Advance admission, ride tickets available
Discount tickets for admission and rides at the 171st Dutchess County Fair, which will be held Aug. 23 to 28 at the fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck, are available through Sunday, Aug. 21, at Foodtown in Cold Spring. They can also be purchased at Adams in Newburgh and Wappingers Falls and at Stop & Shop in Wappingers Falls.
The fair also sells discounted tickets at dutchessfair.com for admission, rides and grandstand shows. Advance admission is $12 (versus $15 at the gate) for adults and children and teens ages 12 and older. Tickets are $10 for seniors ages 65 and older and active military, and children 11 years and younger are admitted free. A $50 week-long pass can be purchased at the administration office at the fairground until 4 p.m. on Aug. 22.
Admission is $10 all day on the first day of the fair, and $7 after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. On Aug. 24, wristbands for all-day rides will be $25.