The Dutchess County Fair is a tradition for thousands of Hudson Valley families. Each year there’s food, fun, entertainment, exhibits, animals, and more to see and enjoy. With the fair opening next week, it's time to plan your fair adventure.

Here’s the basic info you need, the Dutchess County Fair opens Tuesday, August 21 and will run until Sunday, August 26. The fair is open from 10 to 10 each day and everything goes on rain or shine. Admission to the fair is $15 for adults with children under 12 admitted free. While last year there were random bag checks conducted at the gates, please know that this year all bags will be checked before entering the fair.

You can also save yourself some money on special days during the fair; Tuesday admission is only $10 per adult, Wednesday and Thursday you can purchase a wristband and ride as many rides as you want for only $25, and on Thursday admission is only $7 after 5 pm. Seniors and Military with ID are $10 every day and parking is free.

The Grandstand schedule looks good again this year! The Wallflowers will open the fair Tuesday night, on Wednesday Kane Brown takes the stage in a show that sold out online in only 6 days, Thursday see Chris Lane and on Friday The Wolf presents Kip Moore. On Saturday local favorites Little Creek will perform a free show at the Grandstand at 7 and on Sunday see the Northeast Lumberjack Show from 10:30 to 4 in fornt of the Grandstand

Before you get to the fair, make sure you download the Dutchess County Fair App.  You can get notifications when the events you want to see are coming up, plus you’ll even be able to purchase tickets through the app and save yourself from standing in line to get in.

See you at the fair!

Bonus Video