Dutchess Fair Hours
Daily Fair Hours: Tues-Sat 10:00 AM-10:00 PM | Sun 10:00AM-8:00PM
All Rides Run Daily: Tues-Sat 11:00 AM til Closing | Sun 11:00AM-8:00PM
Main Carnival area opens at 11:00AM
Buy Tickets: online OR at the gate: We encourage you to buy tickets online as we expect long lines. Due to staffing shortages, there will be limited person-to-person window sales. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
- Children 11 and under are admitted FREE. Ride tickets or wristbands can be purchased separately and are required for midway rides.
- Parking is FREE
- We do NOT accept Apple Pay
Online Pre-Sale: (Sale ends midnight August 21st)
- Adult Admission: $13.50 + $1.50 convenience fee online
- Advance Sale Ride All Day Wristbands: $30 + $3.00 convenience fee
Day of/At the Gate Admission
- Tuesday-Sunday: $18 at the gate
- Wednesday: Senior (65+) & Military w/ID: $12 walk-up only
- Ride All Day Wristbands: $35
- General Admission ticket is single-use and good for any ONE DAY during the Fair
- General Admission ticket does not include the Ride All Day Wristband; must be purchased separately
Day of/At the Gate Ride Tickets/Wristband
- $35 Ride All Day Wristband – Can be purchased at any Midway ticket booth
- Ride Tickets sold at the Midway:
- $2.00 each
- 20 for $25
- 52 for $60
- $2.00 each
- Note: Air Raid will take 3 additional tickets when using a wristband to ride
- Everyone needs a Ride All Day Wristband or Ride tickets to ride the rides
- Ride All Day Wristband is single-use and good for any ONE DAY during the Fair
- Ride All Day Wristband does not include a General Admission ticket; must be purchased separately
**Download or print out your tickets prior to your arrival at the fairgrounds making sure that the barcode is visible**
Self-Checkout Kiosks to Purchase Tickets
Self-checkout kiosks will be available at various gates.
Beware of Unauthorized Ticket Sales
Tickets provided by ETIX for the Dutchess Fair are the ONLY authorized outlet for tickets to Dutchess County Fairgrounds events and performances. Tickets purchased from any other sources, such as brokers or secondary market websites, are purchased at your own risk. We urge patrons to purchase tickets only from the Dutchess County Fairgrounds website. By purchasing from the official ticket provider, you are assured that the ticket you receive is valid and being sold to you at face value.