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Find 2023 Fairs in the Lake George Area, in the Capital Region & Beyond

Near or Far, These Fairs are Worth the Drive!

Check out the fun-filled county and state fairs happening near the Lake George area and across the Capital Region. Rediscover the joys of the fair this summer alongside your family and friends with rodeos, rides, animals, live entertainment, food vendors, and so much more.

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Check Out Fairs Close to Lake George

These fairs are within one hour of Lake George!

Washington County Fair: August 21 - 27, 2023

demolition derby
Photo credit: Alan Nudi

The Washington County Fair features over 1,800 exhibitors, more than 1,900 animals, over 30 free daily shows, and more than 40 carnival rides. The fair will also be populated with artisans, craftsmen, historians, and food vendors. The fairgrounds in Greenwich are about 40 minutes from Lake George.  

Saratoga County Fair: July 18 - 23, 2023

The Saratoga County Fair offers live music, a rodeo, a demolition derby, domestic and exotic animals, food vendors, and more happening at the fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, about 40 minutes from Lake George.

Enjoy These Fairs About an Hour's Drive From Lake George

These fairs are around or a little over an hour away from Lake George!

Altamont Fair: August 15 - 20, 2023

The Altamont Fair has music, concessions, vendors every day, and more. Highlights include the Circus Hollywood, Hollywood Racing Pigs, and a high wire aerial thrill show. The drive takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Lake George.

Essex County Fair: August 16 - 20, 2023

The Essex County Fair is about an hour from Lake George. Catch tractor pulls, mud bogs, and trailer races or head over to the midway for rides.

Vermont State Fair: August 15 - 19, 2023

Take a drive across the state border for fun, food, and entertainment at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland, just over an hour from Lake George. Check out the demo derby, truck pulls, petting zoo, live music performances, and interactive Butterfly Encounter.  

Fonda Fair: August 30 - September 4, 2023

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The Fonda Fair features a talent contest, demolition derby, animal shows, a rodeo, and other fun activities. The Fonda Fairgrounds are about 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Lake George.

Schaghticoke Fair: August 30 - September 4, 2023

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Participate in hands-on activities at the Schaghticoke Fair, the third oldest fair in the state. Enjoy a Ferris Wheel, Merry Go-Round, live music and more! The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds are just under an hour from Lake George.  

Make a Day of It & Travel to These Happening Fairs

These fairs are a little farther away, but you can join in the fun if you're up for a day trip or happen to be in the area!

Clinton County Fair: July 25 - 30, 2023

The Clinton County Fair in Plattsburgh offers classic fair fun with rides, vendors, food concessions, shows, exhibitions, and more. This one is about 1 1/2 hours from Lake George.

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair: August 8 - 13, 2023

Enjoy the family-friendly fun at the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair with a parade, fireworks, live music, a demo derby, tractor pulls, and more! The fairgrounds in Cobleskill are about 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Lake George.

Columbia County Fair: August 30 - September 4, 2023

Photo credit: Alan Nudi

You can find live country music, a demolition derby, tractor pulls, a rodeo, and more at the Columbia County Fair. The fair is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Lake George, and 2022 marks its 181st year.

Head West for the NYS State Fair

The Great New York State involves a longer round-trip, but the fun you'll have will be worth the distance!

Great New York State Fair: August 23 - September 4, 2023

Find food, music, games, exhibits, agriculture and more at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse. Syracuse is just under three hours from Lake George.

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