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


VIEW the Schedule

Online entries are now open!

Blue Ribbon Fair Online

The Exhibitor Guide

VIEW the Guide is your ticket to classes and awards for this year's fair.

It has been prepared in accordance with standards requirements of the Department of Agriculture and Markets of the State of New York.

All exhibits are pre-entered and entered in compliance with the rules and regulations as outlined in the Exhibitors Guide.

Entries are to be completed on the forms provided in the Exhibitor Guide and may be mailed or dropped off at the fair or entry office.

There will be poultry testing at the fair grounds July 30th from 8:30-11:30 by the state vets.

Remember all poultry needs testing prior to the fair.

See the Poultry Section of the exhibitor's guide for more information or contact the poultry superintendent Cary Fish 229-9498.

The Veterans Hall volunteers are planning an engraved brick walkway to honor veterans. A veteran or a family member may order an engraved brick in honor of their veteran.

More Info

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





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

Congratulations to Hoosic Valley Central's 10th Grader, Allison Acton for submitting the winning entry!



Coming in August


2016 Festival of Horsepower
August 12th - 14th 2016