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Find 2020 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.

Check Out Fairs Close to Lake George

These fairs are within one hour of Lake George!

Washington County Fair: August 24 - 30, 2020

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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.

Warren County Youth Fair: 2020 Dates to Be Announced

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The Warren County Youth Fair has free admission and features youth exhibits, a youth talent show, crafts and more. While this fair does not have rides it does have plenty of fun for the whole family! Located in Warrensburg, the Warren County Youth Fair is just about 10 minutes from Lake George.

Saratoga County Fair: Cancelled

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Editor's Note: The Saratoga County Fair, scheduled for July 21 to 26, has been cancelled.

The Saratoga County Fair is celebrating its 179th year and the classic carnival fun is bigger and better than ever. Don't miss tons of 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!

Schaghticoke Fair: September 2 - 7, 2020

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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.

Essex County Fair: August 19 - 23, 2020

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 18 - 22, 2020

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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: September 2 - 7, 2020

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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.

Altamont Fair: August 18 - 23

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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.

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!

Columbia County Fair: September 2 - 7, 2020

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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 2020 marks its 180th year.

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair: August 11 - 16, 2020

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Enjoy the family-friendly fun at the Schoharie County Sunshine Fair with a parade, fireworks, live music, a demo derby, tractor pulls, and more! Daily tickets are $15, eight-day passes are $55. The fairgrounds in Cobleskill are about 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Lake George.

Clinton County Fair: July 28 - August 2, 2020

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Check out the Clinton County Fair to enjoy the food, games, livestock, live music, rides, and more! Special events include the Ultimate Parkour Experience, a High Flying Thrill Show, and a hypnotist performance. The fairgrounds are about one hour and 40 minutes from Lake George in Plattsburgh.

Go Beyond the County Fairs & Head West for the 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 21 - September 7, 2020

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Find food, music, games, exhibits, agriculture and more over the 18 days and nights of the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse - that's an extra six days of fair fun for 2020! Syracuse is just under three hours from Lake George.

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