discount price advantage sale “Tickets to Go” tickets available at all Price Chopper locations. Parking in all the Fair-managed lots is always free and there are over 500 free parking spaces.
 
The Fair’s entertainment line-up this year is “The Magic of Agriculture” Agricadabra Magic Show, Gail Mirabella & the Dynamo Dogs, Masters of the Chainsaw Brian Ruth, Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs, Wolves of the World, Brad Matchett, Comedy Hypnotist and the Commeford Petting Zoo.
 
Free in the Grandstand Tuesday and Wednesday is the Double M Western Pro Rodeo; Thursday and Sunday is JM Productions Demo Derby; Friday is NYTPA Tractor Pulls, and Saturday is the four wheel drive Truck Pulls. The Midway at the Saratoga County Fair is brought to you by Amusements of America. “Pay One Price Rides” hand stamps are available every day for just $20 and are good from 12 noon to midnight
 
The Saratoga County Fair Pageant is held Tuesday and Talent contests are daily. 
 
The Live Music Pavilion has bands performing in the afternoon and from 8 p.m. to midnight (you must be 21 years old with proof of age to enter after 7 p.m.). Tuesday through Friday afternoon Rick Bolton & Friends are performing;Saturday and Sunday afternoon presents The Spurs USA.
 
In the evenings, Tuesday features Moonshine Junkies; Wednesday is True Grit Outlaws; Thursday is Crossfire; Friday is Big Sky Country; Saturday is Skeeter Creek and Sunday features Dry Town Drifters.
 
Departments and shows include cattle, draft and saddle horses, goats, farm produce, flowers, culinary, home arts, fine arts, antiques, talent show, sheep, fair pageants, education, Grange and conservation.
 
Come, have fun, and bring the whole family!
 
Remember to wash your hands after any animal contact. There are free sanitizing stations for your convenience at animal exhibit areas throughout the fairgrounds.
 
Please support the sponsors who make this fair possible: The Adirondack Trust Co.; BuyLocalDeals; The River 99.5; Curtis Lumber Company; The Daily Gazette; Fred’s Tents; Ginsberg’s Food Distributing; Hound Dog Graphics; MVP Health Care; National Grid; Cat 100.9 & Froggy 100.3; Price Chopper; Saratoga Today Newspaper; Stewart’s Corporation; Times Union & Trustco Bank.
 
The fair extends sincere thanks to the Public Safety Experts who ensure a safe and enjoyable day at the fair.
 
For more information, visit the web site at www.saratogacountyfair.org or call the Saratoga County Fair office at (518) 885-9701.

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