Fair starts Monday

T he summer may be winding down, but the Washington County Fair will definitely heat things up when it gets under way with a 5 p.m. opening on Monday, Aug. 20.

There will be some judging events earlier in the day, and the public gates will open at 5 p.m., with Smokey Greene performing at 6 and 8 p.m., the giant pumpkin contest at 5:30 p.m., and a demolition derby at 6 p.m.

General admission to the fair is $10 each day and $30 for the week. Children under 14 are free, and there is no cost for parking. Fair admission includes all entertainments and attractions but does not include rides.

Tuesday is wristband day, so visitors can get unlimited rides from noon to 11 p.m. for $20.

Highlights for Tuesday include a kids’ rodeo at 2 p.m., and the Washington County PRCA rodeo at 7 p.m. Other competitions include draft oxen versatility at 10 a.m., a youth dressage show at 9 a.m., youth dairy, rabbits, goats at 9 a.m. and youth swine at 11 a.m. The Adirondack Drill Team will perform five shows, beginning at 5 p.m.

Senior Citizens’ admission is $5 on Wednesday. The Adirondack Fiddlers start at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the entertainment tent, and Bobby Dick performs at 6 and 8 p.m.

The draft horse show is at 10 a.m., antique tractor pulls start at 8 a.m., and the four-wheel drive diesel truck pulls start at 6 p.m.

In terms of youth competitions, the English horse show, and judging for dairy, rabbits, and sheep will be held, as will the 4-H public presentations. There will also be a barrel racing competition, the farmers’ Olympics, and the rooster-crowing competition.

Thursday is Children’s Day and all those under 18 will be admitted free. There will be bicycle giveaways at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Mohawk Mountain Five, a new group to the fair, plays at 6 and 8:30 p.m.

There will be garden-tractor pulls beginning at 9 a.m. and the much-anticipated four-wheel-drive truck pulls beginning at 6 p.m.

Horse arena competitions include the draft animal versatility show and an open gymkhana. There will be open dairy and sheep judging, as well as the youth farmer Olympics, youth beef cattle judging and the rooster crowing contest.

There are a large number of attractions which take place every day. In addition, the carnival midway is open from 5 to 11 p.m. Monday, noon to 11 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday and from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The fair is open 5 to 10 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

No pets are allowed in the fairgrounds.

The fair is located at Route 22 and the Old Schuylerville Road in Greenwich. The phone number for the fair office is 692-2464 and the fair is online at www.washingtoncountyfair.com.

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