Skip to main content

2017 Fairs Near Lake George

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.

Near Lake George

These fairs are within 45 minutes of Lake George!

Saratoga County Fair: Jul 18 - 23

Horse drawn carriage at the Saratoga County Fair

The Saratoga County Fair is celebrating its 176th 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. General admission tickets are $12, or $40 for all week.

Warren County Youth Fair: Saturday August 12th

Bird on display for judging at the Warren County Youth Fair

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!

Washington County Fair: August 21 - 27

Midway filled with rides and games at the Washington County Fair

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. Parking is free. Admission is $12 for adults, free for kids age 13 and under.

Worth the Drive

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

Schaghticoke Fair: August 30 - September 4

Sign directing visitors to the main entrance of the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds

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 first day is "$1 Day" where admission is just one dollar; the rest of the week it's $11. The Schaghticoke Fairgrounds are about an hour from Lake George.

Vermont State Fair: August 15 - 19

Close up of a white cow being shown at the Vermont State Fair

Take a drive across the state border for fun, food, and entertainment at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland. Check out the demo derby, truck pulls, petting zoo, live music performances, and interactive Butterfly Encounter. Tickets are $10, $5 for kids ages 6-11. Rutland is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Lake George.

Fonda Fair: August 30 - September 4

Close up of a sheep on display at the Fonda Fair

The Fonda Fair is back for 2017 in Fonda, and features a talent contest, demolition derby, animal shows, a rodeo, and other fun activities. General admission tickets are $10, or $2 for kids ages 6 - 11. The Fonda Fairgrounds are an 1 hour and 30 minute drive from Lake George.

Altamont Fair: August 15 - 20

Close up of two chesnut colored horses at the Altamont Fair

The Altamont Fair has music, concessions, vendors every day - all you could want in a fair. Highlights include the Circus Hollywood, Hollywood Racing Pigs, and a high wire aerial thrill show. Tickets are $15 Tuesday and Wednesday, and then $17 Thursday through Sunday. Children under 36" tall are free. The drive takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from Lake George.

Columbia County Fair: August 30 - September 4

Fried dough topped with powdered sugar at the Columbia County Fair

You can find live country music, a demolition derby, tractor pulls, a rodeo and more at the Columbia County Fair. Tickets are $10, except they are $15 on Sunday. Don't miss "Youth Day" on Thursday when individuals 18 and younger get in free. The fair is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Lake George.

Essex County Fair: August 16 - 20

Midway rides and food stands at the Essex County Fair

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. Kids' Day is August 16th. Admission is $10 and includes entry, rides, most shows and parking for the day. Children under 3 years old are free.

Take a Day Trip

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!

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair: July 29 - August 5

Fireworks display at the Schoharie County Fair

Enjoy the family-friendly fun at the Schoharie County 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 18 - 23

Man performing a backflip as part of the Ultimate Parkour Experience show at the Clinton County Fair

Head to Plattsburgh for 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. Mega Pass tickets are $20, or $30 for season pass tickets. The fairgrounds are about 2 hours from Lake George.

If You Are Feeling Really Energetic...

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

New York State Fair: August 23 - September 4

Midway filled with rides and stalls at the New York State Fair

Find food, music, games, exhibits, agriculture and more over the 12 days and nights of the New York State Fair in Syracuse. Tickets are $12, kids 12 and under are free. Syracuse is approximately 3 hours from Lake George.

Enjoy the Lake George area with the Summer Guide >>
Fill your calendar with these Lake George Events >>