We typically use this weekly space to share the latest on identity theft resources. With the summer winding down and our favorite focus on supporting the community, this week we opt to use the space to encourage all within reasonable distance to attend the Dutchess County Fair.
According to Colleen Cruikshank’s article in the Poughkeepsie Journal, Aug. 21 is Opening Day for the 167th Annual Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, NY. In her words, “The fair represents the classic summer experience for the young and young at heart, and we all look forward to creating new memories year after year. Indeed, following the catastrophic financial losses experienced last year due to tropical storm Irene, there is no doubt that participating vendors and our business community will do all that they can to maximize the opportunity for a fruitful week.
The Board of Directors of the Agricultural Society made the decision to honor tickets not used last year for all who missed the opportunity to attend. The goal is to make this year better than ever—so good it makes last year’s losses a distant memory.
As usual, there will be plenty of animals thanks to the 4-H groups who work tirelessly, all year long, to prepare for the fair. It will be another year to show their cows, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, horses, and so much more! The Salute to Agriculture Tent and the Horticulture Building have beautiful displays of local bounty. The milkshakes are divine. And, of course, the unique opportunity to visit the Birth Center to see the miracle of birth is not to be missed.
There will also be amazing artisans competing in the crafts, landscaping, photography, baking, and other art categories; also a good opportunity to find unique ideas and gifts.
The entertainment lineup includes Justin Moore, Chubby Checker, Lonestar, Starship (featuring Mickey Thomas), FMX Freestyle Motorcross Championship Series, and the ever-popular Championship Bull Riding … all will make for a great day/night out.
With good reason, the Dutchess County Fair is one of the most respected fairs in the country. We are so fortunate to enjoy it in our backyard. The success of the fairgrounds is vital to the economic success of our community, so it is up to us to help make this year the biggest Dutchess County Fair to date! Please visit www.dutchessfair.com for more information.
Look forward to seeing you there, and be sure to bring friends from our region and beyond.