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August 16 - August 21$18 – $22
The Capital Region’s hometown fair features midway rides, the Royal Hanneford Circus, Aim High Canines show, Sea Lion Splash, racing pigs, live music, hypnotist shows, a demolition derby, animal barns, livestock shows, horse shows, exotic reptiles, lumberjack show, Blue Ribbon Cooking Center activities, exhibits, demonstrations, favorite fair food and more.
Music highlights: Nite Train (6 pm Tuesday); Schenectady Pipe Band (7 pm Wednesday); Aquanett (7 pm Thursday); Geezer (8 pm Friday); Capital District Megaband (noon Saturday); Big Sky Country (8 pm Saturday); Grit N Whiskey (6 pm Sunday).
Pay-one-price admission (includes rides, shows, attractions, exhibits and parking) is $22 on site, $18 online pre-sale, and free Wednesday, with ID, for ages 65 and older, Grange members, active military and veterans. Children under 36 inches tall are admitted free (rides not included; kiddie playground is available).
Fair gates open at noon Tuesday and 10 am Wednesday – Sunday (8 am for livestock events). Midway hours: 2-10 pm Tuesday, noon-10 pm Wednesday – Thursday, noon-11 pm Friday – Saturday, noon-8 pm Sunday. Vehicle entrances are Route 156 (Altamont Blvd.) and Route 146.
For more information, call 518-861-6671.