B y Dan King and Krystle S. Morey

Holy smokes! It’s fair time!
With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington County Fair begins Monday and runs through next Sunday at the Washington County Fairground on Route 29 in Greenwich.
The doors open at 5 p.m., kicking off a week full of fun for everyone.
At 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m., the popular country band Smokey Greene will take the stage at Entertainment Tent 1. The other big festivity for opening day is the Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby, which takes place at 7 p.m. in the motorsports arena.
Tuesday is Carnival Fun Day at the fair. A $20 wristband buys attendees unlimited carnival rides throughout the day.
At the County Bounty Building, from 4-8 p.m., various breweries, distilleries, wineries and cideries will display their delectable craft beverages during a tasting event. Meanwhile, in the Motorsports Arena, there will be a slack rodeo event at 4 p.m. and a WCF pro rodeo three hours later. Jeff Williams will crank out country tunes in Entertainment Tent 1 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
On Wednesday, seniors from around the area will converge on the Fairgrounds for Senior Day, with admission for those 62 and older just $5.
Highlighting the activities on Wednesday is the antique tractor pull at 8 a.m. in the Motorsports Arena and the four-wheel drive diesel truck pull at 6 p.m. Other events include barrel racing and a horse versatility show, both of which will take place in the Horse Arena.
The Adirondack Fiddlers will perform at Entertainment Tent 1 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Bobby Dick will perform at 6 and 8 p.m. at the same venue.
While Wednesday is dedicated to seniors, Thursday is dedicated to the opposite end of the spectrum. Thursday is Children’s Day with a veritable cornucopia of children’s activities throughout the day.
Nearly every venue has an event dedicated to the youth that day, and of course, there’s always rides for kids of all ages.
The weekend is jam-packed with all sorts of fun for the whole family.
Friday offers tractor pulls, youth horse shows, milking contests and a free ice cream cone.
Out of Field Tractor Pulls are scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Motorsports Arena.
At 11 a.m. there will be a youth western horse show, where talented kids on their horses maneuver around barrels and through other obstacles in the Horse Arena.
In the Judging Area Tent, attendees can try their hand at milking a cow. There’ll be a milking contest at 6:30 p.m.
Wrapping up the night is a free ice cream cone giveaway by Stewarts’ Shops. The chilling feast starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Ag Center.
Saturday is Rural Broadband Day, presented by Hudson Valley Wireless. The day kicks off with stories and snacks for children at 10:30 a.m. in the Ag Center. Later in the evening at the Ag Center, from 7-8 p.m., kids can participate in the fair’s all-inclusive veggie races to determine who has the speediest spuds and quickest carrots.
At 6 and 8 p.m., One For The Road, a Granville-based band, will perform at Entertainment Tent 1.
Sunday, the fair’s final day, is Family Day, which means for $20 attendees can tawke an unlimited number of spins on all of the carnival rides.
Start off the day with a church service in Entertainment Tent 1. The service is open to all and begins at 9:30 a.m.
At noon, there’s an antique tractor pull in the Antique Tractor Area. This will be followed by rabbit Olympics at 1:30 p.m. in the Poultry/Rabbit Area.
New this year is a power wheel derby for kids. The event kicks off at 3:30 p.m. at the Motorsports Arena. There’s a full-sized demolition derby in the arena at 5 p.m. Also at 5 p.m., check out the chainsaw carving auction in Entertainment Tent 1. It’s your chance to take home that wooden bear or other carved statue that you’ve always wanted.
Admission to the fair is $10. Children ages 13 and under get in free. That cost does not include carnival rides. Week-long tickets can be purchased for $30. Parking is free in all fair lots.
Gates are open from 5-10 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
For additional details about fair admission, parking and schedules, visit washingtoncountyfair.com.

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