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Schoharie County Sunshine Fair


Aug 6, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019
09:00 AM until 12:00 AM


This 143-year family-fun tradition features midway rides and games for all ages, live music and entertainment, demolition derbies, truck and tractor pulls, livestock exhibits and events, horse shows, Canine Center, Miniature Circus Museum, Model Railroad Exhibit, Antique Tractor Display, community exhibits, demonstrations, contests and favorite fair food.

Daily entertainment includes the Royal Hanneford Circus, Nerger's Performing Tigers, World of Wonders sideshow acts, Escape Explosion Wild West Show, Rosaire's Royal Racing Pigs, Heather Brooke Hill Clydesdales, Buffalo Barfield & Un-Herd of Entertainment, Heritage Village and Master Chainsaw Sculptor Brian Ruth.

Daily admission (for ages 3 and older) is $15 Tuesday - Thursday and $17 Friday - Sunday and includes rides, shows and parking.

Fair highlights include:

  • Tuesday - NY Sire Stakes Harness Racing (noon), Demolition Derby (7:30 pm), Shine Hill Road Band (8 pm)
  • Wednesday - Draft Horse Shows (9:30 am Halter Classes; 1 pm Hitch Classes), Karaoke By Piano Man's DJ Productions (8 pm)
  • Thursday - Kiddie Tractor Pull (7 pm), Demolition Derby (7:30 pm)
  • Friday - NYS Sanctioned Tractor Pull (6 pm), Skeeter Creek band (8:30 pm)
  • Saturday - Irish Dancers (2 pm, 4:30 pm), Truck Pull (3 pm), Big Sky Country (7:30 pm)
  • Sunday - NBHA Barrel Race (noon), Championship Demolition Derby (5:30 pm)

Fair admission for ages 62 and older is $5 on Wednesday till 4 pm and free for veterans and active military (with valid ID) on Saturday. Visit the website for $55 pre-sale season passes. (Pre-sale ends at 7 pm Aug. 5.)

The fair is open from 9 am to midnight. Midway hours are 4 to 11 pm Tuesday and noon to 11 pm Wednesday - Sunday.

For more information, call the fair at 518-234-2123 or Dreamland Amusements midway at 866-666-3247.


Daily pay-one-price admission is $15 Aug. 6-8 and $17 Aug. 9-11.


View map Cobleskill Fairgrounds
113 Sunshine Drive
Cobleskill, NY

Additional Information


Cobleskill Agricultural Society



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