The Dutchess County Fairgrounds is a premier destination for Hudson Valley fair and festival goers. The multitude of activities scheduled at the Fairgrounds are as varied as the weather. National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have recently listed the Hudson Valley and Rhinebeck as “Top Places to Visit” in the world. Join us to experience the “Tradition of Excellence”.
The Dutchess County Fair
Date: August 22-27, 2017
Time: Open Daily at 10am-10pm
For six days each August, the Dutchess Fairgrounds on Route 9 in Rhinebeck plays host of up to 400,000 patrons for the Dutchess County Fair. The largest six day County Fair in New York State is a show place for agriculture in Dutchess County, highlighted by the big name talents, one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, free shows and attractions.
Events at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds include: Hudson Valley Autism Walk & Expo, Rhinebeck Antique Car Show & Swap Meet, Northeast Outdoor Sports Show, Barn Star’s Antiques at Rhinebeck, Country Living Fair, Good Guys Rod & Custom Car Show, Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, AMCA National Antique Motorcycle Meet & Antique Machinery Show, Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival, and the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival.
|Autism Walk & Expo of the Hudson Valley
People travel for many reasons, including to support a very good cause in which they believe. The annual Autism Walk & Expo of the Hudson Valley takes place at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Rain or shine, come out to support this special event to help raise funds for Hudson Valley programs, to increase awareness the disease, and to help connect families with area services for people living with autism. The event features a one to two-mile walk of the track; Refreshments and varied activities are offered for individuals.
|The Swap Meet at Rhinebeck
The Swap Meet at Rhinebeck has been a favorite among car collectors from all over the Northeast for years.Show Highlights
|Northeast Outdoor Sports Show
The Northeast Outdoor Sports Show is an event for those with a deep passion for anything and everything outdoors. The event will feature everything from Fishing, Hunting, and Boating to Camping, Cycling, Recreational Vehicles and Travel. The event will also be featuring celebrities, workshops, seminars, children and family activities and more! The Northeast Outdoor Sports Show won’t just feature product for you to see and handle, the event will also feature tons of vendors for you to be able to purchase items and get right out with them.
|Barn Star Productions
Barn Star Productions presents our second annual spring and fall shows on Memorial Day Weekend and Columbus Day weekend. You’ll find many of your favorite dealers, some returning after a short hiatus, and new exhibitors as well.Fine Art • Folk Art • Decorative Art • Textiles • Samplers • Weathervanes • English Furniture • Country Furniture • Formal Furniture • Quilts • Trade Signs • Antique & Estate Jewelry • Painted Furniture • Pottery • Silver • Garden Architecturals
|Country Living Fair New York
Great shopping for antiques, furniture, handcrafted goods, art and artisans, vintage and upcycled goods, home and garden decor, plants, and more. Meet the editors of Country Living Magazine, attend seminars and how-to’s, see artisan demonstrations, shop the Specialty Food Market, and the Country Living General Store.
|GoodGuys East Coast Nationals
Cool Cars, Good People and Good Times! Over 1,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72 • K&N Filters All American Sunday • Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits • Indoor Car Show • Swap Meet • Live Music Entertainment • Cars 4 Sale • Corral Kids Zone • Free Arts and Crafts, Games, Prizes & More! Kids Free Revell Model Car Make-N-Take • Get your kids involved in model building.
|The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival
The Rhinebeck Crafts Festival is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley and is a destination event not to miss. Meet a unique mix of 200 emerging and seasoned artists whose extraordinary skill and vision help make this one of the region’s most anticipated yearly events. Enjoy great live music, interactive art experiences, craft demonstrations, family activities, gourmet specialty foods & more.
|Rhinebeck Grand National Meet
Join us over two spectacular days as we commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet. During this amazing weekend of family oriented fun for all ages, guests will experience the evolution of the motorcycle in all its three-dimensional glory. While collectors browse hundreds of vendors to find that one missing part they’ve been looking for, others will enjoy the spectacular shows, delicious eateries and magnificent fairgrounds.
|The Insane Inflatable 5K
A fun and dynamic 5K, made up solely of inflatable obstacles — will challenge you, surprise you, and leave you bouncing back for more! We didn’t just throw together a couple slides and bounce houses – we took imagination and creativity, and went to the leading manufacturer of custom inflatables. We told them to throw out the rulebook; we want to go INSANE!
|The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest
The Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest is a celebration of the bounty of New York. Our event features hundreds of wines from all over the state, NY distilled spirits, craft beers and gourmet specialty foods from all over the country. Learn more about wine with our educational seminars and brush up on your culinary skills with cooking demonstrations from regional celebrity chefs throughout the weekend. Satisfy your hunger with delectable treats from our Gourmet Food Truck Corral.
|The Color Run
Also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, The Color Run is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 6 million runners worldwide in 35+ countries.
|New York Sheep & Wool Festival
The Northeast’s thriving sheep industry is showcased and celebrated each year in this famous festival that draws 30,000 visitors from across the country to the lovely village of Rhinebeck. And there’s more here than sheep, llamas, alpacas, and their luscious fibers. Your day will include 300 fiber artists and crafts galore, amazing sheep herding demonstrations and sheepdog trials, a petting zoo, and other children’s activities.Check out our Specialty Vendors in Building E
2017 Calendar of Events
- March 30, 2017 - April 1, 2017Winter Storage Removal
- April 30, 2017Autism Walk & Expo of the Hudson Valley
- May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017Rhinebeck Antique Car Show & Swap Meet
- May 13, 2017Rhinebeck Hudson Valley Full & Half Marathon
- May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017Northeast Outdoor Sports Show
- May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017Barn Star Antiques at Rhinebeck
- June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017Country Living Fair
- June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017Good Guys Rod & Custom Car Show
- June 10, 2017NDH Starlight Ball
- June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017Rhinebeck Crafts Festival
- June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017Summer Classic Livestock Show
- June 30, 2017 - July 1, 2017AMCA Antique Motorcycle Show & Antique Machinery Show
- June 30, 2017 - July 1, 2017AMCA Antique Motorcycle Show & Antique Machinery Show
- July 5, 2017 - July 8, 20174H Horse Clinic
- July 20, 2017 - July 22, 2017ENY Jr. Holstein Show
- July 22, 2017Youth Goat Show & Wool Spin In
- July 29, 2017The 5K Insane Inflatable Run
- August 22, 2017 - August 27, 2017172nd Dutchess County Fair
- September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival
- October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017Barnstar Antiques at Rhinebeck
- October 15, 2017Fall Foliage Marathon
- October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017NYS Sheep & Wool Family Festival
- November 2, 2017 - November 4, 2017Winter Storage
Event Camping Forms
The forms on this page are required to participate in upcoming events. Camping is available to event participants only; camping is not open to the public. You may request that paper copies be mailed directly to you by calling 845-876-4000. Or download PDF forms & applications and send completed forms to:
Dutchess County Agricultural Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 389
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Other Fairground Events
2017 Country Living Fair Camping Contract
2017 Crafts Festival Camping Contract
2017 Good Guys Car Show Camping Contract
2017 HV Wine & Food Camping Contract
2017 May Car Show Camping Contract
2017 May Antiques Camping Contract
2017 Motorcycle Meet Camping Contract
2017 NE Outdoor Show Camping Contract
2017 Oct Antiques Camping Contract
2017 Sheep & Wool Camping Contract
Winter Storage at The Fairgrounds
2017 Winter Storage Dates & Times
- Fall dates are November 2-4
- If you have any questions, please call the office at 845-876-4000.
Current Year Storage Agreement – will be posted the third week of September
For information call or email:
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Fairgrounds Storage Request
PO Box 389
Rhinebeck, New York 12572
Phone: (845) 876-4000
Fax: (845) 876-4003