NYSAAF is offering a scholarship

The NYSAAF and NYSSA offer an annual scholarship program which is available to students who are New York State residents, who currently are (or have previously been) active in a fair that is a member of the NYSAAF or the NYSSA and who plan to attend (or already attend) college in pursuit of a degree.

The fair where you have been active or the NYSSA must endorse your application and will submit it for you.

New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs Applicants: Applications submitted through the NYSAAF should be submitted to your local fair that you participate in. Applicants may submit only one application.

To provide financial assistance to those high school and college students who have been active in their local fairs and who intend to pursue or who are pursuing a degree. Application is open to all applicants regardless of your field of study. However, additional consideration may be given to those applicants pursuing a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business. All are encouraged to apply.

Up to ten (10) $1,000 scholarships to be awarded for 2021. Plus one $500 scholarship from the Fair Mangers Association.

Applicant must be in his/her senior year of high school in New York State or be a New York State resident already attending college and planning to pursue or already pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher learning.

Student must submit his/her complete application to the member fair or the NYSSA by the FIRST Friday in April.

More Information and Application Form


The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds offers fully enclosed buildings for storage of cars, trucks, boats, motorhomes, campers, jet skis, etc. from October 2020 to April 2021. Please contact the Fair Office at 518-753-4411 for more information.

Storage will begin;
The Saturday after Columbus Day (October 17)
Hours are 8am-4pm, daily.
Cost is $13/foot
We DO NOT take reservations.
We DO NOT take deposits.
It is first come, first served - until we are full.

Venue Rental Page




Dear Fairgoers,

After careful consideration and multiple attempts to find some alternative, we have unfortunately had to cancel the 2020 Great Schaghticoke Fair.

The health and safety of our community is always a priority. We have sought guidance from state organizations and officials, and unfortunately there is no clear way we can safely host our fair. We recognize this is a great disappointment to many Fairgoers, Vendors, Exhibitors, Small Businesses and our Local Community. We want you all to know we consider it a privilege and an honor to showcase the best of Rensselaer County Agriculture- and to support all of you. We thank you for your 200 years of support.

We will use this time to plan you an outstanding event for 2021.

Be safe and well,
The Board of Directors



Dear Business Partners and Friends,

We are certainly living in unique and unprecedented times. We hope that this letter finds you safe, happy and healthy.

We at the Schaghticoke Fair have been working diligently to try and bring a fair to each of you, and our fairgoers, for the 2020 Season. Unfortunately, we have had no success gaining any clear guidance from the State on when the necessary permits will be available. All we know is that at this time, they are not. If we were to try and host a fair right now, it would be without permits and in direct contradiction of the Governor’s Executive Order.   Read More





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