The Schaghticoke Fair
Celebrating 197 Years
August 31 – September 5, 2016

A showcase for the best that Rensselaer County residents and agriculture have to offer. Building after building will be bursting with vegetables, fruits, animals, antiques, baked goods and homemade crafts.


The 3rd oldest Fair in New York State takes great pride in being a Family Fair with hands on participation at its exhibits. Tasting, seeing, hearing and literally feeling agriculture in action is one of the best experiences we can offer.


  2016 Application
for Exhibit or Consession Space


  2016 Application
for Food Concession Space


The 197th
Schaghticoke Fair Theme is
"Made in the USA"

Now thru March 1, 2016 the Fair Manager is accepting original artwork for the Theme Competition!


The winner of the
2016 Schaghticoke Fair
Theme Design Contest
will receive the following:


  • Selected design will be used on T-shirts to promote the 2016 Schaghticoke Fair
  • Selected design will be used on the cover of the 2016 fair brochure
  • Design may be used in additional advertising and promotional materials, including posters
  • Original work will be displayed in the Family Living Center throughout the week of the fair
  • Design will be displayed on the fair's website and Facebook page
  • Two one day fair passes with one unlimited rides tickets
  • A 2016 “Made in the USA” T-shirt
  • A certificate presented on stage in the park on a set day of the fair, TBD

See links below for rules and details:

Theme Elements

Dates of Monthly Meetings - 2016

*2nd Wednesday of:



*meetings start at 7:30pm

Become a member of the Rensselaer County Agricultural and Horticultural Society.
DOWNLOAD application to apply.

Become a JR. FAIR BOARD MEMBER A male or female between 11 and 20