Fairground Event Information
Entrances & aisles are accessible for guests using wheelchairs. Most fair attractions are accessible, however, fair staff are not permitted to assist transporting persons to the ride system. They will, however, provide direction to the extent that they are able. Accommodations have been made on the grounds, in buildings, the grandstand and restrooms to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Accessible Parking available in designated areas. Specials needs should be called to the attention of security or fair personnel.
Due to the size of our events and pedestrian traffic, any mobility device powered by batteries, fuel or other engines, cannot be accommodated with the exception of mobility carts and power wheelchairs. We request that those units control their speed to the speed of the pedestrian traffic.
Please visit Dutchess Tourism for a complete listing of local area hotels and motels. We do not have public camping facilities.
ATM Cash Machines
Cash machines are available with 3 locations on the fairgrounds located in the Arts & Crafts Bldg (Bldg E) near the Main Restrooms during all events.
First Aid Station
Event Medical Services personnel are on duty during events throughout the year and during extended hours at Fair time. Minor injuries and ailments are treated at the First Aid Station located near the main restrooms just south of the Main Entrance #1. In the event of serious illness or injury, contact an usher for assistance, or dial 911.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found is located at the Show Office in the Administration Building on the fairgrounds.
Our “No Pets” Policy
No Pets Allowed on the fairgrounds at any time.
Service Dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for persons with disabilities, will be admitted. ***All service dogs must have PROOF of rabies vaccination to enter the grounds.
Do Not Leave Your Dog in the Car. Any dog left in a vehicle will be turned over to the local authorities/ dog warden at the expense of the owner.
NOTE: Confinement of Companion Animals in Vehicles: Extreme Temperatures (NY State Agricultural and Markets Law §353-d): A person shall not confine a companion animal in a motor vehicle in extreme heat or cold without proper ventilation or other protection from such extreme temperatures where such confinement places the companion animal in imminent danger of death or serious physical injury due to exposure to such extreme heat or cold.
Doggie Day Care: Need doggie day care while you’re enjoying an event? Call or contact:
- Ledgewood Kennel: (518) 789-6353, firstname.lastname@example.org or ledgewoodkennel.com
- Camp Belly Rub: (845) 514-2727, email@example.com or campbellyrub.dog
Prohibited Items & Behaviors – Subject to Search
The Dutchess Fairgrounds strives to produce a fun and safe family event. In so doing, the Dutchess Fairgrounds must enforce prohibited items and behaviors. Bags search will be conducted during entrance to Fairgrounds. Listed below are some of the common prohibited items and behavior, but does not limit itself to the following:
- Pets are not allowed (All service dogs must have PROOF of rabies vaccination to enter the grounds)
- Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, heelies, segways, and golf carts, are not allowed
- Cans, bottles or coolers are not allowed
- No outside alcohol
- No firearms, knives and weapons of any kind
- Shirts and shoes are required at all times
Public Address System
The “Voice of the Fairgrounds” is used for informational and emergency purposes only. The P.A. system cannot be used by the public to page lost people. Upon your arrival to the fairgrounds, please be sure to have a predetermined meeting spot in the event you get separated.
All emergency concerns should be directed to security or fairgrounds personnel. Security personnel are on duty 24 hours a day during the Fair, both on the grounds and in the State Police office, located near the main restrooms and the first aid building.
All events take place rain or shine.
Parking & Transportation
General & Accessible Parking
Free Parking for All Events. Lighted parking lots for up to 8000 cars.
Accessible Parking Available: Follow signs. The south east lot closest to Main Gate #1 is designated specifically for persons with disabilities. Please have your state issued disabled parking permit visible. A parking attendant is on duty to provide assistance.
Save on Gas! Take the train or bus and visit the Dutchess County Fair.
Dutchess Loop Bus
Dutchess County Public Transit Schedule
Public Loop Bus to Rhinebeck – Route C: Mon-Sat (click for schedule) Poughkeepsie > DCC > Hyde Park > Rhinebeck > Red Hook > Tivoli
Bus to Kingston, followed by an approximate 25 minute taxi ride; (click for schedule)
Taxi Service Providers
Kingston Taxi Service: Kingston Kabs at (845) 331-8294
Blue Top Taxi : (845)758-8294
Rhinebeck Taxi Dispatch : (845) 876-2010
Red Hook Taxi Service : (845) 758-1478
Town Taxi : (845) 876-8100
Country Cabs : (845) 876-8294
Area Lodgings & Links
Saugerties / Woodstock KOA
882 Route 212, Saugerties, NY 12477 845-246-4089
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