Ulster County Fair opens in New Paltz

The Ulster County Fair opened today for the 127th time, offering fireworks, magic shows, live music, fair food and other festivities.

The fair, held at the county fairgrounds on Libertyville Road in New Paltz begins Tuesday at 4 p.m. and will end on Sunday, Aug. 3.

This year’s fair will feature headline musical performances from Mister Kick, Neal McCoy, Chris Cagle, The Lost Trailers, Katie Armiger and Josh Thompson.

Daily entertainment will come in the form of the Kent Family Magic Circus, the Two by Two Zoo, a pig race and a different horse show each day of the fair, as well as an array of rides and games.

A variety of competitions will take place during the week, including an antique tractor pull, a truck pull and garden tractor pull.

On Sunday, parents can enter their child in the fair’s annual baby contest, where children of up to 18 months will be judged in the categories of Miss and Mr. Congeniality.

The fair, which is managed and promoted by the Ulster County Agricultural Society, also strives to inform the public in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry.

The Ulster County Fair beings Tuesday, July 29 and runs through Sunday, August 3 at the county fairgrounds in New Paltz. Admission is $15 per person and $40 per car on Tuesday night. There will be free admission for seniors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday. More information about the fair can be found on their website.