Second-largest in state
The Dutchess County Fair, the second-largest in the state, will open Aug. 22 and continue through Aug. 27 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. The fair includes free entertainment such as a petting zoo, racing pigs and dogs that leap into a pool.
Bandstand performances include the Marshall Tucker Band, 3 Doors Down and the Old Crow Medicine Show. There are also farm animals and horticultural displays, along with thrill rides.
Parking is free. Tickets are available at Foodtown in Cold Spring for $12; gate admission is $15. See dutchessfair.com.